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Two solar farms proposed in Crawford

Cypress Creek proposed two community solar projects in the town of Crawford at a planning board meeting on Feb. 13. Both projects are community distributed generation, which means any resident within …
Valley Central seat to remain vacant
The Valley Central Board of Education will continue to be down to six members until the upcoming spring election, after the council decided during its Feb. 11 meeting not to fill the seat left vacant …
Shawangunk reports a reduction in crime The Town of Shawangunk experienced a small, but noticeable, drop in year-to-year crime numbers in 2018, according to statistics provided by Shawangunk Chief of Police Gerald Marlatt. The agency head …
Walden warns residents to shovel their sidewalks With winter still in full swing and more snowstorms surely headed to the region in the coming weeks, the Village of Walden is urging residents to shovel their properties promptly after each storm as …
Local News

Bat box is scout’s Eagle project

Noah Cabrera, Troop 4031 life scout, is giving local bats a helping hand through the installation of bat boxes throughout Montgomery. Cabrera will install approximately 15 boxes for his eagle …

Orange County Airport looks to the future

The Orange County Airport is preparing for future growth by discussing municipal water and sewer systems with the Town and Village of Montgomery. The airport is currently in negotiations with the …

Rite Aid buys Montgomery Village Pharmacy

Rite Aid purchased the Montgomery Village Pharmacy at 105 Ward Street, in the Village of Montgomery, transferring patients to the Rite Aid at 103 Hawkins Drive, in the Town of Montgomery. The …

Gardiner weighs future of electronic recycling program

The Gardiner town board is considering either charging for electronics recycling or discontinuing the program. Recycling electronics involves labor and materials. Several other towns either charge …

Miller reacts to Amazon decision

In response to the recent announcement that Amazon has withdrawn its plan for a corporate headquarters in Long Island City, NY, Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I,C,Ref-New Hartford) issued the following …
Obituaries

Chester R. “Chet” Tenhagen

Chester R. “Chet” Tenhagen, age 80 of Walden, passed away on February 14, 2019 peacefully at home with his family by his side. The son of the late Theron and Gertrude McMurn Tenhagen, …

Charles Anthony Shields

Charles Anthony Shields, age 50 of Slate Hill, NY, passed away on February 10, 2019 at Orange Regional Medical Center in the Town of Wallkill,. He was born on July 5, 1968 in Goshen, NY. Charles …

Jeremy R. Monaco

Jeremy R. Monaco, a life time resident of the area and a Machinist for Marble Medical in Florida, passed away on Sunday February 10, 2019 in Tallahassee . He was 29. The son of Theresa Buckley …
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Sports News

PB’s Askey qualifies for state wrestling tournament

Tommy Askey, a Pine Bush 145-pound junior, was 34-4 coming into the Section 9 D-1 wrestling tournament over the weekend at Monroe-Woodbury. He left the tournament in 2018 with a loss the final, …
Panthers challenge Marlboro Dukes The Wallkill boys’ basketball team was so close, the Panthers could taste a victory over the Marlboro Iron Dukes. However, the Panthers couldn’t curb the Iron Dukes’ comeback …
Wallkill Lions host 5th annual curling tournament After another strange week this winter, the first full week of February closed in on Wallkill’s 5th Annual International Curling Tournament with spring-like temperatures. But Friday night …
Wallkill girls overcome by Marlboro, 62-36 Wallkill’s Brianna Cross scored with less than two minutes left in the second quarter at home, and the Panthers had final inched by Marlboro, up 21-20. But that is where the game ended for …
Lady Vikings roll over Newburgh, 61-40 Valley Central’s girls’ basketball team used its aggression Monday, Jan. 28 to stifle the visiting Lady Goldbacks from Newburgh Free Academy. And the tenacity took hold in the first …
Other local news

Garrison named Grand Marshal for Wallkill Parade

The Wallkill St. Patrick’s Parade Committee is pleased to announce its Grand Marshall for the 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be Robert (Bob) K. Garrison, a life time resident of the …

Washington and Lincoln our greatest Presidents?

Joseph Britto, adjunct lecturer at SUNY Orange and Professor Emeritus at SUNY New Paltz will discuss the lives, policies and the legacies of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and the impact they …

VC hosts ‘thought exchange forum’

The Valley Central School District hosted a forum called “Join the Conversation” through online platform, ThoughtExchange, as it begins its process to develop a budget for the school …

Neuhaus supports tax cap

Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus has announced that he supports Governor Cuomo’s proposal to make the tax cap permanent. Prior to the enactment of the tax cap law, many …

Tax season scam warnings issued

Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler and Sheriff Carl E. DuBois are reminding residents to remain vigilant about income tax return scams as tax season kicks into full gear and individuals …
Events
Arts and Entertainment

Celebrating Pete Seeger in song and dance

The center of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area is the river itself. It is indeed a treasure. But for a long time the river and its wildlife and environs were not respected and …
UUC welcomes noted singers, composer The Great Music of the Hudson Valley series of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern, will feature three nationally noted local professional musicians on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. …
Your Community

Enhancement committee to meet next week

Thank you everyone for all of the positive feedback I received regarding my new column. I even received a phone call from someone I have not talked to in many moons and it was fun catching up with an …

Walden Fire Department thanks Bruderhof for new table

Walden P. D. Sergeant/Walden Fire Department Fire Commissioner Roy Werner sends a huge shout out to our local Bruderhof Community at Fox Hill for their generous donation of materials, time and …