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  • Fire destroys apartments in Slate Hill
    Friday - 01/18/2019 - 11:09 AM

    SLATE HILL – A three-alarm fire Thursday night destroyed a former farmhouse that had been converted into apartments.Slate Hill fire Chief Jim Gayler said former chief Phil Camerlingo was driving past the house at 150 McBride Road on his way to work shortly before 7 p.m.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Monticello gets funding to set up ice skating rink
    Friday - 01/18/2019 - 06:45 PM

    MONTICELLO — For the first time in 20 years, ice skating is returning to Broadway in Monticello.Using grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Sullivan County, Monticello will soon receive what is essentially the frame to set up an ice rink, according to Mayor Gary Sommers.The rink costs about $6,000, of which the village contributed a third of the money, Sommers said.Sommers was also mayor the last time Monticello had ice skating on [...]

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  • Stocks up again as hopes for US-China trade deal rise
    Friday - 01/18/2019 - 07:43 PM

    NEW YORK — Stocks in the U.S. and Europe jumped Friday as renewed hopes for progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China helped the markets finish the week with another strong gain.Indexes jumped after Bloomberg News reported that China's government offered to buy more goods and services from the U.S., potentially eliminating its trade deficit by 2024.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Architectural firm to assess Cornwall school buildings
    Friday - 01/18/2019 - 08:30 PM

    CORNWALL — The Cornwall school board is hiring an architectural firm to develop a five-year program for addressing building needs in the district.Board President Larry Berger said they’ll begin with a survey of the five school buildings and the district offices.The board action comes in the wake of defeats of two bond issues for major capital improvements, $44.4 million in December 2017 and $24.85 million in September last year.CSArch, an architectural, [...]

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  • Highland students learn importance of credit
    Saturday - 01/19/2019 - 02:01 AM

    HIGHLAND – Highland High School recently welcomed local author John Panzella, who spoke with Economics and Financial Math students – 20 percent of the student body – on the importance of credit.Panzella, a Marlboro resident, spent his career working in the banking industry and wrote "Give Yourself Some Credit!: A Graduate's Guide to Understanding and Establishing Good Credit." In addition to donating his time to come speak, he contributed signed copies of his book [...]

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  • Steve Israel: Passage of time reminds us to savor wonder of life
    Thursday - 01/17/2019 - 05:40 PM

    Ever wonder how you got to be so grown-up?Happened to me the other day when I was in the college town where time seems to stand still – New Paltz, home of shops like Groovy Blueberry and Karma Road.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Area banks to help out local federal workers
    Thursday - 01/17/2019 - 07:19 PM

    Mid-Hudson banks are stepping up to help local customers deprived of paychecks since the federal government's Dec. 22 shutdown, extending mortgages and waiving fees.Locally, Orange Bank & Trust was first out of the gate with a Monday announcement offering assistance to federal workers who use the bank.Orange Bank & Trust will defer mortgage and loan payments for up to six months or until the end of the government shutdown, whichever comes first, while suspending [...]

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  • Trump grounds Pelosi amid shutdown battle
    Thursday - 01/17/2019 - 09:27 PM

    WASHINGTON — She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her an aircraft to visit troops abroad.The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal game of constitutional brinksmanship, with both flexing their political powers from opposite ends of Pennsylvania Avenue as the negotiations to end the monthlong partial government shutdown remain stalled.In dramatic fashion, Trump issued a letter to Pelosi [...]

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    Friday - 01/18/2019 - 02:01 AM

    Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African-Americans and a time for recognizing African Americans in U.S. history.If your nonprofit organization is holding a Black History Month event and would like to be included in the Black History Month Happenings list, email information to dkessler@th-record.com or mail information to Donna Kessler, Black History Month, c/o Times Herald-Record, P.O.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Messy commute this morning; 5-9 inches of snow possible this weekend
    Friday - 01/18/2019 - 06:21 AM

    TodaySnow likely, mainly before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Wind chill values between 25 and 35. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Towns object to Cuomo's call to trim local funding
    Friday - 01/18/2019 - 01:49 PM

    ALBANY— Towns around New York state are objecting to a budget proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo that would cut nearly $60 million in funding to local governments.The state Association of Towns on Friday called the cut "disrespectful" and said it could force local officials to trim services or dip into reserves.Cuomo, a Democrat, inserted the reduction in a $175 billion state budget proposal submitted to lawmakers this week.More than 1,300 towns will lose [...]

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  • Port women's march to stress diversity
    Friday - 01/18/2019 - 07:15 PM

    PORT JERVIS — Unity amid diversity will be the focus of the third annual women’s march on Saturday, organizer Patty Baughman said.“We’re encouraging people to come together and counterbalance the partisan split at the national level,” said Baughman, community outreach coordinator for St.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Cuomo takes AIM at local towns, villages
    Friday - 01/18/2019 - 08:13 PM

    Seventy-five towns and villages in Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties would lose a longstanding subsidy from Albany this year under a state budget proposal by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that would eliminate that annual aid for most towns and villages but preserve it for cities.The funding stream, known as Aid and Incentives for Municipalities, or AIM, is fairly modest, but still would amount to tens of thousands of dollars in lost revenue that towns and villages must absorb if the [...]

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  • Newburgh council to revisit municipal ID proposal
    Friday - 01/18/2019 - 08:39 PM

    CITY OF NEWBURGH — The Newburgh City Council will revisit its ongoing discussion of a potential municipal ID program in the coming weeks.Corporation Counsel Michelle Kelson said at the council's meeting Monday night she has obtained legislation from other nearby cities that recently began similar ID programs, as well as legislation from New York City.Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson, a local grassroots immigration advocacy group, has organized public support of ID programs [...]

