October 29th, 2014

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Town looks for tax cap wiggle room

The Town of Montgomery has adopted their preliminary budget plan for 2015, a budget that won’t, according to Town Supervisor Mike Hayes, present increased tax rates to residents. Some of the rates, he explained, may end up actually being slightly lower than those residents paid in 2014. Although rates are remaining mostly constant, the board did have to vote to schedule a public hearing to override New York State’s two percent tax cap. Full article

The ghosts of Grand Street

On Aug. 30, 1870, John Seaverns, a prominent City of Newburgh businessman, was shot dead as he ate a meal at his stately home on Grand Street. His killer, a decorated Civil War veteran, had been recently released from a Massachusetts insane asylum. Full article

‘Spook’ tacular fun

Even though Halloween – or more precisely All Hallows’ Eve – does not take place until Oct. 31, the towns of Marlborough and Lloyd celebrated last weekend in honor of this spooky fall tradition. Full article

Consolation prize

Making the Section IX Class AA playoffs was the Valley Central football team’s top goal heading into the 2014 season. Losing to Washingtonville on Oct. 17 took that away. Full article

Goldbacks hold on to beat Middies 39-30

Middletown’s football team has been much improved this year, and the Middies have accomplished a lot with its hardened defense and solid running game.Read full article.

Dukes tame Huskies for fifth straight win

After dropping two of their first three games this season, the Marlboro football team appeared to be on the precipice of a rare tough season for the program.Read full article.

Newburgh Free Library Celebrates Día de los Muertos

Families of all cultures will gather at the Newburgh Free Library on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). This special celebration, honoring the deceased, will include folkloric dancers, music, and traditional food and decorations including a Day of the Dead altar.Read full article.

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Wallkill Valley Times

• Town looks for tax cap wiggle room
• Maybrook looks to a green future

Mid Hudson Times

• The ghosts of Grand Street
• Town approves $4.23M in water work

Southern Ulster Times

• ‘Spook’ tacular fun
• Marlboro begins leader search

Sports

• Consolation prize
• Goldbacks hold on to beat Middies 39-30
• Dukes tame Huskies for fifth straight win

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