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featuredimage 4 Arrested After Plattekill Heroin Sales Investigation

Members of the ULSTER REGIONAL GANG ENNFORCEMENT NARCOTICS TEAM (URGENT) and members of the Town of Plattekill Police assigned to ...

featuredimage Drug Stash Found in Storage Unit

On November 20, 2014 the City of Middletown Police Department arrested Ivan Rodriguez (41) of Middletown after a long term ...

featuredimage Ulster County Sheriff’s Office Sending Members to Buffalo For Mutual Aid

Uniformed members of the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office have been requested and immediately deployed to Buffalo, New York, to offer ...

featuredimage Port Jervis Police Department Kicks Off Cops for a Cure

The Port Jervis Police Department announced its participation in the No Shave November fundraising initiative. All proceeds will benefit Orange ...

featuredimage Orange County DA and Sheriff Announce County Wide Benefits Fraud Arrests

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler, joined by Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus and Sheriff Carl DuBois, Thursday announced ...

featuredimage Poughkeepsie Police Investigate Convenient Store Armed Robbery

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department is investigating a report of an armed robbery that took place on November 19, ...

featuredimage Annual Santa’s Toy Box Toy Drive in Orange County Starts November 28

Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus and county Parks Commissioner Richard L. Rose today announced that Santa’s Toy Box, the annual ...

featuredimage Ulster County Executive Named Among Top Nationwide Government Officials

The Ulster County Executive Is Among Nine Nationwide Called Best And Brightest In State, City And County Governments Throughout The ...

featuredimage Hudson Valley Honor Flight to Debut Film With Local Veterans

Hudson Valley Honor Flight will be hosting a red carpet world premiere of the documentary film, “Hudson Valley Honor Flight: ...

featuredimage Ulster County Launches Construction Of SUNY Ulster Kingston Center

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein was joined by State, County and local officials to celebrate the start of major construction ...

featuredimage Center of Business Innovation Endorses 2015 Orange County Budget

Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus announced that the Orange County Center of Business Innovation (CBI) has endorsed the 2015 Executive ...

Community Happenings

Holiday Gift Drive For Valley View Residents

The Orange County Democratic Women launched a holiday gift drive for residents of the county owned nursing home and rehabilitation center, Valley View.  OCDW will be collecting small gifts for residents for the next 3 weeks.  The cutoff date to donate a gift is December  10.  Members of the OCDW committee  will bring the donated […]

Community Calendar

Holiday Lights in Bloom Returns to Arboretum on December 5

Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus and county Parks Commissioner Richard L. Rose announced that that the sixth annual “Holiday Lights in Bloom” program will kick off the weekend of December 5 at the Orange County Arboretum in Thomas Bull Memorial Park. The program is free and will be open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, […]

Entertainment

Bardavon presents The Nutcracker, Dec 13-14

Giant fighting mice, sugar plum fairies, and huge toy soldiers will soon be dancing on the Bardavon stage. It’s time once again to take the magical journey of The Nutcracker. The Bardavon presents the New Paltz Ballet Theatre production of this classic ballet about a little girl and her special Christmas gift on Saturday, December […]

Business News

Orange Chamber Partners with Local Chambers For Discounted Membership Rate

In support of small businesses and local chambers of commerce, the Orange County Chamber of Commerce now offers a special membership rate to businesses in good standing with local chambers of commerce. A member (with 0-3 employees) in good standing of a local chamber of commerce (not a networking or professional group) in Orange County […]

In Your Town

Branches of Humanity Adopt a Family Holiday Program Needs Your Help

Branches of Humanity is calling all businesses, clubs, organizations and individuals in the Hudson Valley to lend a hand this Holiday season. Below is a list of families they have taken on for their Holiday adopt a family program. They need your help to bring some Holiday Cheer to these local families in need, by […]

Lifestyle

5 Ways to Stop Missing Work Deadlines

When I worked at The Culinary Institute of America, I’d roll into the parking lot every morning at 8:35 and whisk by my manager’s desk, coffee and buttered roll in hand, hoping she didn’t see me. I was late every day – sometimes I was five minutes behind, sometimes ten, more if I was stopped […]

Current Events

Civil Service Exam for Correction Officer Filing Deadline November 25

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mount Hope) announces that the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision is seeking applicants to take the Civil Service exam for the position of Correction Officer, which will be held on January 20, 2015. Deadline for filing for this examination is November 25, 2015. Salaries begin at $39,794 for a […]

General Interest

East Hudson Youth Soccer League Honors Its Outstanding Volunteers

Founded 40 years ago as the West-Put Youth Soccer League, the East Hudson Youth Soccer League (EHYSL) has a long and proud history serving youth soccer players in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties with even a club from Pennsylvania recently getting in on all the fun. Last Saturday night, November 8 at […]

Police Briefs

Albany Man Charged With Bail Jumping in Ulster

The Ulster County Sheriff’s Office report the arrest of David L. Pearson, 22 years old, of Albany, NY. Pearson was charged with the Felony of Bail Jumping 2nd. This occurred on November 12th 2014 at 5:30pm. Deputies arrested Mr. Pearson on a bench warrant for the Felony of Forgery 2nd degree after he failed to […]

Political

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 […]

OP ED

Comments on Town of Newburgh 2015 Budget

As the Acting Town Supervisor and Chief Financial Officer of the Town of Newburgh, I am proud to have presented and have the board approve the Town of Newburgh’s 2015 Budget. With a combined increase of 1.92 %. This 2015 budget has a combined increase of 1.92% for the average home owner with an assessed […]