December 17th, 2014

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Bridge repair money on the way

The Town of Crawford will receive $2,480,000 in grant funds from U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-18) and New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The funds will go toward repairing and strengthening the Route 52 bridge that crosses over the Dwaar Kill, a tributary of the Wallkill River. Full article

Reality comes to Newburgh

It was only a matter of time before the national outrage prompted by events in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y., reached Newburgh. It arrived in force Monday night, as scores of protesters shut down a main city intersection, then took over the City Council meeting at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center. Full article

Firefighter benefits program approved

On Dec. 9 Highland voters approved an upgrade of the fire department’s benefits program, known as LOSAP – Length Of Service Award Program-by a vote of 60 to 5. This moves the program from a 20-year to 30-year basis and members are eligible upon reaching the age of 60. Full article

Pine Bush swimmers win at Marlboro

Pine Bush’s boys’ swimming team won its first meet of the 2014-2015 season Tuesday, Dec. 9 with a 94-73 road victory over Marlboro. Full article

Lady Goldbacks come to life in second half

Newburgh’s girls’ basketball team opened the season Monday, Dec. 8 against Warwick, and a weakness, that may be there all season, surfaced in the first half.Read full article.

Huskies outlast New Paltz for second win

Highland’s boys’ basketball team traveled to New Paltz Friday with a 1-0 record after beating Rondout for their first victory.Read full article.

A whimsical winter tale in Walden

Join young Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they are whisked away to a fantastical winter carnival, by the magic of Miss Drosselmier, a substitute teacher with a few tricks up her sleeve. It’s all part of the New Rose Theatre’s annual production of “The Nutcracker”, which opens Thursday night, with shows through the weekend.Read full article.

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Wallkill Valley Times

• Bridge repair money on the way
• Chicken dropped from Walden menu

Mid Hudson Times

• Reality comes to Newburgh
• Casino decision expected this week

Southern Ulster Times

• Firefighter benefits program approved
• Plattekill officers honored at year-end dinner

Sports

• Pine Bush swimmers win at Marlboro

Lady Goldbacks come to life in second half

• Huskies outlast New Paltz for second win

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