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After 34-and-a-half years of working in education, Valley Central Deputy Superintendent Michael Bellarosa will retire effective June 30. He began his long career in education as a teacher. … more
Patrice Butler, art teacher at Pine Bush Elementary School for the past three and a half years and not long into teaching remotely was inspired by the original Getty Challenge given by the J. Paul … more
Under an executive order from Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued on March 30, annual school budget votes across the state have been postponed until at least June 1 and potentially longer. School budget votes … more
The Town of Montgomery Community Response Team has created several programs to help residents during this trying time. In partnership with the Valley Central School District, the Response Team has … more
Less than ten residents “attended” the public hearing on the 2020-21 village budget in Maybrook and all seemed satisfied with the revised document which carries a four percent increase in … more
During a press conference on Monday, April 6, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that his “New York State on PAUSE” executive order will remain in effect until April 29. This will keep schools … more
Last Tuesday, the Montgomery Village Board adopted the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which will run from June 1, 2020-May 31, 2021. The Village will boast a total fund of $5,844,203 for the … more
The Town of Montgomery Police Department is investigating the deaths of three individuals found deceased in a residence within the Town of Montgomery. The Investigation is in the early stages and ongoing with the assistance of the New York State Police, The Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office as well as the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Preliminary indications are that of a suspected overdose. Further information will be released as the investigation unfolds. more
Senator Jen Metzger (SD-42), who serves as Chair of the State Senate's Agriculture Committee, yesterday sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to swiftly aid New York's dairy farms, which have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The joint letter with the State Senate's Rural Resources Commission, signed by six Senators, requests that the USDA immediately direct to the New York dairy industry a portion of the $9.5 billion set aside for agriculture in the $2.2 trillion federal relief package, known as the CARES Act, which was signed into law on March 27. more
Airmen from the 146th Airlift Wing of the California Air National Guard in Oxnard, CA, deliver 200 ventilators to the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift wing on April 7, 2020, at Stewart Air National Guard Base, Newburgh, NY. The use of the C-130J Super Hercules, along with the help of New York Army National Guard Sodliers from the 369th Sustainment Brigade, facilitated the shipment of medical equipment, which will support the ongoing COVID-19 medical response being conducted in the New York and New Jersey areas. Each state will receive 100 of the ventilators (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by SrA Jonathan Lane/Released). more
The New York State Presidential Primaries originally scheduled for April 28, have been postponed to June 23, 2020. This was announced in an executive order from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. more
The COVID-19 pandemic hit Stap Dairy Farm in Pine Bush hard.Seventy-five percent of their New York City distribution sites have been closed for several weeks. They suddenly had plenty of milk but no … more
“In September of 2001 our world was changed and our lives turned upside down in a matter of a few hours, when an unidentified enemy struck fear into the hearts of all Americans,” said … more
To help those most vulnerable to COVID-19, Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced the creation of Project Resilience on March 17. This effort includes: a community fund, a partnership with the … more
We are all feeling the need to stay well and isolated. Tina Williams of the Wallkill Woman’s Club felt that she had to do something more to help our community. She thought about setting up … more
During a special meeting on Tuesday of the Walden Village Trustees, Manager John Revella unveiled a draft of the upcoming fiscal year which will run from June 1, 2020-May 31, 2021. This draft … more
The COVID-19 virus has affected all parts of life, including the budget process for the Village of Maybrook. The village board will hold a public hearing on its 2020-21 tentative budget Mon., April … more
Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus offers gratitude to the men and women of the County workforce who continue to provide essential services to those in need during the COVID-19 outbreak. more
One month since Ulster County’s first positive case of COVID-19, County Executive Ryan stressed the need for additional resources in order to combat the virus and protect the health and safety of Ulster County residents. County Executive Pat Ryan stated that since Friday, Ulster County has seen a near 50% surge in those being hospitalized from COVID-19. The County presently has only one ICU bed available, and is on pace to exhaust all available beds and ventilators by the end of this week. more
Senator James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) announced that he has confirmed there will NOT be a redistribution of ventilators from Orange and Rockland county hospitals to further downstate New York. more
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