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Count shows 50-80 homeless in Newburgh

The City of Newburgh recently participated in the annual Point-In-Time Count under the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. A Feb. 8 presentation to a City Council work session …

Town board to reintroduce ridgeline, cannabis, regs

The Marlboro ridgeline continues to dominate the Town Board agenda – but with a new twist. At its meeting and public hearing on Monday, February 12, the Marlborough Town Board announced that a …

Water protection sought

Members of Montgomery’s Conservation Advisory Committee appeared at the town’s February 6 board meeting to inform the board about the Drinking Water Source Protection, a New York State …

Town eyes a second cannabis dispensary

A project known as “Green Leaf - Cannabis Dispensary” made an initial appearance on Thursday, Feb. 15 to the Town of Newburgh Planning Board. The project, submitted as a special use …

Treasurer selection breeds discontent

Trustee Becky Pearson, during the Village of Walden’s February 6 meeting, expressed disappointment over the current search for a new village treasurer and requested that the entire board be …

Highland holds 2nd budget discussion

Last week Highland’s Business Administrator, Lindsay Eidel, gave a presentation to the school board on State Aid and Revenues for a projected $53.9 million budget for the 2024-25 school …

106th home dedicated, longtime volunteer honored

Women Build members and friends of Celeste Bloomer honor her life and work in the City of Newburgh as part of Celeste Bloomer Remembrance Day.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh celebrated its 106th home completion on Saturday, Feb. 17 while also celebrating Celeste Bloomer Remembrance Day. This day was dedicated to the memory and …

New vintage shop opens in Montgomery

Chris Bennington and the vendors standing at the entrance of Bennington’s Antiques.

Vintage collectors across Montgomery rejoiced on February 10, when Bennington’s Antiques, a new store located on 40 Railroad Avenue in the Village of Montgomery, hosted its grand opening and …

Marlboro celebrates student art winners

Marlboro honored their Scholastic Student Artists. Pictured L-R: Supt. Michael Rydell, Board President Frank Milazzo, Principal Ryan Lawler, students Sophia Montalbano, Eamons Menkins, Sarah Masterson, Evan Wheatley, Gwyneth Benninger, board member Patricia Benninger, High School Asst. Principal Anishbell Brennen, and Teachers Amy Tremblay and Rachael Burroughs.

The Marlboro School District recognized the Scholastic Student Art Awards at last week’s school board meeting. Superintendent Michael Rydell began by pointing out that, “in our …

Local News

Three local soldiers of the USCI meet their fate in New Orleans: 1864

One hundred and sixty years ago, December 1863, three young men from the Montgomery area went off to war. Charles Dubois aged 27 from Shawangunk, George Moran aged 28 from Montgomery, and his brother …

Gardiner to use ARPA funds for park upgrade

The Port Jervis Pump Track.

On Tuesday, Feb. 6, the Gardiner Town Board approved the resolution for the Ulster County American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant to be used for renovations of Majestic Park, located at 40 Murphy Lane. …

Local News

Marlboro High School establishes Leo Club

Standing (l. – r.) High School Principal Ryan Lawler, Lion Stuart Wizwer- PDG, Youth Opportunities Chairman, Lion District Governor CJ Bulnes, Supt. Michael Rydell, Lions Club VP Ed Bozydaj, Lions Club President Jerry Wein, Leo Luca Benanti, Leo Robert Jackson, Leo Mia Santos-Batista, Leo Eli Williams, Lions Secretary Frank Cafarchio, Leo Emma Bogaczyk, Leo Brisa Valerio, Lions Vice District Governor Stephen Jennison, School Board President Frank Milazzo.
Sitting L-R: Leo Club Treasurer Brady Felker, Leo Club VP Jake Brown, Leo Club President Victoria Ciaglia, Leo Club Secretary Jason Oheto and Leo Club Advisor Kristen Becker.
Not pictured: Emma Stoebling and Emily Tarsio.

Recently a ‘Leo Lions Club’ was established at the Marlboro High School with support from Superintendent Michael Rydell, Principal Ryan Lawler, the school Administration, School Board …

Overcrowded bus causes a mother’s concern

Matthew Coolidge Jr and several other students were dropped off near the intersection of Second and Liberty and told to wait.

City of Newburgh mother Trisha Crumpler is frustrated with the Newburgh Enlarged City School District after her son Matthew Coolidge Jr. was let off his school bus with several other students and …

Briefs
The Ulster County Comptroller has released a second snapshot on the Opioid settlement funds received by Ulster County. In 2023, Ulster County experienced over 460 nonfatal opioid overdoses and 48 …
State Police are investigating a fatal one-vehicle rollover, Tuesday, on eastbound Interstate 84 at mile marker 38.4. Good Will and Cronomer Valley Firefighters responded to scene in which a …
Montgomery Firefighters responded to a one-car accident on River Road, Sunday, February 18. One person was transported to a hospital by Town of Montgomery Ambulance Corps.
School News

Marlboro celebrates Students of the Month

Elizabeth Carofano is the Marlboro Elementary School’s Student of the Month for February. Pictured L-R board member James Mullen, family members, student Elizabeth, teacher Alycia Barone, Principal Jena Thomas, Asst. Principal Sarah Amodeo and Supt. Michael Rydell.

Elementary School Elizabeth Carofano was named the Marlboro Elementary School Student of the Month for February. Principal Jena Thomas said Elizabeth “has a special gift of making those around …

Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing Program supports entrepreneurial excellence

Nick Keglovitz took classes at the Adult Career Education Center Welding Course.

Ulster BOCES means different things to different people. For Nick Keglovitz, a Wallkill High School graduate who attended the Ulster BOCES Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing program and also took …

Valley Central board hears department overviews

The Valley Central School District presented a series of department overviews at its February 12 school board meeting. Richard Steger II, Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics, …

SUNY Orange announces Sojourner Truth recipients

SUNY Orange announces that a total of 645 students in grades 6-12 attending Orange County high schools will receive 2024 Sojourner Truth Awards on Friday, March 8 at 6 p.m. in the Physical Education …

He didn’t give the Marlboro Iron Dukes the lead, but Chris DeNatale’s basket at the third-quarter buzzer all the momentum they needed. The Iron Dukes built a 10-point lead, lost it, …
Last week Lily Prevost was honored by the Marlboro School Board as a Spelling Bee Winner. By way of introduction, Superintendent Michael Rydell told the board that, “we are in the presence …
Montgomery

3 pinned in two-car MVA

Montgomery firefighters responded to a two-car motor vehicle accident on Saturday, with one vehicle overturned at 17K/Montgomery Heights Road. Three people were pinned between the two vehicles. …

WVT to host Village of Montgomery candidates

The Wallkill Valley Times will host a Meet the Candidates forum for Village of Montgomery candidates on Sunday, March 3 at 2 p.m. at the Montgomery Senior Center. Candidates for the March 19 …

Highland

Three local wrestlers win Division 2 titles

Marlboro’s Reese Greathouse works on top of Rondout Valley’s Nick Laskowski during a 131-pound championship bout at Sunday’s Section 9 Division II wrestling tournament at Franklin D. Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park.

Bradley Gatto wanted to be a Section 9 Division 2 champion just like his older brother Chris. He fell short last year when he lost in the finals but got through this year when he defeated Port …

Huguenots halt Huskies in Highland

Highland’s Michael Forzano drives the basketball as New Paltz’ Nicolas Burda defends during Thursday’s non-league boys’ basketball game at Highland High School.

The fans came out and the gym was rocking, but the New Paltz Huguenots ruled the night, handing the Highland Huskies a 65-45 loss on Thursday at Highland High School. “The effort was …