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Don't be so quick to launch an all-out assault on possible Orange County casinos, say two leaders of Sullivan County's business community who are among the county's most prominent casino supporters.
For this body of work, Adam Bartos went to local speedways in upstate New York, in Florida and New Mexico, where stock cars are raced by their owners on quarter-mile dirt tracks for the thrill and glory, and very little money.
Featured in todays Record Newswatch - Three Orange County residents hit it big in recent lottery drawings; a State Police K-9 is credited with locating millions of dollars worth of heroin in the cab of a stopped tractor-trailer rig in Wawayanda and members of Catholic churches take part in Good Friday processions in Middletown and Newburgh.
There were 35 village elections this past March in the six Hudson Valley and Catskill mountain counties west of the river.
The Hasidic community of Kiryas Joel sits on just over a square mile, but its population has exploded to more than 20,000 people since it was founded in 1977.
Ulster, which like Orange was underwriting its county-owned nursing home, transferred Golden Hill Health Care Facility to an LDC, which sold it to a private operator last June.
A hammer and a knife silenced TyRochelle Haughton's voice, and fire damaged some of the evidence, but on Thursday an Orange County jury spoke for her.
Nevertheless, they are very happy about it. If any one of the four or five sites being considered in Orange County is selected - including the Cassidy Driving Range in Blooming Grove - it will mean big bucks, both for the town it's located in, and for the county: $10 million each to start, plus a condition of assessment at full property tax rate.
The state isn't budging on the timetable for reconstruction of Route 17's Exit 131, despite the prospect of thousands of gamblers joining thousands of shoppers in traversing this overburdened interchange with the New York State Thruway.
Featured in todays Record Newswatch - a verdict is reached in the murder/arson trial of David Stevenson for the killing of his girlfriend in their Port Jervis home; civil rights attorney Michael Sussman follows through on his threat to sue Orange County for its move to privatize the Valley View nursing home and an Ellenville man is charged with ... (more)
The Orange County Human Rights Commission held its 19th Annual Awards Dinner last Thursday at The Fountains.
The City of Newburgh welcomed three new police officers on March 21. Briana Martinez, Jonathan Mosquera and Edwin Pineda-Mata were sworn in by City Clerk Lorene Vitek.
Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that Gosford Lembhard, 27, of Newburgh, was convicted by an Orange County jury in connection with his commission of a September 9, 2012 drive-by shooting that he committed on Grand Street in the City of Newburgh.
Nestled in southern Orange County is the picturesque suburban commuter town of Monroe, where working families live in homes with picket-fence lined yards.