‘Wallkill Valley Times’

City makes Land Bank history

May 23rd, 2012 Comments off

Culminating two years of hard work, the Newburgh Community Land Bank received word from New York State’s Empire State Development (ESD) Agency Thursday that it has been chosen as one of the first five approved for the state. Read more…

Postal Service reverses Stewart closure stand

May 23rd, 2012 Comments off

The Mid-Hudson Processing and Distribution Center at Stewart Airport in the Town of Newburgh has been spared from the U.S. Postal Service’s first round of closings. Read more…

Clintondale christens new fire apparatus

May 23rd, 2012 Comments off

When a new truck is purchased by a fire company, any and all nearby firefighters show up for a “wetdown” celebration. It always turns into a big, loud, very wet, but friendly, water fight. Read more…

Highland incumbents ousted

May 23rd, 2012 Comments off

Although a majority of Highland voters supported the 2012-2013 school budget, the budget was defeated because it failed to get the state required 60 percent supermajority for a budget that exceeded the state recommended tax-levy limit. Read more…

Vikings breeze in playoff tuneup

May 23rd, 2012 Comments off

They both were assured playoff bids, with the seeding meeting a day away, but Valley Central certainly looked a lot better than Wallkill. Read more…

Slinsky wins Off Broadway Run

May 23rd, 2012 Comments off

Mike Slinsky of Hopewell Junction won Safe Harbors’ Off Broadway Run Sunday with a time of 16:27. Read more…

Lady Dukes are MHAL champs

May 23rd, 2012 Comments off

Marlboro won the MHAL softball tournament Saturday by beating Pine Plains 8-0. Read more…

Teutul presents ‘Tying the Room Together’

May 23rd, 2012 Comments off

Many people know Mikey Teutul from the Orange County-based show American Choppers where he and his comrades work their magic on motorcycles, but the reality TV personality also works magic on the canvas: Teutul’s newest exhibit of portraits and abstract works, called Tying the Room Together, is on display at The Wolfgang Gallery & Store in Montgomery through June 5. Read more…

School Budgets Unofficial Results

May 16th, 2012 2 comments

Wallkill Central School District
Budget: Passed (Yes – 932; No – 423)
School Board Election: Donna Crowley, Mitchell DeCoeur and Thomas Frisbie

Valley Central School District
Budget: Passed (Yes – 1,561; No – 873)
School Board Election: Sonia Lewis and Joy Crist

Pine Bush Central School District
Budget: Passed (Yes – 1,392; No – 780)
School Board Election: Judith Pulver and Roseanne Sullivan

Newburgh Enlarged City School District
Budget: Passed (Yes – 1,709; No – 788)
School Board Election: Edward Lawson, Pamela Resch and Philip Howard

Marlboro School District
Budget: Passed (Yes – 666; No – 405)
School Board Election: Joann Reed and Frank Milazzo

Highland School District
Budget: Failed (Yes – 1035; No – 994. Need 1,162 to pass.)
School Board Election: Debbie Pagano, Michael Bakatsias and TBD*

Town approves Taylor Biomass proposal

May 16th, 2012 Comments off

“Our goal is to start construction as soon as possible,” said Jim Taylor of Taylor Biomass Energy during a recent presentation to the Montgomery Town Board. Read more…

Car break-ins on the rise in Crawford

May 16th, 2012 Comments off

According to the Crawford Police Department, the hamlet of Pine Bush has seen about a dozen car break-ins since April 1. In every case, the cars were left unlocked. Read more…

Mayor gavels unruly meeting to a close

May 16th, 2012 Comments off

For the second time in recent weeks, Mayor Judy Kennedy Monday night abruptly ended a Newburgh City Council meeting that had dissolved into a tirade by activist Omari Shakur. Read more…

City crime hasn’t taken a holiday

May 16th, 2012 Comments off

Police Chief Michael Ferrara looked up from his desk as he handed me the 2011 Annual Report of crime in the City of Newburgh: “Aggravated assaults are down 17 percent,” he said. “Commercial burglaries are down 12 percent and auto thefts are down 9 percent,” the chief said. Read more…

Marlboro cemetery in midst of renovations

May 16th, 2012 Comments off

For years the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery on Route 9W in Marlboro has needed repairs made to its headstones, brush and overgrowth cleared, dead trees removed and branches trimmed. In the past few weeks progress has been made on all of these fronts. Read more…

Marlboro budget approved, Highland budget fails

May 16th, 2012 Comments off

Last night the Marlboro School budget of $52,954,958 for the calendar year 2012-2013 was approved by a vote of 666 to 405. Read more…