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Council ‘war of the words’ waged

March 25th, 2015 No comments

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 No comments

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 No comments

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 No comments

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…

Vails Gate propane project off to rough start

March 4th, 2015 Comments off

Representatives for the would-be developer of a propane distribution facility in Vails Gate presented a draft scope to the New Windsor Planning Board last month. The proposed project has already been identified as having the potential for significant environmental impacts on the surrounding community. Read more…

Opposition growing to Pilgrim Pipeline

February 24th, 2015 Comments off

Opponents of the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline project are taking their fight to the public. The pipeline, which would traverse five counties in New York State and five counties in New Jersey, has the potential to environmentally cripple fragile areas along its 178-mile path. It needs to be stopped, they say. Read more…

Council OKs bargain command center

February 24th, 2015 Comments off

Police foot patrols, reinstituted in the City of Newburgh recently as a means of cementing community relations, will soon have the support of a Mobile Command Police Station the City is purchasing from the City of Peekskill. Read more…

Mid-Broadway drama continues

February 18th, 2015 Comments off

Mill Street Partners, developers of a controversial $29 million Mid-Broadway rental housing and supermarket project, have approached the Newburgh City Council in hopes of reviving the development that was halted by a citizen-initiated Article 78 lawsuit last June. Read more…

Newburgh school board hosts first budget forum

February 18th, 2015 Comments off

Newburgh’s Board of Education held the first of three school budget workshops at Meadow Hill School on Thursday. District officials provided a detailed budget update and discussed state funding in a public forum set in the school cafeteria. Read more…

The long way forward

February 11th, 2015 Comments off

There are approximately 600 vacant and abandoned properties in the City of Newburgh. About 200 are privately owned. Another 200 are owned by the city. The remaining properties are labeled as “zombies.” Read more…

City, cops commit to body cams

February 11th, 2015 Comments off

The message from the City Council — and Acting Chief of Police Dan Cameron — was crystal clear this past week. City police officers soon will be equipped with body cameras and the Police Department is committed to wearing them. Read more…

Council to meet with protesters

February 4th, 2015 Comments off

The Newburgh City Council, true to its promise, will meet tonight with dissidents who nearly shut the council meeting down on Dec. 1. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the City Activity Center, 401 Washington St. Read more…