Mikkeller Bourbon Barrel Vanilla Shake. Whoa.

Mikkeller Bourbon Barrel Vanilla Shake. Whoa. »»Read Full Post

Recruiting weekend No. 3

Buford (Ga.) linebacker Konnor Houston, Calvary Day (Ga.) running back/linebacker Robert Heyward  and Bingham (Utah) cornerback Dominieke Jones are among the players visiting Army this weekend. Houston helped lead Buford to its third straight Class AAAA state title and extend its winning streak to 40 games in 2014. He had »»Read Full Post

Lacrosse: Army's Glesener drafted by Boston

Army senior attack John Glesener was drafted fifth overall by the Boston Cannons in the Major League Lacrosse Draft on Friday night. Glesener is a second-team All-American by Inside Lacrosse Magazine, and enters the 2015 season with a 28-match point streak. He had 43 goals and 14 assists in 2014, »»Read Full Post

Senate committee posts doled out

Temporary President of the New York State Senate and Majority Leader Dean Skelos has handed up the committee assignments for this year. Loyalty to the leader, seniority, geographic distribution and other factors all can play a part in the distribution of assignments. Here's a handy-dandy list of what committees our »»Read Full Post

Council considers $100 increase for summer camp

Newburgh’s City Council is weighing a $100 per child increase in the price it charges residents and non-residents for the city’s summer camp. Recreation Director Derrick Stanton’s initial recommendation is for the Council to increase the current $250 price for residents to the same $350 non-residents pay per child. The »»Read Full Post

From Isabella to Sojourner: A Slave in Ulster County

One of the most famous residents of Ulster County was a slave born Isabella. She was born in the last years of the 18th century. We know Isabella by the name she later took which was Sojourner Truth. She adopted this name after gaining her freedom.  Truth would spend a large part of her life campaigning for the end of »»Read Full Post

Wood Fired Portobello Fettuccine Carbonara

Carbonara is one of my favorites. It embodies what I love about Italian cooking: that you can throw together just a few ingredients - eggs, pancetta, parmesan, pasta - and have yourself a restaurant-quality dish. The first time I tried carbonara I was in Rome. And I happened to stumble »»Read Full Post

If You're Drunk You Cannot Buy a Puppy

If You’re Drunk You Cannot Buy a Puppy I recently heard this amusing song by clever, comedic singer-songwriter Christine Lavin. It’s based on a sign she once saw in a Greenwich Village Pet Shop. The song continues on to outline other things you can’t (or shouldn’t) do if you’re drunk. »»Read Full Post

Extended pound-for-pound rankings

Ranked the top 10 pound-for-pound wrestlers in the area for print and online editions. Here's the list with wrestlers 11 through 20: 1. Damani Burns, Newburgh Free Academy (132, 31-1) 2. Vinny Vespa, Monroe-Woodbury (120, 28-0) 3. Matt Wagner, Delaware Valley, Pa. (195, 25-1) 4. Mike Raccioppi, Minisink Valley (145, »»Read Full Post

Girls track and field: Section 9 leaders

Girls indoor track and field Section 9 leaders (through January 20) 55-meters: 1. Rochele Williams (Middletown, Sr.) 7.27**; 2. Jade Anthony (Monroe-Woodbury, Sr.) 7.61; 3. De’Ja Bowen (Middletown, 8th) 7.63; 4. Ahnrea McCaskill (Newburgh, So.) 7.65; 5. Kristin Butts (Dover, Jr.) 7.71; 5. Marielle Aponti (Newburgh, So.) 7.71; 7. Kayla »»Read Full Post