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Rail Trail Phase 4 unveiled

October 6th, 2015 No comments

Last week the Town of Lloyd hosted a public informational meeting on Phase 4 of the Hudson Valley Rail Trail. Read more…

Marlborough approves tentative 2016 budget

October 6th, 2015 No comments

On Sept. 21 the Marlborough Town Board approved their tentative town budget for 2016, moving it to a preliminary status. A public hearing on it is set for Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7:15 p.m. at the Town Hall at 21 Milton Turnpike in Milton. Read more…

Modena Church celebrates 55th anniversary

September 29th, 2015 No comments

The Pentecostal Holy Joy Church of the Lord on Freetown Highway in Modena celebrated its 55th anniversary this past weekend with a ceremony that included prayer, scripture readings, sermons, dances, music and songs, all aimed at reminding the faithful that life on Earth is about doing the Father’s work and incorporating the teachings of the Lord, Jesus Christ in their daily lives. Read more…

School board rejects bid to modify playground lease

September 29th, 2015 1 comment

Any good will between the Marlboro School District and the Town of Marlborough may have evaporated after the school board voted 6-1 on Sept. 17 to reject a request from the town to modify the lease agreement between the school and the town on the playground that is presently located in front of the town’s Police station. Read more…

Coaching appointments stir controversy

September 23rd, 2015 Comments off

“I’ve been completely disappointed and discouraged,” said Jim Delmar, former high school girls’ varsity basketball coach at Highland. Read more…

Marlborough deputy supervisor fired

September 23rd, 2015 Comments off

Last Friday afternoon it all came to a head; Supervisor Stephen Osborn fired Scott Corcoran as deputy supervisor. Corcoran will continue to serve as Town councilman and is running for re-election in November. Read more…

School district backs down

September 16th, 2015 3 comments

The issue of what to do with the Milton playground reached the boiling point early on Thursday morning, Sept. 10, when the school district began dismantling the equipment while Town Supervisor Stephen Osborn stood in the way and was willing to be arrested in order to keep it in place until a definitive resolution of its ownership was firmly established. Read more…

Textbook approval process questioned

September 16th, 2015 Comments off

At the last Marlboro school board meeting, a resident questioned the board on why books have not been provided to his child who is attending a private school. Director of Business and Finance Patrick Witherow said there is a requirement that the Marlboro school district supply books to students who are attending private, non-public schools, typically costing the district approximately $7,000 a year. He said a key provision is that the books have been approved for use by a school board in New York State. Read more…

Unofficial Primary election results

September 10th, 2015 Comments off

Southern Ulster Times

Roberts beats Egan for Legislature District 12

In an unofficial tally, Kevin Roberts beat Joseph Egan in the Republican Primary for the Ulster County Legislature in District 12 by a vote of 175 to 74.

Roberts, who will enter his 5th term in January, was reached by phone after the polls closed.

“I feel good,” he said of his win. “It was a long ugly fight but the past is the past. It is time to look to the future.”

Mid Hudson Times

Green wins in New Windsor primary

New Windsor Republicans held on to the Conservative line during the town primary election Thursday, but more votes were cast for Independence write-in candidates for one of two seats open on the town board.

Unofficial results from Thursday night show incumbent town Supervisor George Green came out ahead with 42 Conservative votes to 17 for write-in candidates. Green garnered another 48 Independence votes to 24 write-in candidate votes.

Incumbent town board member Patricia Mullarkey drew 37 Conservative votes and board member Eric Lundstrom also drew 37; write-in candidates collected 33 Conservative votes.

Mullarkey drew 43 Independence votes and Lundstrom drew 36; however, the write-in candidates garnered 38 Independence votes.

Winning write-in candidates will be named after official voting results are tallied by the BOE later this month.

Over the summer, Democratic candidate for town supervisor Richard Ostner, along with Democratic candidates for town council Kelly Allegra and Kirk Williams, collected enough Conservative and Independence voter signatures to force the primary.

– By Shantal Riley

City of Newburgh totals for mayor and council-at-large

Mayor (6 of 6 precincts reporting) 1,2327 total ballots
Jonathan Jacobson 553
Judy Kennedy 464
Omari Shakur 179
write-in 12

Council-at-large (6 of 6 precincts reporting)
Torrance Harvey 635
Hillary Rayford 633
Fernando Cardona 379
Cedric Brown 330
Sheila Murphy 252
write-in 5

Christine Bello 19
John Penney 10

Plattekill pressed for town park upkeep

September 9th, 2015 Comments off

Last week resident William Farrell informed the Plattekill Town Board that the condition of an area at the town park that was improved by an Eagle Scout project has since deteriorated with the presence of high grass, broken tree limbs hanging over the property and a gate across the entrance that prevents access by the public. Read more…

Lloyd holds hearing on water improvements

September 9th, 2015 Comments off

The Lloyd Town Board held a public hearing last week on a $1.7 million proposed capital improvement plan for the town’s water district. Read more…

Marlboro High School principal resigns

September 2nd, 2015 Comments off

On Aug. 20 the Marlboro school board announced that Marlboro High School Principal Rose Collins-Judon is resigning to take a position with the Yonkers School District. Read more…

Lloyd again urged to craft wetlands law

September 2nd, 2015 Comments off

After a year, Jack Maguire, chairman of the Lloyd Environmental Conservation Council [ECC], returned to the Lloyd Town Board recently to ask them to consider developing a local wetlands law, especially to protect small, fragile and vulnerable areas in town. He submitted a three-page document, compiled with the assistance of land-use attorney David Gordon, to address comments that were made by the town’s land-use attorney Terresa Bakner at the Aug. 20, 2014 Town Board meeting. Read more…

Lloyd keeps sunset provision on billboards

August 25th, 2015 Comments off

After months in review, the Lloyd Town Board presented a near final draft of their proposed sign law to the public last week. The board has removed a key provision that would have allowed existing billboards to remain, seemingly in perpetuity. Because significant revisions have been made to the law, a final form will be drawn up and a public hearing will be set at a later date. Read more…

More building permit trouble for Plattekill

August 25th, 2015 Comments off

James Hoppenstedt added his name to a long list of Plattekill residents awaiting help from the Town of Plattekill with a building permit issue during a regularly scheduled Town Board meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 19. Read more…