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Pine Bush, plaintiffs reach $4.48M settlement

July 1st, 2015 No comments

The $350,000 set aside in next year’s Pine Bush School District budget for legal fees is a mere drop in the bucket compared with the reported $4.48 million that the district may need to pay in an apparent settlement of a years-long lawsuit over district personnel allegedly failing to act on five students’ claims of anti-Semitism in three schools in the north end of the district. Read more…

Corbett Road subdivision raises safety concerns

July 1st, 2015 No comments

“It’s asking for trouble,” said Town of Montgomery Planning Board member William Kelly. Read more…

5-alarm blaze

June 24th, 2015 No comments

The five-alarm fire that ripped through a landmark building Saturday in the Village of Walden has been deemed accidental, according to an official investigation. Read more…

Crawford to see road upgrades

June 24th, 2015 No comments

The main arteries into the town of Crawford may soon be smooth sailing. Town Supervisor Charles Carnes stated Thursday that NYSDOT will soon be milling and paving the shoulders of Route 302, and potholes on Route 52 will also be addressed. Read more…

Wallkill fire commissioner ousted

June 17th, 2015 1 comment

“How in the hell did this go on for so many years? That’s tax dollars.” Read more…

Valley Central Superintendent resigns

June 17th, 2015 Comments off

The Valley Central School District Board of Education announces that Dr. Richard M. Hooley, Superintendent of Schools, has accepted a position as District Superintendent at Dutchess County BOCES. Read more…

Changing cast of candidates

June 10th, 2015 1 comment

The three-way race for Town of Montgomery supervisor has shrunk to two, with the withdrawal of former Walden Mayor Brian Maher. Read more…

Restoring the dead

June 10th, 2015 Comments off

While a casino resort is no longer moving in next door, descendants of the Colden family fear that an historic cemetery is still in danger. Read more…

Comptroller: Wallkill fire commissioner stole $240,000

June 2nd, 2015 3 comments

The chairman of the Wallkill Fire District’s Board of Fire Commissioners was charged Monday morning with stealing nearly $240,000 in a scam that spanned three years, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Ulster County District Attorney Holley Carnright announced. Read more…

Maybrook’s Leahy enters supervisor race

June 2nd, 2015 Comments off

In a surprise turn of events, Maybrook Mayor Dennis Leahy announced Monday that he will run for Montgomery town supervisor this fall. Read more…

Voters give Wallkill budget resounding yes

May 27th, 2015 Comments off

Wallkill voters were clearly pleased with the school district’s proposed 2015-2016 budget, as the measure passed by a resounding 634-242 vote on May 19. The budget was approved with a 72 percent yes vote, the highest positive result the district has seen in 14 years. Three slots on the Board of Education were also on the line in the election, and Donna Crowley (643 votes) and Thomas Frisbie (577) were both re-elected to three-year stints on the board. Their fellow incumbent Mitchell DeCoeur (398) was not so fortunate however, as challenger Steve Missale (519) came in third and earned a place on the board. Read more…

Taylor under fire

May 27th, 2015 Comments off

As the Taylor gasification project goes forward through new negotiations between Montgomery officials and Jim Taylor, public backlash persists, most recently in a scathing letter from Michael Edelstein, co-president of Orange Environment, Inc. Read more…

Town police: ‘Our fleet is tired’

May 20th, 2015 Comments off

During a series of updates to the Town of Montgomery Board, Police Lt. Alex Landolina addressed the department’s need to replenish cars on their fleet, which he said “looks terrible.” Read more…

Wallkill budget approved

May 19th, 2015 Comments off

Voters in the Wallkill Central School District approved a $70,866,252 budget, by a margin of 631-241. Read more…

Valley Central Vote

May 19th, 2015 Comments off

Valley Central School District officials are enjoying a victory, as their upcoming budget was passed on Tuesday with residents voting in favor of the figures in a 1,379 to 651 vote. Read more…