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Health Department warns of potential COVID-19 exposure at Outback Steakhouse in Middletown

The Orange County Health Department is advising residents that if they worked at or visited the Outback Steakhouse, located at 25 Crystal Run Crossing in Middletown from 5 p.m. to closing on November …
Local families in need The Town of Montgomery Food Pantry saw a much larger turnout in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the first three months of the pandemic, the food pantry provided food to 250 families a …
Walden’s Mayor Taylor to retire Village of Walden Mayor Susan Taylor announced at last Tuesday’s village board meeting that she will not be running for re-election. “I think I’ve done my due diligence as far as …
Crawford honors ‘Citizen of the Year’ The Crawford Town Board welcomed new police officers and honored a distinguished senior citizen at last week’s meeting.  On Thursday, November 19, Crawford police officers Clarke Osborn …
Montgomery Inn permitted to have gatherings of 20 The Montgomery Village Board, at their meeting last Tuesday evening, approved The Borland House Inn & Restaurant’s request to hold a monthly dinner. Each dinner would highlight local …
Local News

NYS Office for the Aging reminds older residents to get their flu shot

The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) is reminding older adults and caregivers about the importance of getting their flu vaccination as soon as possible. Flu season is already …

Walden welcomes new trustee

John Elliott was introduced as a new Village of Walden trustee at last Tuesday’s village board meeting. His appointment to the position came after Faith Moore resigned. Walden Mayor Susan …

Town of Montgomery adopts budget

The Montgomery Town Board adopted the 2021 budget at its meeting Thursday night. Highlights of the budget include a two percent decrease in taxes to the town wide fund, which includes the Villages …
Briefs

‘Holiday Lights in Bloom’ return

The Orange County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation is pleased to announce it will present the 12th annual “Holiday Lights in Bloom” program beginning on Friday, November …

Montgomery approves speed detection sign

The Montgomery Village Board has obtained a speed detection sign. The sign will be programmed to a desired speed set by the village board. If any vehicle driving above the speed limit passes by …

Crawford ZBA to hold three public hearings

The Town of Crawford Zoning Board of Appeals will hold three public hearings on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Crawford Town Hall. The first public hearing is in regards to an interpretation …

Crawford pays tribute to Veterans

Town of Crawford police chief Dominick Blasko led the Veteran’s Day ceremony in Pine Bush last Wednesday. Members of local veteran’s groups including the Pine Bush American Legion Post …

Women get the vote

Women Get the Vote , a four-part Lecture Series on the ratification of the 19th Amendment continues on Nov. 14 at the Pine Bush Library. This live lecture series will be presented by Joseph Britto, …

VC and Pine Bush to resume remote learning

The Valley Central and Pine Bush Central School Districts announced Friday that they will pause in-person hybrid instruction from Nov. 30 to Jan. 19 in favor of remote learning. These decisions …

Lack of holiday travel leaves Stewart carriers blue

Stewart Airport, which is run by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), has seen a hit in its airline travel, along with many other airports across the country and globe. During …

Annie Rabbitt will not seek 3rd term as Orange County Clerk

Orange County Clerk Annie Rabbitt announced on Tuesday, November 17 that she will not seek a third four-year term in 2021. “My career in public service has been the experience of a …

Ulster BOCES produces Thanksgiving cooking instruction video

This Thanksgiving, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and advisory guidelines urging families to limit the size of gatherings, many may find themselves tasked with cooking a turkey and all its fixings for …
Arts and Entertainment

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 …

Libraries respond to COVID-19

While all libraries in the Mid-Hudson Library System have closed the doors to their facilities in response to the public health crisis of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), most through the end of the month, all are still actively serving their communities thanks to well-developed digital collections and innovative approaches to delivering programs and services online and in non-traditional ways.