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Marlboro discusses grant options

November 19th, 2014 No comments

The Marlboro Economic Development Committee has been focusing on commercial development, job creation, business promotion and expansion, along with consideration of recreational, traffic and beautification issues in and around the hamlet of Marlboro. Read more…

Plattekill lowers tax levy

November 19th, 2014 No comments

The Plattekill Town Board made a few adjustments to their 2015 town budget that has lowered the tax levy by $26,310 to $4,069,602. This represents an overall 0.73% increase from the 2014 levy. Read more…

Remembering The Great War

November 12th, 2014 No comments

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WW I, a conflict centered in Europe that claimed the lives of more than 37 million military personnel and civilians before the signing of a peace treaty in 1918 at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. This day was originally called Armistice Day to acknowledge the end of the Great War but eventually, in the 1950s, it evolved into Veterans Day as a way to acknowledge and celebrate the service of all military Veterans. Read more…

Marlboro schools consider tax incentive program

November 12th, 2014 No comments

Last week Patrick Witherow, director of Business and Finance for the Marlboro School District, gave the school board and the public a broad overview of a tax incentive program for businesses that had been rejected by the district in 1977. Read more…

Marlborough budget sees modest increase

November 4th, 2014 Comments off

Last week the Marlborough Town Board held a public hearing on their preliminary town budget for 2015. Between the General Fund and the Highway Department, residents will see a 1.77% increase in the entire budget as compared to 2014. The actual tax increase came in at 0.77%. Read more…

School employee injured by utility vehicle

November 4th, 2014 Comments off

Last week Tim Pezzo, 25, was run over by a Kubota utility vehicle and suffered skull and facial fractures while working for the Marlboro school district. According to his father, William, on Oct. 30, just after lunch his son went out to start the vehicle but because it was in gear, it moved, apparently catching his foot and then knocking him down and rolling over him. He was rushed to the Mid Hudson Regional Hospital by ambulance and was released on Monday and is resting at home. Read more…

‘Spook’ tacular fun

October 29th, 2014 Comments off

Even though Halloween – or more precisely All Hallows’ Eve – does not take place until Oct. 31, the towns of Marlborough and Lloyd celebrated last weekend in honor of this spooky fall tradition. Read more…

Marlboro begins leader search

October 29th, 2014 Comments off

The Marlboro school board met with their attorney last week in a special executive session and later released the following statement: “The Board of Education of the Marlboro School District has initiated a search for a new Superintendent of Schools. The search will be conducted over the next several months with the anticipation of an appointment on or before July 1, 2015. Orange-Ulster BOCES District Superintendent William Hecht has agreed to assist the board in the search for no fee other than reimbursement for printing and advertising costs.” Read more…

A native son remembered

October 22nd, 2014 Comments off

On Sunday, family, relatives and friends of the late Michael Canosa (1920-2013) gathered at the Cluett Schantz Park in Milton to unveil a stone monument and plaque and to dedicate the park pavilion in his honor. Read more…

Castellani on the way out?

October 22nd, 2014 Comments off

Marlboro School Superintendent Ray Castellani may be in the fight of his life to keep his job. This past week the school board informed him that they will soon initiate a candidate search for a superintendent, a position he has held for the past six years. Read more…

Plattekill plans for a new library

October 14th, 2014 Comments off

Like many aging libraries in the area, Plattekill has reached the point where they have outgrown their 12.000-square-foot location on Route 32 in Modena. The library board recently made an offer to buy a 2-acre parcel across the street and just south of their present location for a reported $185,000. Read more…

IDA approves Danskammer PILOT

October 14th, 2014 Comments off

The Orange County Industrial Development Agency Thursday unanimously approved a five-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes plan for Danskammer Energy LLC — but only after the original 10-year PILOT was cut in half. Read more…

Danskammer PILOT agreement reached

October 8th, 2014 Comments off

After weeks of uncertainty and numerous negotiation sessions, Marlboro School Superintendent Ray Castellani said a PILOT agreement [payment in lieu of taxes] deal between the Orange County Industrial Development Agency [IDA] and the owners of the Danskammer power plant appears to be in a final form. Read more…

Pathway to censorship?

October 8th, 2014 Comments off

The inclusion of the novel ‘The Kite Runner” in the Marlboro 12th-grade curriculum was in the spotlight at last week’s school board meeting. Read more…

30 years on the bench

October 1st, 2014 Comments off

Last week the Marlborough Town Board named their new courtroom in honor of Judge Eleanor Gallagher, who has served the town as judge for 30 years. Read more…