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Walden commemorates 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

Members of the Walden community gathered Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Following the singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and Deputy Mayor …
Bus driver shortage forces cancellation of school in Pine Bush The Pine Bush Central School District has faced some challenges with its busing at the onset of the new school year. It all started on Sept. 8 when there were a number of bus runs with no drivers. …
Local residents among Orange County’s rising stars Twenty-three individuals who either live, work or volunteer in Orange County have been selected as 2021 Orange County Rising Stars including 10 local honorees. “The independent selection …
Walden opts out of cannabis sales The Walden Village Board voted unanimously to opt out of allowing cannabis dispensaries and on-site consumption establishments at their meeting last Tuesday. Mary Ellen Matise, a resident of the …
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Village of Montgomery considers annexation request

The Montgomery Town and Village Boards held a joint public hearing last Tuesday, to consider an annexation request that village officials hope will ultimately make the entrance to the village more …

Big development proposed in Gardiner

A 130-unit Traditional Neighborhood Development called Fall Park received enthusiastic support from the Gardiner Town Board following a presentation by the project’s developers at the …

Maybrook hires a new police officer

The Village of Maybrook Police is pleased to announce the hiring of Ricky Maldonado as a police officer. Maldonado will be attending Phase 2 of the New York State Basic Course for Police beginning …

IDA officials ordered to replay more than $1 million

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that three former officials of the Orange County Industrial Development Agency (IDA), who …
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Vision of Wallkill’s ‘Weekend of Wallkill’ celebration gets underway on Friday

The Vision of Wallkill is bringing back the Weekend of Wallkill (WOW) after its cancellation due to the pandemic. This team of enthusiastic volunteers collaborated with the Shawangunk Town …

Free legal service available for region’s first responders

Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP (J&G), is extending a special offer to area active and retired first responders and military personnel during the month of September 2021. In honor and remembrance …

Gardiner Library news

Young adult book club to meetGardiner Library presents Young Adult Book Club on Saturday September 18, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Ages 13+. Come celebrate Banned Books Month by reading and discussing “Lord …
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Community celebrates General Montgomery Day

People came out in droves to celebrate the 31st Annual General Montgomery Day on Saturday. After last year’s event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, community members were eager to …

Orange County IDA officials ordered to repay more than $1 million

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that three former officials of the Orange County Industrial Development Agency (IDA), who …

Plan proposed to revitalize Town of Montgomery landmarks

The Town of Montgomery is developing a plan to revitalize three of its landmarks: the Benedict Park Farmhouse, the barn at Benedict Park and the Colden Mansion Ruins. Qualis Architecture, PLLC was …

Shawangunk to consider banning cannabis sales

The Town of Shawangunk has scheduled a public hearing on Sept. 16 to seek input from town residents on whether they want to allow cannabis lounges and dispensaries in the community. The hearing …
Sports

Wallkill wins 42-0 over Monticello

Sean Perrin checked all the appropriate boxes in his postgame interview after scoring three touchdowns in Wallkill’s 42-0 win at Monticello on a sunny Saturday afternoon. The first order of …

Bushmen edge Vikings in boys’ soccer

It was a hard-fought match, but the Pine Bush boys’ soccer team managed to escape Montgomery on Friday afternoon with a 4-3 win over the Valley Central Vikings. The teams matched goals in …

New pickleball court unveiled at Bradley Park

There is a new pickleball court at Bradley Park in the Village of Walden. The court is located within the top tennis court inside the park. Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements …