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School board blocks attempt to make Padilla report public

Two reports commissioned by the Newburgh Enlarged City School District into the conduct of Superintendent Roberto Padilla, currently on a two-year paid leave of absence, will not be made …
City’s cab drivers seek an increase For just $5, a cab driver will take you anywhere within the City of Newburgh you need to go. Now the city’s cab drivers think they deserve a raise. Newburgh members of the Orange County Taxi …
Beloved Mount professor passes away at 92 Poet, author, and professor James Finn Cotter of Newburgh the longest-serving faculty member Mount Saint Mary College has ever known, passed away on Saturday, January 8. He leaves behind two sons, …
Lisa Vance-Ayers assumes role of Newburgh Town Clerk Lisa Vance-Ayers was sworn in as the new Newburgh Town Clerk on Monday, January 10 during the town’s reorganizational meeting. “It [the inauguration] felt amazing,” Vance-Ayers …
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Sandi Cassese to succeed Dan Grady at Hospice

Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors elected Sandra “Sandi” Cassese, RN, MSN, CNS, as President and Chief Operating Officer to succeed …

Mount professor emerita earns TED Distinguished Service Award

Dee Berlinghoff, professor emerita of Education at Mount Saint Mary College, recently earned the 2021 TED Distinguished Service Award given by the Teacher Education Division (TED) of the Council for …

Jacobson to distribute COVID Test Kits in Town of Newburgh and City of Poughkeepsie

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-Newburgh) will be hosting a drive-thru COVID test kit giveaway at Meadow Hill School (124 Meadow Hill Road) in the Town of Newburgh on Saturday, January 22 at 9am. …

Union Avenue MVA

Town of Newburgh Police and Cronomer Valley Firefighters responded to a vehicle into a telephone pole on Union Ave in the area of Floral Drive on January 18. Firefighters assisted EMS in removing the …

Electric charging station sought

Rivian, an electric automobile company, proposed to the Newburgh Planning Board on Thursday, January 6 a new charging station site for their vehicles in the Town of Newburgh. Rivian, based in …

Tattoo parlor owner charged with sedition

Roberto Minuta, 37, owner of a tattoo parlor in the City of Newburgh, was one of 19 Oath Keeper members indicted by the United States Department of Justice charged with seditious conspiracy. The …

Gardiner delays adoption of short-term rental law

Following an impassioned plea by Gardiner Town Clerk Michelle Mosher that her office wouldn’t be able to process short-term rental applications during the busy tax collection season, the Town …

City braces for winter weather

In preparation for the forecasted inclement weather, A Snow Emergency has been declared in the City of Newburgh effective Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. Snow Emergency parking regulations will …
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Flowflex COVID-19 rapid test kits distributed recalled by manufacturer

Orange County’s Department of General Services has announced that the Flowflex SARS-COV-2 antigen rapid test kits (self-testing) that the County distributed on Thursday, January 13th in the …

City seeks to revamp fire department

Seeking to reduce $1.7 million in overtime pay, Newburgh City Manager Todd Venning is recommending personnel changes within the organizational structure of the city’s fire …

Eve Lincoln joins New Windsor board

New Windsor Town Supervisor George Meyers introduced newly elected councilwoman Eve Lincoln, who made her official debut during the New Windsor Town Council meeting on Wednesday, January 5. …

Genesis Ramos sworn in as legislator

Newly-elected Orange County Legislator Genesis Ramos was inaugurated at an intimate ceremony held last week at the Newburgh Activity Center in front of friends, family and a tripod with a phone on …
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Shots fired near NFA

On January 18, at approximately 9:19 a.m, the City of Newburgh Police Department responded to 97 Fullerton Avenue for report of a shooting. Officers arriving on scene located a 27-year old male …

Jacobson, Skoufis call on Hochul to open testing site in Newburgh

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) and Senator James Skoufis (D-39) are calling on the State Department of Health to open a COVID testing site in the City of Newburgh. Jacobson and Skoufis …

New warehouse proposed for South Street

National Builders South, a development company, presented a new warehouse property located on 700 South Street to the City of Newburgh Transportation Advisory Committee. This presentation took place …

Town receives a $526,000 grant

The Town of Newburgh is the recipient of a $526,000 grant from the New York State Department of Transportation. These funds originated from the 2021 Bridge NY Program. This grant will fully fund the …