May 5th, 2015

Burning ridge

Homeowners in Cragsmoor and Walker Valley are closely watching the spread of a forest fire that has already consumed almost 2,000 acres.The fire began Sunday on mountainous land, some of which is state property, in the area of Ferguson Road and Shawanga Lodge Road. Full article

Town Board pressured on pipeline

Foes of the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline aren’t letting the Newburgh Town Board off the hook. They continue to press the board for a resolution in opposition to what they believe would be a potential ecological disaster. Full article

Highland teacher honored by Rotary Club

For 12 years, the Highland Rotary has chosen an individual in the community to honor the person they feel best exemplifies their central tenet; ‘Service Above Self.’ Full article

Bushmen cruise past Newburgh, 19-5

Pine Bush’s boys’ lacrosse team led 12-2 at the half at home against Newburgh Wednesday, April 30. The Bushmen then cruised to a 19-5 victory with four goals each from Kyle Bacon and Kyle McNamara. Full article

Tough loss for Newburgh baseball

The Kingston Tigers’ Chris Johnston dropped a base hit into center field chasing home Matt Davidson with the game’s only run as the Tigers beat the Newburgh Free Academy Goldbacks 1-0 in an Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association Division I baseball game on Thursday at Cronomer Hill Park in the town of Newburgh.Read full article.

Huskies hold on for 5-4 victory

Highland’s Paul Hansut started the game against Red Hook Friday, and he struck out the side in the first inning. Hansut pitched into the seventh inning, leading 5-1, when Red Hook scored three runs to cut Highland’s lead to 5-4.Read full article.

Mass hysteria, doomed to repeat itself

An allegorical version of the McCarthy witch hunts of the early 1950’s, The Crucible, was and still is a poignant play. Arthur Miller put his name on the map with this gripping tale of the original witch hunts, so much so that he was summoned to testify in front of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Un-American Activities in 1956. Read full article.

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Wallkill Valley Times

• Burning ridge
• Hayes, Maher headed to GOP primary

Mid Hudson Times

• Town Board pressured on pipeline
• Accused denied bail in beating death

Southern Ulster Times

• Highland teacher honored by Rotary Club
• Main Street Market opens in Highland

Sports

• Bushmen cruise past Newburgh, 19-5
• One hit made the difference in Newburgh’s loss to Kingston
• Huskies hold on for 5-4 victory

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