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Press & Sun-Bulletin
Cops: Upstate teen headed to prom dies in crash
It isn't a three-day weekend in quite the traditional sense. I will have my usual days off Friday and Saturday, and then I will return to work That's the name of a DEC promotion reminding people not to disturb fawns and other young wildlife.
Thu May 23, 2013
Orange County exec candidates support donor limits
All three Orange County executive candidates say they support a proposed crackdown on campaign contributions from county contractors that's expected to make its Legislature debut next week.
Press & Sun-Bulletin
Senator pushes for three casinos in Catskills and one in Westchester and Queens
Senate Racing and Wagering Committee chairman John Bonacic, R-Mount Hope, Orange County, introduced legislation today that would authorize seven casinos in New York - with up to three in the Catskills and one each in Westchester County and Queens.
Wed May 22, 2013
Hudson Valley Press
This Week in Orange County 5-22-13
It was certainly a bittersweet event this week when members of Team Orange, colleagues, friends, family members, and others joined together to celebrate the retirement of our very own Orange County Health Commissioner Dr.
Hudson Valley Press
SUNY Orange celebrates its 63rd Commencement ceremony
After opening her remarks by asking her fellow graduates "What CAN you do after graduation?", speaker Brittney Flaherty closed her SUNY Orange Commencement speech Saturday morning by challenging the members of the College's Class of 2013 with the question "What WILL you do after graduation?" Flaherty's address capped the College's 63rd annual ... (more)
Two cops suffer minor cuts in knife incident
A Middletown man was arrested Tuesday after, police said, he threatened family members with a knife and then threw two knives at the police when they got there.
Mon May 20, 2013
Brooklyn rabbi charged with murder in Orange County claims anti-Semitism
The Brooklyn rabbi who's awaiting trial on first-degree murder charges has filed a federal lawsuit, saying his current court-assigned lawyer, former lawyer, the judge in his case, the judge who arraigned him after his arrest, the Orange County district attorney and the police investigators are part of an anti-Semitic conspiracy to deprive him of ... (more)
Orange County lawmaker floats limits on certain campaign contributions
An Orange County legislator plans to propose a law to sharply curtail campaign contributions from firms that have or seek no-bid contracts with the county - a bountiful source of campaign cash for retiring County Executive Ed Diana.
Group rallies in Bullville for gun rights
Conservatives rallied on a drizzling Sunday, calling for solidarity against a government they perceive as out to destroy their rights.
Orange County group aims to help fight hunger and hardship in Haiti
He had seen one of his siblings die of malnutrition, and he didn't want to see it happen to another.
Sun May 19, 2013
Orange IDA overcomes obstacles to salute Old Glory
The lack of an American flag within sight on Wednesday didn't keep the Orange County Industrial Development Agency board from reciting its usual premeeting Pledge of Allegiance.
Fri May 17, 2013
Exec director, board working on 'transition'
The Orange County Industrial Development Agency's meeting on Wednesday started like they always do, with reports from the chairman, the chief financial officer and others, including Executive Director James O'Donnell. O'Donnell, who resigned last week as deputy county executive, took his usual seat beside IDA Chairman Robert Armistead, and later ... (more)
Newburgh school celebrates 75th anniversary Saturday
South Middle School in Newburgh will celebrate the school's 75th anniversary Saturday, with a 1-mile Run/Walk in the morning and family-friendly activities throughout the day.
Recycle your old electronics
The Orange County Chamber of Commerce is holding a two-day electronics recycling program at its headquarters at 30 Scotts Corners Drive in Montgomery.
Thu May 16, 2013
Downing teams up with YWCA for special screening of 'Very Young Girls'
The Downing Film Center continues its collaboration with the YWCA Orange County with a screening of "Very Young Girls" Monday at the Newburgh venue.
Isgur announces bid for Democratic nod to be Orange County district attorney
"I think I am not alone in saying the District Attorney's Office is not doing a good job," Isgur said, speaking in front of the Orange County Courthouse.
Wed May 15, 2013
O'Donnell to stay on with Orange County IDA
James O'Donnell, who resigned last week as deputy Orange County executive, will continue in his role as executive director of the Orange County Industrial Development Agency, at least for now.
Study: $60M to fix Gov't Center
A new report on the Orange County Government Center estimates that overhauling and expanding the 43-year-old complex could cost $50 million, a conclusion that will likely rekindle debate over the Government Center's future.
Tue May 14, 2013
New Agriculture Pickup in Pelham
Good news for eco and foodie-minded Pelhamites - local residents can now sign up for a weekly prepaid box of fresh local produce for 22 weeks in the growing season, starting this June 4. The idea started when Christa Acampora on the Moms of Pelham Facebook page asked about local CSA's. There wasn't one in Pelham at the time but there was lots of ... (more)
Mon May 13, 2013
Shawangunk man busted after selling 620 pounds of copper wire to recyclers
A Shawangunk man was charged Sunday with selling 620 pounds of copper wire belonging to Con Edison to a Newburgh recycling company, the Orange County Sheriff's Office says.