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Council chips away at budget

November 19th, 2014 No comments

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 No comments

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 No comments

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…

Town approves $4.23M in water work

October 29th, 2014 Comments off

The Newburgh Town Board has moved ahead with its 2014 Water Improvement Project that authorizes the expenditure of $4.23 million on a multi-faceted capital improvement project, with improvements to the Stewart Airport water storage tank being the largest component. Read more…

City tobacco ordinance stirs up emotions

October 22nd, 2014 Comments off

The smoke coming out of Newburgh City Council Chambers Oct. 14 was symbolic — it represented the heated feelings of retail tobacco dealers throughout the city. Read more…

Task force addresses distressed properties

October 22nd, 2014 Comments off

Members of the City of Newburgh’s Distressed Property Task Force met in the City Hall Council Chambers last week to provide a progress report on various housing initiatives. Read more…

Orange County drug sweep nets 32

October 14th, 2014 Comments off

“Operation Open Air,” a coordinated countywide narcotics sweep, resulted in the arrests of 32 defendants who were charged with trafficking heroin, cocaine, marijuana, PCP and prescription medications throughout Orange County in late spring and summer this year. Read more…

Loop-Hudson Valley clears IDA hurdle

October 14th, 2014 Comments off

Nearly two and a half years ago, the Town of Newburgh fought off a bid by Marketplace at Newburgh developer Wilder Balter Partners for $9.9 million in special tax breaks from the Orange County Industrial Development Agency for the project. Read more…

NW Dems: restore Dial-A-Bus

October 8th, 2014 Comments off

New Windsor Democratic Committee members held a press conference at New Windsor’s Town Hall complex last week, calling on the Town Board and the town supervisor to restore the Dial-A-Bus program for seniors and people with disabilities. Read more…

Officials fight for local DMV

October 8th, 2014 Comments off

Opposition to the proposed closing of the Department of Motor Vehicles offices in Newburgh and Port Jervis is beginning to pick up momentum, aided by a push from Assemblyman Frank Skartados and Mayor Judy Kennedy. Read more…

COPS grant to aid city crime fight

October 1st, 2014 Comments off

On the heels of last week’s police chase through the streets of the City of Newburgh, funding was announced this past Wednesday that will finance the addition of four police officers for the undermanned City of Newburgh Police Department. Read more…