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Heavy evening thundershowers wash out Orange County road

OTISVILLE – Route 211 in the Otisville/Mount Hope area was closed due to flooding that hit Orange County around 8 p.m. on Sunday. The flooding caused an embankment to give way into the roadway at State Street and Sanitorium Avenue. The state road was closed to one lane of...
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Prepare Now for Possible Tornado in Hudson Valley

Weather forecasters are predicting the possibility of isolated tornadoes in certain areas of the Hudson Valley today. Now is the time to prepare. According to the National Weather Service, conditions are ripe for some violent weather on Monday afternoon. Strong winds, rain, hail, and possible tornadoes are all on the table as this unstable weather pattern makes its way through the Hudson Valley.
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New congressional maps drawn; Ryan runs, Skoufis considers

WASHINGTON – The new House of Representative districts have been drawn by the court-appointed Special Master, with a new 18th District representing Orange County, southern Ulster and most of Dutchess County. Ulster County Executive Patrick Ryan announced on Twitter that he will run for the new seat. Should he...

‘You Will Do Marvelous Things in the Future’: Chancellor Kent Syverud Speaks to Class of 2022 During Commencement (Video)

Syracuse University Chancellor and President Kent Syverud addressed the Class of 2022 during Commencement exercises. “Today, I ask that we all thank in particular one subset of our Orange community. These last two years have been extraordinarily challenging for the world, and for every university in the world. In so many college towns in this country, things fell apart. It was not possible to continue in-person instruction and activities. But that did not happen in Syracuse. In this place, our community came together in support of this university, and this university came together in support of this community,” Chancellor Syverud said.

Why An Alarm Is Being Raised About Raw Milk In New York

Unpasteurized cow's milk from a dairy in Orange County, New York has recently been deemed dangerous to consume by that state's Department of Agriculture and Markets. Food Safety News is reporting that during inspection in late April, the department found evidence of Listeria monocytogenes contamination in raw milk from Thomas Miller, dba Miller Dairy Farm of Pine Island New York, located about 75 miles north of New York City. Consumers would have had to acquire the raw milk directly from the producer, as retail sales of raw milk are prohibited in New York State (via Progressive Dairy). A November 2019 Facebook post from the farm shows a refrigerated case of milk and reads "Fresh Raw Milk $5/gal."

Orange Couny, NY Department of Health to Hold Listening Sessions

If you have issues, comments and concerns about your local community, the best way to make a change is to get involved. Nothing gets improved unless it is acknowledged. Speak up and make your voice heard if there is something that needs to be addressed. Winston Churchill said "An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile- hoping it will eat him last." The longer we let issues fester, the bigger the issues can potentially become. One of my favorite Will Rogers quotes is "Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Be active. Be present. Be heard.