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From left to right: Dan Dannor, director of environmental services for C2G; Pete Cocks, Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 33; Joseph Davis, Troop 33 Life Scout; and Mike Davis, Troop 33 committee chair and Joseph’s father. The four stand where headstones will be restored.

Walden Scout plans to restore Shawangunk Historic Cemetery

Drivers passing through the Hamlet of Wallkill at the corner of Route 208 and Route 300 may catch a glimpse of the Shawangunk Historic Cemetery, a burial site dating back to the late 1860s that …

Highland Rotary donates to police and fire departments

Last week the Highland Rotary Club handed out two checks, each for $7,500, to the Lloyd Police Department and the Highland Hose Company.   Rotary President Steve Laubach said the money …

Canterbury Brook Academy moves to Van Ness Street

Canterbury Brook Academy of the Arts [CBA] has arrived in the City of Newburgh and has moved into its new facility at 267 Van Ness Street. A Community Open House will be held on Sunday July 21 from …

Pending projects a source of apprehension in Plattekill

The Plattekill Comprehensive Planning Committee met Wednesday evening to discuss their comprehensive plan update for the community, marking phase two of the project. After recently filling out a …

Town recreation center under construction

Construction materials, barriers, and vehicles, along with workers, are now at Chadwick Lake Park, preparing the future site of the new Town of Newburgh Recreation Center. The recreation center is …

Gardiner debate: how do we protect the land?

Concerns over how to best protect the Shawangunk Ridge prompted a discussion on the effectiveness of local code at the July 9 Gardiner Town Board Meeting. During the meeting, Board Member Carol …

Tim Dolan is Crawford’s Citizen of the Month

Craig Gillespie (left) honoring Tim Dolan with the Reuben Gillespie Award.

The Town of Crawford proudly announced its latest Citizen of the Month last Monday, July 8: Tim Dolan, a 48-year resident and member of the Pine Bush Fire Department who has supported the community …

MaryKay Messenger is citizen of the month

Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus with Sgt. Maj. MaryKay Messenger, acclaimed vocalist who is retiring from the U.S. Army.

Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus has named United States Army Sgt. Maj. MaryKay Messenger, a Newburgh native, and current Milton resident with July’s Citizen of the Month Award. …

Pine Bush cautioned in superintendent search

Peter Agro took his seat on the Pine Bush Board of Education at the annual reorganization Wednesday, July 10.

While there was no mention of former superintendent Brian P. Dunn at the Pine Bush school board reorganization meeting July 10, former longtime employee Judith A. Pulver alluded to his recent …

Local News

Lloyd and Plattekill to receive bridge awards

On July 11 New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced the Bridge New York Awards aimed at rehabilitating and replacing aging bridges and culverts across New York State. Two local towns, …

Empanada Nirvana shuts down Walden restaurant

Walden residents felt heavy hearts and unappeased appetites last week after losing one of the village’s most outgoing businesses: Empanada Nirvana, formerly located at 75 East Main Street. …

Refunds available for Ulster County Pool Season Pass Holders

The Ulster County Pool complex is closed for the season.

Due to the unanticipated closure of the Ulster County pool, season pass holders are eligible for a full refund. For more information about the refund process, please contact Jodi Corsa from the …

Local News

Ulster County launches solar & EV Infrastructure Grant Program

The Ulster County government has launched the Solar & Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (SEVI) program, which commits $2.5 million of the County's American Rescue Plan Act funds to support clean …

Plattekill hosts Red, White & Blue Celebration

The Knights of Columbus had a tent at the celebration.

On Saturday July 13, the Town of Plattekill held their Red, White and Blue Celebration at the Thomas Felton Park, bringing to a close one of the last Independence Day festivities in the Mid Hudson …

Montgomery town board will get update on Food Bank project

The Town of Montgomery will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, July 17 at 7 p.m. in the town hall at 110 Bracken to discuss the Food Bank of Hudson Valley’s new distribution center at 574 …

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Around the Valley: Ulster County

Free concerts in the parks Free summer concerts are now underway in Milton and Plattekill. In Milton, concerts take place at the Cluett Schantz Park, on Friday nights with music starting at 6:30pm. …

Around the Valley: Orange County

WCC honors Lilly Ellison Lilly Ellison is the winner of the Walden Community Council’s $750 “Community Service Award 2024.” Having graduated from Valley Central High School in June, …

Multi-car accident reported on Temple Hill Road

On Friday July 12 at 3:58 p.m., the New Windsor Police Department responded to a reported head-on motor vehicle accident with entrapment on Temple Hill Rd. Upon arrival, officers located three …

School News

Career & Technical Center celebrates 500 young professionals

Soleil Miller, a young professional in the Fashion Design & Merchandising program was the Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Class of 2024 Salutatorian, and offered to emcee the Completion Celebration held at the Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston. The entire celebration was hosted by our young professionals, who made introductions and announced the program. Soleil is from the New Paltz Central School District.

On May 30, the Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Center honored more than 500 young professionals from high schools across the region during its Class of 2024 Completion Celebration, which was held …

Beloved Mount professor John T. Reilly passes away at 84

John Reilly, professor of History    Mount Saint Mary College - John Riley 1/2017.Mount Saint Mary College, history, staff, professor, emeritus

Historian, traveler, and professor emeritus John T. Reilly, one of the longest-serving faculty members Mount Saint Mary College has ever known, passed away on Tuesday, July 9 at the age of 84. …

CFOS announces 2024 Make a Difference Grants

The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS) is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the 2024 Make a Difference grants. This year, the Fund will prioritize …

Pine Bush All Stars capture state title

The Pine Bush Senior softball team poses with the New York State Senior League championship banner on Wednesday at Virginia Road Field in White Plains.

It took three games and three wins, and Pine Bush was crowned the New York State Senior League softball champions. Pine Bush finished its three-game sweep with an 18-3 win over Cornwall on …

The Pine Bush juniors baseball team are one win away from the New York State championship after they beat Section 3 South champion Throgs Neck 7-1, on Saturday at Half Hollow Hills Little League in …
The Marlboro Dukes 9Ubaseball team won three straight District 3 tournament games to win the championship on June 30 at Young’s Field in Milton. A week earlier, the 10U team won the …
Montgomery

First Josh Depew pickleball tournament held

From the Montgomery Senior Center: The Book Club will meet on July 17 at 10 a.m. to discuss both Olive Kitteriddge and the July selection The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. All are welcome to attend. …

Newburgh man convicted in Maybrook gun case

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Friday, July 12, Rudolph Davis, 31, of Newburgh, was convicted after a jury trial in the Orange County Court of Criminal Possession …

Highland

PSC reaches $64.59M settlement with Central Hudson over billing issues

The New York State Public Service Commission on June 20, approved a settlement valued at $64.59 million with Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation (Central Hudson), and up to an additional $2 …