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Kelly O’Connor working towards Gold Award

Girl Scout, Kelly O’Connor, of Walden, member of Troop 255 has been working toward earning her Girl Scout Gold Award – the highest that Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts (grades 9-12) can …

Holiday events in and around the valley

Thanksgiving/Holiday Events in and around Walker Valley/Pine Bush area.Lauren Bernard, of the Pine Bush Community Band, says “Get your holiday cheer going with an hour of music by the Pine Bush …

Village to commemorate Veteran’s Day

Congratulations to Village of Walden Police Chief Jeffry Holmes on receiving the Walden Rotary Club Service Above Self Award. He is a man who truly defines Service Above Self. Just want to say thank …

Ramble committee picks 2020 marshal

Here is a listing of happenings at the Coldenham Fire House by the Ladies Auxiliary located at 511 Coldenham Road, phone 564-7882. On November 9, they will be having their annual Craft Fair from 9 …

Shawangunk Historical Society and Shawangunk Dems events

  Shawangunk Historical Society presents a show and tellOn Wednesday, November 6, the Historical Society of Shawangunk and Gardiner presents a show and tell for their monthly meeting at 5 …
School News

Ostrander School presents Family Math Game Night

Dozens of Wallkill families filled the Ostrander Elementary cafeteria on Nov. 7 to join together for a meal and some educational gameplay at the school’s Family Math Game Night. Each elementary …

Candlelight Vigil to draw attention to National Runaway Prevention Month

November is National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM). According to a study from Voices of Youth Count and Chapin Hall, 4.2 million young people, age 13-24, experience some form of homelessness, in …

Mid-Hudson School Study Council recognizes three at VC

Kitty Sarro has been an active member of the Valley Central Scholarship Committee for almost 19 years. She currently fills the role of Recording Secretary. The Valley Central Scholarship Committee …

Katherine Canavan named commended student

VCHS Principal Jayme Ginda Baxter announced that Katherine Canavan has been named a Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.A Letter of Commendation from the school and …

Ellenville defeats Chapel Field 3 - 0

Chapel Field knew they were in for a tough matchup when they agreed to play Ellenville, a bigger school, for their homecoming game. The non-league game was last Saturday and Ellenville won by a score …

The Bard of the Wallkill

Drama students at Valley Central High School love William Shakespeare’s plays. Their enthusiasm for his productions inspired the founding of the school’s Shakespeare Club and the …

Free homework help at Gardiner Library

The Gardiner Library is now offering free homework help for 4th through 8th grades in social studies, English and science. Eileen Stewart is a retired teacher who taught for 34 years in the Wallkill …

Ulster County Schools releasing students early on Nov. 7

Public schools in Ulster County will release students approximately 15 minutes early on Thursday, November 7, 2019. Students will be sent home early on this day as part of an annual drill that tests …

School safety

Members of the Pine Bush Fire Department visited Pine Bush Elementary and E.J. Russell Elementary School in Pine Bush last week for a presentation on fire safety.
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Obituaries

Aldo C. Baldessari

Aldo C. Baldessari of Montgomery, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019, in Newburgh. He was 87.

Kevin Kazmar

Kevin Kazmar, 34, of Pine Bush, passed away Monday, November 4, 2019. Kevin was born November 24, 1984 in Kingston, NY. Kevin is a life- long resident and graduate of Pine Bush. He was a loving …

Diane S. Ratkowski

Diane S. Ratkowski, age 72 of Pine Bush passed away on November 12, 2019 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. The daughter of the late John and Theresa Kirchner Potter, she was born …

Gary G. Quade

Gary G. Quade, age 68, of Middletown, passed away on Friday morning, October 4, 2019, at Orange Regional Medical Center. He fought long and hard. He is predeceased by his parents, Norman and …