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  • 11th annual Lap4Life event brought out the Community
    Friday - 07/05/2019 - 01:21 AM

    NEWBURGH -- The 11th annual Lap4Life Run / Walk was held June 15 at Chadwick Lake Park in the Town of Newburgh. The event was a huge success, with over 1,400 people enjoying the day.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Monticello Kiwanis award 14 scholarships
    Friday - 07/05/2019 - 01:21 AM

    MONTICELLO — Fourteen Monticello High School Seniors and their parents/guardians were guests of honor at the Monticello Kiwanis Scholarship Dinner that was recently held at Tilly’s Diner. A total of $11,000 was awarded in scholarships to these most deserving students.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 1,475-home development in Woodbury moves forward
    Friday - 07/05/2019 - 05:21 PM

    WOODBURY - A Manhattan developer bought 130 acres next to the Harriman Metro-North station for $12 million last month, moving forward with plans for a 1,475-home, commuter-friendly development that has been in the works for three years.Public records filed Wednesday show that The Besen Group made the purchase on June 20 and borrowed $10.5 million from Gamma Real Estate of Manhattan to finance the deal.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Sullivan man charged with gun possession and drugs
    Friday - 07/05/2019 - 06:22 PM

    MONTICELLO - A 22-year-old Fallsburg man was charged with possession of a loaded handgun and 25 grams of marijuana, Monticello police said.Jeremiah D. Fannings was arrested early Friday morning and charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, and fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor, according to a press release from Lt.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Bull-riding competition wows fans at local rodeo
    Friday - 07/05/2019 - 08:38 PM

    TOWN OF WALLKILL - 150-pound men versus 1,800-pound bulls.Bull riding is no joke for the 25 professionals who competed for Friday night’s $5,000 winning payout at the Orange County Fair Speedway’s first-ever Stampede Rodeo."This is so awesome," said Connie Kosheff, of Bergen County, N.J., who was kicking sand with her 2-year-old grandson before the start of the rodeo."He loves trucks and he loves animals, so this is going to be a great thing for [...]

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  • Concert at Boscobel postponed
    Saturday - 07/06/2019 - 01:33 PM

    The "Revolutions" concert by the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra, scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight at Boscobel House and Gardens, 1601 Route 9D in Garrison, has been postponed until tomorrow night at the same time.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • The Fray: Schumer, NY House members protest potential Medicare cuts to NY hospitals
    Saturday - 07/06/2019 - 06:00 PM

    Sen. Charles Schumer and New York representatives from both parties are opposing a Trump administration proposal to cut Medicare payments to hospitals in expensive states like New York and divert the funds to those in areas with the lowest incomes.The Senate’s Democratic minority announced Monday with two congressmen – Lee Zeldin, a Long Island Republican, and Brian Higgins, a Buffalo-area Democrat – that they were leading opposition by New York’s entire [...]

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  • Prizgintas to play at Woodstock Conference
    Wednesday - 06/12/2019 - 01:21 AM

    Alex Prizgintas recently completed his freshman year at Marist College with honors and begins his summer on a high note — literally. Seen here with State Senator James Skoufis, Alex performed for the Senator’s fundraising event at Playa Winery in Highland Mills recently.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • New themed tour at Staatsburgh State Historic Site
    Wednesday - 06/12/2019 - 01:21 AM

    STAATSBURG — A new tour at Staatsburgh State Historic Site shows how it took a small army of servants to manage the 79-room Gilded Age mansion and the estate on the Hudson River.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Doctor finds hundreds of undigested bubble tea pearls in Chinese teenager's stomach
    Wednesday - 06/12/2019 - 11:30 AM

    Some experts have long argued that the tiny tapioca pearls found in bubble tea can actually be bad for you (they can be sugary and starchy) [...]

