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‘Wallkill Valley Times’

Taking a pulse

July 8th, 2014 Comments off

At last Tuesday’s Village Board meeting in Montgomery, the board responded to a question regarding the health of the village’s small businesses. Read more…

Town approves casino deal

July 3rd, 2014 Comments off

With the state deadline looming to submit gaming applications, the developer of a proposed Town of Montgomery casino got what it wanted from the town board at a hastily-called special meeting last Friday. Read more…

Maybrook poised for growth

July 3rd, 2014 Comments off

The Maybrook Village Board spoke with optimism of growth in the village at their meeting last week, noting that the village is enjoying recent improvements to infrastructure and may soon welcome new businesses. Read more…

Walden seeks funds for amphitheater

June 25th, 2014 Comments off

The Village of Walden is seeking state funding to pick up where it left off with plans to build an amphitheater at Bradley Park. The theater is to be located in the west end of the park with a view of the Wallkill River. Read more…

Pine Bush school board looks into district zoning

June 25th, 2014 Comments off

Members of the Pine Bush Central School District will meet with state leaders this month to discuss the possibility of sponsoring legislation to create geographic zones within the school district. Read more…

Casino bid surges forward

June 18th, 2014 Comments off

With just a few days left to submit their application for a casino in Montgomery, Genting Americas has secured the support of the Town Board and announced a flurry of developments—from the unveiling of a proposed indoor waterpark to new access from State Route 747. Read more…

Crawford seeks to be more business friendly

June 18th, 2014 Comments off

“We need to attract business to this town,” said Crawford Town Supervisor Charles Carnes. Read more…

Wallkill River Walk proposed

June 11th, 2014 Comments off

This past Thursday night, community improvement group Vision of Wallkill (VOW) presented their River Walk Project before the Shawangunk Town Board. Read more…

Gambling on Montgomery

June 11th, 2014 Comments off

With just four licenses up for grabs and the application deadline looming at the end of the month, another Orange County proposal has been thrown into the mix — this time in the Town of Montgomery. Read more…

Plans for new Bullville firehouse raise concerns

June 4th, 2014 Comments off

Last Wednesday night, the Bullville Fire District held a public meeting to discuss the proposed plans for their new firehouse. Many concerned residents asked questions and made comments about the new firehouse and the impact it will have on their taxes. Read more…

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…