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‘Mid Hudson Times’

Lee bumped from Newburgh ballot

July 28th, 2015 No comments

Newburgh City Councilwoman Gay Lee, bumped from the ballot in her bid to become mayor following petition challenges from fellow candidate Jonathan Jacobson, said Tuesday she won’t go down without a fight. Read more…

New Windsor candidates throw hats in race

July 28th, 2015 No comments

Political campaigns are ramping up in the Town of New Windsor as a race for supervisor is under way and two seats are open on the Town Board. Read more…

Balmville Tree in new threat

July 22nd, 2015 No comments

The Balmville Tree — in serious decline for more than 45 years — is in trouble again. The 316-year-old Eastern Cottonwood, the oldest of its kind in the United States, poses a threat of crashing down on passing motorists and pedestrians. Read more…

Foot patrols combat city crime

July 22nd, 2015 No comments

Foot patrols, coupled with the introduction of its newly purchased mobile police station, are producing sharp reductions in crime in the City of Newburgh, according to Acting Police Chief Daniel Cameron. Read more…

KeyBank closing Broadway branch

July 15th, 2015 Comments off

Business and political figures, stunned by the KeyBank’s decision to abandon its downtown Newburgh site, rallied this week in a desperate attempt to save one of the pillars of Lower Broadway. Read more…

Gloves are off in city election

July 15th, 2015 Comments off

Multiple challenges to candidates for mayor and City Council in the City of Newburgh will have to be sorted out, but this fall’s city election figures to be a political donnybrook. Read more…

Chief: Police force spread too thin

July 7th, 2015 Comments off

The Newburgh Town Board heard separate appeals of its chief of police and the president of the police union Monday night, both stressing the need to bolster the town’s police force. Read more…

Temple Hill PILOT in stone

July 7th, 2015 Comments off

The Town of New Windsor has amended a tax agreement with Warwick Properties, the developer of a large affordable housing complex off of Temple Hill Road. Read more…

Johnes-Holden Home to close

July 1st, 2015 Comments off

Johnes-Holden Home (JHH) Board of Directors announced Tuesday that the longtime Balmville-based adult residence will close later this year, due to ongoing and insurmountable financial challenges. Read more…

Deputy supervisor remembered

July 1st, 2015 Comments off

When Deputy Town Supervisor George Woolsey Sr. announced he wouldn’t seek a fifth, 4-year term as a Newburgh town councilman just eight weeks ago, he said it “was time to smell the roses.” Read more…

Loop-Hudson Valley nears reality

June 24th, 2015 Comments off

The much-awaited groundbreaking of The Loop-Hudson Valley is expected to finally occur within a month or two, Tom Wilder, principal of the Wilder Companies of Boston, said last week from a construction trailer on Rt. 300 he referred to as the company “war room.” Read more…

Power plant roars back to life

June 24th, 2015 Comments off

About a dozen representatives of NYISO, a not-for-profit organization tasked to operate the New York State bulk electricity grid, toured the recommissioned Danskammer power plant Tuesday, getting a close-up look at the Town of Newburgh facility. Read more…

City’s capital costs adding up

June 17th, 2015 Comments off

Taxpayers in the City of Newburgh got a bitter taste of the future Monday night when the City Council approved the expenditure of nearly $400,000 for the reconstruction of the West Trunk Sewer line ($232,500) and purchase of a temporary Lake Street Bridge ($160,820). Read more…

CanniCare proposes New Windsor marijuana plant

June 17th, 2015 Comments off

The Town of New Windsor has given a letter of support to a company seeking to build a medical marijuana facility on town property at Stewart International Airport. Read more…

Pot plants planned

June 10th, 2015 Comments off

Two companies are vying to locate medical marijuana facilities in the Town of Newburgh. Company representatives appeared before the Newburgh Town Council last week to ask for the town’s support in bids to obtain medical marijuana licenses from the state. Read more…