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‘Wallkill Valley Times’

Montgomery police shakeup

April 16th, 2014 No comments

In a large departure for the Village of Montgomery, the mayor and village officials have decided to lay off about two dozen part-time police officers and replace them with three full-time officers. Read more…

Bright dreams for Walden landmark

April 16th, 2014 No comments

A bright future may be on the horizon for the faded remains of a Walden landmark. Nestled alongside railroad tracks in Walden, the large brick building has been nearly forgotten since Packaged Lighting systems closed its doors in 2008. Sam Cichon, who recently purchased the property, hopes to breathe new life into it and open the “Grant Street Factory” for business as early as this summer. Read more…

State finds flaws in Montgomery IDA process

April 9th, 2014 No comments

“We demand that the tax breaks given to UNFI in violation of the law be rescinded,” said local activist group New Yorkers Against Industrial Development Tax Abuse in a statement. Read more…

District moves to dismiss Pine Bush anti-Semitism suit

April 9th, 2014 No comments

“We promote a culture and a climate that is accepting and tolerant of all races and religions,” said Pine Bush school district Superintendent Joan Carbone. Read more…

Second Dollar General Store eyed

April 2nd, 2014 2 comments

A second Dollar General store has been proposed for the town of Montgomery, this time across the busy state highway from Valley Central’s high school and middle school, raising immediate traffic and safety concerns. Read more…

One percent tax increase proposed for Maybrook

April 2nd, 2014 No comments

Maybrook Mayor Dennis Leahy has unveiled his proposed budget for the village, which calls for a 1 percent tax increase. Read more…

Drug sweep yields 20 arrests

March 26th, 2014 No comments

A flurry of arrests and drug seizures swept the area this month as part of a targeted effort by multiple agencies to address illegal drug traffic in Walden, Newburgh and Middletown. When the dust cleared, twenty individuals were in custody and large quantities of heroin as well as cocaine, oxycodone, marijuana and other illegal drugs were off the street. Read more…

Incumbents sweep village elections

March 26th, 2014 No comments

Voters in the villages of Maybrook, Montgomery and Walden made their voices heard last week, hanging on to all of their incumbent candidates. Read more…

March 2014 Election Results

March 19th, 2014 No comments

Walden landlords object to registry law

March 19th, 2014 No comments

“Landlords are being singled out in this village to pay an extra fee and that’s really wrong,” said Walden resident Ray Lustig. Read more…

Progress on proposed sewer district for Scotts Corners

March 19th, 2014 No comments

The Montgomery Town Board took the first step toward enabling the development of the town’s sole Office Park property last week, voting to authorize survey and engineering work for a possible new sewer district for the Scotts Corners area. Read more…

Walden apartment destroyed by fire

March 12th, 2014 No comments

A two-alarm fire at about 5 p.m. on Friday destroyed a Walden apartment on Scofield Street. The fire followed on the heels of a three-alarm blaze in the village about 18 hours earlier. Read more…

Bloomingburg’s path to Election Day loaded with bumps

March 12th, 2014 No comments

Residents – new and old – of the tiny village of Bloomingburg are counting down the days until March 18, when a critical Village Board election will be held. Read more…

Planning board chairman steps down

March 4th, 2014 No comments

“I can say in all honesty I enjoyed 99.5 percent of it. That other half a percent I’m not going to talk about,” said Henry DeVries, drawing laughter from a large crowd at the Crawford Town Hall. Read more…

Maybrook looks for snow parking solutions

March 4th, 2014 No comments

Like many local municipalities, the village of Maybrook is coping with the snow and hoping for spring. At their meeting last week, the village board discussed ongoing problems with parking in municipal lots during and after snowstorms. Read more…