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‘Wallkill Valley Times’

Helping the victims of drug abuse

June 4th, 2014 Comments off

051414wvt“No one ever asks, ‘how’s your son who is a heroin addict?’ It still has a stigma of shame,” said Debbie Gross-Longo. Read more…

Montgomery PBA fires back

May 28th, 2014 1 comment

About six weeks ago the Village of Montgomery PBA was surprised to learn that the Village Board intended to lay off 25 part-time officers and replace them with a handful of full-time officers. Read more…

An ounce of prevention

May 28th, 2014 Comments off

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Across the country parents are reading stories of how families just like theirs have been torn apart by drug abuse and addiction. All the while, it seems like fiction. It could never happen to them. Their child would never touch drugs. Read more…

Police: ‘We can’t do it alone’

May 21st, 2014 Comments off

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I was twelve when I started.” At first, it was “just” alcohol and a little weed, but then it quickly became Ecstasy and hallucinogenic drugs. By the time he was fifteen, Justin Phillips (not his real name), had already tried cocaine a couple times and things were about to get worse. Within a couple years, he was highly addicted to opiates and was involved in selling drugs. Read more…

Valley Central and Wallkill budgets approved

May 20th, 2014 Comments off

Voters made their voices heard in the Valley Central School District on Tuesday, voting to approve the proposed budget with just four percent of the vote to spare. Read more…

Voters approve Pine Bush school budget

May 20th, 2014 Comments off

Voters in the Pine Bush school district overwhelmingly approved a $104,558,977 budget at the polls Tuesday. The 2014-2015 school district budget is accompanied by a $54,331,221 property tax levy – a 1.95 percent increase over the previous year’s budget levy. Read more…

Not in my backyard

May 14th, 2014 Comments off

051414wvtThe Wallkill Valley was rocked last year by the tragic overdose of two teenage brothers in Walden and left unable to fathom the pain of the father who found them on the floor of their home. Since then, the community has lost more family members and neighbors and there seems to be no end in sight. Read more…

Ulster County to purchase Shawangunk homes damaged by hurricanes

May 14th, 2014 Comments off

It’s been almost three years since the region was struck by two hurricanes just a few days apart. In Shawangunk, two families are still struggling with the aftermath, but relief may finally be in sight. Read more…

Bullville OKs firehouse bond

May 7th, 2014 1 comment

The Board of Fire Commissioners for the Bullville Fire District voted last week to bond up to $8.4 million for a new firehouse. Read more…

Walden envisions a ‘Grand Re-opening’

May 7th, 2014 Comments off

It started with an innocent conversation at the Walden Diner. “As soon as I left, my head started spinning,” said Nanette DeGroat. Read more…

A grand finale to the concert season

May 7th, 2014 Comments off

Woomyung Choe and the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra end their 19th season with four works of passion on Saturday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m., Aquinas Hall, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh. The first is Prokofiev’s break-your-heart Romeo and Juliet Ballet Suite II followed by Sarasate’s two best-known virtuoso compositions for violin. Read more…

No business like snow business

April 29th, 2014 1 comment

Owners of more than a dozen Walden properties appealed to the Village Board last week after receiving snow removal fines. Read more…

Two seats up for grabs on Pine Bush BOE

April 29th, 2014 Comments off

Two positions are open on the Pine Bush School District Board of Education now that board members Joseph Peluso and Richard Smith have announced they will not seek re-election in November. Four candidates are vying for the positions. Read more…

Town meeting set for Walden landlord law

April 23rd, 2014 Comments off

“Good intentions don’t always do good things,” said Susan Taylor, a landlord in the village of Walden. Read more…

Project considered for Neelytown Water District

April 23rd, 2014 Comments off

The Montgomery Town Board is considering undertaking a project for the Neelytown Water District. Read more…