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Winter takes its toll

February 24th, 2015 No comments

Any driver in the Hudson Valley knows that salt eats cars. What they might fail to realize, though, is that this year’s winter has devoured salt with the same liberal zeal that it’s used to inundate the region with snow for most of the month of February. Read more…

Shawangunk land swap

February 24th, 2015 No comments

A large project that would redevelop the hamlet of Wallkill has prompted a meeting of the minds between the Shawangunk Town Board and members of the Planning Board. Read more…

Mid winter woes

February 18th, 2015 No comments

And then there were none. Despite a generous allotment of snow days this year, Pine Bush schools have used them up and are digging into their scheduled holidays to make up the time that the schools have closed due to snow. Read more…

2-way contest

February 18th, 2015 No comments

With Walden’s mayoral vote a mere month away, what began as an unopposed race for Deputy Mayor Sue Rumbold has turned into a race for Brian Maher’s open seat, with local business owner Larry Kraus submitting his petition for a spot on the voter ballot. Read more…

Taylor cleanup underway

February 11th, 2015 Comments off

Last week’s fire at Taylor Recycling on Neelytown Road marks the second fire that the company has dealt with in the last eight months. According to the owner of Taylor Recycling, Jim Taylor, the first fire took place on June 28 and was the result of maintenance work being done during operation hours. Read more…

Winter is bad for business

February 11th, 2015 Comments off

Snow isn’t the only thing that the Village of Walden officials have seen a lot of lately. At their regular board of trustees meeting last Tuesday, they were met with an uncharacteristically high outpouring of business owners, who were there to discuss the village’s current snow emergency law. Read more…

Voters OK $19.8M Valley Central bond

February 4th, 2015 Comments off

Valley Central School District’s $19.8 million capital project bond vote passed with a 62 percent approval rate last Thursday, with a final tally of 482 to 304. The vote came on the heels of a public forum at Valley Central High School, where the majority of the construction updates are slated to take place. Read more…

Rumbold sets sights on mayoral seat

February 4th, 2015 Comments off

As the Village of Walden says goodbye to Mayor Brian Maher, election season is upon its residents and at least one person has joined this year’s campaign. Current Deputy Mayor and Board of Trustee member Sue Rumbold will run for mayor, hoping to lead a team and her village into a productive future. Read more…

VC voters to decide on $19.8 million project

January 28th, 2015 Comments off

With Valley Central’s newest capital project vote days away, the district opened its doors to the public on Thursday to allow people to ask questions, voice concern, and even get a tour of the high school’s crumbling locker rooms. Despite scant turnout, the public forum’s attendees peppered officials with thoughtful inquiry that yielded a spectrum of answers. Read more…

Walden collects on an old loan

January 28th, 2015 Comments off

The Village of Walden’s Board of Trustees started off their regular meeting with a small agenda change that yielded them a check. A big check. Read more…

VC approves vets’ tax exemption

January 21st, 2015 Comments off

Met with an hour of comment and requests from a packed room of veterans, the Valley Central Board of Education unanimously voted to pass the Veteran’s Partial Property Tax Exemption during a public hearing held last Tuesday. The hearing followed a decision in November to delay the vote until 2015. Read more…

Montgomery PBA files complaint against village

January 21st, 2015 Comments off

The Village of Montgomery Police Benevolent Association (PBA) is lodging four improper practice charges against the village, following a decision to lay off 23 of their 25 part-time police officers, according to PBA lawyer John Crotty. Read more…

How about those apples?

January 13th, 2015 Comments off

Crist Orchards on Albany Post Road in Montgomery is becoming Angry. Read more…

Energy efficiency

January 13th, 2015 Comments off

In a proactive step toward greener initiatives, the Village of Maybrook passed their first local law of 2015, which regulates the installation and use of ground or pole-mounted solar equipment. Read more…

Walden family displaced by fire

January 7th, 2015 Comments off

A family of four was displaced by a fire that ravaged their home on Friday morning, according to Walden Fire Chief Fred Williams. Read more…