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Lloyd Board honors three at town meeting

July 22nd, 2014 Comments off

During a Town Board meeting on Wednesday evening, Police Chief Daniel Waage and Town Supervisor Paul Hansut honored three Lloyd heroes for their life-saving endeavors. Read more…

Marlboro school board fills vacancies

July 22nd, 2014 Comments off

On Thursday evening, the Marlboro school board met in the cafeteria of Marlboro Elementary where they discussed a number of issues including staff changes for this fall. Read more…

Highland Farmers Market seeks expansion

July 15th, 2014 Comments off

The annual and seasonal Highland Farmers Market, located on Route 299, started the season by welcoming new vendors. Organizer Lori Boli, of Luigi’s Oils who donates use of their land to support the market, works closely with Kate Jonietz of the Town of Lloyd to make the market a success each year. Luigi’s Oils reached out to the Town of Lloyd to create a market that would benefit their small business and other local business owners and farmers. Read more…

Marlborough deals with zoning changes

July 15th, 2014 Comments off

In a public hearing held just before the regularly scheduled Marlborough Town Board meeting Monday night, residents voiced their opinions concerning new zoning changes that could take effect as early as Aug. 11. The hearing also disclosed the need for passage of an amendment to proposed Local Law 1 of 2014, because a piece of property from the new addition to the residential district along Western Avenue was accidentally excluded because of a clerical error. This amendment was passed at the regular Town Board meeting immediately following the public hearing. Read more…

Lawsuit against Marlborough moves forward

July 8th, 2014 Comments off

Last December a lawsuit was filed by Joseph DiBlanca of Autos by Joseph of Milton against several defendants: the Town of Marlborough, its police and building departments, Police Chief Gerald Cocozza, Sgt. Justin Pascale, Police Officer Frederick Eberhard, Thomas Corcoran as well as Absolutely Automotive Inc., Absolutely Auto Body Inc. and Town Line Auto Center. Read more…

Barone re-elected Highland school board president

July 8th, 2014 Comments off

Al Barone and Sue Gilmore were re-elected as president and vice-president of the Highland school board during the board’s reorganization meeting on July 2. Barone commented that the board is proactive and works well together. He thanked the board for their support. Gilmore pointed out that the board is an excellent team who is working to do the best for the district. Heather Welch was also welcomed as a new member of the board. Read more…

Another contest for Plattekill justice

July 3rd, 2014 Comments off

Though the Plattekill Town Justice race is the only one on the ballot this November, the Republican Party faithful recently turned out at their caucus to nominate Robert Murphy for the position. Read more…

Wetlands law proposed for Lloyd

July 3rd, 2014 Comments off

Jack Maguire, chairman of the Lloyd Environmental Conservation Committee, recently proposed a new wetlands law to the Town Board for their consideration. Read more…

Safe and sound

June 25th, 2014 Comments off

After six nerve-wracking days and sleepless nights, the City of Poughkeepsie Police found their K-9 dog, Falcone, in good health but seriously homesick. Police Officer Mike Barbagallo, who handles Falcone, said he went missing on Monday, June 16, after he broke loose to chase a deer from his home on Upper North Road in Highland. Read more…

Changing bus routes

June 25th, 2014 Comments off

For the past school year the public has been clamoring for the Marlboro School District to do all it can to reduce skyrocketing costs of education. Patrick Witherow, director of Business and Finance, has been working long hours to find where savings can be realized that will have little or no impact upon educational programs. Read more…

Facelift for flag plaza

June 18th, 2014 Comments off

Plattekill Boy Scout Alex Robisch received the full support of the Town Board to upgrade the flag plaza at the town park to meet the requirements of attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. Read more…

Development talks stall with Scenic Hudson

June 18th, 2014 Comments off

Numerous meetings between representatives of the Town of Lloyd, the environmental organization Scenic Hudson and the developer of the proposed Hudson Valley Wine Village project have failed to produce any concrete agreement concerning proposed infrastructure and development issues in the Route 9W corridor in Lloyd from Mack’s Lane to the Milton border. Read more…

Castellani contract extension postponed

June 11th, 2014 Comments off

News that the Marlboro School Board was going to vote to extend Superintendent Ray Castellani’s contract on June 5 spread like wildfire throughout the community just days before the meeting. Residents filled the board meeting, intent on voicing their dissatisfaction with advancing Castellani’s contract through 2018, with an annual base salary of $167,499. Read more…

Church’s land offered for Highland Library

June 11th, 2014 Comments off

The Highland Library Board is in the final stages of negotiations with the Archdiocese of New York for the purchase of land across from Saint Augustine’s School, the board announced Thursday. Read more…

Long line of friendship

June 4th, 2014 Comments off

Last Sunday the non-profit group Walkway Over the Hudson hosted a ‘Handshake Across the Hudson’ fundraising event in an attempt to set a new Guinness world record. They may very well have achieved their goal, as 872 people came out on a beautiful Hudson Valley late spring morning. Read more…