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featuredimage Ulster County Wants Residents to be Ready for Impending Weather

At the Ulster County Department of Public Works, County Executive Mike Hein reviewed Ulster County’s preparedness for the impending snowstorm ...

featuredimage Orange County Declares State of Emergency

In response to Winter Storm Juno, Orange County has declared a State of Emergency effective today at 7:00 p.m. through ...

featuredimage Molinaro Declares Countywide State of Emergency in Dutchess

Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro, in consultation with the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response, Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, ...

featuredimage 3 Arrested After Investigation of December Burglary in Chester

On December 16th at about 6:30PM, the Town of Chester Police Department responded to a report of a burglary in ...

featuredimage Darcie Miller Confirmed to Lead Orange County Social Services

Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus issued a statement following the confirmation of Darcie Miller as Commissioner of the Department of ...

featuredimage Simple Reminder From Newburgh Police After Rash of Vehicle Thefts

Newburgh police are urging all city residents to adopt a simple and cost-free way to keep your unattended car from ...

featuredimage Bids Available for Start of Orange County Government Center Project

Orange County officials announced that prospective contractors can now pick up bid-specifications packages to bid on building and site-preparation work ...

featuredimage Thompson Man arrested for sending naked pictures to minor

Village of Liberty Police Department arrested Michael Eason, 28 of Thompson after an investigation into the dissemination of pornographic material ...

featuredimage Newburgh Police Use Naloxone to Revive Overdose Victim

City of Newburgh police received a report of a male subject unresponsive in a vehicle parked in a residential parking ...

featuredimage Public Comment Encouraged on Dutchess County Justice and Transition Center

The Dutchess County Justice and Transition Center’s External Advisory Group will host its next public meeting on Thursday, January 29th ...

featuredimage Maloney Introduces Legislation to Combat Human Trafficking

During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention month, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) introduced the Human Trafficking Prevention Act, H.R. ...

Community Happenings

Orange Regional Medical Center Hosts Car Seat Misuses Demonstration

Orange Regional Medical Center’s Trauma and Injury Prevention Program recently hosted a Car Seat Misuses demonstration to promote car seat safety. Hospital staff and visitors who wished to participate were asked to spot the misuses displayed in two car seat demonstrations set up incorrectly, in comparison to one car seat demonstration set up the correct […]

Community Calendar

Free Tax Preparation Service at the Port Jervis Free Library

For the first time, the Port Jervis Free Library is able to offer FREE tax preparation services to New York residents through the AARP Foundation and the Internal Revenue Service. This program has a particular focus on preparing taxes for those ages 60 and older and low- to moderate-income residents in New York. PLEASE CALL […]

Entertainment

Train with The Fray and Matt Nathanson Add to 2015 Line Up at Bethel Woods

Chart-topping San Francisco-natives Train are taking their latest hit album Bulletproof Picasso on the road with a 40+ city summer tour across North America featuring special guests The Fray and Matt Nathanson. The Picasso At The Wheel Summer Tour 2015, will stop at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Friday, June 26. Train will […]

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

Mount Saint Mary talk takes appetizing look at chemistry of cider

Get a taste of the sweet side of academics with “The Chemistry of Making Apple Cider” at Mount Saint Mary College on January 29 at 7 p.m. The talk, free and open to the public, will take place at the college’s Dominican Center, room 218, at 330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh, N.Y. According to speaker Timothy […]

Lifestyle

4 Things You’ll Learn When You Take a Vacation

At the end of an exceptionally busy spring, I made a promise to myself: I would take the summer off. As someone who’s worked two or more jobs since teenage-hood, summer vacation was the stuff of elementary school, not self-employment. “But there must be something to that two month break,” I thought. Remember how much […]

Current Events

New York State Assembly Speaker Silver Arrested on Corruption Charges

Allegedly Used Official Position to Obtain $4 Million in Bribes and Kickbacks Concealed as Income From Outside Law Practice Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Richard Frankel, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Criminal Division of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced […]

General Interest

Pete Seeger Classic Translated into Hip Hop

Hip Hop artist Decora, formerly of the ReadNex Poetry Squad, has released a new single from his yet to be released solo debut album – and it’s a tribute to the late Pete Seeger.  “Flowers” maintains in spoken word the classic chorus “Where have the flowers gone” – in recent performances the crowd echoes this […]

Police Briefs

Ulster County Man Charged After Family Dispute

Deputies from the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office report the arrest of Philip W. Coumbes, Jr., 33 years old, of Cooper Street in the Town of Marbletown. Coumbes was charged with the felonies of criminal contempt in the first degree and aggravated family offense, along with the misdemeanors of assault in the third degree and criminal […]

Political

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 […]

OP ED

To The Editor : Re: Sheldon Silver Arrest

To the Editor: Whether we elect them to govern, legislate or sit on the bench, we want to believe these people serve above the fray and with adherence to fair play.  When they don’t they betray the very foundation of our democracy. Corruption may aid those in power at times but it is almost always […]