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Two die in Wallkill fire

On Sunday morning at about 12:30 a.m., multiple fire, police and emergency medical service personnel responded to 550 Burnt Meadows Road in Shawangunk for a 911 call for a house fire. Initial …
New deal for PB super The Pine Bush Central School District Board of Education has unanimously approved a new contract for Superintendent of Schools Tim Mains, extending his service through June 30, 2024. His current …
Holiday tradition The Circleville Fire Company hosted its annual Fourth of July Parade on Saturday. The floats traveled from Renton Road and down Goshen Turnpike and Barone Road before the parade concluded at Sam Fast …
Electric vehicle charging station opens in Gardiner State Sen. Jen Metzger (D-42) joined local and county government, community and business leaders on Thursday to cut the ribbon for the Town of Gardiner’s new electric vehicle charging station, …
Town Board honors Anita and Amthor at July meeting Anita Vandermark was named Town of Montgomery Citizen of the Month for July at the town board meeting on Thursday, earning the most nominations of any recipient yet. She was given the award for …

A fond farewell to the Mitchell Performing Art Center

Imagine, a young girl, at the precious age of six, heading off to her first dance lessons in Brooklyn – pursuing what she loves to do, immersing herself in ballet, tap, jazz, and more. She …

BOCES CTE celebrates 800 graduates

Orange-Ulster BOCES Division of Career and Technical Education (CTE) will recognize over 800 students who completed their various CTE programs. The 53rd annual CTE Recognition Ceremony will be held …

TCCP forms youth partnership, launches contest

The Tri-County Community Partnership Inc. (TCCP), a drug-free community coalition, has established a youth-led student branch called the Tri-County Youth Partnership. TCCP has always wanted to …

College News

Announcing the graduation of Dr. Ronald J. Lowe III, DDS, Magna Cum Laude, from The University of Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine, on May 8, 2020.After his graduation from Pine Bush High School, …

Castle discusses Wallkill’s plans for the fall

At the Wallkill Central School District Board of Education meeting last Wednesday, Superintendent of Schools Kevin Castle provided updates regarding the reopening of schools in September. …
Coronavirus Coverage

Decision on school re-opening due in early August

While parents may soon be making back to school plans, it will be a few more weeks before they know of their children will be returning to rthe classrooms when the new school year begins. Gov. …

Four Pine Bush employees test positive for COVID-19

Four employees in the district office at Pine Bush Central School District have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Tuesday, June 23, according to Superintendent of schools Tim Mains. The district …

Metzger shares perspectives of local EMS First Responders in COVID-19 online series

State Senator Jen Metzger (SD-42) Thursday hosted a Facebook livestream discussion on the region’s local emergency medical services (EMS) system in her COVID-19 Community Conversations series, …
Briefs

BLM signs reported stolen in Walker Valley

Signs proclaiming “Black Lives Matter” and “All Welcome Here” disappeared from their roadside perch in Walker Valley over the weekend. “We hung these signs on our …
Two accidents snarl traffic in Town of Wallkill
Two accidents Monday morning virtually across from one another on Route 17 near exit 119 in Circleville shut down the highway in both directions for some time. A tractor-trailer rolled over at the …
Another skydiver falls to his death in Gardiner
On Sunday July 5 at approximately 5:40 p.m., state police responded to 55 Sand Hill Road in the Town of Gardiner for a skydiver with injuries subsequent to a hard landing. Investigation revealed …
Crawford to host summer concerts
The Town of Crawford’s Summer Concert Series is still set to take place. Concerts will be held July 10, 17 and 31 as well as Aug. 7 and 21 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The concerts on July 24 and …
Maybrook events scheduled
Mayor Dennis Leahy reports that the Village of Maybrook “Family Movie Night” will take place on Friday, July 24 as originally scheduled. The village will also hosts its annual Village …

Pine Bush Schools receives $20K grant for summer meal program

The Pine Bush Central School District has received a $20,000 grant for its free children’s summer meal program from Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign. This grant is to …

College news

Heather Roell of Walden has been named to the president’s list at James Madison University for the spring 2020 semester. Congratulations to the following local students who have been named …

Maloney announces 2020 Service Academy appointments

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) HAS announced that 12 Hudson Valley students have accepted offers of appointment at one of the United States’ Service Academies. Every year, Rep. …

Valley Central High School 2020 Awards

Editor’s Note: Continued list of Valley Central awards from the June 24th edition. The Bullville Fire Company Scholarship Awards: This year there are 6 awards at $200 each presented to: …

Pine Bush School 2020 Awards

Acton, James - Class of 2012 Alumni ScholarshipAdipietro, Antonia - Deacon Edward Czerwinski Memorial Scholarship, IIsidore and Ethel Wittenberg Memorial Scholarship, Eric Meier PBA Memorial …
Arts and Entertainment

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 …

GNSO changes venue for Saturday concert

The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO) has changed the site of its March 14 concert to the Motorcyclepedia Museum in Newburgh from Aquinas Hall on the Mount Saint Mary College campus. The concert will take place at 7:30, as originally scheduled, at the Museum located at 250 Lake Street.