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Montgomery gathering recalls events at U.S. Capitol

Members of the Montgomery community gathered at the Veterans Memorial Park in the Village of Montgomery on Friday morning to pay respects to those who died after supporters of President Donald Trump …
Shawangunk PD deals with social distancing violations At Thursday’s Shawangunk Town Board meeting, Chief of Police Gerald Marlatt announced that his department has been regularly fielding questions from the New York State on PAUSE hotline …
Jamieson named TOM Citizen of the Month Kateigh Jamieson’s response to a family that lost a home to a fire did not go unnoticed. Last week she was honored as the Town of Montgomery citizen of the month for January. Jamieson …
Montgomery building police reform committee
At last Tuesday’s Montgomery Village Board meeting, Police Chief William Herlihy announced that his department is busy building its Executive Order 203 Committee. In response to growing …
VC continues to promote social equity
At Monday night’s Valley Central School District Board of Education meeting, Gess LeBlanc gave a presentation on the district’s efforts to promote social and racial equality. LeBlanc …
Local News

OC Partnership praises Schumer for advancing Route 17 project

The Orange County Partnership announced Thursday that the efforts by many business, economic development and political leaders in the region to expand Route 17 in Orange and Sullivan counties got a …

Ulster Legislators call for Trump resignation

Fifteen members, mostly Democrat, of the Ulster County Legislature issued a letter condemning recent events at the U.S. Capitol and urged Congressman Antonio Delgado and Senators Kirsten Gillibrand …

Orange County Health Department warns of potential COVID-19 exposure at Middletown DMV

The Orange County Health Department is advising residents that if they worked at or visited the Orange County Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), located at 12 King Street in Middletown on January …

Walden Village Board dissolves liasonships

After a lengthy discussion at last Tuesday’s meeting, the Walden Village Board decided to eliminate trustee liasonships. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Walden village trustees were assigned …

Gardiner sails through reappointments

The Town Board of Gardiner kicked off the new year and its first meeting of 2021 with a quick, painless agenda. “Enjoy it while you can,” Town Supervisor Marybeth Majestic joked Jan. …
Briefs

VC meal program expands

The Valley Central School District has extended its meal distribution program to include weekends. This meal program is for any child from the age of 2 until 18 years of age. You do not have to be …

Paduch re-elected Minority Leader

Michael Paduch (D-Town of Wallkill) has been re-elected Minority Leader for the Democratic Caucus of the Orange County Legislature. Paduch, in the midst of his sixth term in the Orange County …

Sparkle & Shine winners honored by town board

The winners of Vision of Wallkill’s annual Sparkle & Shine holiday decorating contest were presented with certificates and ribbons for their hard work at the Shawangunk Town Board meeting …

Walden Knights of Columbus support Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster was the grateful beneficiary of a $500 donation from The Most Precious Blood Council #9254 of the Knights of Columbus. The funds, presented by the …

Wallkill Fire District announces 2021 officers

The Wallkill Fire District announced its 2021 officers on Jan. 1. Line officers include Chief Nick Walker, First Assistant Chief Kevin DeGraff, Second Assistant Chief Gary Specht and Third …

Ryan unveils COVID-19 vaccination resource center

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan last week unveiled the Ulster County virtual COVID-19 Vaccination Resource Center. The webpage, which can be found at ulstercountyny.gov/vaccines, will serve as a …

Martucci announces assignments

Senator Mike Martucci (R, C, I – New Hampton) released the following announcement regarding his committee assignments for the 2021 legislative session of the New York State Senate: “I …

First round of vaccine distributed in Orange County

The first round of COVID-19 vaccines in Orange County were administered last Wednesday. More thsan 800 people received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Orange County Emergency Services Center in …

Allegiant to add two Stewart routes

Allegiant Air will be adding two additional routes from New York Stewart International Airport later this year. Savannah, Georgia will be served via Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport …
Arts and Entertainment

American Voices through Art and Poetry

During this academic year while the galleries on both SUNY Orange campuses are closed, Cultural Affairs invited the college community and the community-at-large an opportunity to express their …

Safe Harbors presents a Black Renaissance Festival

Safe Harbors of the Hudson, a local organization who aims to transform lives and build communities through housing and the arts, is hosting its first annual Black Renaissance Festival on Saturday, …

Hudson Valley Philharmonic Conductor dies in California

Randall Craig Fleischer who has led the Hudson Valley Philharmonic Orchestra since 1992, died suddenly at his California home on Friday evening. He was 62 "He was much loved by all who knew him …