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A rare, behind-the-scenes look at Coast Guard training in Cape May (VIDEO)

CAPE MAY -- A slender man in a navy blue uniform paces the wide hallway under bright, fluorescent lights. "Scream at the top of your lungs, over and over and over, what you did to bring yourself in this position," he yells into a megaphone as a dozen young men and women rest a thick double rope on t

NJ.COM - 2017-09-24 11:31:51

OPINION: Don't spend rashly on climate-change policies

This is what global warming looks like, opinion pieces quickly declared in both Politico and CNN about devastating Hurricane Harvey. A week later, news media around the globe and politicians were saying the exact same thing about Hurricane Irma. Jumping the gun on linking disasters to climate change

DAILY RECORD - 2017-09-24 04:19:55

Orange Confidential: Monroe plans two public forums on Palm Tree proposal

The Monroe Town Board has scheduled two "public information sessions" on consecutive Wednesdays next month for residents to speak and ask questions about an upcoming referendum on separating Kiryas Joel from Monroe and placing it in a new Town of Palm Tree. The board will hold those sessions at 7 p.

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-23 20:10:00

Local apple orchards enjoying bumper crop

As the fall season draws closer, employees at several local apple orchards are thrilled with the abundance of the fruit this year. "There's more apples on the trees than we've ever had before," said Jake Hunt, co-owner of Windy Brow Farms in Newton. Hunt added that due to the large amount of apples

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-09-24 07:01:00

Chester handed setback by Dobbs Ferry

CHESTER - Chester kept it close at halftime, but Class C's Dobbs Ferry pulled away to hand the Hambletonians a 35-8 loss on Saturday. Dobbs Ferry is a three-time state title winner (2004, 2006, 2011) from Class C. Most recently they also lost to Burke Catholic in last years' Class C state quarterfin

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-24 00:17:35

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

15 things about the lawmaker who posed with the Confederate flag

Most state lawmakers do not draw attention outside their districts, but that is increasingly not the case with N.J. Assemblyman Parker Space, R-24th District. Space recently posted to Facebook a photo of him and his wife posing in front of a Confederate flag, and five days later was recorded calling

NJ.COM - 2017-09-24 11:00:51

Pundit and professor: 'Don't raise expectation bar too high'

"If you want to do it, here's how and there are pros and cons," said Dr. G. Terry Madonna, a pundit for media sources, professor of political science at Franklin and Marshall College Center for Politics and Public Affairs. The city has two referendum questions on the Nov. 7 ballot, along with two se

WILLIAMSPORT SUN-GAZETTE - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Sussex Borough is asking where students reside

SUSSEX BOROUGH -- The Borough Council wants the state to require regional school districts to disclose student residency information to municipalities so they can verify that the students for whom they are being charged tuition are, in fact, their own. The resolution, which has the support of Mayo

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-09-24 07:01:00

Bruce Maxwell, Athletics catcher, becomes first MLB player to kneel during national anthem

Major League Baseball has its first protester. A's catcher Bruce Maxwell kneeled during the national anthem before his team's game on Saturday, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Shortly after his action, the A's released a statement. "The Oakland A's pride ourselves on being inclusive. W

NY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-24 01:09:58

Late summer isn't the best time to prune

Q: Can I prune my trees and shrubs at this time of year? - Mark from Greenwood Lake. A. Late summer is not generally considered the most optimal season to prune ornamental trees and flowering shrubs. There are two significant reasons for this advice. The first is that pruning from mid-August through

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-23 07:01:00

Former airman to plead guilty in child sex abuse case

DOVER, Del. (AP) A former Dover Air Force Base airman has agreed to plead guilty to charges involving the alleged sexual abuse of a teenage runaway. A federal judge has scheduled a change-of-plea hearing next week for 21-year-old Akeem Beazer of Pompano Beach, Florida. The entry of the scheduling or

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-09-22 15:00:00

Black Dirt farmer Minkus knows his onions

NEW HAMPTON - Rick Minkus stood at the edge of field P/2, watching his son at the wheel of the harvester as it moved steadily up and down the rows, filling one truck after the other with 10,000 pounds - give or take - of onions. Taking a deep breath of the onion-infused air that blankets the Black D

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-23 01:52:54

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

Bicyclist suffers several broken bones in Middletown accident

Portions of North Street and Wickham Avenue were closed Thursday afternoon after a dump truck hit a bicyclist at the intersection. The accident happened just before 12:30 p.m., when the Mead Seal Coating dump truck struck a male on the bike, according to Lt. Jeffry Thoelen with the City of Middletow

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-21 17:39:34

County budget time is right around the corner

MID-HUDSON - Counties across the region will be considering 2018 budgets in the next several weeks. The first formal action to be undertaken in the rebuilt Orange County Government Center in Goshen will be County Executive Steven Neuhaus' budget proposal presentation on Friday, September 29. He expe

MID-HUDSON NEWS NETWORK - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Cougar girls, Chiefs boys sweep tri-meet

HAMPTON -- The Kittatinny girls cross country team was able to score a sweep of Vernon and Hopatcong behind a first-place effort from Ali Schutte and a third-place finish from Emily Ward. The Cougars (3-1) scored a 24-31 victory over Vernon and took down Hopatcong by a count of 15-50 to improve to

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-09-21 23:05:00

Barbara Bedell: Fall brings a season filled with events

With holidays already started and leaves just beginning to change color, we'll officially welcome Fall at 4:02 p.m. today. We'll see lots of weather changes before it ends on Dec. 21. The year went by too quickly. Soon temps will start to drop and the days will get shorter than the nights. And aroun

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-22 07:01:00

Legoland gets IDA PILOT agreement

GOSHEN - The Orange County Industrial Development Agency has approved a 20-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement with Merlin Entertainments Group, parent company of Legoland, which wants to build a theme park in the Town of Goshen. Merlin had originally sought a longer PILOT, but the IDA studied a

MID-HUDSON NEWS NETWORK - 2017-09-22 07:00:00

Heil guilty of killing infant son

Heil - facing 25 to life GOSHEN - Middletown resident Michael Heil was found guilty on Thursday of killing his seven-week-old son. When sentenced in November, he will face up to 25 years to life in prison. Heil, 27, was convicted of two counts of murder and two counts of manslaughter in the death o

MID-HUDSON NEWS NETWORK - 2017-09-22 07:00:00