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Voters give Wallkill budget resounding yes

May 27th, 2015 No comments

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 No comments

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 No comments

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 No comments

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 No comments

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…

Ridge fire under control

May 13th, 2015 Comments off

“As bad as it was, it could have become a lot worse.” Read more…

Walden not fretting about stress status

May 13th, 2015 Comments off

“We know better than someone in Albany what is best for this village,” said Walden Mayor Susan Rumbold. Read more…

Burning ridge

May 5th, 2015 Comments off

Homeowners in Cragsmoor and Walker Valley are closely watching the spread of a forest fire that has already consumed almost 2,000 acres. Read more…

Hayes, Maher headed to GOP primary

May 5th, 2015 Comments off

While the onset of summer promises some a few months of vacations and carefree downtime, Town of Montgomery supervisor hopefuls are gearing up to campaign for this fall’s election. Read more…

Walden water and sewer rates to rise

April 29th, 2015 Comments off

After months of refining the inevitable decision, the Village of Walden will raise their water and sewer rates in response to dwindling funds in each of the respective accounts. Without the increases, the village would see depletions in each of the accounts, which has forced officials to create this plan of action. Read more…

Pine Bush school board OKs $109M budget

April 29th, 2015 Comments off

The Pine Bush Board of Education adopted a budget last Thursday that adds a dean of students to the south end of the district but still keeps the tax levy increase below the mandated tax cap. The public can comment on the budget at a May 12 meeting, then vote on it at the polls May 19. Read more…

VC board adopts 4.61% increase

April 22nd, 2015 Comments off

The Valley Central Board of Education has adopted its proposed budget for the 2015 to 2016 academic year, with numbers totaling $96.6 million, a 4.61 percent increase from this year’s $92.4 million budget. Read more…

Seeing red over brown water

April 22nd, 2015 Comments off

On Monday night, a resident of Water’s Edge in the Village of Montgomery placed a plastic bottle of dullish, gray-looking water on a table where the Board of Trustees and Mayor Steve Brescia sat. Another placed two white T-shirts next to each other, making a note of the stark whiteness of one and the drabness of the other. Read more…

Medical marijuana

April 15th, 2015 Comments off

The Wallkill Town Board is expected to throw its support behind a proposed medical marijuana agricultural facility at their work session tonight, following a positive reaction from residents last week. Read more…

Montgomery village budget includes raise for mayor

April 15th, 2015 Comments off

“We’re not talking about all those other villages,” said Maria Beltrametti. “I think there should be a reason.” Read more…