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SUNY New Paltz votes to rename buildings

NEW PALTZ — After more than a year of debate, SUNY New Paltz President Donald P. Christian said the college is “not erasing history” by renaming six buildings on campus. By a 4-3 vote on Thursday, the College Council, a group of alumni that reviews major campus plans, decided to rename the Hasbrouck


Heavy fire damages house in Town of Wallkill

Heavy fire coming from a house on Sands Road Friday afternoon blew smoke and ash onto nearby houses on Turfler Terrace. Silver Lake firefighters worked from a ladder extended above the burning property by parking the truck in the driveway of a Turfler Terrace resident.


Man who died in Sullivan County tree accident identified

YULAN, N.Y. — The man killed by a tree that fell on him while he was cutting it down has been identified as Alan Clough, 63. An autopsy concluded Clough suffered massive trauma and broken bones to his torso and legs in the Sunday evening incident, according to the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.


Surveillance video released of Port Jervis building inspector, wife during bar fight

PORT JERVIS - New video released Friday shows an altercation involving an Orange County official and his wife, police say. The surveillance video seemingly shows Port Jervis Building Inspector David Rivera and his wife, Rachel, during a bar fight.


Assemblywoman: Study split of New York state

With deepening political, economic and cultural divisions in the two regions, Sen. Daphne Jordan believes it is time for a thorough study of whether upstate should split off from New York City, Long Island and the surrounding suburbs and become the 51st state.


Whoa! Balloons Lost in Kentucky Land in Upstate New York

We've all wondered whatever happened to that balloon that slipped out of our hand and floated away when we were young. Did it just keep floating till it got to space? No. However, an unlikely story involving some escaped balloons has left one Kentucky floral shop in shock. And they just might have l


Ellenville teen charged with striking, choking baby daughter

ELLENVILLE, N.Y. — A Ellenville teenager is behind bars on charges that he forcibly struck and choked his 10-month-old daughter on multiple occasions, the Ulster County District Attorney's Office said Thursday.


HV Teen Dad Strangled Baby Multiple Times, Police Say

A 17-year old Ulster County man could be facing multiple felonies following an investiation into the abuse of a 10-month old. Ulster County Family and Child Advocacy Center and the Village of Ellenville Police Department have announced the arrest of a 17-year old Ellenville resident.


Alliance: State owes local school districts $220M

ELLENVILLE — A statewide alliance of parents and community organizations says the state still owes school districts in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties $220.2 million. That’s part of the $4.1 billion in so-called foundation aid targeted to high-need students that is owed statewide, according to


Start time pushed back for Delgado town hall in Ellenville

ELLENVILLE, N.Y. — A town hall meeting featuring U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado will start at 4:15 p.m. Saturday and last for one hour, the congressman's office said Friday. The event originally was scheduled to start for 3:30 p.m.


BASKETBALL: SUNY Geneseo women advance to SUNYAC championship

NEW PALTZ. – SUNY Geneseo senior McKenna Brooks recorded a 14-point, 11-rebound double-double to lead the second-seeded Knights past sixth seed Fredonia, 62-30, on Friday night in the State University of New York Athletic Conference semifinal round at New Paltz.


Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Being Charged With Soliciting Prostitute

Police in Florida are charging New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution, saying they have videotape of him paying for a sex act inside an illicit massage parlor.


Hudson Valley Heroin Dealer Found With $40,000 Worth of Heroin

A Hudson Valley heroin dealer was sentenced after he was found with over $40,000 worth of heroin. In Sullivan County Court, Randolph Dauch, 64, of White Lake was sentenced to six years in state prison and two years of post-release supervision for the possession of nearly 4,000 bags of heroin.


New York State May Not Be Done With Amazon

There could be another chapter in the Amazon story for New York, even if the setting isn’t Queens or even any other borough but rather somewhere else in the state, Newsday reports.


Tanker truck crash, fuel spill shuts down New Jersey highway

MARLBORO, New Jersey (WABC) -- A tanker truck crash and fuel spill has completely shut down a New Jersey highway Friday morning. The crash involved more than one truck and happened just before 10 a.m. on Route 9 at CR 520/Robertsville Road in Marlboro.


Return of an Ulster County landfill?

Most of us beyond a certain age can remember that resounding war cry when Ulster County attempted, and failed, to locate a county landfill at Winston Farm just west of the Thruway exit in Saugerties. Protest songs were written. “Dump, dump the garbage dump!” and “Dump here? Never!” echoed all throug


King of the Ice crowned in White Lake

WHITE LAKE, NY — “We have beautiful conditions, plenty of ice, an incredible sunny day and lots of kids, what more could we ask for?” Those words, spoken by Sullivan County Conservation Club (SCCC) secretary Jay Mendels last Sunday were echoed across the lake throughout the day. More than 300 regist


Orange County Man Sentenced For Brutal Emergency Housing Employee Murder

An Orange County man has been sentenced to 21 years to life in prison in connection with the stabbing death of an employee at an emergency housing facility. Wilfredo Mercado, 53, of Newburgh, was sentenced by Orange County Court Judge Craig Stephen Brown on Thursday, Feb. 21, for the May 2017, stabb


Congressman Anthony Brindisi hopes to improve infrastructure in Upstate New York

(WBNG) — Congressman Anthony Brindisi (D) announced his plan to bring increased federal investment in New York for infrastructure projects. Brindisi was joined by representatives of area labor unions who support efforts to improve transportation and infrastructure in the town of Schuyler in Herkimer


Driver Accused Of Ramming Family Is Hudson Valley Resident

GARNERVILLE, NY — The man accused of getting into his car at a 7-Eleven and ramming a family of eight because the father asked him to stop smoking near the kids has been identified by the media as Jason Mendez of Washingtonville in Orange County.