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Newburgh Mayor Torrance Harvey

Broadway location where Rhinebeck Bank will open in Newburgh
WAMC, Allison Dunne

A brick and mortar bank will open in Newburgh. The city hasn’t had a full-operation bank in a few years, a hole that Rhinebeck Bank will soon fill. Local lawmakers say the void has been noticeable, and welcome the new branch as an integral part of revitalization.

Newburgh Mayor Calls For Set Vaccination Site

Feb 23, 2021
Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus and Newburgh Mayor Torrance Harvey awaiting U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's press conference, Feb. 22, 2021
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Newburgh’s mayor wants the state to set up a COVID-19 vaccination site in the city. As the mid-Hudson Valley’s only area with state-imposed zone restrictions, he says it makes sense. Meantime, the Orange County executive says the state could set up a site where the county already is operating clinics, in a space that could accommodate more capacity.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announces PFAS Firefirefighter Protection Act at Newburgh Fire Department, Feb. 22, 2021
WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney were in Newburgh Monday announcing legislation to protect firefighters from PFAS.

City of Newburgh, NY seal
Courtesy of the City of Newburgh

The City of Newburgh held a public hearing Monday night to present its draft report on police reform. It’s part of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order requiring local police agencies to modernize their strategies and programs based on community input. After listening to public input, councilmembers weighed in with their thoughts.

Rep. Maloney's Provision Banning Anchorages Is Now Law

Jan 11, 2021
Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, New Windsor, NY, January 11, 2021
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Democratic New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney joined environmentalists and local lawmakers on the banks of the Hudson River Monday to celebrate his resolution that further protects the lower portion of the waterway.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney was at the site of a Newburgh lake where PFOS contamination was revealed in 2016 today, calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to immediately take up PFAS legislation passed in the House this month.

Courtesy of Newburgh Enlarged City School District

The mayor of the City of Newburgh has his sights set on developing the waterfront, all while juggling ongoing water contamination issues and new staff members. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Democrat Torrance Harvey about the city’s direction.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Community leaders from the Hudson Valley were in Newburgh Thursday, calling on the New York state legislature to pass additional voting reforms before the session ends next week.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Two senior level Department of Defense officials were in Newburgh Thursday to update the public about their efforts to address PFOS water contamination emanating from Stewart Air National Guard base. The forum followed the DoD’s visit to Newburgh in November, when it first addressed the community about the PFOS contamination uncovered in May 2016.

City Of Newburgh Sues Over PFOS Water Contamination

Aug 7, 2018
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Newburgh officials are suing a number of parties concerning PFOS contamination found in the city’s water supply — Washington Lake –  more than two years ago. The city wants to be reimbursed for costs associated with the contamination, and it wants the contamination cleaned up.