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Winter Weather Advisory issued for Orange County

A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect for Orange County from noon Wednesday through 6 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Snow will begin on Wednesday afternoon. 1-3 inches of snow and ice accumulations of a light glaze are expected. A few tenths of an inch of snow and sl


Lewis County teen crowned New York State Dairy Princess

Reegan Domagala from Lewis County was crowned the 2019-20 New York State Dairy Princess on Tuesday at the Holiday Inn in Salina, outside Syracuse. She has served as the Lewis County Dairy Princess since the spring.


Black Mold replaces Black Knights as official Army mascot

WEST POINT, N.Y. – The United States Military Academy at West Point announced today that all academy sports teams, previously known as the “Black Knights,” are re-named the “Black Mold” in solidarity with Army families suffering from the deadly spores in military quarters.


Former Highland Falls mayor running for village board

HIGHLAND FALLS – Former mayor Patrick Flynn is attempting to return to the Village Board, as a trustee on the Campaign for Change ticket. Flynn was one of three candidates to file petitions for the two available seats in the March 19 election. The others are incumbent Trustee Brian Aylward, on the C


High School Boys Basketball: Kingston finishes regular season 18-2 with win over Monroe-Woodbury

CENTRAL VALLEY, N.Y. — Next stop: sectionals. Kingston High closed out an 18-2 regular season in boys basketball Tuesday with a solid 83-45 triumph over Monroe-Woodbury. Brian Moore scored 21 of his game-high 31 points in the first half, Shy'quan Royal had 13 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 stea


Call to make use of funding for disabled veterans in Orange County

CITY OF NEWBURGH — Retired state Sen. Bill Larkin pleaded with local nonprofits and organizations to spread the word about available funding to help disabled veterans in Orange County.


Case of 'zombie deer disease' confirmed in New York state

ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WHEC) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning about "zombie deer disease" that affects deer, elk, and moose. As of January, 24 states have reported cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), according to the CDC, including a reported case in Oneida Co


Orange County IDA Adopts Final Resolution for Equipment Maintenance Facility in Campbell Hall, Initial Resolution for Hotel in New Windsor

A final resolution was adopted for a project submitted by Hampton Park, LLC, which includes the site clearance and construction of two buildings at 229 Neely Town Road in Campbell Hall. A one-story, 1,750-square-foot building will house office space for management, engineers and administrative perso


Suspect In Poughkeepsie High School Lockout Taken Into Custody

A teenager is in police custody after being accused of making online threats that forced an area high school to enter its lockout protocol. The Poughkeepsie High School was temporarily put in a lockout at 8:08 a.m. on Tuesday morning, when district officials called police headquarters to report they


Marlboro shot putter Conte wins in Class 'B'; Cornwall takes team track title

WEST POINT – Kaitlyn Conte used to play softball, and she competed in track and field just to stay in shape. One day, a teammate got hurt and Marlboro needed a thrower so Conte volunteered.


1 Pound Of Pot Found During Traffic Stop: NYSP

WOODBURY, NY — State police arrested a Wappingers Falls woman after a traffic violation and accused her of having more than a pound of marijuana. Troopers stopped a vehicle being driven by Lindsey A. Abrams, 29, of Wappingers Falls, around 2:15 a.m. Feb 19 on I-87 in the Town of Woodbury.


Section 9 sending green group to D1 state championships

Section 9 will send a fresher Division I team to Albany for the state championships this weekend. Only seven of the 21 qualifiers have state experience. Three of those returning wrestlers — Newburgh Free Academy’s Maxx DeCapua, Cornwall’s Will Leonard and Monroe-Woodbury’s Marco Vespa — were state m


Village of Goshen Police blotter

Georgette Dolson, 21, of Monroe, N.Y., was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor. She was released on her own recognizance to appear in village court on Feb. 20.


City of Newburgh DPW refilling potholes this week

CITY OF NEWBURGH - Newburgh's Department of Public Works will refill potholes that reopened during recent winter storms, according to an announcement posted Tuesday to the city's website.


Wrong-way driver involved in 4-car crash on Westchester County highway

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Co-owner of famed Brooklyn pizzeria L&B Spumoni Gardens dead at 56

A co-owner of the beloved Brooklyn pizza joint L&B Spumoni Gardens has died after a seven-year battle with ALS. Patricia Barbati Coffey, 56, helped run the family-owned Italian eatery in Bensonhurst that opened in 1939. She died Feb. 7 in Monroe, NJ.


Hudson Valley Man Killed Trying to Help Crash Victim

A Hudson Valley man on his way to see his 1-year-old child was killed while trying to help a crash victim. Last Monday around 1 a.m., Jaquan Cesar, 28, of Beacon was driving on the Cross Bronx Expressway in the Bronx when he noticed a Mercedes Benz rear-end another car, police told the New York Post


State Police in Troop K remove eleven impaired drivers from public roadways over the 2019 President’s Day weekend

On February 15, 2019, State Police from SP Brewster arrested Jose M. Lopez Gonzalez, age 38, of Mount Kisco, NY, for Aggravated DWI Leandra’s Law, a class E felony, and Endangering the welfare of a Child, a class A misdemeanor. He was traveling on Interstate 684 in the town of Southeast when he was


3 dead in NJ multi-vehicle crash after driver loses control: police

WAYNE, N.J. — Three people are dead after a large crash involving multiple vehicles in New Jersey, the Passaic County Prosecutor’s office confirmed Tuesday. At approximately 8:46 a.m. on Tuesday, police responded to a serious crash involving multiple vehicles on the northbound side of Route 23, near


Critics: Police chief’s double duty in 2 towns creates safety, ethical concerns

TUXEDO PARK - Could a police chief in Orange County pulling double duty as a full-time chief for two different departments be effective in both?. Tuxedo Park Police Chief Alessio Melchiorre is now doubling as police chief 12 miles away in Monroe. There does not appear to be anything illegal about th