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‘Mid Hudson Times’

The ghosts of Grand Street

October 29th, 2014 No comments

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 No comments

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 No comments

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 No comments

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…

Father seeks justice in road-rage death

October 1st, 2014 Comments off

Last year, on Nov. 8, Tiffany Lesane put her 9-year-old son in the back seat of her Ford Focus and headed off to visit friends and family in the City of Newburgh. Less than an hour later, the Middletown resident was killed in an apparent road rage incident that left a father bereft and a young boy without a mother. Read more…

Council OKs Lake Street bridge rental

September 24th, 2014 Comments off

The Newburgh City Council Monday night committed $81,000 for a six-month fix of the unsafe Lake Street bridge. Local business owners that have been cut off from customers since failure of the Route 32/Metal Arch Culvert Bridge fear they could not survive the winter under current conditions. Read more…

New Windsor poised for sewer system overhaul

September 24th, 2014 Comments off

The Town of New Windsor has its hands full in the coming months with plans to upgrade its wastewater treatment system. Plans for repairs and rehabilitation center on an influent structure at the sewage treatment plant. Much of the work is required by a 2013 state Department of Environmental Conservation consent order. Read more…

Newburgh casino hopes remain high

September 17th, 2014 Comments off

Acting Town of Newburgh Supervisor Gil Piaquadio came away from this past week’s public casino presentations in Albany hopeful — very hopeful, in fact. Read more…

Town budget calls for 5.8% bump

September 17th, 2014 Comments off

The 2015 preliminary budget for the Town of Newburgh, introduced Monday night by Town Clerk Andrew Zarutskie, calls for a 5.8 percent increase over that approved for 2014. Read more…

Standing up for Newburgh business

September 10th, 2014 Comments off

Business owners cut off by barriers blocking access to the Lake Street Bridge are pleading with the Newburgh City Council to help them “before it is too late.” Read more…