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  • Police seek help identifying hit-and-run driver
    Thursday - 01/17/2019 - 04:16 PM

    TOWN OF GREENVILLE - Police are seeking the public's help to identify a hit-and-run driver who left a runner with a head injury and a broken ankle early on Jan.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Gymboree begins winding down operations
    Thursday - 01/17/2019 - 06:00 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO — Gymboree has filed for bankruptcy protection for a second time in as many years, but this time the children's clothing retailer will begin winding down operations for good.The San Francisco company said late Wednesday that it will close all of its Gymboree and Crazy 8 stores and attempt sell its Janie and Jack business, intellectual property and online business.Gymboree operates a store at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets."The company has [...]

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  • Local counselor defends conversion therapy
    Thursday - 01/17/2019 - 08:54 PM

    CITY OF NEWBURGH — Many New Yorkers this week cheered the passage of legislation aiming to protect minors from what is considered by many to be an inhumane form of counseling called gay conversion therapy.But Newburgh Rev.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Frustrated federal workers apply for unemployment
    Thursday - 01/17/2019 - 09:28 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Thousands of federal employees and their families are applying for unemployment and food stamps to get by as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history drags on with no end in sight.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Local school delays - January 18, 2019
    Friday - 01/18/2019 - 06:10 AM

    Local school delays due to today's snow storm

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  • Cuomo: State prepared for back-to-back winter storms
    Friday - 01/18/2019 - 06:40 AM

    ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the State Emergency Response Operations Center has been activated in preparation for back-to-back storms expected to drop 1 to 2 feet of snow across upstate New York.The Democrat says that the state has more than 2,000 plows and other vehicles and 430,000 tons of salt on hand to deal with a storm expected to hit the region late Thursday, followed by a more severe one starting Saturday and lasting into Sunday.The first storm is [...]

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  • Foot of snow possible this weekend
    Friday - 01/18/2019 - 12:29 PM

    A winter storm could drop up to a foot of snow and ice on parts of the region between Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon.Then it will turn bitterly cold.The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties from Saturday afternoon until late Sunday afternoon.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Schism leads to dueling women's march events in NYC
    Friday - 01/18/2019 - 07:19 PM

    NEW YORK — Conflicts over control, inclusivity and alleged anti-Semitism will mean that women protesting on the second anniversary of the Women's March on Washington are faced with competing demonstrations this weekend in New York City.One procession, around the edge of Central Park and down Sixth Avenue, is being organized by the Women's March Alliance, a nonprofit group whose leaders are putting on their version of the demonstration for the third straight year.Another [...]

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  • Dutchess woman among 4 killed in Syria attack
    Friday - 01/18/2019 - 07:53 PM

    ALBANY — One of the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week was a Navy sailor and married mother of two from Dutchess County.The Pentagon identified three of the four Americans killed in Wednesday's attack in the northern Syrian town of Manbij.They are Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Shannon M.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • State hopes to lure more homeowners to STAR check program
    Friday - 01/18/2019 - 08:51 PM

    State officials have proposed two changes in the STAR tax-relief program that are meant to prod homeowners into trading the usual savings on their school-tax bills for checks from Albany for an equivalent amount.The program began more than two decades ago as a property-tax exemption that shaves several hundred dollars off homeowners' bills before school districts send them out, with the state paying districts for those savings.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Cornwall library board names new director
    Saturday - 01/19/2019 - 02:01 AM

    CORNWALL – The Board of Trustees of the Cornwall Public Library has named Charlotte Dunaief as the new library director, following her appointment in September as interim director. Dunaief permanently replaces Mary Lou Carolan, who accepted a position with the Newburgh Free Library.Dunaief began as a children’s librarian before joining the Cornwall Public Library in 2010 as the head of Adult Services.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Kiryas Joel to become co-terminous with Palm Tree
    Thursday - 01/17/2019 - 06:49 PM

    Kiryas Joel leaders have started the process of annexing 62 acres from the new Town of Palm Tree to match the borders of the two municipalities and enable them to eliminate a redundant governing board by the end of Palm Tree's first year of existence.The new town took effect on Jan.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Questions about Norwegian's future at Stewart airport
    Thursday - 01/17/2019 - 07:48 PM

    STEWART AIRPORT – Norwegian Air will close its cabin crew and pilot bases at New York Stewart International Airport later this year, a cost-saving move that will not affect current flight schedules.The closings, and an identical action at T.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Town of Liberty accepting applications for summer jobs
    Friday - 01/18/2019 - 02:01 AM

    LIBERTY – The Town of Liberty Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting applications for summer seasonal employment. The department employs over 30 seasonal employees to provide a wide variety of services throughout the summer.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • SUNY Orange begins 2019 concert programs Jan. 27
    Friday - 01/18/2019 - 02:01 AM

    MIDDLETOWN — The 2019 concert programming at SUNY Orange will open at 3 p.m. Jan. 27 with the American String Quartet in concert with pianist Vadim Serebryany and selections by Ravel, Dvorak, and Tsontakis.Works by this mix of composers includes a quartet, a quintet, and solo piano pieces that demonstrate the versatility and virtuosity of the musicians.This year is the 45th anniversary of the American String Quartet.The chamber music performance will be in the [...]

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  • Storm punishes swath of US with snow, ice and freezing rain
    Friday - 01/18/2019 - 07:16 AM

    A winter storm that contributed to at least five deaths in the Midwest pummeled the mid-Atlantic region for a second day Sunday, bringing with it an icy mix that knocked out power, cancelled flights and contributed to hundreds of car accidents.Virginia State Police said the driver of a military surplus vehicle was killed late Saturday after he lost control on Interstate 81 because of slick road conditions.Police said Ronald W.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share