Columnists

Last call to purchase a memorial brick

Congratulations to Mike Knapp! Al Valk sends word that grandson Mike graduated from the Pikes Peak Police Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado on June 15, 2020. On December 20, 2019 Mike completed …

Washington’s horse drank here

There is a bit of Revolutionary War history residing in Walker Valley NY that is new to our area. I recently received a Facebook message from Walker Valley Firefighter, Chris Bailey, who said to me - …

New deli/bakery opens on Orange Avenue

Great news! The Orange Avenue Tres Leches Deli & Bakery has opened at 113 Orange Avenue, Walden. Stop in and welcome the Morocho family: Jonathan and Diego (brothers) and Walter and Rosa (Dad and …

Wallkill River School to host Plein Air Festival

Our Montgomery Free Library has some announcements. They are open with limitations in keeping with guidelines which means curb-side only. The hours are Monday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m..,  …
School News

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. …

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, …

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 …
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Obituaries

Margaret O. Post

    Margaret O. Post of Walden,  a Homemaker, and a longtime resident of the area passed away peacefully on  Friday, July 3, 2020, in Goshen.  She was 87.  The …

Russell McKnight

Russell McKnight, a self employed contractor and life long resident of Pine Bush passed away on July 4, 2020 at home. He was 62.  The son of the late Charles Lee McKnight and Mercedes Black …

May T. Marchal

May T. Marchal, age 90 of Montgomery passed away on July 6, 2020 at home.  She was born on July 6, 1930 in Manhattan. May worked as a personnel recruiter for CPC International in Fort Lee, …

Ronald B. Galletly

Ronald B. Galletly of Montgomery, a lifetime resident of Orange County, NY passed away July 7, 2020. He was 66.  The son of the late James M. Galletly and Alice Dean Galletly, he was born …