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Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney holds virtual press conference with NY-18 city fire chiefs, police chief, March 29, 2021
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New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney met virtually with a few local city police and fire chiefs in the 18th District Monday. They talked about how funding from the American Rescue Plan will help their departments. The chiefs also raised issues about access to PPE, or personal protective equipment, and other concerns.

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The Orange County Health Department in New York warns of potential COVID-19 exposure at a DMV.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed a bill protecting an Orange County school district’s employee health insurance program.

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Police say there was an apparent murder-suicide in Orange County, New York.

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The employers of an Orange County resident say he has been detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. They’ve been collecting letters on the immigrant’s behalf. And they are calling on elected officials to allow undocumented immigrants who are hard-working and law-abiding to remain in the country.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney was in Middletown Monday to call on President Trump to retain a federal police program. Middletown is the latest city in Maloney’s 18th district to receive funding through the program to hire additional police officers. 

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation that expands the additional 10 percent Empire State film production tax credit to counties in the Hudson Valley and Catskills. It also raises to 40 percent the tax credit offered elsewhere in the state. Local officials and film professionals have high hopes.

Funding Goes To Middletown To Hire More Cops

Oct 4, 2016

Three New York federal lawmakers say an Orange County city will receive $500,000 to put four new cops on the beat.

Fifteen men and women have been charged with trafficking cocaine and crack cocaine around Orange County.

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Orange & Rockland Utilities is blaming a power outage that affected more than 50,000 customers Saturday evening on an equipment malfunction at an O&R substation in Middletown.

A note to our listeners in and around Middletown, NY.  WOSR, 91.7FM, is currently off the air due to technical malfunction.  We are working to remedy the problem and get the signal back on the air just as soon as possible. In the meantime, you are encouraged to listen live by clicking the link at the top of the page.  Thank you for your patience. 

Orange County Serves As Site For Film Shoot

Jan 13, 2015
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The premiere movie at the Hoboken International Film Festival is based on a true story. It’s also being shot this month in Orange County, bringing film crew and well-known actors to the region, who in turn spend money locally. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne was at the Paramount on Monday, looking in on some of the scenes.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was a keynote speaker at a housing conference today in Orange County. He unveiled plans to extend a homeowner protection program.

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office will additionally fund the Homeowner Protection Program, or HOPP, up to $40 million, given the number of distressed homeowners still in need of the free housing counseling and legal services the program provides.

Orange County Receives HUD Funding For Storm Recovery

Aug 29, 2014
Courtesy of the Office of Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

Three years after Hurricane Irene hit the Hudson Valley, a New York Congressman and other elected officials announced more funding for Orange County for recovery efforts.

Elected officials stood in Middletown Thursday to announce $11.5 million in additional Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief funding for Orange County. Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney says he pushed through a lot of bureaucratic red tape to secure federal investment, and worked with HUD to reallocate funds to fulfill unmet Hurricane Irene recovery needs.

NYS Senate Passes Teresita's Law

Apr 30, 2013

The New York State Senate has passed legislation named for a woman who was killed in the Hudson Valley.

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MIDDLETOWN – The City of Middletown will become home to an indoor sports complex.

A couple has purchased a large old factory building at the corner of Union and Franklin streets. Mayor Joseph DeStefano said renovations are to begin shortly.

“It’s a pretty big building, but I guess indoor soccer, indoor football and indoor sports have become a big thing in the northeast up here now,” he said.

DeStefano said the facility will add to the growing number of people who are coming into Middletown.