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  • Highland School Board looks at funding scenarios

    Chuck Bastian from Bernard P. Donegan Financial Planning of Victor, New York presented figures for financial planning to the Highland Board of Education for building projects that are currently being considered. Bastian explained two scenarios for a capital project; one for $15 million and one for $20 million. About two-thirds of the cost, or 66.2%, […]

  • Lloyd remembers 9/11

    As they have for 12 years, officials and residents of the Town of Lloyd gathered in a somber memorial ceremony at the Firehouse last week to honor those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Marlboro Schools deny Freedom of Information request

    On July 22 the Southern Ulster Times submitted a request to the Marlboro School District, for a series of documents pursuant to provisions of the Freedom of Information Act [FOIA]. To date the district has missed two deadlines.

  • Cemetery vandalized again

    Sometime in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 4 the Highland Cemetery on Vineyard Avenue was vandalized. Small flags were snapped and scattered on the ground and 136 headstones were toppled over. This same cemetery was previously vandalized in 2010 when nearly 50 headstones were knocked over. No one was caught at that time.

  • Library hosts first of three public forums

    The Highland Library board of trustees held the first of three public forums last week at Town Hall to discuss the future of the town’s library. The board indicated they wanted public input on what was important to them concerning a library before moving forward.

  • View from above

    An ancient Chinese proverb says a picture is worth a thousand words. This was particularly true on Saturday when Dan McLaughlin took photographs from a helicopter in order to get a birds eye view of what people would see from a proposed $7 million gondola project that, if approved, will run from the Highland Landing […]

  • Stiff tax hikes

    For months the Marlboro School Board has been trying to solidify the 2013-14 school budget and tax levy against a backdrop of uncertainty surrounding the sale and assessments of the Roseton and Danskammer power plants, located in the Town of Newburgh.

  • Board: ‘nothing more we can do’

    Marlboro School Board President Frank Milazzo acknowledged that his board has received a letter from resident Carrie Ross, alleging that recently she was harassed by district employee Frank Felicello.

  • Purchaser found for Danskammer plant

    A new purchaser for the bankrupt and non-functioning Danskammer power plant in the Town of Newburgh has emerged following failed negotiations with the company that had won bidding rights last December.

  • Ribfest celebrates 9th year

    With perfect late summer weather, the Hudson Valley Ribfest celebrated its 9th year this past weekend, with record crowds in attendance at the Ulster County Fairgrounds.

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