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VC voters to decide on $19.8 million project

January 28th, 2015 No comments

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 No comments

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 No comments

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 No comments

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…

Larkin closes 2014 with grant funds

January 7th, 2015 Comments off

Four lucky Orange County municipalities ended 2014 on a high note, each receiving portions of $340,000 in grant funding from State Sen. William Larkin (D-39). The funds come from the State and Municipal Facilities Capital Program (SAM), which allots funds to projects with a minimum cost of $50,000. Read more…

Walden Community Council wraps up 2014

December 31st, 2014 Comments off

The Walden Community Council (WCC) is like a masked superhero in the village. Its members are always there, quietly coordinating events or forming the committees that better the lives of their neighbors. Too often, though, they go unnoticed by the ordinary residents that they walk among. Read more…

Heavenly hamlet of angels

December 24th, 2014 4 comments

The tale of Butch’s Barbershop in Pine Bush has already established itself as 2014’s holiday miracle for the history books and countless residents have said that it’s a modern day “It’s a Wonderful Life” made into a reality. Read more…

Judge rules; Bloomingburg dissolution fails

December 24th, 2014 Comments off

A Supreme Court judge has ordered that all votes from September’s Bloomingburg dissolution referendum must be counted and certified, turning the tables on the initial result and leaving the village intact for at least the next four years. Read more…

Bridge repair money on the way

December 17th, 2014 Comments off

The Town of Crawford will receive $2,480,000 in grant funds from U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-18) and New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The funds will go toward repairing and strengthening the Route 52 bridge that crosses over the Dwaar Kill, a tributary of the Wallkill River. Read more…

Chicken dropped from Walden menu

December 17th, 2014 Comments off

As quickly as the idea was born, a decision to allow residents in the Village of Walden to raise chickens was tabled a mere three weeks later at Tuesday’s Board of Trustees meeting. According to Village Manager, John Revella, more research is needed before the board can come to a viable decision on the matter. Read more…

Day of ‘infamy’

December 10th, 2014 Comments off

Jeff Holtje says that he hasn’t always felt appreciation for his time spent in the military. The army vet served in the United States military from 1967 to 1969 and he said he’s seen an upswing in the amount of support and appreciation that veterans deserve. Read more…

Angry Orchard unveils plans for Montgomery

December 10th, 2014 Comments off

“The intention is an authentic working farm,” said architect Matthew Bialecki on Monday. Bialecki and other representatives for Angry Orchard presented designs for a 15,000-square-foot cidery on Albany Post Road during a public hearing before the Town of Montgomery Planning Board. Read more…