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Central Hudson crews work to restore service after damaging storms

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. is working to make repairs after a round of powerful storms that brought damaging winds, rain and lightning to the area Sunday afternoon, interrupting electric …

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 …

Local News

Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus Announces Plans on Cornwall Bridge Projects

Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus, Orange County Commissioner Department of Public Works Erik Denega, and Deputy Commissioner Ryan McGuire out at the Main Street bridge No.2 in Cornwall.

Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus is pleased to announce significant advancements of the Cornwall Bridge Projects, aimed at enhancing infrastructure and ensuring safe and efficient transportation …

Early voting this weekend for Primary Election

The Commissioners of Elections would like to remind voters that Primary Day will take place on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, and various poll sites throughout the County will be open 6am to 9pm.  …

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 …

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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

Nora Cronin celebrates the Class of 2024

Congratulations to the Nora Cronin Presentation Academy Class of 2024.

The Nora Cronin Presentation Academy Class of 2024 have completed their academic journey and look forward to the next chapter of their lives in high school. Families, friends, Nora Cronin teachers, …

Milton Lions Club honors Marlboro student at Scholarship Award Dinner

Pictured L-R Lions Club President Jerry Wein, Lions President-Elect Ed Bozydaj, Scholarship winners Amanda Kunkel and Emersyn Lazar, Lions Club Treasurer Ralph Walters and Lions District Governor-Elect Stephen Jennison.

Last week the Marlboro Milton Lions Club hosted a Scholarship Award Dinner at the Ship Lantern Inn.

Highland’s Top 10 students in the Class of 2024

The Top 10 Students in the Class of 2024 were honored by the Highland School Board at last week’s meeting: The students standing in ranking order from left to right: Valedictorian Alexander …

Highland Student Rep

Pictured L-R Board members Heather Welch, Jeanine Gemmell, Alan Barone, Supt. Joel Freer, Lily, Tom Miller and Camille Adoma.

The Highland School Board took a moment to thank Lily Sgroe for serving as the Student Representative for the 2023-24 school year.

On Friday, May 31, 2024 the Marlboro Middle School hosted its annual S.T.AR. breakfast.  S.T.A.R. represents “Students That Are Remarkable.” Twenty-seven students from the Marlboro …
Emotions ran high as the 22 students making up the Chapel Hill Christian High School class of 2024 graduated on Saturday morning at Montgomery’s Goodwill Church. Bill Spanjer, the head of …
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 …