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Johnes-Holden Home to close

July 1st, 2015 No comments

Johnes-Holden Home (JHH) Board of Directors announced Tuesday that the longtime Balmville-based adult residence will close later this year, due to ongoing and insurmountable financial challenges. Read more…

Deputy supervisor remembered

July 1st, 2015 No comments

When Deputy Town Supervisor George Woolsey Sr. announced he wouldn’t seek a fifth, 4-year term as a Newburgh town councilman just eight weeks ago, he said it “was time to smell the roses.” Read more…

Loop-Hudson Valley nears reality

June 24th, 2015 No comments

The much-awaited groundbreaking of The Loop-Hudson Valley is expected to finally occur within a month or two, Tom Wilder, principal of the Wilder Companies of Boston, said last week from a construction trailer on Rt. 300 he referred to as the company “war room.” Read more…

Power plant roars back to life

June 24th, 2015 No comments

About a dozen representatives of NYISO, a not-for-profit organization tasked to operate the New York State bulk electricity grid, toured the recommissioned Danskammer power plant Tuesday, getting a close-up look at the Town of Newburgh facility. Read more…

City’s capital costs adding up

June 17th, 2015 Comments off

Taxpayers in the City of Newburgh got a bitter taste of the future Monday night when the City Council approved the expenditure of nearly $400,000 for the reconstruction of the West Trunk Sewer line ($232,500) and purchase of a temporary Lake Street Bridge ($160,820). Read more…

CanniCare proposes New Windsor marijuana plant

June 17th, 2015 Comments off

The Town of New Windsor has given a letter of support to a company seeking to build a medical marijuana facility on town property at Stewart International Airport. Read more…

Pot plants planned

June 10th, 2015 Comments off

Two companies are vying to locate medical marijuana facilities in the Town of Newburgh. Company representatives appeared before the Newburgh Town Council last week to ask for the town’s support in bids to obtain medical marijuana licenses from the state. Read more…

Mayoral candidates speak out

June 10th, 2015 Comments off

Democratic mayoral candidates presented their campaign platforms at a meeting of the City of Newburgh Democratic Committee last week. Read more…

Town rejects Pilgrim Pipeline

June 2nd, 2015 Comments off

The Newburgh Town Board voted to oppose the construction of the Pilgrim Pipeline at a regular meeting on Monday. The decision, met with applause from audience members, was based on a host of concerns relating to safety and water quality. Read more…

Volunteers needed for Newburgh Illuminated

June 2nd, 2015 Comments off

The Newburgh Illuminated Festival takes place on Saturday, June 20. The festival celebrates the city’s 150th anniversary with arts, food and a non-stop lineup of 40 musical performers. Read more…

Jacobson joins growing field for mayor

May 27th, 2015 Comments off

Next Tuesday, June 2, should be an interesting day in Newburgh Democratic politics. Read more…

‘Hero’ cop attacked breaking up bar brawl

May 27th, 2015 Comments off

Brandon Rola, the City of Newburgh police officer who was directly responsible for the rescue of two young boys from a snow bank this past November, sustained a broken nose early Friday morning while breaking up a fight outside the Untouchables Bar at 40 Liberty St. Read more…

City forum zeroes in on housing safety

May 20th, 2015 Comments off

“How do we honor those folks who passed on in that tragedy?” she asked. Read more…

Newburgh voters approve $257M school budget

May 19th, 2015 Comments off

Voters approved a $256,916,269 spending plan in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District on Tuesday. The school budget brings about a 1.69 percent tax levy increase for residents in the district. Read more…

Teen’s death spurs talk of curfew

May 13th, 2015 Comments off

The subject of a curfew for City of Newburgh was raised again Monday night, prompted by the homicide of a 16-year-old boy outside the Lake Street Apartments at 1:23 a.m. Saturday morning. Read more…