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Newburgh mayor candidate’s own tax bill debunks his tax-increase claim

City taxes on Jonathan Jacobson’s Pierces Road condo in Newburgh were $238 less this year than in 2012, but the mayoral candidate has been charging ahead with a not-quite-new and largely untrue claim that the taxes people pay have literally risen 23 percent since incumbent Mayor Judy Kennedy took office. Now Kennedy is pushing back […]

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City of Newburgh candidates see Green, Working Families petitions tossed

Orange County’s elections commissioners invalidated the Green Party petitions filed by Newburgh City Council candidates James Thorpe III and Kevindaryan Lujan, and by mayoral candidate and City Councilwoman Gay Lee. They also invalidated Working Families Party petitions filed by Thorpe and at-large Councilman Cedric Brown. Thorpe, Kevindaryan and Gay had their Green petitions tossed because […]

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Newburgh attorney to seek Family Court seat

Newburgh attorney Eric Shiller is going to seek the Democratic nomination for one of two  Orange County Family Court judge seats up for grabs in November. For the last six years the one-time Legal Aid attorney has run a private firm based on Broadway in the City of Newburgh. His practice focuses on criminal defense […]

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Newburgh supervisor announces campaign launch

Town of Newburgh Supervisor Gil Piaquadio is launching his re-election campaign at the Ramada Inn on April 21. Piaquadio will be seeking his first full two-year term as supervisor since winning a special election in November to replace Wayne Booth after the former supervisor was named deputy county executive. Before replacing Booth, Piaquadio sat on […]

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Newburgh mayor kicks off reelection campaign

Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy is formally launching her reelection campaign on Saturday at the Washington Street location for United Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Plumbing and Heating. Kennedy is seeking a second term in November after first being elected in 2011. She names among the city’s accomplishments since her election: the creation of a payment plan for […]

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