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School board down to budget wire

April 22nd, 2015 No comments

The Newburgh Board of Education got down to the difficult task of trying to close a $364,000-plus budget gap at a special meeting last Thursday. Read more…

Affordable housing gem unveiled on Lander St.

April 22nd, 2015 No comments

A beautiful, historic building has been christened anew at the corner of Lander Street and Gidney Avenue. The newly renovated, historic building is the latest example of a wave of revitalization projects under way throughout the City of Newburgh. Read more…

Pothole problem

April 15th, 2015 No comments

The Newburgh City Council is taking a close look at a possible solution to its pothole problem — a problem so severe that motorists driving down several of the city’s most traveled streets risked serious auto damage during a very severe winter. Read more…

New Newburgh zoning plan has residents worried

April 15th, 2015 No comments

The City of Newburgh unveiled a draft of its proposed new Zoning Ordinance Monday night with a lengthy public hearing presentation by Director of Planning Deirdre Glenn. Read more…

Pipeline foes press their case

April 7th, 2015 Comments off

Residents from up and down the state opposed to the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline project were back Monday night urging the Newburgh Town Board Monday to take a formal stand against the pipeline. Read more…

Newburgh native advances on ‘The Voice’

April 7th, 2015 Comments off

Newburgh native Caitlin Caporale has advanced to the Live Performance Shows on NBC’s “The Voice” with her soulful rendition of ‘The Best Thing I Never Had” by Beyoncé. Read more…

Go Local Hudson Valley launches at Space Create

April 1st, 2015 Comments off

A colorful collection of local movers and shakers gathered to celebrate the launch of the Go Local Hudson Valley initiative at Space Create on Thursday. The campaign focuses on educating the public about the importance of buying local. Read more…

Hectic times at hospital

April 1st, 2015 Comments off

St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, one of 28 state hospitals currently receiving Interim Access Assurance Funds through a Federal Medicaid waiver, is in talks with Montefiore Health System about ways to strengthen health care for communities in the Hudson Valley. Read more…

Council ‘war of the words’ waged

March 25th, 2015 Comments off

In a takeoff of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds,” Newburgh City Councilwoman Gay Lee picked up the pace this past week, waging a “war of the words” with Mayor Judy Kennedy. Read more…

Town hears Pilgrim pipeline pitch

March 25th, 2015 Comments off

The Newburgh Town Board, prodded recently by local citizen groups to oppose a dual pipeline that would carry crude oil south from Albany to Linden, N.J., and return refined products north along the same route, last week listened to a sales pitch by one of the owners of the pipeline. Read more…

Raising awareness

March 18th, 2015 Comments off

The City of Newburgh has been chosen as the launch site for an educational campaign focused on the importance of buying local. The Go Local Hudson Valley campaign kicks off at Space Create on Thursday, March 26. Read more…

Firefighter jobs depend on FEMA grant

March 18th, 2015 Comments off

The City of Newburgh, its fingers crossed for good luck, last week formally applied for a $2,844,675 grant from the Department of Homeland Security needed to continue funding 15 firefighters. Read more…

Carbon monoxide claims 2 lives

March 10th, 2015 Comments off

Officially, the cause of death for Jewell Cummings and Robert Richardson will likely be listed as carbon monoxide poisoning. Read more…

City Hall a can of worms?

March 10th, 2015 Comments off

The Newburgh City Council, spooked by a $10 million cost overrun of its state-mandated Courthouse and recent huge tax increases, refused Monday night to approve a $4,060 study to determine if there is an asbestos problem at City Hall. Read more…

Rally for fair funding

March 4th, 2015 1 comment

They demanded fair funding for schools, respect for teachers, less testing and more classroom learning for students. They pulled no punches expressing anger at New York Gov.Andrew Cuomo and his proposed education reforms. Read more…