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Valley Central school board assesses audit

October 1st, 2014 Comments off

The Valley Central school board met for their second meeting of the academic year, where they discussed the New York State Comptroller Audit results that assessed the district’s fiscal trends from the beginning of the 2010-2011 academic year, to the conclusion of the 2012-2013 academic year. Read more…

Crawford seeks new ideas

September 24th, 2014 Comments off

Shopping local and supporting small businesses is an idea that has become encouraged in the Hudson Valley, almost to the point of pushing trendy. While stocking the fridge with farm stand veggies and gifting local crafts on Christmas may be the ideal, it’s simply not always the case and small businesses are feeling the effects. Read more…

Is Walden too ‘apartment heavy?’

September 24th, 2014 1 comment

The Village of Walden Board of Trustees held a Tri-Board meeting with the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals last Thursday, with accessory apartments dominating the conversation. Read more…

Friends in need

September 17th, 2014 Comments off

True to the small-town values that surround it, the Walden Savings Bank is lending a helping hand to a local family who lost all of their belongings in a fire that also destroyed their home. Read more…

Casino plans pitched in Albany

September 17th, 2014 Comments off

With a green light from the Town Board of Montgomery, Local Law No. 1 has been passed, lead agency has been assigned and now, the fate of the potential casino rests in the hands of the New York State Gaming Commission, which now has the task of appointing gaming licenses to vying gaming companies. Read more…

Town approves gaming law

September 10th, 2014 Comments off

Meeting for a third and final time, the Montgomery Town Board was able to reach a decision on Local Law No. 1 of 2014, allowing the town to create a gaming facility overlay zoning district for casino and resort planning purposes. Members of the board unanimously voted to adopt the law, which now means that planning may begin. Read more…

Zero approvals

September 10th, 2014 1 comment

A decade has passed since the Rolling Hills subdivision gained its approvals from the Shawangunk Planning Board. Only about half of the project has actually been constructed, to lackluster reviews. Now a potential new owner wants to complete the original vision, but faces a major obstacle — the approvals have all expired. Read more…

Walden fire bid rejected

September 3rd, 2014 3 comments

Residents of the Walden Fire District, Tuesday, overwhelmingly rejected a proposed $1.5 million expansion and renovation of their central fire house. Read more…

Pine Bush cleared by DA

September 3rd, 2014 Comments off

The Orange County District Attorney announced Tuesday that no viable criminal charges can be brought against the Pine Bush Central School District and other defendants in a civil lawsuit alleging anti-Semitism in Pine Bush schools. Read more…

Angry Orchards coming to Montgomery

August 27th, 2014 1 comment

Angry Orchards, a hard cider company owned by Boston Beer Company, is hoping to make a home for themselves in the town of Montgomery — specifically on a 60-acre orchard on Albany Post Road. Read more…

Dog killing case goes to trial

August 27th, 2014 1 comment

Following a tragic tale of animal cruelty, the case of David W. Moors of Beachwood, N.J. went to trial last Tuesday at the Ulster County Court. In November of 2013, during a visit to his brother’s home, Moors shot and killed the neighbor’s family dog, Clara, with a bow and arrow, justifying the act by saying that the dog “shouldn’t be running loose.” Read more…

Walden FD seeks $1.5M expansion

August 20th, 2014 Comments off

Residents of the Walden Fire District are being asked to approve a referendum for a $1.5 million expansion of the Walden Fire House on Old Orange Avenue. Read more…

Two area bank branches to close in October

August 20th, 2014 Comments off

Two area bank branches are closing this October. The Bank of America at 21 Union St. in the Village of Montgomery is closing on Oct. 17 and the Chase branch at 205 Homestead Ave. in Maybrook is closing on Oct. 4, according to the official websites of each bank. Read more…

Paving the way for a casino

August 13th, 2014 1 comment

With fall rapidly approaching, Genting Americas is continuing its pursuit of a casino in the Town of Montgomery. One of the essential pieces of their proposal is the enactment of a zoning law that would create a gaming overlay district, allowing various uses. The Town Board will hold a public hearing on the law on Aug. 21. Read more…

Montgomery to tighten skateboard law

August 13th, 2014 Comments off

It’s déjà vu all over again in Montgomery. Within days of unveiling the new bandstand, the old issue of skateboarders has reared its head once again. Read more…