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Yesterday | Times Herald-Record

Barry Lewis: We must get past hatred for the region to grow

Others couldn't understand how people who claim to be so religious and moral act the way they do.

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Related Topix: Bloomingburg, NY

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Times Herald-Record

Some in Sullivan oppose 'Orange-bashing' over casinos

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.

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Times Herald-Record

Newburgh food pantry shares Easter spirit

Almost 300 families came to the St. Mary's Church food pantry on Good Friday morning for some help to make their Easter a little easier.

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Related Topix: Newburgh, NY, Life, Holidays, Good Friday, Johnson, NY

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Bodies After Motion

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.

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Related Topix: Florida, NY, Middletown, NY, West Lebanon, NY

Times Herald-Record

NEWSWATCH: Orange County man wins 3.5 million jackpot

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.

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Related Topix: Lottery

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Village elections - think of them as 'democracy insurance'

There were 35 village elections this past March in the six Hudson Valley and Catskill mountain counties west of the river.

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Related Topix: Bloomingburg, NY, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

News12.com

A Town Divided: What's the solution?

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.

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Related Topix: Kiryas Joel, NY, Monroe, NY, Bloomingburg, NY

Chronicle Newspaper

Experts: Too soon to tell about Ulster

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.

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Related Topix: Ulster County, NY, Rockland County, NY

Times Herald-Record

Stevenson guilty of murder

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.

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Related Topix: Port Jervis, NY, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Times Herald-Record

Maureen Halahan: Orange County's economic gains strong in 2013

The harsh economic consequences of the worst recession in modern history are having their impact on county governments in the Hudson Valley.

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Related Topix: Rockland County, NY, Wallkill, NY, Goshen, NY

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Chronicle Newspaper

Legislators want casino for Orange

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.

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Related Topix: Blooming Grove, NY, Harriman, NY, Newburgh, NY

Times Herald-Record

State: Casinos won't speed fix for Exit 131 bottleneck

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.

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Related Topix: Sullivan County, NY

Times Herald-Record

NEWSWATCH: Port man guilty of killing girlfriend, setting house on fire

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)

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Related Topix: Port Jervis, NY

Chronicle Newspaper

Lawsuit challenges Valley View decision

Neuhaus' office released to The Chronicle a menu of choices given to legislators that propose staff cuts to the 37 other departments funded by county taxes.

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Related Topix: Chester, NY, Goshen, NY, New York County, NY

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Hudson Valley Press

19th Annual Human Rights Awards Dinner

The Orange County Human Rights Commission held its 19th Annual Awards Dinner last Thursday at The Fountains.

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Related Topix: Folk-Rock, The Fountains, Warwick, NY, Newburgh, NY

Hudson Valley Press

Newburgh Welcomes Three New Police Officers to City

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.

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Related Topix: Newburgh, NY

Hudson Valley Press

Conviction in Newburgh Drive-By Shooting

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.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Newburgh, NY

Hudson Valley Press

Steven Neuhaus Marks 100th Day as Orange County Executive

I marked my 100th day as your County Executive on April 10th by sitting down to speak with a local news station between meetings with my staff and delivering the welcome address at Orange County's Human Rights Commission dinner.

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Related Topix: Harriman, NY, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Irene, Wallkill, NY, New Windsor, NY, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Apr 15, 2014

News12.com

Kiryas Joel land deal: A town divided

Nestled in southern Orange County is the picturesque suburban commuter town of Monroe, where working families live in homes with picket-fence lined yards.

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Related Topix: Kiryas Joel, NY, Monroe, NY

Times Herald-Record

Editorial: Rise of heroin use in mid-Hudson calls for new approach

When it comes to heroin use in the region with its associated damage to individuals, families and communities, that first step is well established.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Middletown, NY, Opinion

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