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Cooking oil in trash sparks fire, damaging New Paltz home.

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. — Hot cooking oil dumped in a trash bag sparked a fire that damaged the facade of a home at 18 Duzine Road Sunday, New Paltz Fire Chief Corey Wirthmann said. Wirthmann said firefighters were called to the scene at 11:57 a.m., and determined that a small fire that started in a trash b


It's time to send more care packages to Our Troops!

On Monday, March 11, Donations to United For The Troops from Orange County Veterans Agency and the office of Orange County. Executive Steve Neuhaus who is currently deployed in Iraq.


Work Futures Daily - Everywhere In Cubicles

Beacon NY - 2019-03-19 — I have been out of pocket in NYC for a Platform Design Toolkit Master Class workshop with Simone Cicero. I'll write some notes later this week. But it led to me pushing the newsletter out a day.


Q: Does Anyone Inspect the Beacon Dam?

Q: The dam on Mount Beacon is holding back 125 million gallons of water. Does anyone ever inspect it? I’m no engineer but I’d say it could use some patching up. ~Mary Fris, Beacon.


Former park ranger to explain 'Great Chain'

CHESTER - A former resident and Sterling Park ranger is scheduled to provide information on the "Great Chain" that helped hold back British troops during the Revolutionary War, according to the town's historical society.


Ulster County Legislature leader Tracey Bartels interview live at 11 a.m.

KINGSTON, N.Y. — A Freeman interview with Ulster County Legislature Chairwoman Tracey Bartels will be shown live at 11 a.m. Bartels, a Gardiner resident, became Legislature chairwoman this past January. She is the second woman to hold the position and the first person not affiliated with a political


Things to Do With Kids in Rockland on March 19

Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Rockland today, March 19, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Rockland's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the t


'Love, not division, defines us'

WHITE PLAINS — Michele Duggan's first reaction to news that a majority of delegates of the United Methodist Church voted to strengthen its ban on gay and lesbian clergy and gay marriage was to Google different churches she could join that aligned more with her beliefs.


The Messy Side of Motherhood

New motherhood can be euphoric. But it’s also messy and grueling, and it’s that side of the equation that Erin Buckley spotlights in her new play, A Rebirth into Motherhood, which will have a reading at the Howland Cultural Center at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, followed by a discussion.


Grief-stricken New Windsor mom: Don't drink and drive

NEW WINDSOR — The evening a drunk driver struck and killed her son on Route 300, Sonia Borrero heard the sirens from her home. “Those sirens were for my son, who was left to die on the side of the road,” she said Friday. “How do you leave somebody like that? How do you leave a human being to die on


Local author to hold book signing March 30

GOSHEN – Local author, Eleanor Kuhns, will be signing her new book, The Shaker Murders, at Linda’s Office Supplies between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on March 30. Kuhns, the assistant director at Goshen Public Library, won the 2011 Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel competition with


Andrew Dominik’s Marilyn Monroe Biopic ‘Blonde’ Eyes Ana de Armas to Lead

It’s a shame that the director behind one of the century’s greatest films, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, has had this much trouble getting his next film going, but it looks like Andrew Dominik’s Blonde is finally moving forward. After years of stops and starts, we heard


Police seize $3,000 worth of heroin thanks to unrelated tip

WARWICK - More than $3,000 worth of heroin is off the streets after a bust in Orange County. The Warwick Police Department arrested three people after uncovering 285 envelopes of heroin in their vehicle.


5 New Homes Foreclosed In The Rivertowns Area

RIVERTOWNS, NY — Do you feel like affordable homes are pretty hard to find in your community? Why not check out foreclosed properties in the area? You never know what you might find!


Chalifoux Added as NCAA Qualifier for Army

INDIANAPOLIS – Junior 125-pounder Trey Chalifoux of the Army West Point wrestling team has been added to the field of the NCAA Championships as an alternate, the association announced late Monday afternoon.


Beacon Townhouse Proposal Moves Forward

The Beacon Planning Board will hold what could be the final public hearings next month on a developer’s proposal to build six 4-story townhouses on the half-acre “Welcome to Beacon” site across from the Metro-North station.


SUNY Orange presenting classic film 'Rashomon' March 28

NEWBURGH - On March 28, 2019 at 7 p.m., Akira Kurosawa’s classic film, Rashomon, will be screened the Orange Bank & Trust Company Great Room in Kaplan Hall, on the SUNY Orange campus in Newburgh.


Solar farms energizing region

WESTTOWN — A new crop sprouted from fallow fields on both sides of County Route 1 over eight months last year: some 16,000 silicon solar panels, laid out in row upon row in the heart of what once was a prime dairy farming area.


March 17 SUNY New Paltz roundup

SUNY New Paltz (6-2): beats Endicott 8-3, NYU 5-4; in opener, Matt McGee 2B, 3B, 1B, R, RBI; David Juechter 2B, 1B, R, RBI; Justin Ganca 2 1Bs, R, RBI; Julian Francisco 1B, R, 2 RBI; WP James Magnuson (1-1) 3 IP relief; in nightcap, Dean Stalzer 3-run HR; Danny Campbell 2B, RBI; WP Justin Hapler (2-


Training programs at local bars aim to keep patrons safe

Among the drugs which are used for recreation, alcohol stands apart. No other drug has ever been prohibited by constitutional amendment, and no other amendment has ever been repealed. The laws which now regulate alcohol sale and use are aimed at keeping this addictive substance out of the hands of y