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Supporters press case for rehiring of fired Newburgh tax collector

On a night when sign-carrying supporters of former Newburgh Tax Collector Helen Murphy continued to protest her firing, City Manager Michael Ciaravino suggested that a review of her case is part of the investigation triggered by former Comptroller John Aber’s arrest on a grand-larceny charge. The Rev. Jeffrey Woody and attorney Michael Sussman were among [...]

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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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City manager deletes cloud, creates storm

Newburgh City Manager Michael Ciaravino has been accused of having a communication problem. Now, his solo decision to delete all information stored on city government’s “cloud” because of a perceived “security breach” has angered Council members, some of who lost irretrievable information they accessed from their city-issued iPads. Councilwoman Cindy Holmes called for an investigation [...]

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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’s 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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