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The Montgomery Village Board, last month, rejected all bids for a proposed extension to the senior center. The cost of the project was cited as the reason.

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. Students …

Marlborough airs grants, traffic – and Indian Trail progress

  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 …

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 …

Sub Rosa opens on Liberty Street

The City of Newburgh officially welcomes Sub Rosa, owned by Allison 
Cannarsa-Barr, to Liberty Street with a celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony.

New business Sub Rosa, owned by Allison Cannarsa-Barr, was welcomed to the City of Newburgh with a celebratory ribbon cutting on Thursday, April 25. Family, friends and city council members joined in …

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

Ulster announces Planned Workforce Development Hub at iPark 87

On Monday, May 13, County and educational leaders announced the signing of two leases at iPark 87 that will create an innovative workforce development hub intended to expand access by residents to …

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 …

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

Civic readiness students showcase their projects

Daisy Ortiz worked to bring generations together

Last week, students in Christina Saylor’s Civic Readiness class at Highland High School held an end of the year showcase of the individual projects they conceived and worked on from the …

Dukes claim MHAL championship

The Marlboro Iron Dukes pose with the MHAL championship plaque on Saturday at Cantine Field in Saugerties.

The Marlboro Iron Dukes were glad they had some runs left for the second game. After scoring 24 runs in their win against the Wallkill Panthers to start the day, the Division II champion Iron Dukes …

Highland’s Alexa Pavese records her 400th strikeout

Highland pitcher Alexa Pavese is shown with the game ball after recording her 400th career strikeout on May 1 at Highland High School.

Alexa Pavese had seen a few of the area pitchers being acknowledged for strikeout milestones and started wondering where she stood. When she got her answer before the Huskies’ 16-0 win …

One bad inning proves costly for Highland

Highland’s Ciara Teamer scores as Wallkill catcher Gianna Allessandro takes the throw during Thursday’s non-league softball game at Wallkill Senior High School.

The Highland Huskies had one bad inning, and it cost them dearly. Miscues in the fifth inning opened the door for the Wallkill Panthers to score nine runs in the inning as they handed the …

Isaac Cruz’s shot was angry. The Valley Central Vikings had crawled back from a four-goal halftime deficit to tie the game, his fourth goal of the game broke the tie, and helping lift the …
The Wallkill softball team’s seniors went home happy on Thursday’s Senior Day as they kept their hopes for a Section 9 Class AA tournament berth alive with an 11-2 win over the Highland …
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

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 …

Highland Springfest is Saturday

Residents are invited to join in supporting local vendors, artists, and community children at an upcoming event brimming with activities, shopping, entertainment, and delectable food and beverages. …