‘Mid Hudson Times’

96 Broadway due for major makeover

September 29th, 2015 No comments

An eyesore structure at the corner of Liberty Street and Broadway will soon receive a complete makeover. The historic building at 96 Broadway is on track for transformation into several new apartments and a ground-floor restaurant. Read more…

Kennedy reaches across party lines

September 29th, 2015 No comments

Mayor Judy Kennedy is well aware that she is swimming upstream in her attempt to win re-election on Nov. 3. She lost the Democratic Party endorsement and the primary vote to long-time party chairman Jonathan Jacobson and only remains on the ballot thanks to eight write-in votes cast in her favor on an Independence Party line. Read more…

Blueprint for the future

September 23rd, 2015 No comments

The City of Newburgh Distressed Property Task Force provided the public with an update on zoning, housing development and the city rental registry at the Newburgh Board of Education Auditorium last Wednesday. Read more…

Kennedy wins place on ballot

September 23rd, 2015 No comments

Mayor Judy Kennedy, rallying from a stinging defeat in the Sept. 10 Democratic primary to long-time Democratic Committee Chairman Jonathan Jacobson, will appear on the November General Election ballot for mayor as the Independence Party candidate. Read more…

Jacobson wins primary; Kennedy hopes for write-in

September 16th, 2015 Comments off

Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy knows that she faces an uphill fight in trying to remain the face of this city of about 28,480. Read more…

Green wins in New Windsor primary

September 16th, 2015 Comments off

New Windsor Republicans held on to the Conservative line during the town primary election Thursday, but more votes were cast for write-in candidates seeking the Independence line for one seat on the Town Board. Read more…

Unofficial Primary election results

September 10th, 2015 Comments off

Southern Ulster Times

Roberts beats Egan for Legislature District 12

In an unofficial tally, Kevin Roberts beat Joseph Egan in the Republican Primary for the Ulster County Legislature in District 12 by a vote of 175 to 74.

Roberts, who will enter his 5th term in January, was reached by phone after the polls closed.

“I feel good,” he said of his win. “It was a long ugly fight but the past is the past. It is time to look to the future.”

Mid Hudson Times

Green wins in New Windsor primary

New Windsor Republicans held on to the Conservative line during the town primary election Thursday, but more votes were cast for Independence write-in candidates for one of two seats open on the town board.

Unofficial results from Thursday night show incumbent town Supervisor George Green came out ahead with 42 Conservative votes to 17 for write-in candidates. Green garnered another 48 Independence votes to 24 write-in candidate votes.

Incumbent town board member Patricia Mullarkey drew 37 Conservative votes and board member Eric Lundstrom also drew 37; write-in candidates collected 33 Conservative votes.

Mullarkey drew 43 Independence votes and Lundstrom drew 36; however, the write-in candidates garnered 38 Independence votes.

Winning write-in candidates will be named after official voting results are tallied by the BOE later this month.

Over the summer, Democratic candidate for town supervisor Richard Ostner, along with Democratic candidates for town council Kelly Allegra and Kirk Williams, collected enough Conservative and Independence voter signatures to force the primary.

– By Shantal Riley

City of Newburgh totals for mayor and council-at-large

Mayor (6 of 6 precincts reporting) 1,2327 total ballots
Jonathan Jacobson 553
Judy Kennedy 464
Omari Shakur 179
write-in 12

Council-at-large (6 of 6 precincts reporting)
Torrance Harvey 635
Hillary Rayford 633
Fernando Cardona 379
Cedric Brown 330
Sheila Murphy 252
write-in 5

Christine Bello 19
John Penney 10

City manager battles council cabal

September 9th, 2015 2 comments

Four members of the City Council are openly at war with City Manager Michael Ciaravino over Ciaravino’s handling of a disputed disability case involving a controversial police lieutenant. Ciaravino, however, has won an important battle in that war. Read more…

New Windsor rallies for traffic light

September 9th, 2015 Comments off

The Town of New Windsor has launched a grassroots, letter-writing and petition-gathering campaign to make a flashing traffic light on Rt. 94 at the intersection of Butter Hill Drive permanent. Read more…

Firestorm rages at City Hall

September 2nd, 2015 Comments off

Newburgh City Manager Michael Ciaravino has set off a firestorm among City Council members by ordering an internal investigation of one or more city employees for allegedly collecting disability when they are fit for duty. Read more…

New Windsor primary set for Sept. 10

September 2nd, 2015 Comments off

New Windsor voters will choose candidates in the Conservative and Independence primary election later this month. Candidates for supervisor and two town council seats are vying to appear on party ballot lines in November. Read more…

Loop asks town for signage help

August 25th, 2015 Comments off

In an indication that the Loop-Hudson Valley, formerly known as the Marketplace at Newburgh, is about to move from concept to reality, the Newburgh Town Board Wednesday showed willingness to listen to the developer’s pleas for adjustments to the town’s signage laws. Read more…

Ulster DA confirms Dubaldi probe

August 25th, 2015 Comments off

The Ulster County District Attorney’s Office has confirmed an investigation of Carmen Dubaldi. According to the DA’s office, the case is pending. Read more…

New Windsor forges ahead with plans for new well

August 19th, 2015 1 comment

The Town of New Windsor has tapped into an aquifer along the Moodna Creek. Town officials say the aquifer is large enough to one day wean the town off pricey Catskill Aqueduct water. Read more…

Fatal shooting on S. Lander

August 19th, 2015 Comments off

Samuel Stubbs, 67, was shot to death early Thursday morning as he and two other men sat playing poker at a table outside a laundromat at South Lander Street and Courtney Avenue. Read more…