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Professor from Norway tours Newburgh Armory education programs

Restoring the gymnasium was at the forefront as philanthropist Bill Kaplan and other Newburgh leaders began the work of resurrecting the city’s abandoned armory on William Street in 2010. Six years later, it is education that is the centerpiece of the Newburgh Armory Unity Center. While kids still sprint up and down the basketball court [...]

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Newburgh Armory to launch new round of free kids’ Saturday classes

A new round of free Saturday classes for kids at the Newburgh Armory will begin on July 12 and last through Aug. 23. Children in kindergarten through the sixth grade are eligible for the classes. Enrollment is first-come, first-served. Parents can apply online at www.NewburghArmory.org/Registration or in-person at the Armory, 321 S. William St. in [...]

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Unity Center to expand literacy program

Newburgh Armory Unity Center’s one-year-old literacy program for elementary-school students will expand this summer into a larger space at the facility. SUNY New Paltz students will join Mount Saint Mary College students in tutoring Newburgh kids during the summer, and after-school during the school year, for the Armory’s Literacy Education Advocacy Partnership. Armory Education Director [...]

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Newburgh Unity Center to host immigration law clinic

An immigration lawyer from the Pace Community Law Practice will offer free consultations to immigrants on Friday and on Dec. 18 at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center. Newburgh immigrants can find out how to arrange low-cost representation and learn about the Obama administration’s “deferred action” program, which grants qualifying young immigrants freedom from deportation and [...]

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Newburgh Unity Center to rename field for longtime volunteer

Newburgh native Chris Hawkins’ efforts overseeing the construction of the Armory Unity Center’s athletic field will be rewarded when the center renames the field in his honor on Dec. 7. The dedication of “Chris Hawkins Field” will take place at 10 a.m. at the Unity Center. Hawkins and three unions – IBEW Local 363, Laborers [...]

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