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County funding boosts food programs for hungry, homeless students

Cans of vegetables and tuna fish. Bags of dry beans and loaves of bread. Jars of peanut butter and boxes of cereal and pancake mix. Volunteers deployed around tables inside the food pantry of St. Francis of Assisi Church in the City of Newburgh rushed to fill a gaping need – stuffing plastic grocery bags [...]

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Fireworks, music and crafts planned for Fourth of July

Newburgh’s fireworks will launch from the grounds of the former Consolidated Iron site (adjacent to Gully’s restaurant) at approximately 9 p.m. on July 4. Billy Joe’s Ribworks joins the city as a major sponsor this year. Events begin at noon at UNICO Park. Artist/vendor space is available on a first-come, first-served basis for $50. Contact Ann [...]

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Newburgh reopens city manager search

Maybe the second time will prove the charm for Newburgh’s city manager search. On Tuesday the city re-posted a call for applicants to become the city’s permanent city manager after a search process that began in September ended with three Council members – Regina Angelo, Curlie Dillard and Gay Lee – ready to name current [...]

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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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Newburgh hosts 30th annual ‘Candlelight Tour’

A New Orleans-style marching band, art exhibits and a special reception will be part of an activity-filled day when the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands showcases a dozen of the City of Newburgh’s most historic homes for its 30th annual “Candlelight Tour” on Dec. 8. Tour-goers start out at the Crawford House, [...]

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Newburgh gets thumps-up in state budget review, but reduces land-sale projection

The City of Newburgh is scaling back its revenue projections for land sales next year after the state Comptroller’s Office said it risked a $2 million shortfall if the properties expected to sell did not.     A review of Newburgh’s $45 million proposed budget, a requirement since the state authorized a bailout for the [...]

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Barnes & Noble announces Newburgh book drive

Barnes & Noble formally launched a children’s book drive for Newburgh literacy programs on Tuesday. Between now and Jan. 1 the bookseller is collecting books at its Town of Newburgh store at 1245 Route 300. Books will be distributed through Newburgh NEEDS to Read, a task force set up to promote literacy in the city. [...]

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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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Berardinelli presses forward on effort to bring traffic cameras to Newburgh

Does Newburgh need traffic cameras to photograph and ticket drivers who threaten pedestrians when they plow through stop signs and speed on residential streets. Legislator Pat Berardinelli believes in the idea so much that he is collecting signatures and soliciting supporting from the city and surrounding towns. He hopes to convince the state to grant [...]

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City Council now posting work-session audio

It’s no secret that when public officials vote at regular board and city council meetings, they are simply  signing off on the heavy lifting already done in the work sessions scheduled between those meetings. Those work sessions can be where council members disagree and debate, and propose amendments to resolutions and local laws, which are [...]

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