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‘There’s work to do’

July 29th, 2014 No comments

“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 No comments

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…

“The Newburgh Sting” hits home

July 22nd, 2014 Comments off

The investigation was “textbook on how a major investigation should be conducted,” he said. That was Raymond Kelly, then New York police commissioner, speaking to the press in 2009 on the investigation and subsequent arrests of the so-called “Newburgh Four.” Read more…

Rescuers pluck workers from 150-foot perch

July 16th, 2014 Comments off

Two United Rental workers were stranded 150 feet in the air for five hours Monday before rescue workers were able to pluck them from their perch in a malfunctioning lift. The manufacturer of the lift that was being tested by the workers, citing safety concerns, reportedly refused to supply an override code that would have ended the drama. Read more…

Council challenged on zoning code

July 16th, 2014 Comments off

The line stretched halfway around the Newburgh City Council chambers Monday night. Local residents were so eager to have their say about a draft proposal for changes to the Newburgh Zoning Code that it morphed into the longest council meeting since its expansion to seven members 19 months ago. Read more…

Newburgh postal facility on closure list

July 8th, 2014 1 comment

Letters protesting the planned closing of 80-plus mail processing plants across the country, including the Mid-Hudson Processing and Distribution Center at Stewart, don’t appear to have much sway with Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. It would appear they’re landing in the dead letter file. Read more…

Town, CSEA reach 3-year contract

July 8th, 2014 Comments off

It took 19 months of negotiations, but the Town of Newburgh and four unions affiliated with the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) have agreed on a contract that will take them through Dec. 31, 2015. Read more…

City loses Mid-Broadway challenge

July 3rd, 2014 Comments off

When business owners Stuart Sachs and Drew Kartiganer sued the City of Newburgh and developer Mill Street Partners seeking to stop construction on the Mid-Broadway site, they stressed that “what is built on that site must benefit the City and community. It must bring resources to the City, not suck them out.” Read more…

Schumer prods for more cops

July 3rd, 2014 Comments off

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., knows just how desperately the City of Newburgh needs more police officers. He made a special trip to Newburgh Police Headquarters Tuesday to announce a push to fix the problem. Read more…

‘Come see Newburgh’s poverty’

June 25th, 2014 Comments off

From a backdrop of urban decline on lower Liberty Street, City and Town of Newburgh officials Thursday issued an invitation to members of the New York State Gaming Facility Board to come and see the poverty of the City of Newburgh. Read more…

Residents urged to question zoning code

June 25th, 2014 Comments off

City of Newburgh Planner Ian MacDougall says it’s important for city residents to understand what is transpiring during the rewriting of the city zoning ordinance. To assist in that, MacDougall is participating in a series of public meetings to explain the City’s new Draft Zoning Ordinance and answer questions. Read more…

Casino pursuit continues

June 18th, 2014 Comments off

The City of Newburgh is being vigorously wooed by a New Windsor-based casino proponent even while the City is formally engaged to neighboring Town of Newburgh and its casino proposal. Read more…

Town of Newburgh crime in decline

June 18th, 2014 Comments off

Reports from various department heads are being featured at Newburgh Town Board meetings since Gil Piaquadio took over as acting supervisor. On Monday night, first up was Police Chief Michael Clancy, who had good news to share. Read more…

Newburgh Landing ruled total loss

June 11th, 2014 Comments off

Newburgh Landing, one of the prime attractions on the Hudson River each summer, has been declared unsafe by City of Newburgh Engineer Jason Morris, who has recommended its demolition and reconstruction. Read more…