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YMCA to close Broadway office

August 27th, 2014 No comments

On Friday, the YMCA will shut the doors on its Newburgh offices and wellness center at 377 Broadway. A little more than four years ago the center was being touted by state Sen. Bill Larkin as “a safe place” for the city’s youth. Read more…

Danskammer pleads case before IDA

August 27th, 2014 No comments

The Town of Newburgh is on record supporting Danskammer Energy LLC’s plan to revive the power plant that was left for dead two years ago, a victim of Superstorm Sandy. Read more…

Sale of remediated properties to wait

August 20th, 2014 No comments

The City of Newburgh’s tentative budget for 2014 included a line item that raised the eyebrows at the State Comptroller’s Office a year ago. The item was the inclusion of $2 million in anticipated revenues from the sale of tax-acquired property. Read more…

School district awarded $2.8M for full-day Pre-K program

August 20th, 2014 No comments

On Monday, August 18, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the Newburgh Enlarged City School District as a recipient of approximately $2.8 million in funding for a full day pre-kindergarten program. In total, $340 million was awarded to 81 school districts and Community Based Organizations statewide. The NECSD is the largest recipient of funding outside of New York City. Read more…

City 10% spending freeze ordered

August 13th, 2014 Comments off

City Comptroller John J. Aber informed the Newburgh City Council Monday night that as of Aug. 1, he continues to show the City as having an $861,000 shortfall in property tax revenues. Read more…

Hit-run victim’s family cries for justice

August 13th, 2014 Comments off

The family of Eric Geter, outraged by District Attorney David Hoovler’s offer of a reduced sentence for the Cornwall woman charged in Geter’s hit-and-run death, is pleading for justice in the case. Read more…

State announces $20M in land bank funding

August 6th, 2014 Comments off

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced $20 million in a second round of funding for state land banks last Friday. Though the attorney general did not go so far as to say the local land bank would receive any of the funding, the choice to make the announcement in Newburgh seemed to be a good sign. Read more…

Town pens letter of support for Danskammer PILOT

August 6th, 2014 Comments off

The Town of Newburgh has expressed its support of an application by the owners of the Danskammer Power Plant asking the county to sign off on a tax agreement expected to generate tens of millions of dollars for the town and Marlboro Central School District. Read more…

‘There’s work to do’

July 29th, 2014 Comments off

“We’re looking to rebrand the district,” said Roberto Padilla. The new superintendent of schools of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District took time out to speak with the Mid Hudson Times this week about some of his goals and aspirations for the coming school year. Read more…

Town seeks to do ‘the right thing’

July 29th, 2014 Comments off

Interim Supervisor Gil Piaquadio started this past Wednesday’s Roseton Hills Sewage Works Sewer Rate Review proceeding with an acknowledgment that “it’s great to see so many people turn out at Town Hall,” but then tempered the statements by adding, “it usually takes an issue to bring people out.” Read more…

Guns galore on Newburgh streets

July 22nd, 2014 Comments off

In fewer than 24 hours this week, from pre-dawn Monday to pre-dawn Tuesday, City of Newburgh Police responded to four potentially lethal incidents, all involving guns. In one case, a 19-year-old City of Newburgh resident was shot four times and his alleged assailant captured a short distance away from the shooting site. Read more…

“The Newburgh Sting” hits home

July 22nd, 2014 Comments off

The investigation was “textbook on how a major investigation should be conducted,” he said. That was Raymond Kelly, then New York police commissioner, speaking to the press in 2009 on the investigation and subsequent arrests of the so-called “Newburgh Four.” Read more…

Rescuers pluck workers from 150-foot perch

July 16th, 2014 Comments off

Two United Rental workers were stranded 150 feet in the air for five hours Monday before rescue workers were able to pluck them from their perch in a malfunctioning lift. The manufacturer of the lift that was being tested by the workers, citing safety concerns, reportedly refused to supply an override code that would have ended the drama. Read more…

Council challenged on zoning code

July 16th, 2014 Comments off

The line stretched halfway around the Newburgh City Council chambers Monday night. Local residents were so eager to have their say about a draft proposal for changes to the Newburgh Zoning Code that it morphed into the longest council meeting since its expansion to seven members 19 months ago. Read more…

Newburgh postal facility on closure list

July 8th, 2014 1 comment

Letters protesting the planned closing of 80-plus mail processing plants across the country, including the Mid-Hudson Processing and Distribution Center at Stewart, don’t appear to have much sway with Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. It would appear they’re landing in the dead letter file. Read more…