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The big disconnect

January 28th, 2015 No comments

There are approximately 600 vacant and abandoned properties in the City of Newburgh. About 200 are privately owned. Another 200 are owned by the city. The remaining properties are labeled as “zombies.” Read more…

Taylor seeks City Biomass update

January 28th, 2015 No comments

Three and a half years after agreeing to be the first municipality to contract with Taylor Biomass Energy for the recycling of local garbage, the City of Newburgh Thursday heard founder James Taylor Jr. say he is just two weeks away from signing a construction contract with private financiers. Read more…

A new law to the rescue?

January 21st, 2015 No comments

There are approximately 600 vacant and abandoned properties in the City of Newburgh. About 200 are privately owned. Another 200 are owned by the city. The remaining properties are labeled as “zombies.” Read more…

Town Board: Let there be light

January 21st, 2015 No comments

A poorly lighted area along Route 300 that also keeps a section of the New York State Thruway in semi-darkness is drawing complaints from local motorists. Read more…

The housing market fallout continues

January 13th, 2015 Comments off

There are approximately 600 vacant and abandoned properties in the City of Newburgh. About 200 are privately-owned. Another 200 are owned by the city. The remaining properties are so-called “zombies.” Read more…

Ferrara exits on positive note

January 13th, 2015 Comments off

Anyone who knows Mike Ferrara knows that he is a glass-half-full type of guy. While a realist, he only wants the best for the city where he has spent his entire life — 42 of his 62 years as a member of the City of Newburgh Police Department, the last four years as chief. Read more…

New chapter for Town of Newburgh

January 7th, 2015 Comments off

When Gil Piaquadio was sworn in as supervisor for the Town of Newburgh on New Year’s Day it was far from a one-man show — he lined up his entire extended family, his brothers, sisters-in-law and nephews at Town Hall with wife Rosanne to share the limelight. Read more…

Tobacco law fallout begins

January 7th, 2015 1 comment

When the Newburgh City Council started serious conversations about cracking down on tobacco retailers in the city, one business owner warned, “Don’t do it. If you take the tobacco product out, the city’s going to lose a lot of money. The business will just go elsewhere.” Read more…

Ebenezer Baptist Church reaches out to police, city leaders

December 31st, 2014 Comments off

In a gesture of goodwill and cooperation between the police and the African-American community, members of the City of Newburgh Police Department joined city leaders attending a special service held at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Sunday. Read more…

Benton pays $1,000 fine as ethics penalty

December 31st, 2014 Comments off

Orange County Legislator Leigh J. Benton, R,C,I-16th District, this past week agreed to pay a $1,000 fine for accepting a job with a consulting company that was hired in the renovation and expansion of the county government center in Goshen. Read more…

No casino in our stocking

December 24th, 2014 Comments off

The New York State Gaming Facility Location Board’s decision not to allow any casino in Orange County stunned and angered a group of elected officials gathered Wednesday in the City Council chambers at Newburgh City Hall hoping for a better outcome. Read more…

NFA redesign focuses on raising grad rate

December 24th, 2014 1 comment

The Newburgh Enlarged City School District has embarked on a project focused on improving high school graduation rates. The redesign project is also geared to prepare students to enter high-tech fields after graduation. Read more…

Reality comes to Newburgh

December 17th, 2014 Comments off

It was only a matter of time before the national outrage prompted by events in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y., reached Newburgh. It arrived in force Monday night, as scores of protesters shut down a main city intersection, then took over the City Council meeting at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center. Read more…

Casino decision expected this week

December 17th, 2014 Comments off

The New York State Gaming Facility Location Board is expected to decide on where at least one casino will be built in the Catskills-Hudson Valley region on Wednesday. Read more…

Lake Street Bridge reopened

December 10th, 2014 Comments off

“We couldn’t wait another day,” Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy said Tuesday, explaining the reason for holding the official reopening of the Rt. 32/Lake Street Bridge in a frigid rain on a bitterly cold day. Read more…