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  • Highland budget passes

    The Highland Central School District budget passed Tuesday evening, May 21, with 62 percent of the vote. The totals were 968 yes votes and 593 no votes. Proposition 2 calling for a $200,000 upgrade to security cameras on the school buses also passed with 55% of the votes. Totals were 831 yes votes and 669 […]

  • School Board candidates make final pitch

    Next Tuesday, May 21, residents will vote for the Marlboro School budget for 2013-14 and for candidates for the school board. The vote is scheduled from 6 am, to 9 pm. in the Marlboro Elementary School 3-5 gymnasium.

  • Highland budget within 2% tax cap

    The Highland Board of Education held a public hearing on the budget for the 2013-2014 school year prior to their regular meeting on May 7.

  • Lloyd running out of space

    Highland Town Clerk Rosaria Peplow warned the Town Board that she is running out of space to safely store and manage town records and is in need of additional funding for a more permanent solution.

  • Kicking up for a cause on the walkway

    On Saturday, 1,300 people showed up at the Walkway Over the Hudson on “I Love My Park Day,” hoping to create the world’s longest chorus line and beat a world record. They fell short of the record of 1,628 that was set in 2004 at the El Dorado Park in Long Beach, California. But here […]

  • Marlboro OKs $50.4 million budget

    At their last meeting the Marlboro School Board approved a budget of $50,441,631 for the 2013-14 academic school year. The tax levy is set at $33,464,142.

  • Search for water in Marlborough looks promising

    For years the Town of Marlborough has been searching for reliable and high-quality sources of water. After previous drilling attempts resulted in only modest outcomes, the recent testing of an abandoned well off of Old Indian Road at the foot of the Marlborough Mountains may prove to be the elusive first step that will put […]

  • Highland man relives his week in Boston

    Highland native Alan Spaulding found himself at ground zero of the bombing incidents in Boston where he is attending Boston Conservatory, majoring in Acting.

  • Milton Park project moves forward

    The Milton Landing Park has recently taken another dramatic step forward, thanks to members and friends of the Milton Engine Company who recently cleared the former Shell Oil depot site of all brush and debris and have fixed up one of two docks.

  • School tax hike drops to 14.72%

    Last week the Marlboro School Board announced a drop in the projected 25 percent hike in school taxes down to a 14.72 percent increase. Superintendent Ray Castellani said he is hopeful this will drop into the 8 percent to 9 percent range after the board decides how much in reserve funds they will apply.

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