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Opposition growing to Pilgrim Pipeline

February 24th, 2015 No comments

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 No comments

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 No comments

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 No comments

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…

An aging, historic home

February 4th, 2015 1 comment

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…

The big disconnect

January 28th, 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…

Taylor seeks City Biomass update

January 28th, 2015 Comments off

Three and a half years after agreeing to be the first municipality to contract with Taylor Biomass Energy for the recycling of local garbage, the City of Newburgh Thursday heard founder James Taylor Jr. say he is just two weeks away from signing a construction contract with private financiers. Read more…

A new law to the rescue?

January 21st, 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…

Town Board: Let there be light

January 21st, 2015 Comments off

A poorly lighted area along Route 300 that also keeps a section of the New York State Thruway in semi-darkness is drawing complaints from local motorists. Read more…

The housing market fallout continues

January 13th, 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 so-called “zombies.” Read more…

Ferrara exits on positive note

January 13th, 2015 Comments off

Anyone who knows Mike Ferrara knows that he is a glass-half-full type of guy. While a realist, he only wants the best for the city where he has spent his entire life — 42 of his 62 years as a member of the City of Newburgh Police Department, the last four years as chief. Read more…

New chapter for Town of Newburgh

January 7th, 2015 Comments off

When Gil Piaquadio was sworn in as supervisor for the Town of Newburgh on New Year’s Day it was far from a one-man show — he lined up his entire extended family, his brothers, sisters-in-law and nephews at Town Hall with wife Rosanne to share the limelight. Read more…