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  • Sheriff Deputy Muller and K-9 Maverick presented with USPCA Excellence Award
    Friday - 07/05/2019 - 01:21 AM

    GOSHEN — Orange County Sheriff Carl E. DuBois announced that Deputy Mike Muller and hisK-9 partner, Maverick, were recently presented with the Excellence Award by the United States Police Canine Association.The award was presented for the Case of the First Quarter 2019 of the Northeast Region, in recognition of outstanding performance in the detection and prevention of crime, specifically their narcotics search on February 7, which netted 524 envelopes of heroin.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • New York state halts road and bridge work for holiday
    Friday - 07/05/2019 - 07:20 AM

    ALBANY — New York state is halting highway and bridge construction projects to make it easier for motorists to get to their destinations during the extended Fourth of July holiday.Gov.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Ken Hall: Classic story sends an important message for today
    Friday - 07/05/2019 - 06:16 PM

    “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the beloved novel, inspiring film and breathtaking play on Broadway is a classic by any definition. Now it has grown larger, retaining its historical importance and sending a contemporary message.Jeff Daniels is Atticus Finch.Let me repeat that.Jeff Daniels IS Atticus Finch, because in this new production written by Aaron Sorkin of “West Wing” and “The Newsroom” and “Sports Night” fame, he [...]

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  • Suit filed against mayor, Montgomery over Medline meeting incidents
    Friday - 07/05/2019 - 07:36 PM

    MONTGOMERY – Three women who claim they were silenced and bullied by village Mayor Stephen Brescia during a meeting about Medline last month are filing a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in White Plains alleging their First Amendment rights were violated.The lawsuit, filed by Goshen lawyer Michael Sussman, asks the court to hold a jury trial and award both compensatory and punitive damages to the three plaintiffs if the court finds in their favor.The plaintiffs are [...]

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  • West Point postpones Trophy Point concert, fireworks
    Saturday - 07/06/2019 - 09:24 AM

    WEST POINT – Due to a forecast of scattered thunderstorms this evening, West Point will postpone the Independence Day celebration and fireworks show at the Trophy Point amphitheater, featuring the West Point Band, until 7:30 p.m.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 845 Confidential: RECAP uses grant to buy necessities for children
    Saturday - 07/06/2019 - 05:07 PM

    Regional Economic Community Action Program (RECAP), an Orange County designated anti-poverty organization, received a $29,000 grant from the Dyson Foundation, according to a press release.The money was used to purchase essential items for children, including diapers, wipes, underwear and infant formula, that were distributed to local schools and organizations, the release stated."The items we distributed are hard for our low-income population to purchase," said Francine Tavares, [...]

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  • Dispute Resolution will be moving into the mainstream
    Wednesday - 06/12/2019 - 01:21 AM

    MIDDLETOWN – A statewide initiative to refer civil cases to Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) was recently announced by the New York State Unified Court System. Family and Supreme Court cases will be included in this initiative.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Astronomer Bob Berman to speak at SUNY New Paltz
    Wednesday - 06/12/2019 - 01:21 AM

    NEW PALTZ - On June 18 noted astronomer Bob Berman will deliver a talk, "Observing the Universe's Cataclysms", at SUNY New Paltz. The event will take place at the Coykendall Science Building auditorium at 8 p.m., following the regular meeting of the Mid Hudson Astronomical Association at 7:30 p.m.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • WATCH: Jon Stewart blasts lawmakers over 9/11 victim compensation fund
    Wednesday - 06/12/2019 - 09:54 AM

    Jon Stewart, former host of "The Daily Show" and a longtime supporter of 9/11 victims and first responders, testified in front of a House committee this week regarding the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, which is set to expire next year.Stewart urged lawmakers to provide additional funding for the victims fund."As I sit here today, I can't help but think what an incredible metaphor this room is for the entire process that getting healthcare and benefits for 9/11 first [...]

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  • Teacher from Ulster County charged with possession of child porn
    Wednesday - 06/12/2019 - 01:17 PM

    TOWN OF SHAWANGUNK - An Ulster County man who teaches in the City of Poughkeepsie school district has been charged with having an inappropriate picture of a child, state police said on Wednesday.State police charged Brian Kinsley, 34, of the Town of Shawangunk, with one count of possessing a sexual performance by a child, a felony.Police said Kinsley was charged on a warrant by state police from the Ellenville barracks following an investigation that revealed he had [...]

