Recruiting: Indiana QB joins Army 2016 offer list

Carmel (Ind.) quarterback Michael Viktrup is attracting serious attention from the service academies. Air Force, Navy and Army, in that order, offered Viktrup last week. Viktrup led Carmel to 13-1 record and a berth in the Indiana 6A championship game. Army offered Bergen Catholic (N.J.) teammates Gene Coleman, a wide »»Read Full Post

Middletown sends message in win over Newburgh

MIDDLETOWN - Top-seeded Middletown wanted to send a message against rival Newburgh in the quarterfinals of the Section 9 Class AA championship on Monday. Consider that done. Middletown put away Newburgh 73-48 in front of a packed house – led by 22 points by Aaron Ray in an efficient effort. »»Read Full Post

Local hip-hop artist pens tribute to Pete Seeger song

Beacon artist Decora Sandiford’s fingerprints are all over Newburgh – from giant outdoor murals like those on South Street and on Colden Street to the window paintings that adorn vacant houses on Lander Street and a community garden at Chambers and First streets. On Feb. 17 WAMC broadcast a segment »»Read Full Post

County attorneys discourage Government Center sale

Attorneys for Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus and the county Legislature recently drafted a joint memo advising against selling the Government Center, an option that Neuhaus already rejected and lawmakers may no longer have unless they override his veto at their meeting next Thursday -- their last chance to do »»Read Full Post

Award-Winning Documentary on Rhinebeck’s Aerodrome

Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society to Present Award-Winning Documentary on Rhinebeck’s Aerodrome Imagine yourself flying in a small open-cockpit plane, nothing between you and the blue sky while you soar over the Hudson River, the fabric of the craft's skin flapping around you. Co-producer Francesco Cordaro took that very flight, and »»Read Full Post


What is a COHAT? You often hear how important dental health is for our animals. Many of you likely have had your dog or cat’s teeth cleaned or had a “dental” performed. As the annual Pet Dental Health Month comes to a close, here’s the full story about why dental »»Read Full Post


So what really is TRX and how can this tool improve your health and fitness level. TRX (Total Body Resistance Exercise) it was invented by a Navy Seal. This highly portable performance training tool leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to complete 100s of exercises that develop strength, balance, »»Read Full Post

No-Bake Brownies with Raw Honey

Sometimes I think I'm a southerner at heart. Why? Because I like it sweet. My sister once told me about how her mother-in-law, a Texas-native, eats biscuits with a generous drizzle of honey on each bite. While some northerners might be taken aback, I thought to myself brilliant! Like I've always »»Read Full Post

The Flu & You : Frequently Asked Questions

Avi Silber, MD, FAAP   Q:  I heard that the flu has reached epidemic levels this year, should I be concerned? A:   An epidemic occurs when a virus spreads quickly and affects many people..  Essentially we have a flu epidemic every winter, so this is not real news. However, the »»Read Full Post