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Local school budgets pass

Voters in area school districts gave an overwhelming thumbs up on Tuesday to local schools districts, as spending plans were passed by wide margins. Pine Bush Pine Bush Central School …

Newburgh School Budget defeated

The Newburgh Enlarged City School District’s 2024-2025 School Budget of $360.4 million did not pass   at the conclusion of the polling period on Tuesday, May 21. The unofficial result …

Area school budgets adopted

The Wallkill Central School District’s 2024-2025 Budget of $89.5 million passed on Tuesday, May 21 following the polling period. District Assistant Superintendent for Support Services Brian …

Montgomery residents want their senior center extension

Last month, the Village of Montgomery board canceled the senior center extension for this year and residents are not too thrilled about the decision. During the village’s April 16 meeting, …

13 candidates vie for six Newburgh school board seats

Thirteen candidates, including incumbents, previous candidates, and newcomers, are vying for six seats on the Newburgh Board of Education in the election on May 21. In February, four board …

NFA West students join in planting at Downing Park

Newburgh Free Academy West Campus students and members of the Garden Club of Orange and Dutchess Counties joined together on Friday, May 3 for an afternoon of planting in Downing Park.

Newburgh Free Academy West Campus students and members of the Garden Club of Orange and Dutchess Counties joined together on Friday, May 3 for an afternoon of planting in Downing Park. Students …

Marlborough airs grants, traffic – and Indian Trail progress

The town is supportive of the Kent family, owner of a 200 year-old farm, in its quest for a state grant.

  At its Monday, May 13 meeting, the Marlborough Town Board agreed to sponsor an application for funding for Milton’s historic Kent Farm from the state’s Restore New York …

Highland restores some positions prior to vote

Highland School Administration and the School Board concluded their final budget presentation for the 2024-25 school budget last week. The proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year amounts to …

Walden may hire a deputy village manager

The Walden Village Board, despite missing Mayor John Ramos and Trustee Ralph Garrison Jr., pressed on and discussed potential employee changes during its May 17 meeting, including amendments to job …

Local News

Ellenville Glass Works: The Rondout Valley’s Glassy Past

Historian Alex Prizgintas presents a special program on the history of the Ellenville Glass Works, Saturday in Cragsmoor.

Historian Alex Prizgintas has curated special programs for the Cragsmoor Historical Society throughout the month of May. Among these offerings is his renowned lecture on the Rondout Valley’s …

Things were just ducky in Wallkill

A record 2515 ducks were adopted and launched from the shore at Popp’s Park, Saturday for the race, which culminated an afternoon of events that included food, music, games, and a birds of prey show.

Winners at the 3rd annual duck derby: 1st Place ($500) - #1406 Karen W. 2nd Place ($250) - #1377 Irena S. 3rd Place ($100) - #1163 Chris M. Random Duck Winners (4) of $25 Gift Card from …

Local News

Four seek four Wallkill School Board seats

Donna Crowley, Thomas Nafey, Thomas Frisbie, William Hecht

Four candidates vie for four seats in Wallkill’s Board of Education elections slated for May 21. Incumbents Thomas Nafey, Donna Crowley, and Thomas Frisbie seek re-election, while candidate …

Six candidates in running for two Pine Bush board seats

Peter Agro, Shauna Best, Lisa Dyer, Phillip J. Salinardi, Ross Tompkins, Matthew Watkins

Voters will elect two members from six candidates to the Pine Bush Board of Education when they vote on the 2024-25 budget May 21. In addition to submitting biographical sketches, the candidates gave …

Briefs

Around the Valley: Town of Newburgh

Paint and Sip Event benefits CCHS senior class Cornwall Central High School invites the community to unleash their inner artist for a night of creativity and fundraising at the SeniorFest Paint and …

Around the Valley: Orange County

Protect Yourself Against Tick-Borne Diseases As May marks national Lyme disease awareness month, Pine Bush Library Community Center is gearing up to equip residents with essential knowledge to combat …

School News

Marlboro takes 5th and 6th in MHAL track

Marlboro’s Robert Jackson, III, runs with the pack in the boys’ 800-meter run during Thursday’s MHAL track and field championship meet at Rondout Valley High School in Accord.

Juliana Juras won two events for the girls and Dan Maher won one as the Marlboro Iron Dukes finished fifth in the girls’ meet with 55.5 points and the boys’ finished sixth with 54.75 …

Wallkill boys 2nd, girls 4th at MHAL meet

Wallkill’s Finnian Reiter runs the boys’ 400-meter hurdles during Thursday’s MHAL track and field championship meet at Rondout Valley High School in Accord.

The Wallkill Panthers won two relays during the boys’ meet and one in the girls’ meet as the boys finished second and the girls took fourth at the Mid Hudson Athletic League track and …

NFA relay teams shine at OCIAA championship

Newburgh’s Giwenn Eloge, left, trails Monticello’s Tahir Denton in the 110-meter hurdles during Friday’s OCIAA track and field championships at Warwick Valley High School.

The Newburgh Free Academy boys’ relay teams ruled the weekend as the Goldbacks finished the first day with a win in the 3,200-meter relay on Friday and then won the 1,600-meter relay on …

NFA doubles team reaches semifinals

Newburgh’s Henry Goings-Perrot returns the ball during Friday’s OCIAA boys’ tennis doubles championship match at MatchPoint Tennis in Goshen.

Henry Goings-Perrot and Alex Cestaro blew through their Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association boys’ tennis semifinal match. The championship match wasn’t so easy. The …

Newburgh’s Yan wins boys golf title Newburgh Free Academy senior Mark Yan shot a 69 to win the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association boys’ golf championships on May 13 at …
The Pine Bush Bushmen continued to dominate the girls’ field events when Madison Williams won two events and Ella Galloway won the pole vault, leading the Bushmen to a third-place finish at the …
Montgomery

Spring tea fundraiser benefits the library

All are invited to a Blue Mass at the Most Precious Blood Church at 42 Walnut St. in Walden on Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. All Police, Fire, Corrections, EMS and Military are invited to attend. If you …

Montgomery Village Police look into overdose cases

The Village of Montgomery Police Department is currently investigating two overdose deaths that took place within the past two years; these two cases are the latest of several overdoses that occurred …

Highland

Three seek to serve on Highland School Board

Mike Bakatsias [L], Jenn Becker and Ed Meisel are running unopposed to serve on the Highland School Board.

There are three school board candidates seeking seats on the Highland School Board- Mike Bakatsias, Jenn Becker and Ed Meisel. The trio are running unopposed and residents will be able to vote on …

Rotary to conduct a day of service

The Highland Rotary Club is conducting a three-pronged “Day of Service” initiative on Saturday, May 18 by hosting a blood drive, coordinating a supply drive for care packages for deployed …