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Narcotics sweep announced

– Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler, Major James C. Michael of the New York State Police, City of Middletown Police Chief John Ewanciw, City of Newburgh Police Chief Arnold …
Pine Bush to eliminate more than 200 positions The Pine Bush Central School District Board of Education furloughed 12 school security aides at their meeting last Tuesday. These employees work in the district’s secondary schools to help …
Academic year off to solid start for local schools Despite the challenges put forth by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, instruction has started off on a positive note for the Pine Bush, Wallkill and Valley Central School Districts. Pine BushFor Pine …
Gardiner’s agenda for change
The Gardiner Town Board worked through a packed agenda at its Sept. 9 meeting, which was littered with unanimous approvals to make significant strides toward environmental conservation and social …
$100,000 in grants given to Wallkill first responders Sen. Jen Metzger (SD-42) held a press conference on Saturday with first responders in the Hamlet of Wallkill to announce $50,000 grants to the Wallkill Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the Wallkill Fire …

PB American Legion Post hosts 3rd Annual Car Show

The Pine Bush American Legion Post 1308 held its third annual car show at the Crawford park in Bullville this past weekend. Commander Walter Olsen, who has his own fully restored 1965 Comet said …

Viking strong!

Last school year, remote learning may have been quite a setback for Valley Central staff and families alike, but this year they’re hitting the ground running. Photos provided

Gold star educator

Circleville Middle School (CVMS) Assistant Principal Seth Siegel has been named the Upstate Jane Golub Gold Star Educator Award winner by the Anti-Defamation League’s No Place for Hate …

Town of Montgomery presents Climate Smart Expo

The town of Montgomery invites you to an afternoon of outdoor fun, a mini Repair Café and practical home energy efficiency information at the Climate-Smart Montgomery Expo on Sunday, September …

Maloney, Molinaro and Neuhaus express urgent need for state and local funding

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro and Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus hosted a press conference in Beacon last Wednesday, where they discussed the critical …
Briefs

Evolving Artist at Gardiner Library

The Gardiner Library is currently hosting an exhibit by artist Izzy Cubito entitled Real~Unreal: Artwork of an Evolving Artist showcased in the Community Room through October 29. Meet the artist and …
Gardiner Library presents a virtual writing workshop
The Gardiner Library will host a three-part virtual writing workshop series entitled “(Re)Writing Your Life” with Betty Marton beginning on Thursday September 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Join …
Halloween Art Along the Sidewalk contest planned for Wallkill
  Vision of Wallkill wants to bring the Halloween spirit to the hamlet, and we need the children’s help!   Vision of Wallkill will offer two top prizes of a $25 Amazon Gift Card …

Wallkill Woman’s Club to meet

The September meeting of the Wallkill Woman’s Club will be held at the Shawangunk Town Hall on Tuesday, September 22 at 7 p.m. This will be an organizational meeting, where we will review the …

Wallkill Library presents wall hanging ‘grab and go’ workshop

The Wallkill Library presents a wall hanging workshop on Friday, Sept. 18 with materials available between 12 and 6 p.m.Wall hangings made with yarn are all the rage these days, and with good reason …

Gardiner Library events

Teen literary magazineAs Gardiner Library prepares to launch its literary magazine, teens continue to meet virtually via Zoom on Monday September 14 at 7 p.m.Middle and high school students who enjoy …

Montgomery seeks to monitor traffic

Village of Montgomery Chief of Police William Herlihy announced at the village board meeting last Tuesday that the department is looking into purchasing a traffic count. The traffic count would …

Fire chief is town’s citizen of the month

Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department Chief Robert Reynolds Jr. was named the town’s citizen of the month for September at the town board meeting on Thursday. Reynolds received the award for …

Realtor rescues a pet cemetery

The pets buried in Forever Angels Pet Cemetery at Abbingdon Hill in Montgomery would be thankful for the work Rita Levine has done to revitalize their final resting place. The cemetery had been …

New welcome signs for Wallkill

The Shawangunk Town Board approved a new Hamlet of Wallkill welcome sign at their meeting on Thursday. The sign would be located by the post office on Wallkill Avenue. One side will read …

Insurance agency relocates to Oak Street

State Farm Insurance recently moved its office in Walden to 78 Oak Street Suite 4A, opening on Aug. 3. The business was previously located on 155 W Main Street in Walden, where it resided for 10 …
Arts and Entertainment

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.

Paper Works opens at Kaplan Hall

Life presents many challenges and opportunities which lead to new interests and conceptualizations. With each new timeframe of life, visual artists may approach ideas and express themselves through …