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City of Newburgh’s police commissioner resigns

City of Newburgh Police Commissioner José A. Gomérez announced his resignation on Tuesday after three years of service. “It is with mixed feelings that I announce my decision …

Montgomery completes installation for accessible kayak launch

The Town of Montgomery’s Benedict Farm Park received a huge upgrade last Friday, May 17: a brand-new, ADA-compliant kayak launch and dock along Wallkill River, equipped with everything needed …

Plattekill to increase transfer fees

Recently Plattekill Supervisor Dean DePew received suggestions from the town’s fee committee on the amounts that are collected at the transfer station. Councilman Wilfrido Castillo, who serves …

Lloyd wins grant to bury power lines

Last week, town Supervisor Dave Plavchak announced that Lloyd has received a long-awaited grant that will be used to bury the utility lines in the hamlet. He said not only will this improve the …

Petition: keep our school in Walden

"We the undersigned request full disclosure and accountability by the Valley Central School Board and Administration regarding the status and future of the Walden Elementary School.” The …

From The Ground Up is planted in Highland

James and Liana in front of their cafe.

As summer approaches, the town of Highland is abuzz with the arrival of a new dining establishment, “From The Ground Up.” Nestled in the heart of The Vineyard Commons Apartment Complex, …

Residents and Rotarians sweep Montgomery’s streets

The volunteers from this year’s clean sweep.

Volunteers from the Town of Montgomery and the Walden Rotary Club gathered at the town hall on Saturday, May 18, and prepared for their grimiest challenge yet: the town’s annual clean sweep. …

Remembering those who gave their lives

Scouts Jaik Karras(l.)  and Ryan Sita place flags in Cedar Hill Cemetery to honor service members.

Members of American Legion Post 1420 and Boy Scout Troop 4027 joined together on the morning of Saturday, May 11 at Cedar Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum to place flags at the veteran grave markers and …

MPB honors first responders and military personnel

Several first responders, military personnel, veterans, and the Knights of Columbus together at the MPB Church’s reception on Sunday afternoon.

Across the United States, many citizens take up careers that put themselves in danger’s way to protect others, sometimes at the cost of their lives. These occupations range from firefighters …

Local News

New Windsor celebrates Memorial Day

Donald J. Plunkett is the 2024 recipient of the Lieutenant Commander Nicholas Brooks Award.

Residents of the Town of New Windsor joined together on Sunday, to watch the annual Memorial Day Parade with bands, fire trucks and other community groups marching along. They also took a brief time …

New Windsor Police hold Annual awards ceremony

Octavious Fraser, center, from City of Newburgh Fire Department received the Civilian Recognition Award. While off duty at the Knox Village apartments in June 2023, Fraser saved the life of a drowning child by rescuing that child from the pool and successfully performing CPR.

On May 15, the New Windsor Police Department held its 39th Annual Awards Ceremony, honoring and recognizing first responders for their actions in 2023. The department recognized 29 recipients with 55 …

Local News

Lloyd remembers another fallen hero

For the past three years Dennis Bragg [R] has chosen a Veteran to honor who is buried at the Lloyd Cemetery. Bragg is pictured with John Mackey [L] and Charles Meuser.

Dennis Bragg volunteers his time helping in whatever capacity he can at the Lloyd Cemetery. The cemetery was established in 1861 on a 34-acre parcel and today it is the final resting place for 7,500 …

Ulster announces availability of food security grants

The Ulster County Executive, in partnership with the Ulster County Legislature and Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, is pleased to announce the availability of American Rescue Plan Act …

Briefs

Pullar competes in Bataan Memorial Death March

U.S. Air National Guard Chief Master Sgt. Patricia Pullar

New York Air National Guard Chief Master Sgt. Patricia Pullar, a Newburgh resident, completed the annual 26.2 mile Bataan Memorial Death March, held annually at White Sands Missile Range in New …

Two promoted to Sergeant in NY National Guard

Major General Ray Shields, the adjutant general for the state of New York, announces the recent promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for …

School News

Nearly 450 receive degrees at Mount Saint Mary College Commencement

Overcast skies didn’t disrupt the bright, cheerful atmosphere at Mount Saint Mary College’s 61st annual Commencement Ceremony, which recognized nearly 450 graduates on Saturday, May 18. …

NFA announces Valedictorian, Salutatorian for the Class of 2024

Sarah Hyun and Anakin Landolfa

Sarah Hyun is the Valedictorian for Newburgh Free Academy’s class of 2024. Next year, Sarah plans to study abroad at the Richmond American University of London for the fall semester and …

Marlboro celebrates student achievements

Marlboro honored the Top Ten students of the Class of 2024. Holding certificates are Chyanne Negron, Matthew D’Angelo, Harrison Solomon, Emersyn Lazar, Claire Devine, Thomas Rusk, Deni Menendez, Salutatorian Sophia Montalbano and Valedictorian Kahlan Moran. On the far left is Principal Ryan Lawler; on right is Asst. Principal Anishbell Brennan and Superintendent Michael Rydell. Kalista Bienstock is not pictured.

Last week the Marlboro School Administration and the Board of Education honored a number of students for their academic achievements. Top Ten Students The Top Ten of the Class of 2024 were …

Marlboro Music Department presents Spring Concert

The Chamber Choir closed out this year’s Spring concert

Last week the Marlboro Music Department, under the direction of choral teacher Katie Budryk and Instrumental Director Elizabeth Miller, held its annual Spring Concert in the High School Auditorium. …

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 …
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 …
Montgomery

Around the Valley: Orange County

An undated postcard shows the Corncord Hotel during its heyday.

Pine Bush program focuses on Borscht Belt history The Pine Bush Library Community Center is set to host an event titled “Borscht Belt Artifacts: Relics of the Catskill Resort Age” on May …

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 …

Highland

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 …