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Haunted History Trail of New York State

Apr 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

The Haunted History Trail, a year-round opportunity, provides the opportunity to see what New York State has to offer those interested in paranormal activity. Twenty counties have come together to form a spooky trail spanning the entire state and several hundred years of hauntings. The trail offers ghost hunting locations that cater to all from […]



Orange County Forms Casino Task Force

Apr 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Lead Article

Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus was joined by Legislative Chairman Stephen Brescia today in announcing the formation of a Task Force on Gaming and Economic Development. The task force would study the potential impacts of casino development on Orange County, including effects on transportation-infrastructure capacity. New York State plans to award four casino licenses in […]



United Way of Dutchess-Orange Region to Receive 2014 Leadership Orange Award

Apr 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Steven E. Howell, chairman of the board, is proud to announce that United Way is the recipient of the 2014 Leadership Orange Award. The award is given annually to an individual or business in Orange County that through ideas, actions, or accomplishments has had a direct and positive impact on the quality of life in […]



Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business Act Passes NY Senate and Assembly

Mar 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Lead Article

The New York State Senate and Assembly has passed the “Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act.”  The bill (S6865) is co-sponsored by Senator John J. Bonacic and Assemblymember Didi Barrett. It facilitates the awarding of state contracts to disabled veteran-owned businesses. The  bill will create a six percent state contract set-aside for service-connected disabled-veteran owned small businesses. […]



Minisink Supervisor Endorses Brabenec for State Assembly

Mar 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Political

Minisink Town Supervisor Ralph J. Ford has announced his endorsement of Karl Brabenec for New York State Assembly in the 98th District. “The taxpayers of Minisink need permanent relief from the dysfunction of Albany,” said Supervisor Ford.  “Karl is the only candidate in this race that knows the challenges we all face as municipal leaders.  […]



Barrett : Assembly Budget Provides Tax Relief and Education Investments

Mar 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) has announced the 2014-15 Assembly budget proposal provides much needed tax relief and investments in education. The proposal includes $1.1 billion in additional education aid and $2.3 billion in tax relief. The Assembly budget includes many provisions that Assemblymember Barrett fought for. She made phasing-out the Gap Elimination Adjustment a priority […]



Coughlan Calls On Gipson to Denounce Free Tuition for Inmates

Mar 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Dutchess County Comptroller and Senate Candidate Jim Coughlan called on Senator Terry Gipson to end his silence and oppose Governor Cuomo’s plan to give taxpayer funded tuition to prison inmates. “This proposal is wrong on so many levels. It’s outrageous that our Senator has not taken a position on this issue. Senator Gipson’s silence is […]



Dutchess, Orange and Ulster County Tourism endorse plan for the new Nevele

Mar 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Noting that the redevelopment of the Nevele  will have a far-reaching, transformative economic impact, the tourism boards of Dutchess, Orange and Ulster counties have endorsed the proposal for a family-friendly resort, casino and spa at the site of the original Nevele Grande in Ellenville. “The impact of Nevele – particularly on the tourism industry – […]



United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region Welcomes New Board Members

Mar 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Business News

United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors, now comprised of 18 leaders. United Way’s Board members are prominent community leaders who volunteer their time to further the mission and goals of the organization. Michelle S. O’Reilly, Certified Public Accountant | O’Connor Davies, LLP Michelle S. O’Reilly is […]



NY Sheriff’s Institute to Start Membership Drive in Ulster County

Mar 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles

The New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute will begin its annual Honorary Membership drive in Ulster County according to Sheriff Paul Van Blarcum. The New York State Sheriffs’ Association Institute was established in 1979. It is a not-for-profit corporation, tax exempt organization, and contributions to the Institute are tax deductible. While the Sheriff’s Office is […]