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Thursday | The Warwick Advertiser

Mouth-watering

This will be held in cooperation with the Annual Onion Festival featuring 18-time Grammy winner Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra featuring the Pokolenie Dancers.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Food Festival, Vegetables

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Times Herald-Record

Town of Newburgh seeks higher assessment on Danskammer power plant

The Town of Newburgh agreed last year to fix the assessment of the Danskammer power plant at $15 million through 2015, a decision that affects property taxes in the town and the Marlboro School District.

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Related Topix: Newburgh, NY

Times Herald-Record

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Sullivan, Ulster counties; storm coming now to Orange

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Sullivan and Ulster counties starting at 2:20 p.m. and ending 10 p.m. Meanwhile, a strong thunderstorm is being tracked heading into Orange County.

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Related Topix: Weather, Sullivan County, NY, Ulster County, NY

Times Herald-Record

Teen pleads 'not guilty' to rape charge stemming from house party

A Harriman teenager was arraigned Wednesday on charges he raped a 15-year-old girl who was passed out at a party last month in Chester.

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Related Topix: Harriman, NY, Chester, NY

13WHAM

New York man, grandchild injured by his pit bull

A 55-year-old man and his 8-year-old granddaughter are recovering from bite wounds suffered when the man's pit bull attacked them inside his upstate New York home.

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Related Topix: Middletown, NY, Wallkill, NY

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WESH-TV

Attorneys suing for punitive damages in texting and driving case

Lawyers for a man injured in a texting and driving case are hoping to be among the first in Central Florida to win punitive damages against the driver they say is responsible.

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The Real Deal

Upstate casinos eye tax break to compete with NYC-area rivals

At least three casino developers are seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in property tax breaks for upstate gaming venues, in part because the incentives will help them compete with a casino project that would be located about 45 minutes from New York City.

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Related Topix: Ulster County, NY

Times Herald-Record

28-year-old arraigned on rape, kidnapping charges in Newburgh, New Windsor incident

A New Windsor man was arraigned Tuesday on charges he abducted a victim in the City of Newburgh and sexually assaulted her in the Town of New Windsor.

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Related Topix: New Windsor, NY, Newburgh, NY

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Times Herald-Record

Plan for Orange County job cuts blasted

Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus appeared before a Legislature committee on Monday to discuss his recent proposals for layoffs and early-retirement incentives, with some lawmakers sharply criticizing the public release of specific jobs targeted for elimination.

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Related Topix: Circleville, NY, Newburgh, NY

Times Herald-Record

Orange County Chamber reschedules river cruise

A Hudson River cruise planned by the Orange County Chamber of Commerce is rescheduled to 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 20. The cruise leaves from the Newburgh waterfront on the River Rose.

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Related Topix: Newburgh, NY, Salisbury Mills, NY

Times Herald-Record

PHOTOS: Port Jervis Arts Walk

Members of the Orange County rock group Obsidian entertain the crowd during the 16th annual Arts Walk and Summer Street Fair presented by the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce in Port Jervis Saturday.

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Related Topix: Port Jervis, NY

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Times Herald-Record

R.J. Martucci joins Inspire board of directors

R.J. Martucci has joined Inspire's board of directors. Martucci, of Middletown, holds a degree in accounting from Susquehanna University, Sigmund Weis School of Business.

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Related Topix: Middletown, NY

Times Herald-Record

Mission to spruce up neglected Goshen cemetery

In the sloping woods beside the Valley View Center for Nursing Care and Rehabilitation, graves of former residents of what was once Orange County's poorhouse and later its nursing home are covered in leaves and brush - their headstones tilted, toppled or gone after years of neglect.

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Related Topix: Goshen, NY, Pine Bush, NY

Times Herald-Record

Orange Bureau Confidential: Neuhaus to spell out county layoff plans

Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus is set to appear before the Legislature's Personnel and Compensation Committee Monday to discuss his proposals to lay off 50 workers and offer employees an early-retirement incentive - plans his staff already distributed to all lawmakers and then released to the public.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Goshen, NY, Middletown, NY

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Times Herald-Record

2 spa employees in Maybrook charged with unauthorized practice

Two employees of the Maybrook Spa were arrested following a two-month investigation into residents' complaints of possible illegal activity at the business.

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Related Topix: Maybrook, NY

BroadwayWorld.com

BWW Reviews: Oc's Chance Theater Presents Vibrant in the Heights

For the past few years, Orange County's award-winning Chance Theater has consistently presented some of the most innovative, home-grown versions of recent contemporary musicals , that have been cleverly re-envisioned for the much smaller footprint of its storefront set-up.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Hip-Hop, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Washington Heights, NY

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Warwick Advertiser

Casinos: Will it be boom or bust?

Those who are betting that casinos are doomed point to the collapse this week of the iconic Trump Plaza in Atlantic City.

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Related Topix: Wallkill, NY, Sullivan County, NY, Chester, NY

Times Herald-Record

NEWSWATCH: Orange County proposes 50 layoffs to help close budget deficit

Featured in todays Record Newswatch - Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus pitches a plan that includes 50 layoffs and an early retirement incentive as a way to help close a $60 million dollar county deficit; a former Eldred School District official begins his jail sentence for stealing $20,000 from the district and a pair of Hudson Valley ... (more)

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Times Herald-Record

Harriman man arrested for insurance fraud

A Harriman resident is accused of illegally receiving more than $27,000 in workers compensation insurance benefits while he was working full time.

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Related Topix: Harriman, NY, Montgomery, NY

Times Herald-Record

Lawmakers, school officials and union join to fight Albany

A high-powered collection of state legislators, teachers union representatives and superintendents emerged from a conference Thursday, vowing to pressure Albany to end its policy of siphoning millions from local school districts' state aid allotment.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Maybrook, NY, Forestburgh, NY, New Hartford, NY

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