Times Herald-Record

  • New Windsor joins list of proposed hotel sites
    Thursday - 11/15/2018 - 08:45 PM

    ​NEW WINDSOR — The Orange County Industrial Development Agency’s board voted on Wednesday to consider tax breaks for a $14.35 million project to replace the former Steak & Stein restaurant on Union Avenue in New Windsor with a hotel.Property owner Banta Hospitality hopes to knock down the defunct restaurant, open from 1967 to 2010, to make way for a four-story, 93-room Holiday Inn Express.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Blog: Skoufis opposes tax abatement for New Windsor hotels
    Friday - 11/16/2018 - 02:08 PM

    Assemblyman and state senator-elect James Skoufis shot off a letterĀ to the Orange County Industrial Development Agency on Friday to question the need for tax breaks for two proposed hotels in New Windsor and to outright oppose granting them property-tax cuts through what are known as payments-in-lieu-of-taxes, or PILOT agreements.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • SUNY Orange to host lecture on presidents vs. Constitution
    Friday - 11/16/2018 - 02:01 AM

    MIDDLETOWN - The second in the annual mini-series “Celebrating the United States Constitution” is scheduled at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Gilman Center for International Education, room 130 of the library at SUNY Orange’s Middletown campus.The speaker is well-known commentator, columnist, editorial writer, and political analyst Brigid Callahan Harrison, professor of political science and law at Montclair State University.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • East Coast commuters face slow rides to work after snowstorm
    Friday - 11/16/2018 - 07:53 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) — The first snowstorm of the season has given way to rain and high winds in the New York City area, as commuters here and across New Jersey and elsewhere were facing slow rides to work.NJ Transit bus passengers should expect substantial delays and cancellations Friday because many drivers worked past their normal schedules and federal law mandates a rest period.New York's Port Authority Bus Terminal has reopened after it closed Thursday because there [...]

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  • Florida: Hand recount begins for tight US Senate race
    Friday - 11/16/2018 - 12:31 PM

    Under state law, a hand review is required when the victory margin is 0.25 percentage points or less. A state website's unofficial results show Scott ahead of Nelson by 0.15 percentage points.

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  • Take a weight off: Tears, joy as kilogram gets historic update
    Friday - 11/16/2018 - 02:41 PM

    The redefined kilo is expected to allow for more accurate measurements of very, very small or very, very large masses and help usher in innovations in science, industry, climate study and other fields.

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  • Region hit with 12 inches in some areas
    Friday - 11/16/2018 - 04:41 PM

    Winter started early in the mid-Hudson, dumping a foot of snow in some areas, shutting down roads and leaving thousands of motorists stuck for hours in snarled traffic.The National Weather Service, which had predicted 4-8 inches through our region and a messy commute for Thursday night and Friday morning, recorded reports of 11 inches of snow in Monroe, a foot in Newburgh and Kiamesha Lake, and between 8-10 inches in Kingston and Highland.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Fire death toll at 56 and counting in Northern California
    Thursday - 11/15/2018 - 11:31 AM

    The nearly 220-square-mile blaze was 40 percent contained, the state fire agency said.

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  • Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
    Thursday - 11/15/2018 - 12:31 PM

    Publicist Jeremy Westby said Clark died Thursday due to complications from pneumonia at home in Tulsa, Okla.

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  • City of Newburgh declares snow emergency
    Thursday - 11/15/2018 - 02:05 PM

    CITY OF NEWBURGH – The City of Newburgh has declared a snow emergency starting at 6 p.m. Thursday.Alternate-side parking restrictions will be in effect until the emergency is lifted. Restrictions can be found at https://bit.ly/2K6HPp6.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Ellenville hospital shooting suspect indicted for attempted murder, robbery
    Thursday - 11/15/2018 - 11:32 PM

    KINGSTON — An Ulster County grand jury has indicted a Kerhonkson man on 11 counts, including attempted murder, robbery and burglary.Ulster County District Attorney Holley Carnright said in a news release that Joshua Stuart, 42, of Pine Lane, is accused of a series of crimes that began when he showed up at Ellenville Regional Hospital at 4:30 a.m.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • YMCA honors equestrian director as emerging leader
    Friday - 11/16/2018 - 02:01 AM

    CLARYVILLE — The YMCA of the USA recently recognized 30 emerging leaders from YMCAs across the country. Frost Valley YMCA Equestrian Director Emily Gorman was among those honored.The YMCA of the USA created a recognition program to identify and formally recognize 30 full-time YMCA leaders under the age of 30 for their accomplishments and their potential to become leaders in their local Ys in the coming decades.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • School delay and closings (11/16/2018)
    Friday - 11/16/2018 - 07:51 AM

    Chester Union Free School District: ClosedCornwall School District: ClosedEldred Central School District: Delayed - 2 HoursEllenville Central School District: ClosedFallsburg Central School District: ClosedFlorida Union Free School District: ClosedHighland Central School District: ClosedHighland Falls - Fort Montgomery Central School District: ClosedKingston City Schools: ClosedLiberty Central [...]

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  • Snow gives way to rain across region
    Friday - 11/16/2018 - 08:30 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) — The first snowstorm of the season has given way to rain and high winds in the region.The National Weather Service says rain will taper off by late morning Friday.The weather service said New Yorkers should expect sustained winds of 20 to 25 mph and gusts in excess of 50 mph.TodayRain, snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 9am, then a chance of snow between 9am and 11am.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Trump says he answered written questions in Mueller probe
    Friday - 11/16/2018 - 01:32 PM

    Trump told reporters in the Oval Office that he answered the questions "very easily" this week about the special counsel's ongoing probe into 2016 election interference and possible ties between Russia and the president's campaign.

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  • Trump says he will name EPA's acting chief to post permanently
    Friday - 11/16/2018 - 03:30 PM

    A former lobbyist for coal and other industries, Andrew Wheeler has a reputation as a methodical steward of the Trump administration's deregulatory mission.

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  • Federal judge: Florida is 'laughingstock of the world'
    Thursday - 11/15/2018 - 10:30 AM

    U.S. District Judge Mark Walker vented his anger at state lawmakers but also Palm Beach County officials, saying they should have made sure they had enough equipment in place to handle this kind of a recount.

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  • Icy roads cause 5 deaths as wintry weather blows east
    Thursday - 11/15/2018 - 11:42 AM

    BYHALIA, Miss. (AP) — A pre-winter storm slammed parts of the South and lower Midwest, causing five deaths on slippery roads and stranding travelers for more than eight hours on an icy Arkansas interstate.The wintry weather moved eastward Thursday, bringing a mix of rain and snow to Ohio, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.Snow fell as far southeast as central Alabama, which got a dusting.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Florida man pleads not guilty in political pipe bombs case
    Thursday - 11/15/2018 - 01:31 PM

    Cesar Sayoc entered the plea through his lawyer during his appearance in Manhattan federal court.

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  • Man indicted in carjacking of woman in Middletown
    Thursday - 11/15/2018 - 02:05 PM

    GOSHEN - An Orange County grand jury on Thursday indicted a Massachusetts man on charges he carjacked a woman outside the YMCA in Middletown.Felix Maldonado, 28, of Worcester, Mass., was indicted on felony counts of first- and second-degree robbery and misdemeanor counts of second-degree menacing and petty larceny.Officials have said the woman was accosted in the YMCA parking lot about 6:35 a.m.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share