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Reality comes to Newburgh

December 17th, 2014 No comments

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 No comments

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 No comments

“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…

Two arrested in car break-in spree

December 10th, 2014 No comments

The Town of Newburgh police department reports the arrest of two people believed to be responsible for about 90 vehicle thefts in the last year. Read more…

Buried alive

December 3rd, 2014 Comments off

It was a Thanksgiving miracle. Two boys were rescued in the predawn hours of Thursday morning after being buried alive by a snow plow. By all accounts, they spent more than six hours submerged in the deep snow. Read more…

Council endorses RUPCO rehab plan

December 3rd, 2014 Comments off

RUPCO, a not-for-profit agency working with the Newburgh Land Bank, Monday night received the support of the Newburgh City Council for a RUPCO funding application that would rehabilitate 15 unoccupied buildings in a five-block area in the vicinity of Johnston and Miller streets and convert them into affordable rental housing. Read more…

Newburgh Loaves and Fishes feeds 1,300 families on Thanksgiving

November 26th, 2014 Comments off

Spirits were high at the First United Methodist Church on Liberty Street on Monday as scores of volunteers unloaded pumpkins and onions in a human assembly line stretching from a produce truck into Fellowship Hall. Read more…

Council trims $1.2M in spending

November 26th, 2014 Comments off

Over the protests of several citizens, the Newburgh City Council Monday night unanimously approved a $43 million spending plan for 2015 with a tax levy of $19,462,564. Read more…

Council chips away at budget

November 19th, 2014 Comments off

Give the Newburgh City Council credit. They’re determined to get a budget that they — and their constituents — can live with. But they’re running out of time. As of today, a mere five days remain before the constitutional deadline to pass the 2015 budget. Read more…

New Windsor tax levy increases by 3.1 %

November 19th, 2014 Comments off

The New Windsor Town Board adopted the 2015 budget earlier this month, approving a $35.8 million spending plan that increases the property tax levy by 3.1 percent. Read more…

Skateboard park gets $100,000 boost

November 12th, 2014 Comments off

Several dozen City of Newburgh youth, led by Wyatt Stevens, were fittingly on hand Monday as their dream of a skateboard park at Delano Hitch Park received a $100,000 boost from State Sen. William Larkin. Read more…

20% tax hike stirs uproar

November 12th, 2014 1 comment

A beleaguered Newburgh City Council, acknowledging that the city manager’s 2015 proposed budget would create another round of untenable tax increases, will try, try again. Read more…

Columbia University joins effort to rebuild Newburgh

November 4th, 2014 Comments off

Graduate students fanned out across the city to make art, share flower seeds and discuss issues relating to the City of Newburgh this month. Read more…

City budget ‘below 2014 level’

November 4th, 2014 Comments off

With decision time bearing down on them, the Newburgh City Council will hold a second public budget work session at 5 p.m. Thursday in the City Council Chambers at 83 Broadway. The council has scheduled a public hearing on the 2015 City Budget on the following Monday night, Nov. 10. Read more…

The ghosts of Grand Street

October 29th, 2014 1 comment

On Aug. 30, 1870, John Seaverns, a prominent City of Newburgh businessman, was shot dead as he ate a meal at his stately home on Grand Street. His killer, a decorated Civil War veteran, had been recently released from a Massachusetts insane asylum. Read more…