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Pain of deportation hits Monroe family

MONROE - Monroe resident Patti Sampayo knew the moment at Newark Airport would be hard. Kissing and hugging Chico Sampayo. Watching helplessly as immigration agents handed her husband his passport on Aug. 19, 2010, and made sure he boarded the airplane that would begin his deportation back to Mexico

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-24 23:11:04

845 Life: Sulekha Zaug keeps seniors active and busy

"Knees up high, crunch your abs... good!" Sulekha Zaug paces along the edge of the pool. "Arms straight ahead, legs straight, let's do the march of the wooden soldiers!" She pantomimes a wooden soldier as she walks along the edge. "Fabulous! Really good!" Zaug is director of recreation at the Glen A

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-24 22:11:19

Middletown rallies support for Puerto Rico

MIDDLETOWN - It is an effort being repeated around the region and nation as family members and area residents come together to collect relief supplies for hurricane-torn Puerto Rico. At the American Legion Post 151 in Middletown over the weekend, people came together with supplies ranging from bottl

MID-HUDSON NEWS NETWORK - 2017-09-25 07:00:00

Man indicted in Harrison I-95 shooting

WHITE PLAINS - A Bronx man has been indicted on a charge of attempted murder in connection with a shooting on Interstate 95 northbound in the Town of Harrison on July 18. Jamil Fields, 55, was also indicted on charges of assault and criminal possession of a weapon. At about 5:45 p.m. police found a

MID-HUDSON NEWS NETWORK - 2017-09-25 07:00:00

GOP candidate ready should Sen. Larkin retire

Basile: "I am honored to call Bill Larkin a friend" ALBANY - State Senator William Larkin (R, Cornwall-on-Hudson) will turn 90 next February. The Hudson Valley's senior statesman said he has "no plans to retire" in the foreseeable future. But, should that change, Stony Point Town Board member an

MID-HUDSON NEWS NETWORK - 2017-09-25 07:00:00

Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail project to begin

Proposed Fjord Connector COLD SPRING - Construction of the Breakneck Connector is expected to begin later this fall aimed at improving visitor access to Breakneck Ridge from Metro-North to Route 9D. "The Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail effort has always been envisioned as more than just a trail. It's

MID-HUDSON NEWS NETWORK - 2017-09-25 07:00:00

LongHorn Steakhouse in Newburgh gets award

The LongHorn Steakhouse in Newburgh was selected recently to receive the company's Community Spirit award in recognition of the staff's support of their community. Under General Manager Bob Anderson's direction, the restaurant has donated more than 36,300 pounds of food to local nonprofits. The Newb

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-24 23:46:59

March against rape culture draws more than 50 to New Paltz

More than 50 people wearing whatever they liked walked down New Paltz's Main Street on Sunday for the second annual March Against Rape Culture. Video by Geoffrey Wilson/Poughkeepsie Journal Wochit NEW PALTZ - Shanique Alladen wants to crush the notion that rape culture doesn't exist in the Hudson V

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-24 20:14:57

MS-13 gang member charged with stabbing two in Monroe

Guitierrez-Zomora MONROE - A Self-proclaimed member of the MS-13 street gang is charged with stabbing two people with a knife in the Village of Monroe just after midnight on Friday morning. A police officer on patrol on North Main Street near the Mobil gas station spotted four people covered in bl

MID-HUDSON NEWS NETWORK - 2017-09-23 11:30:46

Newburgh man caught with a pound of pot

NEWBURGH - A traffic stop in the City of Newburgh led to the arrest of a local man on a charge of felony possession of marijuana. Orange County Sheriff's deputies were in Newburgh on Friday and observed a vehicle drive through a stop sign, then stop past the crosswalk inside the intersection. They c

MID-HUDSON NEWS NETWORK - 2017-09-23 11:30:28

Newburgh Man Sentenced in Reckless Shooting Incident

Darren Olympia KINGSTON - In June, 22-year-old Darren Olympia of Newburgh was indicted by an Ulster County grand jury for recklessly shooting a female friend in the face on Feb. 26 at 32 Bingham Road in the Town of Marlboro. According to the Ulster County District Attorney's Office, following a nigh


3M earmuffs deal a sound one for nonprofit Access

WALLKILL - Touring the Access: Supports for Living manufacturing space in the Town of Wallkill is like stepping into the behind-the-scenes factory show Modern Marvels, except the workers smile constantly and the revenues go toward their care. The Hudson Valley nonprofit may be better known for servi

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-23 20:08:52

Husband accused of attacking wife with knife

Torres LIBERTY - State Police have charged a Liberty man with throwing a large kitchen knife at his wife and stabbing her in the left rear shoulder. Troopers were called to Catskill Regional Medical Center on Thursday morning for a report of a stabbing victim. Police said Christine Torres, 29, told

MID-HUDSON NEWS NETWORK - 2017-09-23 12:12:22

Woman charged with fudging company checks

Murphy AMENIA - An Amenia woman is charged with forging and cashing checks belonging to the business where she worked. State Police said Abigail Murphy, 26, was charged with nine counts of forgery, grand larceny and nine counts of falsifying business records, all as felonies. Wes' Autobody on Route

MID-HUDSON NEWS NETWORK - 2017-09-23 11:30:32

Police: Newburgh man had pound of pot in car

CITY OF NEWBURGH - A sheriff's deputy stopped an erratic driver Friday in Newburgh and discovered a pound of marijuana in the car, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Police said the deputy saw a car driven by Augustus Burks, 27, of Newburgh go through a stop sign and then stop past the

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-22 23:13:38

Two-alarm blaze damages Fairview home

All people and pets got out unhurt TOWN OF POUGHKEEPSIE - Fire of accidental origin raged through a home at 10 Miller Place in the Fairview Fire District of the Town of Poughkeepsie Thursday evening. The two-alarm fire was called in around 6:09 p.m. as flames consumed the rear of the building. The

MID-HUDSON NEWS NETWORK - 2017-09-23 12:37:51

Drugs, gun seized in warrant search

POUGHKEEPSIE - A warrant search at an apartment at 10 Flannery Avenue in the City of Poughkeepsie on Friday resulted in one arrest and the seizure of cocaine and a stolen gun. The City Police Neighborhood Recovery Unit, Emergency Services Unit and State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team se

MID-HUDSON NEWS NETWORK - 2017-09-23 11:39:39

Tax breaks approved for Legoland owner

The Orange County Industrial Development Agency approved a 20-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement for Legoland parent Merlin Entertainments on Thursday. Under the agreement, Merlin will pay roughly $88 million over 20 years, or approximately $38 million less than if the company received no tax b

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-22 18:37:44

Government jobs can pay well

Middletown's public works commissioner and police chief, two Ulster County staff psychiatrists and Kiryas Joel's village administrator each earned more than $200,000 and were the highest-paid local government employees in the region in the 12-month period that ended March 31. Jacob Tawil, an enginee

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-24 00:15:51

CIA outsourcing opposed at rally

HYDE PARK - Members of the Culinary Craft Association (CCA) and their parent organization, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) gathered at the north entrance of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park to protest a move by the CIA to outsource jobs. The CIA, pursuant to the union

MID-HUDSON NEWS NETWORK - 2017-09-23 11:30:39