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Valley Central security plans move forward

With the 2022-2023 school year slated to commence in just under a month, Valley Central School District officials and local municipalities are moving ahead with a security plan to have police …
Walden: still no plans for ambulance service With a town-wide ambulance district scheduled to go into effect in less than five months, Walden still has no plans for ambulance service. The village is not part of the recently-created ambulance …
Shawangunk celebrates National Night Out A dunking tank was a popular spot for those attending the National Night Out sponsored by the Town of Shawangunk Police Benevolent Association (PGA) Aug. 2 at Garrison Park in Wallkill. Early on …
Historic home to house Vietnam Veterans The historic Arnott House, saved from wrecker’s ball and relocated when Amazon built a warehouse near the intersection of Routes 17K and 747 in the Town of Montgomery, will have new life as a …
Local News

Gardiner cell tower approved

The long odyssey to erect a 110-foot cell tower to improve cellphone coverage in the western part of the Town of Gardiner is apparently over after the Town Board voted 4-1 to approve Wireless …

Town of Montgomery hires new IDA director

The Town of Montgomery IDA Board announced the unanimously approved hiring of Felicia R. Kalan as the new IDA Executive Director effective August 1 on a part-time basis. “I believe Felicia …

Seminar addresses antisemitism

Orange County’s Human Rights Commission and the Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County are hosting a free seminar to help residents better understand antisemitism from 2 to 4 p.m. on …
Briefs

Montgomery to honor First Responders

Having previously honored Veterans, the Village of Montgomery is now planning a ceremony to honor the area’s First Responders. On Friday, August 26 at 6 p.m., the village will dedicate First …

Montgomery seeking a sidewalks grant

The Village of Montgomery has been looking to add sidewalks for some time, but may have to face the reality that grant money just isn’t available. “You can buy a pickle ball (court) …

Walden street work to begin in September

Walden Village Manager John Revella has announced that the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has informed the Village that road grinding and resurfacing is scheduled to take place in …
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Warehouse project draws more objections

Another warehouse project in the Town of Montgomery means more opposition from nearby residents and more complaints for the town’s planning board. That board held a public scoping session …

Town Board meets with ambulance consultants

A conversation, months in the making, finally took place last month, when Town of Montgomery officials finally met with the consultants hired to help with the creation of a new ambulance district …

Valley Central supt. search underway

The Valley Central School District commenced its search for the District’s next Superintendent of Schools under the direction and assistance of Orange-Ulster BOCES this summer and the community …

Medline holds ribbon cutting at new distribution center

Medline celebrated the opening of its 1.3 million-square-foot LEED-certified distribution center in Montgomery on Monday as local dignitaries from the entire region gathered. “Medline is a …
Sports

Long day ends season for PB girls

It was a long Monday for the Pine Bush Seniors softball team. They had their final two Pool Play games, and then were defeated in a Pool Play playoff game, 14-6, by Delaware champion, …

Gill Hill to chase dream of playing in the majors

Like many others who grew up in Walden, Gary Gill Hill remembers his days playing youth baseball at Bradley Park, dating back to T-Ball. He now joins a select group of ballplayers who’ve …

Wallkill’s Martinez earns an honorable mention

Wallkill boys’ lacrosse coach Alex Danon asks his attackmen to do two things: score goals and ride hard when the other team tries to clear the ball.Richie Martinez has done both for the …

PB and VC named scholar-athlete ‘schools of excellence’

Two local schools have been named Scholar-Athlete Schools of Excellence by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. Pine Bush High School and Valley Central High Schools were …