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Judge rejects Ward lawsuit

April 16th, 2014 No comments

On Monday, Federal Judge Thomas McAvoy addressed the details of a lawsuit that was filed against Marlboro football coach Richard Ward last December. Superintendent Ray Castellani and the Marlboro School District were named as co-defendants in the suit. Read more…

Highland approves $40 million budget

April 16th, 2014 No comments

A proposed budget of $39,961,276 was approved by the Highland Board of Education during their meeting on April 8 to present to the community for a vote on Tuesday, May 20. The approved budget is $176,561 less than the draft budget the board was originally considering. Read more…

Marlboro fire chief honored for service

April 9th, 2014 No comments

Marlboro Fire Chief Bobby Troncillito is a very lucky man. He has served in the Marlboro Fire Department for 50 years, with 35 consecutive years in the position of fire chief. Along the way he has garnered the love and respect of his family, friends, colleagues, neighboring fire companies and local, county and state officials in the Fire Service. That was much in evidence on Saturday night at the annual inspection dinner where he was honored for his dedicated service that he has given freely to his community. Read more…

Superintendent donates $18,000 for field trips

April 9th, 2014 No comments

At last week’s Marlboro school board meeting, Superintendent Ray Castellani announced, in a letter to the board that was read aloud by board President Frank Milazzo, that he was donating $18,000 from his salary to pay for field trips for students from K through 8th grade, at $2,000 per grade level. Read more…

Helios bids to restart Danskammer

April 2nd, 2014 No comments

The Danskammer Power Plant, left for dead just six months ago, is springing back to life with a vengeance. Read more…

Cell tower proposed in Marlborough

April 2nd, 2014 1 comment

In early 2014 AT&T New Cingular Wireless filed an application for a special use permit to construct a cell tower in Marlborough on private property that is owned by Supervisor Stephen Osborn and his wife Kim Wagner. Read more…

Highland Park piling tips over

March 26th, 2014 No comments

Matt Smith, director of the Highland Landing Park project, informed the Lloyd Town Board last week that a newly installed ‘dolphin’ piling on the southern side of the dock area has fallen over and is leaning against its northern twin. Read more…

‘Partnership through consensus’

March 26th, 2014 No comments

Ulster County Chairman John Parete [D-Boiceville] framed his State of the County address on “building consensus and not partisanship…Why not partnerships through consensus; not partisanship?” Read more…

State promises $6.4 million in aid to Marlboro

March 19th, 2014 No comments

In an ongoing effort to fine tune estimates and calculations for the 2014-15 Marlboro School budget, Patrick Witherow, Director of Business and Finance, again presented additional figures in a budget presentation at last Thursday’s special school board meeting. Read more…

Felicello returns to court

March 19th, 2014 No comments

Marlboro Middle School Physical Education Teacher Frank Felicello was back in the Town of Rochester Court last week before Judge Paul Sheehan to face a charge of Harassment 2nd, a violation. The charge stems from an incident between Felicello and Manny Drivas at Kirky’s Deli in Milton on June 6, 2013. Read more…

Marlboro clarifies school budget for 2014-15

March 12th, 2014 No comments

At last week’s Marlboro School Board meeting, Patrick Witherow, Director of Business and Finance, presented updated figures on the deficit that is facing the district in the 2014-15 school year. He even revised and released additional calculations several days later as more figures became available. Read more…

No cuts proposed – yet – in Highland

March 12th, 2014 No comments

A special presentation on the curriculum initiatives across the district started the meeting of the Highland Board of Education on March 4. Presenters were Assistant Superintendent Sarah Duley-Lemek and Director of Curriculum Robin Hecht, who is shared with the Marlboro School District. The emphasis is presently on goals for math, which is where the greatest improvements are needed. English language arts will also be a part of the development of curriculum maps that track the standards taught within a grade and across grades. The project is being funded by an outside grant. Read more…

Marlborough supports police study

March 4th, 2014 2 comments

The Marlborough Town Board has approved a resolution in support of a study to determine the “logistical and financial advantages of consolidation of police services within Ulster County.” The study will be conducted and paid for by Ulster County. Read more…

Development projects in Lloyd debated

March 4th, 2014 No comments

Recently the Town of Lloyd failed to receive grant funding for a $3 million water extension project proposed for the Route 9W corridor, south to their border with Marlborough. The Town Board indicated they may apply again in the coming funding cycle and are discussing plans for alternative funding. Read more…

Town Board breaks a tie

February 26th, 2014 1 comment

Last November, the race for Plattekill town justice between incumbent John Sisti and challenger Robert Murphy came down to a single absentee ballot. The matter was resolved in the NYS Supreme Court with the presiding judge ruling that the absentee ballot must be opened and counted. That one vote went for Sisti and brought the tally to a tie of 1,050 votes for each candidate. Read more…