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Representatives from Orange AHRC speak to NYS Assemblymembers

Feb 15th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Orange AHRC’s Director of Residential Services, Kevin Larragy, Advocate Stephen Muller, Executive Director Christopher Fortune and Assistant Executive Director Darrin Raynor visited with Assemblyman Karl Brabenec and Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther recently in the New York State Assembly Chambers in Albany for Legislative Action Day to speak about issues facing organizations serving people with developmental disabilities. […]



Prom gowns earn a second chance to shine for local students

Feb 15th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Mount Saint Mary College will soon offer high school students the opportunity to find the perfect, affordable prom dress. The college is one of several institutions participating in Prom Fest, a program that collects gently used dresses donated by the community, and redistributes them for $10 each to prom-bound high school students To donate a […]



Orange County Protects Glenmere Reservoir

Feb 9th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Lead Article

Orange County Executive Neuhaus signs law preserving 95 additional acres of water source’s property County Executive Steve Neuhaus announced that Orange County has protected an additional 95 acres on the Glenmere Lake grounds in order to improve public water quality and preserve a delicate natural habitat. On February 5, at the county executive’s request, the […]



Newburgh Police Make Three Arrests After Attempted Armed Robbery

Feb 9th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles

The City of Newburgh Police made three arrests in connection with an armed attempted robbery that occurred on February 4,2015 at approximately 7:00 pm in the area of 335 Ann Street. The victim, a female resident of the City of Newburgh, was walking in the area when two juvenile suspects and 17 year old suspect […]



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

Feb 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that Keith Hall, 45, of Cornwall and Robert Dieckman, 37, of Newburgh, were each sentenced to 12 years in prison for a home invasion robbery they committed in the Town of Newburgh. On November 26, 2013, Hall and Dieckman entered a home in the Town of Newburgh […]



Drunk Driver Indicted For Murder in Fatal Middletown Hit and Run

Feb 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that Fredy Quizhpe, 24, of Middletown, has been indicted by an Orange County grand jury in connection with a fatal hit-and-run that he committed in the City of Middletown. The indictment charges Quizhpe with 38 counts, the most serious of which is Murder in the Second Degree. […]



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

Feb 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on February 6, 2015, Anthony Werner, 44, of the Village of Florida, was arraigned in Orange County Court on an indictment charging him with several crimes, including Robbery in the Second Degree, Attempted Robbery in the Second Degree, Menacing in the Second Degree, and Tampering with […]



Ulster County Horse Owner Sentenced in Animal Cruelty Case

Feb 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Connie Dirago, 59, of Plattekill, Ulster County, was sentenced in Hamptonburgh Town Court before Town Justice Richard Golden, after her guilty plea to five counts of animal cruelty arising from her neglect of more than thirty horses on a property that she had been renting. The court sentenced Darigo to three years of probation; ordered […]



Maloney Introduces Rail Safety Legislation to Prevent Grade Crossing Accidents

Feb 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Lead Article

Following this weeks horrific Metro-North accident, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) introduced the Rail Crossings Safety Improvement Act, to help improve safety at grade crossings. H.R. 705 will reauthorize the Rail Line Relocation & Improvement Capital Grant Program (RLR) at $100 million a year for the next four years. “This horrific accident hits close to […]



Susan Plonski Appointed Ulster County Commissioner of Public Works

Feb 7th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein made an historic appointment of the first woman to lead the Ulster County Department of Public Works, Susan Plonski.  Currently, she leads the Contract Management Division within the Ulster County Attorney’s Office. Upon assuming the role of Commissioner she will oversee more than 200 departmental employees. “We are fortunate to […]