16 hrs ago
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)
16 hrs ago
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.
Albany Times Union
Preppers: Being ready, just in case
Shane Hobel teaches students wilderness survival and preparedness at the Mountain Scout Survival School in Putnum County.
Sun May 12, 2013
3 running to fill Ed Diana's position say vendors' gifts need not corrupt
For years, companies doing or seeking business with Orange County have plumped County Executive Ed Diana's formidable campaign account, writing checks for up to $2,500 to schmooze at the latest fundraiser and cement their relationships with the guy who signs contracts.
Sat May 11, 2013
Orange Bureau Confidential: Opponents say jail for sidewalk biking is 'over the top'
A law that adds up to 15 days in jail as a possible sentence for bicycling on the sidewalk just barely passed Middletown's Common Council Tuesday.
Empire State News
Skeletal remains found in Orange County woods
CENTRAL VALLEY Woodbury Town Police are investigating the discovery of human skeletal remains found on Turner Road in Central Valley.
Fri May 10, 2013
Expert says Pa. working to land development
Mike Mullis, an international site selector for major development projects, gave Orange County some candid advice Thursday: Speed up the public approvals process and get vacant land shovel-ready ASAP.
Bargain hunters descend on citywide yard sale
It may be Orange County's smallest city, but Port Jervis hosted a huge community yard sale Saturday that crisscrossed much of its 21 2-square-mile area, and drew bargain hunters from throughout the entire tri-state region.