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Drug task force sniffs out Main Street cocaine dealer

Drug task force sniffs out Main Street cocaine dealer

Ronald Davis PUCKHKEEPSIE After looking into the selling of crack cocaine and other drugs on Main Street between Hamilton and Clinton Streets in Poughkeepsie, the Dutchess County Drug Task Force detained a 47-year-old man there on Wednesday. Ronald Davis allegedly sold cocaine to undercover task force agents on several occasions. Numerous complaints about drug sales...

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Orange and Rockland celebrates World Bee Day with Goshen Public Library

Orange and Rockland celebrates World Bee Day with Goshen Public Library

GOSHEN Orange and Rockland Utilities (O&R) recently commemorated World Bee Day by presenting a program to the community that highlighted the value of pollinators and native plant diversity in preserving ecological balance. The program was organized in collaboration with the Goshen Public Library and Historical Society. The Goshen Public Library and Historical Society’s Outdoor Biodiversity...

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UPDATE… Driver killed in school bus crash was Loch Sheldrake man

UPDATE… Driver killed in school bus crash was Loch Sheldrake man

Full-sized school bus involved in the accident Jeffersonville On Monday morning at approximately 8:30 a.m., a full-sized school bus and a minivan school bus collided on Jeffersonville’s Route 52. After being admitted to Westchester Medical Center, the minibus driver passed away, according to Sullivan County Undersheriff Eric Chaboty. Charles McAdam, a 70-year-old resident of Loch...

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City of Newburgh changes sanitation collection for Memorial Day Holiday

City of Newburgh changes sanitation collection for Memorial Day Holiday

NEW BURGH:On Monday, May 27, 2024, the non-emergency departments of the City of Newburgh will be closed in commemoration of Memorial Day. On Monday, May 27, there won’t be a sanitation pickup. The following modifications have been made to the Sanitation Collection schedule. Monday’s scheduled sectors for pickup will actually be picked up on Tuesday,...

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School budget votes set for Tuesday throughout region

School budget votes set for Tuesday throughout region

On Tuesday, May 21st, citizens from all around the state and region will cast their votes for school board members and school budgets. The state concluded its budget plan for the upcoming year a month ago, and it includes $35.3 billion in overall education aid—$475.7 million more than Governor Hochul had suggested in January 2024....

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Sullivan County tops region in job growth

Sullivan County tops region in job growth

ALBANY According to data from the State Labor Department, Sullivan County had a 4.6 percent increase in employment during the course of the year that ended in April. Ulster County, with a 2.2% increase in jobs, trailed far behind. Growth in Greene County was 1.0 percent, while the Dutchess-Putnam Metropolitan Division experienced 1.3 percent growth....

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SUNY Orange planning 75th anniversary celebrations

SUNY Orange planning 75th anniversary celebrations

MIDDLETOWN Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange), which was established in 1950 as the first county-sponsored community college in New York, will celebrate its 75th anniversary in June 2025. The college has declared that it would commemorate the occasion during the 2024–2025 academic year. The College has chosen Transforming Lives for 75 Years as its...

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Guilty verdict in murder for hire

Guilty verdict in murder for hire

Enoch Lowe GOSHEN An Orange County Court jury found a 25-year-old Wallkill resident guilty of murder after he hired a different man to kill his neighbor. Enoch Lowe will be sentenced in July and will not be eligible for parole. During the trial, it was claimed that Lowe paid Middletown resident Damante Stansberry, 24, to...