September 10th, 2014


Town approves gaming law

Meeting for a third and final time, the Montgomery Town Board was able to reach a decision on Local Law No. 1 of 2014, allowing the town to create a gaming facility overlay zoning district for casino and resort planning purposes. Members of the board unanimously voted to adopt the law, which now means that planning may begin. Full article

Danskammer PILOT catches flak

Whether a resurrected Danskammer power plant is a good deal or a bad deal is debatable. Just ask the 40 to 50 persons attending an Orange County IDA hearing Wednesday at Newburgh Town Hall.The majority of those attending an Industrial Development Agency public hearing Wednesday were vocal in opposing a 10-year payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) agreement for Danskammer Energy LLC. Full article

Plattekill approves new software purchase

Last week the Plattekill Town Board approved the purchase of a new software program and two tablets from WAGsys Technology Group at a cost of up to $7,000, with $4,860 for the software and $1,300 for annual maintenance. Funds to pay for the program will come from the general capital reserve. Full article


There were some mistakes early, and Valley Central was trailing Pine Bush 20-7 late in the second quarter in their season opener at home after blocking a Bushmen extra point.But the Vikings converted their kicks and led 21-20 when Billy Cavalluzzo took an interception 18 yards for a touchdown less than five minutes into the third quarter. Full article

Goldbacks drop opener to Iona Prep, 27-14

Newburgh Free Academy’s football team opened the season Saturday in New Rochelle against Iona Prep, and the Goldbacks found themselves faced with a difficult opponent that dominated them defensively and used the big play to run the field on offense.Read full article.

Dukes unable to dig out of hole, drop opener

The Marlboro Iron Dukes fell behind early in Friday night’s season opener against the Wallkill Panthers, but did close the gap to three points before falling 31-21 at Robinson Field.Read full article.

Barbara Brewer paintings at City Hall

Through the month of September, visitors to City Hall at 83 Broadway, Newburgh can enjoy the paintings of Barbara Brewer.Read full article.

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Wallkill Valley Times

• Town approves gaming law
• Zero approvals

Mid Hudson Times

• Standing up for Newburgh business
• Danskammer PILOT catches flak

Southern Ulster Times

• Danskammer PILOT catches flak
• Plattekill approves new software purchase


• Thriller!
• Goldbacks drop opener to Iona Prep, 27-14
• Dukes unable to dig out of hole, drop opener

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