March 26th, 2015

Passion over the Pledge

A firestorm of controversy ignited after the Pledge of Allegiance was recited in Arabic at Pine Bush High School last week. The reading took place during morning announcements Wednesday, in honor of National Foreign Language Week. Full article

Council ‘war of the words’ waged

In a takeoff of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds,” Newburgh City Councilwoman Gay Lee picked up the pace this past week, waging a “war of the words” with Mayor Judy Kennedy. Full article

Lloyd honors park volunteer

The Lloyd Town Board took a moment at their meeting last week to honor Donna Deeprose, Vice President of Development of the Highland Landing Park, for her grant writing and administrative work on behalf of the riverfront park. Full article

Vikings welcome back a solid core of veterans

After entering the postseason as the two-seed – with a bye – into the sectional semis last year, Valley Central’s boys’ lacrosse team lost to three-seed Minisink. And the Vikings were finished with a one and done performance to end the season with a 13-5 record. Full article

Goldbacks ready for spring season

When Newburgh’s baseball team completed its 2014 season, it had done so with a 10-11 record after losing to Warwick 3-2 on the road in the sectional quarterfinals.Read full article.

Lady Huskies set to defend Class B title

Highland’s softball team returns for the 2015 season and will defend their 2014 Section 9, Class B title with a new pitcher, Emily Defini, a sophomore who will also play in the outfield.Read full article.

America’s story in folk music

A concert by Spook Handy entitled, “America’s Story through Folk Songs” will be held on Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern.Read full article.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Photos

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Wallkill Valley Times

• Passion over the Pledge
• Wallkill Center takes a step forward

Mid Hudson Times

• Council ‘war of the words’ waged
• Town hears Pilgrim pipeline pitch

Southern Ulster Times

• Lloyd honors park volunteer
• Highland will get a new library

Sports

• Vikings welcome back a solid core of veterans
• Goldbacks ready for spring season
• Lady Huskies set to defend Class B title

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