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Walden Mayor John Ramos (black shirt on left) meets with residents of Walden’s East Avenue on Monday.

Walden seeks solutions for traffic and safety issues on East Avenue

The Village of Walden board packed up and brought its meeting straight to residents on Monday, June 17 at the corner of East Avenue and Hill Street to discuss a situation of street-wide proportions: …

Highland FD considers ‘Bunk-in’ program for recruits

Commissioners of the Highland Fire District, concerned about a potential shortage of first responders in the near future, are considering an option that’s catching on elsewhere: free room and …

Dickinson is new NW rec director

Jessica Dickinson officially began her tenure as the Town of New Windsor’s newest Director of Parks and Recreation on Monday, June 8. Dickinson was appointed as the recreation director during …

OSI acquires 83 acres surrounding Brown’s Pond

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), the Open Space Institute (OSI) and the Orange County Water Authority (OCWA) announced June 10 the permanent protection of 83 …

Shawangunk weighs short-term rental licenses

A new law addressing short-term rental (STR) licenses was put up for the Shawangunk Town Board’s consideration at a recent meeting. The proposed piece of legislation defines an STR as …

Marlborough community center is officially open

Local officials gathered last week at the Town of Marlborough Community Center for the official ribbon cutting.

In a ceremony marked by the well-wishes of elected state officials, the Town of Marlborough cut the ribbon on its reborn Community Center on Wednesday afternoon, June 12.   Town …

Pascale chosen as Republican candidate for Marlborough Town Justice

  Justin Pascale was chosen to be the Republican nominee for Town Justice, in a vote that took place at the Town of Marlborough Republican Committee’s 2024 caucus in which he edged …

State memorializes local hero

Assemblyman Brian Maher (l.) with the late Steve Nicoli, founder of Hudson Valley Honor Flight.

Assemblyman Brian Maher (R,C-Walden) announced that legislation establishing the Steve Nicoli Memorial Highway passed in both the Senate and the Assembly. Steve Nicoli lived a life of public …

Gardiner looks for solar energy initiatives

The Gardiner Town Board discussed how to best invest grant money in solar energy initiatives. During the June 11 meeting, Paul Keisler, a member of the town’s Climate Smart Taskforce, shared …

Local News

Juneteenth celebration planned for Wooster Grove

The Sacred Places of My Ancestors (SPOMA) Committee is thrilled to announce the return of the highly anticipated 4th Annual Juneteenth Celebration. This family-friendly event, dedicated to …

Crawford PD receives New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation

On June 6, the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Accreditation Council awarded the Town of Crawford Police Department a Certification of Accreditation. The New York …

Lloyd Civilian Police Academy returns

Sgt. Chris Miller and Lt. Phil Roloson passed around several protective vests that officers wear in emergency situations. People were surprised at the weight of the vests.

After a five-year hiatus, in part due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the Town of Lloyd Police Department is again sponsoring a Civilian Police Academy, which is being held on Wednesday evenings from 6 to …

Local News

Montgomery’s NY Forward committee meets with consultant

With every meeting completed, the Village of Montgomery’s Local Planning Committee reaches closer to its ultimate goal of downtown revitalization. Following its first meeting and workshop, the …

Great American Race returning to Montgomery

Clinton Street was a stopover during the 2022 race.

The Hemmings Motor News Great Race, a national automobile rally over 40 years old, will make its second-ever pit stop in the Village of Montgomery next Thursday, June 27 at 11:30 a.m. on Clinton …

Hospice of Orange and Sullivan honors local veterans

Ginny Urban (left) and Garfield Bryan

Dignity, honor and respect were the core themes present at Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties’ veteran’s breakfast on June 12. Along with their friends and family, local …

Briefs

Around the Valley: Ulster County

Upcoming Events at Plattekill Library The Plattekill Public Library is gearing up for a summer full of exciting events for the community. Here’s a look at what’s coming up: Summer …

Around the Valley: Orange County

Upcoming events at the Josephine-Louise Public Library Express Yourself at our third Annual End of the School Year Chalk Walk on Wednesday, June 26th, 11 a.m. Walk the maze, jump the challenges, …

Former Wallkill firefighter sentenced for arson crime

Robert Cromie, 56, of Wallkill, was sentenced in Ulster County Court to 1.25 to five years in State Prison by County Court Judge James Farrell. Cromie was convicted of Arson in the Third Degree, a …

School News

Montgomery, Wallkill teams advance

Pine Bush’s Sawyer Vellenga pitches during Friday’s District 19 Majors softball game at the Town of Newburgh Little League complex. The game was started on Friday, but resumed Saturday due to rain.

The Montgomery, Wallkill Area and Town of Wallkill Little League softball teams have reached the finals in their respective brackets in the District 19 Major softball tournament. They were all …

Newburgh School Budget passed on 2nd vote

The unofficial results of the 2024-2025 budget revote have resulted in the passage of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District’s proposed spending plan of $358.98 million. The runoff election …

Newburgh Elite captures wins in Oregon

Newburgh Elite Track Club runners Anthony Barrett, Anthony Burnett, David Pinnock, and Brady Danyluk are shown after winning the sprint medley relay at Nike Outdoor Nationals track and field meet in Eugene, Ore.

The Newburgh Elite Track Club won the outdoor national championship in the Sprint Medley Relay on Thursday at Nike Outdoor Track and Field Nationals in Eugene Ore. The team of Anthony Burnett, …

Highland’s Lizzy Ryan 24th at gymnastics championship

Lizzy Ryan of Highland competes on the uneven bars at the Level 10 Women’s Senior A nationals in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Lizzy Ryan, or at the very least her hands, had a terrible gymnastics season. It didn’t affect her performance, however, as she finished 24th at the Level 10 Senior A Women’s …

Andrew LaVallie will not be returning to the Valley Central Vikings’ sidelines in the fall. Valley Central School District Superintendent Evette Avila announced in an email to the …
Students from the Ulster BOCES Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning (CITL) at Port Ewen will be participating in a series of educational activities as part of a collaboration with the …
Montgomery

Depew Pickle Ball tournament is June 23

All are welcome to participate in the Josh Depew Pickle Ball Tournament. It will be held in the Veterans Memorial Park in the Village of Montgomery on Sunday, June 23 at 10 am. Registration is $80 …

Montgomery seeks $2.5 million for sewer plant improvements

Sewage treatment has been a prime concern for the Town of Montgomery; in October 2023, the town and the Village of Maybrook signed an inter-municipal agreement granting the town access to …

Highland

Middle Hope shooting

Town of Newburgh Police responded to the parking lot of the One Family Deli Tuesday, in Middle Hope for a reported drive-by shooting. The investigation is ongoing.

Around the Valley: Ulster County

Saint Augustine Church to Hold Bazaar and Food Truck Festival Saint Augustine Catholic Church will host its Annual Bazaar and Food Truck Festival from Thursday, June 13, through Sunday, June 16, at …