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Newburgh mayor testifies on infrastructure, funding woes

Newburgh’s infrastructure problems have been often recited Mayor Judy Kennedy, but she went through them one more time for a special committee of the state Assembly on Friday. Her testimony before the Committee on Cities, chaired by Michael Benedetto of the Bronx, came nine days after the state Department of Environmental Conservation announced an agreement [...]

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Mayor lobbies Civil Service Commission to change police chief’s exam

Days before Friday’s application deadline, Mayor Judy Kennedy is making a last-ditch effort to persuade the City of Newburgh’s Civil Service Commission to offer a police chief’s test for current employees instead of the open exam scheduled for March 5. Absent a change, current chief Dan Cameron, who is popular with both officers and residents [...]

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Gay Lee to join incumbent Judy Kennedy in race for mayor

Councilwoman Gay Lee is planning to run for mayor next year, a step that was expected after her lopsided loss to reigning state Sen. Bill Larkin Jr. Lee said she is “absolutely going to run” in a race that will include incumbent Mayor Judy Kennedy. “I think that I am a very good leader,” she [...]

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Councilwoman denies role in demonstration that never happened

The rumor was strong: A contingent of sign-carrying people would storm Monday’s City Council meeting to call for the ouster of City Manager Michael Ciaravino, who fired James Slaughter, Newburgh’s former business and industrial development director and one-time interim city manager. Not such protest took place on Monday, and Councilwoman Gay Lee used part of [...]

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Local ‘I Am’ initiative seeks existential transformation for Newburgh

Can an existential change be one of the solutions to the City of Newburgh’s problems? Local leaders behind an initiative called “Project I Am” believe so. City Council members approved a resolution in support of the project, which is meant to foment a positive mindset, partly through a poster and email campaign.  On Monday Mayor [...]

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