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Hit-and-run death of 90-year-old Newburgh man angers neighbors

CITY OF NEWBURGH - Each morning Fred Woolsey walked from his City of Newburgh apartment to a nearby deli on North Street to buy coffee and a newspaper, according to his neighbors. Those same neighbors believe that is what the 90-year-old was doing Sunday morning when he was struck by a hit-and-run d

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-18 21:06:41

Newburgh strikes defiant chord on its 'sanctuary city' status

NEWBURGH, N.Y. >> The city will remain a "safe and welcoming city" as resolved last March and will apply for federal funds to pay for four additional police officers without certifying adherence to Immigration and Customs Enforcement rules to inform on people's backgrounds. City Manager Michael Ciar

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-09-19 04:00:00

Report: Newburgh police fell short on Freedom of Information Law responses

CITY OF NEWBURGH - Newburgh's police department was one of 23 named in a report in which the New York Civil Liberties Union accuses the agencies of exceeding deadlines and providing incomplete information when responding to Freedom of Information Law requests on stops, detentions and use of force. I

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-19 02:22:17

Head of Norwegian Air looks to expand Stewart service

Kjos, left, with Orange County Partnership President Maureen Halahan and airport Manager George Harrison STEWART AIRPORT - It has been less than three months since Norwegian Air began flying to five European cities from Stewart International Airport, but the airline CEO said Monday he is eyeing ad

MID-HUDSON NEWS NETWORK - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

New proposal for Poughkeepsie buses on the table

POUGHKEEPSIE - The City of Poughkeepsie still has possession of its buses, a status Mayor Robert Rolison and Finance Commissioner Marc Nelson have suggested could be putting the city at financial risk of both federal penalties and loss of other sources of funding. Councilman Christopher Petsas, an a

MID-HUDSON NEWS NETWORK - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Man arrested after crashing car into building

NEWBURGH - A San Leandro, California man was arrested by Newburgh City Police after he crashed his van into a building. Police were called at 9 p.m. on Sunday to the area of 778 Broadway. They found Jack Shaw, 72, who told them he had been coming from Billy Joe's Ribworks on Front Street and was at

MID-HUDSON NEWS NETWORK - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Dutchess primary day voting hours to expand

POUGHKEEPSIE - Starting in 2018, the polling hours for primary day elections in Dutchess County will be from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., similar to the hours for the general election in November. County Legislator John Forman (Ind-Fishkill) is the lead sponsor of the resolution, which was unanimously approved

MID-HUDSON NEWS NETWORK - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Newburgh programs offer young males alternatives to crime, violence

CITY OF NEWBURGH - Before Eric Newton entered the gymnasium at Horizons-on-the-Hudson elementary school one day this past May, roughly a dozen boys ran back and forth, chasing a basketball and each other. But with one command, the boys fell into formation and order replaced disorder. "Good morning,

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-18 04:00:18

Intervention, other initiatives help turn around young lives in Newburgh

CITY OF NEWBURGH - Before Joe Alvarez landed a job welding for renowned sculptor Frank Stella, and before the Newburgh native founded the grassroots organization behind many of the city's positive initiatives, he was "Florida Rock." As a teenager, Alvarez plied addicts with crack on South Street and

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-18 04:06:15

Newburgh man, 90, dies in hit-and-run accident

CITY of NEWBURGH, N.Y. >> A 90-year-old city man died of injuries he suffered in a hit-and-run accident Sunday morning near Grand Avenue and Park Place, according to city police. Police said in a press release that officers responded to a report of an injured pedestrian in the road at 7:15 a.m., an

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-09-17 04:00:00

Poughkeepsie woman had cocaine, Suboxone: police

A Poughkeepsie woman was arrested on two drug charges after a traffic stop in Wappinger, according to state police. State police from the Wappinger barracks charged 23-year-old Vanessa M. Robinson with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony, and seventh-degree p

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 14:38:50

Senate bill includes funds for Stewart ANG cleanup

WASHINGTON, D.C. - For more than a year, the City of Newburgh's federal representatives have vowed to make the Department of Defense pay to rid Stewart Air National Guard Base of the toxic chemical state regulators blame for the poisoning of the city's primary water supply. Sens. Charles Schumer and

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-19 02:36:04

Lawsuits continue against failed New Windsor fish farm

NEW WINDSOR - Almost two years after a once-promising organic fish farm and produce-growing venture went belly up, the Continental Organics saga continues to play out in bankruptcy court and lawsuits by two Orange County creditors. The creditors, a builder and engineering firm involved in constructi

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-19 01:13:04

Beacon Council passes 6-month development moratorium

Rather than risk the city hitting its limit on water, Mayor Randy Casale proposed a six-month moratorium which would halt approval of new residential projects submitted to the city council, planning or zoning boards. The city council plans to review the moratorium and look for new sources of water

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 20:55:59

Miles of Hope to begin awareness month with walk

On Oct. 1, residents from around the Hudson Valley will descend on James Baird State Park for a good cause. For the 14th year, the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation will hold its annual Hudson Valley Community Walk for Breast Cancer at the state park in LaGrange. The non-profit foundation funds

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 17:52:26

Gas prices drop in Town of Highlands after possible price gouging

HIGHLAND FALLS - The price of regular gas in the Town of Highlands is below $3 again. The price drop at the two stations in town, both owned by Chestnut Petroleum Distributors in New Paltz, followed state Assemblyman James Skoufis' call last week for Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-19 00:16:44

Crystal Run Healthcare donates backpacks to local students

MIDDLETOWN - Each year, Crystal Run Healthcare helps provide local students with the tools necessary to succeed in school. For the 11th consecutive year, Crystal Run employees bought backpacks and school supplies to be donated to families throughout Sullivan, Orange and Rockland counties. This year'

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-19 07:01:00

Daryl's House submits plans for outdoor stage

More than 18 months after first announcing plans for an outdoor stage, the proposal by rocker Daryl Hall to expand live music at his restaurant in Pawling is under review by town officials. Plans call for the stage to sit behind Daryl's House, the Route 22 restaurant and music venue operated by the

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-18 22:59:51

Fishermen: Time to be heard while DEC is listening

The Department of Environmental Conservation kicked off the first of a series of public meetings to be held across the state to provide an overview of the state's approach to trout stream management. The meetings will also elicit feedback from trout stream anglers regarding their preferences and exp

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 10:00:03

Council remains split on city bus transfer as deadline looms

Multiple resolutions to transfer and/or sell the city's bus assets have been voted down by the city's Common Council. The transfer of assets was required under the conditions of the bus-service consolidation, set by the Federal Transportation Administration. Abbott Brant/Poughkeepsie Journal Wochit

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 19:51:47