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featuredimage Representatives from Orange AHRC speak to NYS Assemblymembers

Orange AHRC's Director of Residential Services, Kevin Larragy, Advocate Stephen Muller, Executive Director Christopher Fortune and Assistant Executive Director Darrin ...

featuredimage Prom gowns earn a second chance to shine for local students

Mount Saint Mary College will soon offer high school students the opportunity to find the perfect, affordable prom dress. The college ...

featuredimage Orange County Protects Glenmere Reservoir

Orange County Executive Neuhaus signs law preserving 95 additional acres of water source’s property County Executive Steve Neuhaus announced that Orange ...

featuredimage Newburgh Police Make Three Arrests After Attempted Armed Robbery

The City of Newburgh Police made three arrests in connection with an armed attempted robbery that occurred on February 4,2015 ...

featuredimage Orange County Men Receive 12-Year Prison Sentences For Home Invasion Robbery

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that Keith Hall, 45, of Cornwall and Robert Dieckman, 37, of Newburgh, ...

featuredimage Drunk Driver Indicted For Murder in Fatal Middletown Hit and Run

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that Fredy Quizhpe, 24, of Middletown, has been indicted by an Orange ...

featuredimage Man Charged with Robbery of Goshen Quick Chek and Three Attempted Robberies

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on February 6, 2015, Anthony Werner, 44, of the Village of ...

featuredimage Ulster County Horse Owner Sentenced in Animal Cruelty Case

Connie Dirago, 59, of Plattekill, Ulster County, was sentenced in Hamptonburgh Town Court before Town Justice Richard Golden, after her ...

featuredimage Maloney Introduces Rail Safety Legislation to Prevent Grade Crossing Accidents

Following this weeks horrific Metro-North accident, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) introduced the Rail Crossings Safety Improvement Act, to help ...

featuredimage Susan Plonski Appointed Ulster County Commissioner of Public Works

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein made an historic appointment of the first woman to lead the Ulster County Department of ...

featuredimage Winter Tournament Will Benefit Local Hudson Valley Families

On Sunday, February 15th, the 18th Annual Tony Cappillino Memorial Tournament will again take place in Poughkeepsie's River District. A ...

Community Happenings

Mount lecture examines ‘Senior Talks’ in the classroom

Mount Saint Mary College education professors Matthew Hollibush and David Gallagher will present “Ideas Worth Spreading: An Examination of the Use of TED Talks to Engage Students in Multi-Modal Literacies,” on February 19 at 4 p.m. in the college’s Dominican Center on campus, 330 Powell Ave., Newburgh. Hollibush and Gallagher will share aspects of the […]

Community Calendar

Community Meeting on Distressed Property Feb 18 in City of Newburgh

Distressed Property: A Progress Report and Perspective on Newburgh Property Initiatives February 18th, 2015 A Community Meeting has been scheduled by organizations in the City of Newburgh working on distressed property issues. There will be updates on bridge closings and repairs, zoning and streamlining, Land Bank and passive house and energy efficient buildings. The program, […]


Comedians Rich Vos and Bonnie McFarlane at Sugar Loaf

Comedian Rich Vos – Screenwriter and Producer of documentary film “Women Aren’t Funny” and co-host of wildly popular SiriusXM Radio show, “My Wife Hates Me” – will perform live at The Pavilion at Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center on April 10, 2015 with his wife and partner in crime, Bonnie McFarlane.  McFarlane also wrote and […]

Business News

Congressman Gibson to speak at Ulster Chamber breakfast

Newly re-elected U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson will address the membership of the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce when he speaks at the Chamber’s first breakfast meeting of the year on Jan. 29. Gibson, a Kinderhook Republican who was re-elected last November, surprised many by announcing earlier this month that he would retire at the […]

In Your Town

Irish Music Concert at the Port Jervis Free Library March 3

To celebrate all things Irish, the Port Jervis Free Library will present a concert by The Parting Glass Band on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free. The concert features traditional and contemporary Irish music performed by Al Gessner on button accordion, flute, and vocals; Patti Gessner on tin whistle, vocals, and […]


3 Hawaiian Life Lessons We Could All Use

Island Time is not the timetable for me, even though I hate waking up before 8 a.m. and I haven’t had a set schedule in over five years. Whale watching plans in Costa Rica a few years back were altered because the guys running the show were just so very blasé about it all. Aside […]

Current Events

Poughkeepsie Dutchess Transportation Council Opens 30 Day Comment Period

Transportation Council Announces Public Comment Period for Unified Planning Work Program The Poughkeepsie-Dutchess County Transportation Council (PDCTC) has announced that the Transportation Council will hold a 30-day public comment period for the Draft 2015-2016 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP): the Council’s annual statement of work, identifying the federally funded planning activities to be carried out […]

General Interest

Applications Being Accepted For Leadership and Youth Leadership Dutchess

Leadership Dutchess and Youth Leadership, the signature programs run by The Chamber Foundation, Inc. are accepting applications for their 2015-16 classes.  Forms are available online at ChamberFDN.org.  All applications must be received by June 5. Leadership Dutchess is proud to be celebrating its 27th year of educating and motivating aspiring citizens to serve in leadership […]

Police Briefs

Sullivan County Woman Charged in Connection With January Burglary

On Thursday February 5th, 2015 the Village of Liberty Police arrested Angela Disanto,  22 of Grahamsville after an investigation in a residential burglary in the Village of Liberty. Police began investigating the incident when a homeowner reported a burglary to their residence on January 5th, 2015 with cash and checks stolen from the home. The […]


Senator Sue Serino Heads To Albany

Senator Sue Serino (R—Hyde Park) traveled to Albany today to be officially sworn into office and to take part in her first Legislative Session as a New York State Senator. “As I told our communities last week, I am anxious to hit the ground running here in Albany to ensure that our message of cutting […]


Town of Newburgh Assessor on Powelton Club Settlement

TOWN OF NEWBURGH ASSESSOR COMMENTS ON POWELTON CLUB SETTLEMENT Acting as Assessor for the Town of Newburgh one of my responsibilities is to set fair and equitable assessments on all properties. Assessors by law cannot be influenced by any outside sources or pressures to change a proper assessment. I have settled many cases over the […]