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LOCAL

Maritza Wilson (left) poses for a photo with two of her children Matthew (center), and Mirna (right) while being honored at the Newburgh Activity Center, with a prestigious State Commendation Award. Hudson Valley Press/CHUCK STEWART JR.

Maritza Wilson Earns State Commendation Award

By Jennifer L. Warren NEWBURGH - When you love your job and are passionate about what you do, why leave? For 35 years, Maritza Wilson has...
More than 115 volunteers with Meals on Wheels of Greater Newburgh enjoyed an appreciation luncheon in their honor recently.

Meals on Wheels Volunteers Appreciation Luncheon

NEW WINDSOR - More than 115 volunteers with Meals on Wheels of Greater Newburgh enjoyed an appreciation luncheon in their honor recently at the...

BUSINESS

Karmen Smallwood

New Assistant Commissioner For Youth Services

POUGHKEEPSIE - Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro has named Karmen Smallwood as the new Assistant Commissioner for Youth Services, who will oversee the County’s...
Grace Smith House (GSH), a well-respected provider of shelter, advocacy, and support for victims of domestic violence has named Dr. Branka Bryan as the new executive director after an extensive search.

Grace Smith House Names New Director

POUGHKEEPSIE – Grace Smith House (GSH), a well-respected provider of shelter, advocacy, and support for victims of domestic violence has named Dr. Branka Bryan...

HEALTH

Joan Cusack-McGuirk, president and Chief Executive Office of Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall in Newburgh talks about the hospital’s positive experiences using area contracting companies on construction projects at the hospital during a press conference on Thursday afternoon at the hospital on wage theft.

Combating Wage Theft and Other Labor Crimes

NEWBURGH - Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler and Dutchess County District Attorney William V. Grady joined local union leaders and Joan Cusack-McGuirk,...

Medicare Open Enrollment Period Runs to December 7

The New York State Office for the Aging reminds older New Yorkers that this year’s Medicare open enrollment period runs from October 15 through...

POLITICAL

Jen Metzger

New Bill to Increase Incentives for Volunteers

ALBANY - State Senator Jen Metzger’s bill to lift the maximum cap for Length of Service Awards Programs (LOSAP) contributions was signed into law...
Westchester County Executive George Latimer.

The Westchester Housing Crisis Is Being Addressed

WHITE PLAINS – Westchester County is rethinking its approach to housing. Spurred by “a crisis of affordability,” County Executive George Latimer and his office...

NATIONAL

“Police shooting policies need to change, not only for minorities but for everyone,” said forensic psychiatrist and expert witness Dr. Carole Lieberman.

Sharp Rise in Police Shootings of African Americans

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent A police officer’s bullet shattered a window and fatally struck Atatiana Jefferson as she and her 8-year-old nephew played...

SSI Announces 1.6% COLA Benefit Increase for 2020

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 69 million Americans will increase 1.6 percent in 2020, the Social Security Administration announced. The...
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