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featuredimage Orange County Introduces New Shovel-Ready Policy for Job Creation

Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus announced the creation of a brand new “shovel-ready” policy for potential job creators in Orange ...

featuredimage Road Rage Incident Leads to Menacing Charge

On Monday July 21 at 11:53am City of Newburgh Police received a call from a female motorist reporting a road ...

featuredimage Newburgh Car Chase Ends With DWI and Weapons Charges

On Monday July 21 at 3:37am City of Newburgh Police Officer Ricardo Rivera observed a 2008 Ford Edge fail to ...

featuredimage Guilty Plea Entered in Newburgh Bar Shooting

Gunman Shot at Coat Check Clerk Through Window Kwamane Degraffenried, 24, of Newburgh, pled guilty on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, before ...

featuredimage Maloney to Honor Two Hudson Valley Veterans in Ceremony

Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) will present service medals to the late Private Second Class David Michael Barry and Specialist ...

featuredimage Orange County Forms Regional Community Advisory Boards

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler has announced the formation of seven regional Community Advisory Boards, smaller geographic divisions ...

featuredimage Newburgh Man Pleads Guilty in Jared Plante Murder Case

Jacquelle James, 21, of Newburgh, pleaded guilty late Monday afternoon to Murder in the Second Degree, in connection with the ...

featuredimage Four Charged With Middlehope School Break In

Four people are facing Burglary charges following an early Friday school break-in. At about 12:15AM Friday, Town of Newburgh Police responded ...

featuredimage Ulster County Hopes For Dog Park to Be Complete this Summer

At the site of the future home of the Ulster County Dog Park located on the property that includes the ...

featuredimage Tivoli May Transfer Service to Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority

Village of Tivoli Mayor Bryan F. Cranna announced that the Village and the Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority (DCWWA) ...

Historic Newburgh Courthouse Bell Installed in Kaplan Hall

SUNY Orange officially unveiled the display location for the historic Newburgh Courthouse Bell on Monday during a brief, informal installation ...

Community Happenings

Catholic Charities’ Golf Outing July 21

Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County will host its 8th annual golf outing at West Hills Country Club in Middletown on Monday, July 21. The event is one of the not-for-profit human service agency’s primary fundraisers for the year. Board member Tom Larsen, Group Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs at Mediacom Communications […]

Community Calendar

Millerton’s 4th Annual Chef and Farmer Brunch August 10

The fourth annual Chef and Farmer Brunch will happen Sunday, August 10th in a new location: Railroad Plaza in the heart of Millerton, NY.  Proceeds from the popular sell-out event, featuring the Hudson Valley’s most accomplished chefs, benefit the North East Community Center’s (NECC) programs that are critical to the greater northern Dutchess County community. […]


Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan at Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center

Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan – Noam Pikelny has emerged as the preeminent banjoist among a new generation of acoustic musicians and Stuart Duncan is the apotheosis of fiddling; the greatest, most creative bluegrass fiddle player ever. Noam and Stuart will be performing live at Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center on Friday, October 17th at 8:00pm. […]

Business News

Upcoming August Ulster Chamber Events

August 7 Deadline for Nominations Business Recognition Awards Contact the Chamber at 338-5100 or www.UlsterChamber.org for a Nomination Form & information August 15 Ulster Leadership Development Institute Application deadline for 2014-2015 class. Contact Ingrid Kulick at 338-5100 Ext. 106 or www.UlsterChamber.org Sponsor: M&T Bank Supporting Sponsor: Mohonk Mountain House August 20 Membership Mixer 5:00 – […]

In Your Town

Clearwater Welcomes Matt Soper as New Development Director

Matt Soper has joined Hudson River Sloop Clearwater as Director of Development. In this role, he will be responsible for creating strategies to increase individual giving, foundation and government support, corporate sponsorships, planned giving, and membership. Soper brings extensive experience in major gift fundraising, annual giving, foundation support, and has also worked closely with volunteer […]


10 Ways to Speed Clean Your Home

There are many things I hate in the world: jumping spiders, sweet pickles, when my flat iron just won’t seem to get hot enough… Of all the tiny nuisances I could live without, dusting and sweeping are at the top of my list. Unfortunately for me but fortunately for my dust allergy and my hardwood […]

Current Events

FairGame Reaches Agreements with 10 Casino Applicants

The Upstate Theater Coalition for a Fairgame announced today Memorandums of Understanding with 10 of the 17 applicants vying for 4 new casino licenses available in 3 upstate New York regions: the Southern Tier, the Catskills and the Capital Region. The coalition is composed of the senior executives of municipal and not for profit live […]

General Interest

Horizon Family Medical Provider on Federal Registry

Victoria Rheaume, a Family Nurse Practitioner in Horizon Family Medical Group’s Florida office, has successfully completed the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners examination, and is listed on the Registry. Victoria can administer physical exams of commercial motor vehicle drivers according to new federal guidelines. She will make important medical certification decisions that will reduce […]

Police Briefs

Inmate Charged With Assault Inside Ulster Jail

Detectives from the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office report the arrest of an inmate at the Ulster County Jail subsequent to an assault. On July 21, 2014 corrections personnel reported Tsedai A. McComb, 36, formerly of  Kingston, struck another inmate in the face, causing him to lose consciousness, fall and strike his head on the floor.  […]


Serino Secures 3 Party Lines in State Senate Campaign

Dutchess County Legislator and 41st State Senate District Candidate Sue Serino (R,C,I-Hyde Park) recently secured the Republican, Conservative and Independence Party lines for this year’s election. Following a successful petition period which saw volunteers collect almost 4,000 signatures across the district, Serino has now secured all three parties’ lines on the ballot on November 4. […]


Letter to the Editor : Great American Weekend

To the Editor, Once again it is time to thank all of the wonderful people who made the 33rd Annual Great American Weekend such a resounding success! The continued growth of the Great American Weekend is only possible through their help and vision. This exciting year was a record breaker in terms of attendance, types […]