Valley View conflict continues after sale attempt fails

The partisan conflict over the future of Orange County's nursing home is still simmering after Republicans came up two votes short of the 14-vote supermajority they needed on Nov. 13 for the Legislature to authorize the sale of the Valley View Center for Nursing Care and Rehabilitation. County Executive Steve »»Read Full Post

Jets-Bills move signals number of TV, radio changes

The NFL's decision to move Sunday's Jets-Buffalo game to Monday night has prompted a number of changes to TV and radio schedules for the weekend. The Jets-Bills game will be played Monday night at 7 p.m. in Detroit. The game will be seen on CBS stations across New York state, »»Read Full Post

Branching out

Army senior football players received their branch assignments Thursday night at Eisenhower Hall. Seven players including co-captain Larry Dixon will branch field artillery. Co-captain Geoff Bacon and four of his teammates will branch infantry. Defensive end Joe Drummond, a co-captain, and James Kelly are branching in military intelligence. Here's a »»Read Full Post

Wildmere and Cliff House

A couple of weeks ago I went for a relaxing walk around Lake Minnewaksa. It is a favorite destination for me. Half way around the lake I decided to sit on a rock and eat a sandwich that I had packed. While sitting there I remembered as a child coming »»Read Full Post

Orange-Rockland Challenge on Jan. 3

Newburgh Free Academy girls' basketball coach Rich Desiderio announced Thursday morning that Dominican College in Orangeburg will host an Orange and Rockland Challenge tournament this year on Jan. 3, starting at 11 a.m. Each of the six games will feature one team from Rockland County and one from Orange County. »»Read Full Post

Yankees, Mets make 40-man roster decisions

With the Rule 5 draft looming - it will be held on Dec. 11 - teams are starting to protect rising minor league players from being selected by other teams. Players selected in the Rule 5 draft, typically youngsters who have been in the minors for at least four or »»Read Full Post

Safe Harbors announces winners of Newburgh youth talent show

Newburgh’s got talent. Dozens of people got a firsthand look at some of the city’s most talented youth on Sunday during Safe Harbors for the Hudson’s sixth annual Ritz Kidz Talent Show. The competition drew Newburgh Enlarged School District students ranging in age from 5 to 17. Vocalist Jada Oglesby »»Read Full Post

The Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout. As perfect a beer as their name is...

The Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout. As perfect a beer as their name is ridiculous. Not available in NY, gotta trek to PA to get some. But worth it. »»Read Full Post Q-school second stage: Chris DeForest

Chris DeForest, a 2007 Rondout Valley graduate, shot an even-par 72 in the second round of the second stage of Tour qualifying school at Wednesday Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville, Fla. DeForest fired a 2-under 70 in the first round Tuesday. The four-round stage finishes Friday. DeForest is »»Read Full Post

Dr. Google and the Smoke Monster

Dr. Google and the Smoke Monster   Are you the type or patient/animal caregiver that likes to do a lot of internet research prior to making an appointment for an examination?  Great! That shows that you are really invested in finding the right answer to you or your animal’s health »»Read Full Post