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Pine Bush school board revisits ward system

December 3rd, 2014 Comments off

The Pine Bush Board of Education conducted routine business and got a rundown on its Special Programs department at its Nov. 25 regular board meeting, but nearly half the meeting was dedicated to brainstorming ways to drum up community support for a geographic ward system in the district. Read more…

Montgomery savors Small Business Saturday

December 3rd, 2014 Comments off

While the hustle of Black Friday marks the start of the holidays for many, not all shoppers are privy to the idea of camping outside of Target or trampling over each other to grab Best Buy’s last XBox One of the season. Read more…

East Coldenham celebrates volunteerism

November 26th, 2014 Comments off

When talking about money, Valley Central school board President Brad Conklin is usually discussing school budgets and audits. However, he was able to offer an excellent explanation of basic economics to students at East Coldenham Elementary School on Monday during their “Day of Giving,” a far cry from his usual work. Read more…

Montgomery Senior Center grievances aired

November 26th, 2014 Comments off

Montgomery seniors packed the small village meeting room beyond capacity last week, lining the walls and outside hallway in their efforts to be heard. Read more…

Maher is moving on

November 19th, 2014 Comments off

In 2009, the Village of Walden welcomed the fresh face of 23-year-old Brian Maher as their newly-elected mayor. Having grown up in the village, he had a vision for his hometown that involved giving it a better image. Six years, several completed projects and “a total infrastructure overhaul” later, Maher has decided to vacate his seat, announcing that he will not run for his fourth term as mayor. Read more…

Town tweaks budget

November 19th, 2014 Comments off

Making the final tweaks and switching around the last few figures, the Town of Montgomery reached the finish line of their 2015 budget, making last-minute adjustments during a continuation of the public hearing at their meeting on Thursday. Read more…

VC passes on Vet tax break

November 12th, 2014 Comments off

Perhaps it’s a good thing for Valley Central’s administration that Veterans Day followed their Monday night board meeting, as veterans are none too pleased with the outcome and could use the distraction. The district recently allowed residents to complete online surveys to assess the desire for school tax exemptions for veterans, but have elected to keep the discussions open, likely until the beginning of 2015. Read more…

Shawangunk adopts budget within tax cap

November 12th, 2014 Comments off

Shawangunk town officials adopted a Spartan budget last week that remains within the tax cap and calls for no major projects in the coming year. Read more…

Young swimmers complete surprising season

November 12th, 2014 Comments off

Valley Central’s girls’ swimming team started the season with 33 swimmers, and a large majority, 21 of them, are freshmen or younger. And the team ended the season well with so much youth. Read more…

Crawford Community Center gets $100,000 boost

November 4th, 2014 Comments off

In lieu of the New York State and Municipal Facilities Program, Sen. Bill Larkin (D-39) has secured the Town of Crawford a $100,000 grant toward the construction of a new community center. Read more…

Walden PD goes bearded for a cause

November 4th, 2014 Comments off

For every Walden police officer who has ever wished he could grow a beard to warm his chin with his God-given facial hair and embrace the look of a mountain man, “No-Shave November” has arrived, delivering its participants from a life of clean-cut, shaven jaw lines. Read more…

Town looks for tax cap wiggle room

October 29th, 2014 Comments off

The Town of Montgomery has adopted their preliminary budget plan for 2015, a budget that won’t, according to Town Supervisor Mike Hayes, present increased tax rates to residents. Some of the rates, he explained, may end up actually being slightly lower than those residents paid in 2014. Read more…

Maybrook looks to a green future

October 29th, 2014 Comments off

The Village of Maybrook may have found an innovative way to cut costs for residents, while saving itself a projected $30,000 a year. Mayor Dennis Leahy said that he will meet with representatives from Spear Point Energy for a work session on Wednesday, Oct. 29, to discuss the installation of solar energy apparatuses throughout the village. Read more…

Walden fire house bid rejected again

October 22nd, 2014 Comments off

Following the defeat of the first public voting referendum to approve renovations and additional truck bays to the Walden Fire House, residents returned to the polls on Tuesday for a second vote. Yet again, the vote was turned down, with residents taking a firm stance against the referendum with a 187 to 42 vote against the renovations, according to Denise Miller, district secretary. Read more…

Crawford begins Community Visioning Sessions

October 22nd, 2014 Comments off

Rarely does it happen that residents of a town have the opportunity to sit with their local officials and candidly list the changes they would like to see in their area. Even rarer, is knowing that their suggestions are being heard and being taken very seriously. Read more…