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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…

Area schools to see increase in state aid

April 7th, 2015 Comments off

In a 92-page document published by the New York State Legislature on March 31, the long-awaited state aid figures were released to the state’s school districts, who have flirted with a potential two-year freeze on their 2014 to 2015 state aid figures for months. With the budget proposals due no later than April 14, and a statewide budget vote scheduled for May 19, districts are now scrambling in the wake of the release to build their budgets. Read more…

Appeals court upholds Bloomingburg annexation

April 7th, 2015 Comments off

The New York Appellate Court has upheld the annexation of property that spearheaded the controversial townhome development in Bloomingburg. The decision is being lauded by supporters of the development, but the Town of Mamakating has not conceded defeat and plans to appeal it. Read more…

Pine Bush board addresses Pledge controversy

April 1st, 2015 2 comments

They wanted to know why the Pine Bush Central School District allowed the Pledge of Allegiance to be recited in Arabic. “Why?” asked Raymond Turse. “Why couldn’t you have done something else?” Read more…

Maybrook anticipates 6.8% increase

April 1st, 2015 Comments off

Maybrook Mayor Dennis Leahy introduced the village’s tentative budget at Monday’s board meeting, offering residents both a monetary and percentile breakdown of the figures for the upcoming year. Read more…

Passion over the Pledge

March 25th, 2015 1 comment

A firestorm of controversy ignited after the Pledge of Allegiance was recited in Arabic at Pine Bush High School last week. The reading took place during morning announcements Wednesday, in honor of National Foreign Language Week. Read more…