January 22nd, 2015

VC approves vets’ tax exemption

Met with an hour of comment and requests from a packed room of veterans, the Valley Central Board of Education unanimously voted to pass the Veteran’s Partial Property Tax Exemption during a public hearing held last Tuesday. The hearing followed a decision in November to delay the vote until 2015.“A veteran is a family member, a friend and a neighbor,” said Jerry Oser, former commander of the Orange County American Legion. Full article

A new law to the rescue?

There are approximately 600 vacant and abandoned properties in the City of Newburgh. About 200 are privately-owned. Another 200 are owned by the city. The remaining properties are so-called “zombies.” Full article

Vineyard Commons developer indicted

Developer Michael Barnett, 43, of Hopewell Junction has been indicted for his involvement in the Vineyard Commons senior housing project in Highland. Full article

Bushmen stun Newburgh 50-49

Pine Bush’s Justin Powell is quiet, so a big smile from him says a lot. And it was easy to imagine what he was feeling as he towered over Coach Steve Distefano Friday following a home victory over Newburgh Friday, Jan. 16. Full article

Newburgh swimmers top Monroe, Suffern

Newburgh’s boys’ swimming team, led by 1-2-3 finishes in the 200-freestyle and the 500-freestyle, won a home tri-meet Wednesday, Jan. 14 over Monroe-Woodbury and Suffern.Read full article.

Marlboro girls beat Highland in double overtime

When the Marlboro girls’ basketball team hosted the Huskies of Highland last Friday, there was no indication that this would be a night of history, reminiscent of a magic night in Madison Square Garden nearly 45 years ago.Read full article.

Student artwork on display

Rachel Weidkam’s art students in grades K-5 from the New Windsor School in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District will have their artwork displayed in the Artology Gallery beginning Thursday, Jan. 22, with an opening reception from 4 to 6:30 p.m.Read full article.

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Wallkill Valley Times

• VC approves vets’ tax exemption
• Montgomery PBA files complaint against village

Mid Hudson Times

• A new law to the rescue?
• Town Board: Let there be light

Southern Ulster Times

• Vineyard Commons developer indicted
• Keeping the faith


• Bushmen stun Newburgh 50-49
• Newburgh swimmers top Monroe, Suffern
• Marlboro girls beat Highland in double overtime

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