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Standing up for Newburgh business

September 10th, 2014 No comments

Business owners cut off by barriers blocking access to the Lake Street Bridge are pleading with the Newburgh City Council to help them “before it is too late.” Read more…

Danskammer PILOT catches flak

September 10th, 2014 No comments

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. Read more…

Patron of the arts

September 3rd, 2014 No comments

“We have lost one of the really good guys,” Tony Costa, founder and CEO of Empire State Bank, said in an email this past week, referring to the recent passing of Frederic McCurdy at age 82. Read more…

Kennedy defends real estate role

September 3rd, 2014 No comments

Mayor Judy Kennedy knew that assuming a role of landlord in the City of Newburgh would lead to trouble. But what was a mother to do? Read more…

YMCA to close Broadway office

August 27th, 2014 Comments off

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 Comments off

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 Comments off

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 Comments off

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…