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Montgomery prepares for moratorium

At a special meeting last Tuesday, the Montgomery Town Board agreed to draft a six month moratorium on the construction of warehouses/distribution facilities larger than 100,000 square feet. The …
Shawangunk to hire police officers
The Shawangunk Town Police Department is another step closer to filling out its ranks. Police Chief Gerald Marlatt reported at last week’s town board meeting that Ulster County is scheduling …
Walden’s police chief honored by county Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus has recognized Village of Walden Police Chief Jeffry Holmes as the Citizen of the Month Award winner for the month of January. Holmes was honored for his …
‘It’s a hot mess’
“Here you go with another warehouse,” said Don Berger, a resident of Montgomery. The sentiment was shared by many residents speaking at a public hearing last week before the Town of …
Eagle Scout candidate wants to honor Veterans The advertising budget for an Eagle Scout project fundraiser is zero. However, the Pine Bush community includes a very positive and supportive group of individuals, business owners, and volunteers …

Friendly visitor program under review for Town of Crawford

Following the reading of the various Crawford departments at last week’s Town Board meeting, Supervisor Charles Carnes introduced Sean Gerow, Executive Director of the Jewish Family Services, …

Girl Scouts honored at Community Service Awards ceremony

Girl Scout Troop 285 and Kelly O’Connor received the Youth Community Service award on Monday in Walden. This award ceremony was sponsored by the Walden Woman’s Club. The award program …

AARP Foundation provide free tax assistance

Federal income tax season this year is Jan. 27 through Apr. 15. As taxpayers get their documents in order and prepare to file, the Newburgh Free Library can help in a number of ways; both the Main …

Ulster BOCES prepares students for the workforce

At the Wallkill Central School District Board of Education meeting on Thursday, representatives from the Ulster Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) spoke about their programs. …

OC Health Dept. to host free flu vaccination clinic

Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus and Health Commissioner Dr. Irina Gelman have announced that the County will host a free flu vaccination clinic on Monday, January 27. The clinic will be …

Walden’s leaders honored

The tenth annual Walden Leadership Day awards ceremony was held in front of a packed Bradley Assembly Room on Thursday night. Taylor Esposito received the Ronald I. Jacobowitz Youth of the Year …

Suit aims to block Amazon warehouse

Barbara Lerner, a property owner in the Town of Montgomery, is attempting to stop plans for an Amazon warehouse along Route 747 by suing the developer, the Town of Montgomery and the town’s …

Walden man wins big on ‘Wheel’

Tommy Romeo of Walden won big during the ‘Wheel of Fortune’ episode that aired Thursday. He took home a 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI. His cash and prizes totaled $47,185, including the new …

VOW to host art class

Looking for something creative to do while meeting with new, friendly faces? Vision of Wallkill has an exciting schedule of varied art classes for 2020 planned. Starting Saturday, January 25, Liam …

Gardiner Library events

Willy Wonka at Gardiner LibraryThe popular Kids Drive-In Movie continues at the Gardiner Library on Saturday, January 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Children bring a cardboard box big enough that …

Woman’s Club to meet

The Wallkill Woman’s Club will have their first meeting of the New Year on Tuesday, January 28 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall. The speaker will be Sydney Leone, MVP Community Health Educator. Her …

Wallkill Library presents Inspire Your Heart Day

Inspire Your Heart with Art Day on Jan. 31 at the Wallkill Library. Always observed on January 31, Art Day is a day to ponder how art affects your heart. Of the broad spectrum of art created in the …

Get some BBQ chicken for the Big Game

The Hopewell Church,will be hosting their annual BBQ Chicken Sale on Sunday, Feb. 2. The “pit crew” will be grilling the chicken halves and will have them ready for pickup from 1 to 3 …

New police station radio system proposed

At the Walden Village Board meeting last Tuesday night, Police Chief Jeffry Holmes proposed a new radio frequency band to be used by the department. The proposed band is the 700 MHz Band. This …

Maybrook adds bilingual police officer

The City of Newburgh’s loss is Maybrook’s gain. Gustavo Pareus had been hired by the City of Newburgh Police Dept., but was cut during a recent round of layoffs there. He hadn’t …

Borden Dairy Co. files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Borden Dairy Co., a Dallas-based company with deep roots in the Wallkill Valley, announced on Jan. 5 that it had voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. In the filing, Borden …

Fruits of their labor

The Valley Central Middle School Culinary Club got a chance to showcase their cooking skills at the Valley Central School District Board of Education meeting on Monday evening. Students presented …

Gillibrand announces support for families struggling with substance use

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced the Family Support Services for Addiction Act last Friday on a visit to Cornerstone Family Healthcare’s Center for Recovery. The bipartisan …
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Figurative Landscape by Heidi Lanino

A solo show visually demonstrating the diverse talents of artist Heidi Lanino will open the 2020 exhibit schedule in the Mindy Ross Gallery and Foyer. Figurative Landscape ~ paintings, drawings, …
Watercolor society exhibit on display The expansive space of Orange Hall Gallery and Loft is the venue for the display of 106 paintings by 57 artists in the North East Watercolor Society 2020 Members’ Exhibit. The quality of the …
The Art of Fugue in Montgomery concert The Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series presents the Argus String Quartet on Sunday, January 19 at 3 p.m. The Argus Quartet is dedicated to celebrating the artistic landscape of our time by …