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  • Debra Weaver honored at JFS annual meeting
    Friday - 07/05/2019 - 01:21 AM

    On June 19, at the Jewish Family Service of Orange County’s annual Meeting, Debra Weaver, Vice President and Branch Manager of Orange Bank & Trust Company was honored. A full house joined together for the event.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Blog: Schumer, NY House members protest Medicare cuts to NY hospitals
    Friday - 07/05/2019 - 04:21 PM

    Sen. Charles Schumer and New York representatives from both parties are opposing a Trump administration proposal to cut Medicare payments to hospitals in expensive states like New York and divert the funds to those in areas with the lowest incomes.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Blog: Bill would tighten oversight of pharmacy benefit managers
    Friday - 07/05/2019 - 05:44 PM

    A bill passed by state lawmakers in Albany in the final days of the legislative session last month echoed the findings of an investigation by a committee led by Sen.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Orange IDA pulls $1M in Heritage Trail funding
    Friday - 07/05/2019 - 07:52 PM

    The Orange County Industrial Development Agency has rescinded $1 million in Heritage Trail funding.The state Authorities Budget Office reportedly told an attorney for the IDA that providing the seven-figure funding for the Heritage Trail was not an allowable expense for the IDA because it did not fall under the ABO’s definition of a project, staff members from the IDA said Friday."The IDA didn’t just change its mind," said Laurie Villasuso, IDA chief [...]

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  • NY bill would regulate hemp extracts
    Friday - 07/05/2019 - 09:08 PM

    New York’s legislature recently passed a pioneering bill, putting the state in the lead nationally for regulating hemp extracts such as cannabidiol.But participants in the state’s hemp industry worry the bill needs significant revisions to prevent killing the hemp extract industry, which is still in its infancy.And it’s unclear whether Gov.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Can America ever be united again?
    Saturday - 07/06/2019 - 05:16 PM

    It’s not your imagination. The nation really is politically polarized.A June 19 report by the Pew Research Center, "Public Highly Critical of State of Political Discourse in the U.S.," found that about half of the people surveyed said that "talking about politics with people they disagree with politically is ‘stressful and frustrating,’" to the point where many people prefer to avoid those discussions.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Great American festival celebrates freedom
    Saturday - 07/06/2019 - 07:47 PM

    GOSHEN – The Great American Weekend kicked off a two-day celebration of the nation’s independence in the village on Saturday.Visitors to the 38th annual festival had to cope with some rain early in the afternoon on day one, but that didn’t spoil the party; it just put it on hold for a few minutes.A short but intense cloudburst shortly after 12:30 p.m.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Newburgh Free Library announces Summer Reading Program
    Wednesday - 06/12/2019 - 01:21 AM

    NEWBURGH — The Newburgh Free Library at 124 Grand Street in Newburgh, is proud to announce its annual Summer Reading Program and Summer Programming for children, teens, and adults. The national theme for Summer Reading this year is a "Universe of Stories."The fun begins with the library’s fourth annual free mini comic-con the NFLXpo on June 15 from noon-4 p.m.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • New Jersey town mourns West Point cadet killed in accident
    Wednesday - 06/12/2019 - 09:50 AM

    WEST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Family and friends are mourning a West Point cadet who was killed in a training accident as an inspiration to all.They gathered Tuesday night in a gymnasium at West Orange High School to remember 22-year-old Christopher Morgan.A single light shined on a wrestling mat, where Morgan's shoes and headgear were placed.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Save the weekend: Local events to check out
    Wednesday - 06/12/2019 - 04:20 PM

    Newburgh Mall is the setting for the spring Carnival, which begins today and continues through June 23. The event offers rides including a Ferris Wheel and plenty of classic thrills for the little ones, too, plus games and attractions.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share