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Town approves gaming law

September 10th, 2014 No comments

Meeting for a third and final time, the Montgomery Town Board was able to reach a decision on Local Law No. 1 of 2014, allowing the town to create a gaming facility overlay zoning district for casino and resort planning purposes. Members of the board unanimously voted to adopt the law, which now means that planning may begin. Read more…

Zero approvals

September 10th, 2014 No comments

A decade has passed since the Rolling Hills subdivision gained its approvals from the Shawangunk Planning Board. Only about half of the project has actually been constructed, to lackluster reviews. Now a potential new owner wants to complete the original vision, but faces a major obstacle — the approvals have all expired. Read more…

Walden fire bid rejected

September 3rd, 2014 2 comments

Residents of the Walden Fire District, Tuesday, overwhelmingly rejected a proposed $1.5 million expansion and renovation of their central fire house. Read more…

Pine Bush cleared by DA

September 3rd, 2014 No comments

The Orange County District Attorney announced Tuesday that no viable criminal charges can be brought against the Pine Bush Central School District and other defendants in a civil lawsuit alleging anti-Semitism in Pine Bush schools. Read more…

Angry Orchards coming to Montgomery

August 27th, 2014 1 comment

Angry Orchards, a hard cider company owned by Boston Beer Company, is hoping to make a home for themselves in the town of Montgomery — specifically on a 60-acre orchard on Albany Post Road. Read more…

Dog killing case goes to trial

August 27th, 2014 1 comment

Following a tragic tale of animal cruelty, the case of David W. Moors of Beachwood, N.J. went to trial last Tuesday at the Ulster County Court. In November of 2013, during a visit to his brother’s home, Moors shot and killed the neighbor’s family dog, Clara, with a bow and arrow, justifying the act by saying that the dog “shouldn’t be running loose.” Read more…

Walden FD seeks $1.5M expansion

August 20th, 2014 Comments off

Residents of the Walden Fire District are being asked to approve a referendum for a $1.5 million expansion of the Walden Fire House on Old Orange Avenue. Read more…

Two area bank branches to close in October

August 20th, 2014 Comments off

Two area bank branches are closing this October. The Bank of America at 21 Union St. in the Village of Montgomery is closing on Oct. 17 and the Chase branch at 205 Homestead Ave. in Maybrook is closing on Oct. 4, according to the official websites of each bank. Read more…

Paving the way for a casino

August 13th, 2014 1 comment

With fall rapidly approaching, Genting Americas is continuing its pursuit of a casino in the Town of Montgomery. One of the essential pieces of their proposal is the enactment of a zoning law that would create a gaming overlay district, allowing various uses. The Town Board will hold a public hearing on the law on Aug. 21. Read more…

Montgomery to tighten skateboard law

August 13th, 2014 Comments off

It’s déjà vu all over again in Montgomery. Within days of unveiling the new bandstand, the old issue of skateboarders has reared its head once again. Read more…

Dollar General proposal moves forward

August 6th, 2014 Comments off

“It’s a real dangerous road for kids to be moving across,” said Louis Doro, a resident of the town of Montgomery. Read more…

Valley Central may hire additional teachers

August 6th, 2014 Comments off

The Valley Central School Board discussed several items during their meeting last Monday, but the most prominent of these was class size. Read more…

Life on the farm

July 29th, 2014 Comments off

This winter was hard. But, local farmers say, the relatively mild, summer weather has been good for crops so far. “It’s up to Mother Nature,” said Rebecca King. Read more…

Buffer zone

July 29th, 2014 Comments off

On Thursday, the Montgomery Town Board held a special meeting to discuss the introduction of local law #1 and the casino project proposed by Genting New York. Read more…

Large class sizes concern Valley Central parents

July 22nd, 2014 Comments off

Parents put the Valley Central Board of Education on notice at its meeting last week that they are concerned about large class sizes for the coming school year. Read more…