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85 Year Old US Navy Vet Accepts High School Diploma

Jun 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Lead Article

Completing high school and accepting your diploma with the rest of your classmates is a right of passage for America’s youth. For most, that happens a few short days after the end of the academic school year. For one Newburgh man, it was 68 years in the making. Eighty-five year old George Whalen earned his […]



Ulster County Comptroller Staff Joins National Auditor’s Team

Jun 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Ulster County Comptroller Elliott Auerbach announced his office’s membership in the Association of Local Government Auditors (ALGA) and its participation in their Peer Review Program. Two staff members, Director of Internal Audit and Control Ronald E. Clum, CPA and Senior Auditor Elizabeth Weredyk participated in the ALGA Annual Conference Peer Review Workshop and joined government […]



Workers Safe After Scaffolding Fails Under Newburgh Beacon Bridge

May 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Two workers escaped injury this afternoon when the scaffolding they were on gave way under a bridge. The two men were prepping the underside of the west bound span of the Newburgh-Beacon bridge for painting at the time of the incident. A spokeman for the NY State Bridge Authority said the men were able to […]



NFA Hosts Italian Exchange Students During Visit to the Hudson Valley

May 16th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Recently, students from Italy visited Newburgh Free Academy as part of an exchange program between NFA and Liceo Scientifico Ettore Majorana, a high school in Sicily. The partnership between the two schools has been in existence for over a decade according to NFA Italian teacher Domenic Tebano. The Italian students spent nine days in the […]



International Sex Trafficking Network Has Hudson Valley Ties

May 6th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles

THIRTEEN INDIVIDUALS CHARGED IN MANHATTAN FEDERAL COURT IN CONNECTION WITH ALLEGED INTERNATIONAL SEX TRAFFICKING AND PROSTITUTION NETWORK Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and James T. Hayes, Jr., the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (“ICE”) Homeland Security Investigations […]



Report Shows Hudson Valley Recycling Efforts Were Beneficial

Apr 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles

ReCommunity, the greater Hudson Valley’s recycling partner, announced today—Earth Day—the overall impact of local recycling efforts for 2012. Hudson Valley residents can download a copy of the report at http://www.recommunity.com/asr for fun comparisons equating the amount of recycled material to the amount of trees and oil saved, jobs created and more. “Earth Day marks a […]



Orange County Reminds Residents Not to Burn Outdoors

Apr 8th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana and Deputy Commissioner Division of Emergency Management Seamus K. Leary reminded residents today that they are prohibited from burning brush outdoors as the State of New York has a burn ban in effect until May 14. “Brushfires occur each spring in Orange County,” said County Executive Diana.  “It’s important […]



Chester Man Taken Into Custody After Standoff With Police

Mar 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Lead Article

On Thursday, March 21st, the Town of Chester Police responded to Laroe Road near Bull Mill Road after multiple motorists complained of a disorderly male in the middle of the road, yelling at passing cars and obstructing traffic. Upon arrival, Detective Ferrara observed the subject, known to him as 49 year old Michael Varrone of […]



Town of Newburgh Man Charged With Assaulting Elderly Relative

Mar 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles

A Town of Newburgh man is facing numerous charges following a domestic dispute. At about 11:35PM this past Saturday evening,  Town of Newburgh Police responded to a private residence on Fostertown Road for a reported Domestic Assault. At the scene, officers found a 70 year old male resident who reported that he had been assaulted […]



Poughkeepsie Police Investigating Fatal Hit and Run

Mar 14th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles

City of Poughkeepsie police are investigating a hit and run incident that occurred Wednesday night near St. Mary’s Church that left one 18 year old female dead. Police responded to the area of South Hamilton Street and Chruch Street at about 8:45 PM Wednesday night to find Shequila Brown critically injured in the street. She […]