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featuredimage Stone Ridge Man Dies in ATV Accident

Detectives from the Ulster County Sheriff's Office report a fatal all terrain vehicle (ATV) accident. On December 14, 2014 at approximately ...

featuredimage County Leaders Name Dutchess County Executive Molinaro to Board

Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro has been appointed to serve on the New York State Association of Counties’ Board of ...

featuredimage Provisions Announced in FERC Government Funding

Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Representative Chris Gibson (NY-19) and Senator Charles E. Schumer announced unprecedented provisions in the government ...

featuredimage Newburgh Area Bus Service Announces Expansion

Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus today announced that the Newburgh Area Bus Service Expansion is scheduled to begin today with ...

featuredimage Domestic Dispute Leads to Man Barricading Himself in City of Newburgh

On Friday December 12, at approximately 10:45pm City of Newburgh Police responded to a domestic dispute on Blake St. in ...

featuredimage Serino Calls On Governor Cuomo to Make Lyme Disease a Priority

NY—Senator-elect Sue Serino (R—Hyde Park) today called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill that will empower doctors and ...

featuredimage Port Jervis Police Now Equipped With Overdose Prevention Rescue Kits

Port Jervis City Police Officers have recently been trained in the proper use of Naloxone to reverse opiate related overdoses ...

featuredimage Lake Street Bridge Re-Opens in City of Newburgh

Local businesses along with Mayor Judy Kennedy and the Newburgh City Council joined together for the re-opening of the Lake ...

featuredimage Tkazyik Vetoes Four Poughkeepsie City Council Resolutions

Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkazyik vetoed four different resolutions passed by the City Council. Three (R-14-70; R-14-71; R-14-72) concern the Council’s ...

featuredimage Ulster County Proposes Tourist Railroad and Kingston Trail

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein, with the support of local government officials and local business and community leaders, announced yesterday ...

featuredimage New York Medical Lab Approved For Start-Up NY Program

In a move that will both bolster entrepreneurship and enhance economic development in the Mid-Hudson Valley and beyond, 11,800 square ...

Community Happenings

Lalor Announces Salute to Law Enforcement Day

Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I – East Fishkill) is organizing a Salute to Law Enforcement Day to recognize local law enforcement officers for their service. The event is planned for early January 2015. “Every day the dedicated efforts of our police officers keep our communities safe,” said Lalor. “They protect our homes, our schools, and […]

Community Calendar

Christmas Eve St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Pleasant Valley

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Pleasant Valley will have a Christmas Eve service beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24th. On Christmas Eve, Alice Cann, the organist, will play favorite carols and hymns prior to the start of the service. All are invited to arrive early at 5:45pm and share in the joyfulness. As […]


Albany Gay Men’s Chorus Presents Christmas Bells Are Ringing

The Albany Gay Men’s Chorus presents, “Christmas Bells Are Ringing” on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 7:30pm at the First Congregational Church, 405 Quail Street (Off New Scotland Avenue), Albany, NY and on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 3:00pm at the First Reformed Church of Hudson, 52 Green Street, Hudson, NY. Come and listen to […]

Business News

Greater Hudson Valley Health System Appoints VP of Financial Planning

The Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jill Embler as Vice President of Financial Planning. Ms. Embler’s scope of responsibility includes direct oversight of long range financial planning and forecasting, along with the planning and implementation of business intelligence and reporting. Ms. Embler will also facilitate the formation […]

In Your Town

Texting Option Added to NY Sheriff Crime Victim Notification System

Ulster County Sheriff Paul J. VanBlarcum announces the launch of an enhancement to the New York Sheriffs’ Victim Hotline (VINE) that will enable crime victims to receive a text message notification in the event of any change in the custody status of an offender incarcerated in a county correctional facility in New York State or […]


5 Things I’m Over Now That I’m In My 30s

Over a late-night margarita session (two, not ten) last week, my nurse friend made an interesting prediction: “We’re all going to be old, in the hospital or nursing home or playing with our grandchildren, with these awful, distorted tattoos.” I imagined faded, melting ink that looks more like a poor Dali knockoff than crisp artwork. […]

Current Events

Barrett’s bill to support senior farmers delivered to Cuomo

Continuing her efforts to help strengthen agriculture and better support senior farmers, Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D – Columbia, Dutchess) announced that a bill she authored to support senior farmers was delivered to Govenor Cuomo’s desk this past Friday (A.9215). The governor has 10 days to act on the bill after its delivery to him. “Our […]

General Interest

Mount offers free FAFSA Workshop

Mount Saint Mary College is offering a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) workshop for high school students and their families on Saturday, January 10, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the college. This free event is open to the general public, and is not just for Mount-bound students. Filing the FAFSA […]

Police Briefs

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest For Kerhonkson Man

Deputies from the Ulster County Sheriff’s Officer report the arrest of Kevin A. Schoonmaker, 27 years old, of Kerhonkson, NY. Schoonmaker was charged with two counts of the felony of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree. On November 28th, 2014 at approximately 6:45 PM Deputies stopped a vehicle occupied by Mr. […]


Hudson Valley Building & Construction Trades Councils Endorses Brabenec

The Hudson Valley Building and Construction Trades Council has announced their endorsement of Karl Brabenec for New York State Assembly in the 98th district. “On behalf of the 28 locals affiliated with the Hudson Valley Building and Construction Trades Council, and the 10,000+ members we represent, we are proud to endorse Karl Brabenec for State […]


Maloney Statement on the Anniversary of the Metro-North Derailment

Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the tragic Metro-North derailment. “One year after a Metro-North derailment took the lives of our friends and neighbors, there is still much we need to do to prevent this kind of tragedy from happening again. While our community pauses to honor […]