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Newburgh councilwoman: Firefighter grant ‘like robbing Peter to pay Paul’

While U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and Assemblyman Frank Skartados scrambling to save 10 City of Newburgh firefighters from the unemployment, Councilwoman Karen Mejia publicly raised an issue others must have considered: Should the city rely on temporary grants to pay for first responders. Two years ago Newburgh tapped a Federal Emergency Management Agency program […]

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Newburgh Council, city manager discuss communication and secrets

One thing driving a group of Newburgh City Council members to consider a charter amendment giving the body final approval over executive appointments is the belief that City Manager Michael Ciaravino‚Äôs shares information with a very small loop that excludes some of the people who hired him. Ciaravino did nothing to dispel that belief during […]

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