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‘Mid Hudson Times’

Skateboarders’ enthusiasm soars

April 16th, 2014 No comments

The concept of a Newburgh skatepark started as an acorn planted in fertile ground at a Newburgh City Council meeting about a year and a half ago. Today, that acorn has taken root and is turning into a young sapling that shows promise in becoming a towering oak. Read more…

Council poised to ax Slaughter

April 16th, 2014 No comments

The hottest item on Monday night’s Newburgh City Council agenda wasn’t really on the agenda — it was Item No. 27: Executive Session: Matters leading to the appointment, employment, promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, dismissal or removal of a particular person or corporation. Read more…

Demonstrators protest cuts to education

April 9th, 2014 No comments

Teachers, students, parents and education professionals from across county school districts gathered in front of State Sen. Bill Larkin’s office in New Windsor Tuesday to voice their opposition to ongoing cuts in education funding. Read more…

New Windsor hires special counsel for casino project

April 9th, 2014 No comments

The Town of New Windsor has retained a special counsel from the law firm of Sive, Paget and Riesel to represent the municipality in negotiations on a proposed casino resort at Stewart International Airport. Read more…

Will Stewart casino pitch fly?

April 2nd, 2014 No comments

The Town of New Windsor and an Alabama gaming company are reportedly working on a 99-year lease of a large parcel of land adjacent to Stewart International Airport to be used for a casino, hotel and convention center. Read more…

4th Ward forum a hit with residents

April 2nd, 2014 No comments

Cindy Holmes, one of three new faces on the Newburgh City Council, is reaching out to her 4th Ward constituents in an effort to resolve perceived problems in her district. Read more…

Deadly kennel fire

March 26th, 2014 No comments

Tragedy struck the Hudson Valley SPCA over the weekend after a fire ignited in a dog kennel at the rear of the facility. Two dogs perished in the blaze. Read more…

School forums tackle $10 million budget gap

March 26th, 2014 No comments

The main topic of the evening was a projected $10.4-million district budget gap for the 2014-2015 school year. Read more…

Homebuilders blitz

March 19th, 2014 No comments

The project marks the beginning of a new life for two families and the completion of a neighborhood no one would have once believed could be built. Read more…

Lawsuit challenges Mid Broadway site

March 19th, 2014 4 comments

Newburgh businessmen Stuart Sachs and Drew Kartiganer, saying they have been rebuffed and ignored by the City of Newburgh for years, are stepping up to the plate in an effort to stop the City from making what they insist is a major mistake in proceeding with the Mid Broadway housing and market project. Read more…

The legacy of a landfill

March 12th, 2014 No comments

The untended consequences of growth and industry, they mar the valley landscape, appearing in cities, on rural back roads and all along the shores of the Hudson River. Contaminated sites harbor toxic chemicals below the soil’s surface. Managed according to laws set forth by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) they exist in various stages of cleanup. Read more…

Mall sale postponed until April

March 12th, 2014 No comments

The ongoing drama of the Newburgh Mall, which had been scheduled for public auction on March 3, has been delayed until Monday April 14. The sale was postponed at the request of Wells Fargo Bank, holder of a $38.7 million lien on the property on Rt. 300 in the Town of Newburgh. Read more…

Town, Booth say their goodbyes

March 4th, 2014 1 comment

On the verge of tears, Wayne Booth concluded his final meeting as Town of Newburgh supervisor Monday night with a sharp rap of his gavel – according to Booth, the first and only time it has been used in his 12 years in office. Read more…

Town Board passes off-street parking law

March 4th, 2014 No comments

The Newburgh Town Board is trying to walk a fine line to please its residents and business owners when it comes to town laws regulating off-street parking and home occupation laws. Read more…

Money triggers a deadly dispute

February 26th, 2014 No comments

Town of Newburgh Police are attempting to sort out details of a Mountain View Avenue dispute Saturday afternoon that left two people dead and a third hospitalized with multiple stab wounds. Read more…