Chris McKenna, Times Herald-Record

Chris McKenna

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Middletown, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Chris:

NJ developer plans nearly 4 million square feet of warehouse space in Orange County

A single developer from New Jersey has pending plans to build 19 warehouses totaling 3.9 million square feet at various sites in Orange County. → Read More

Stalled for years, Tuxedo developer wants to increase home total to 2,000 from 1,200

The developer of the stalled Tuxedo Farms project has proposed increasing the home count to 2,000 from 1,200 for a denser, more walkable community. → Read More

Brescia says rift with Sheriff's Office and other flaps caused him to resign as chairman

Steve Brescia says he abruptly resigned as Orange County Legislature chairman because he had raised "controversial issues" that stirred rancor. → Read More

Democrats, Neuhaus slam proposed resolution in opposition to mandatory vaccinations

Democrats and GOP Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus slammed a proposed resolution by the county Legislature opposing mandatory vaccinations. → Read More

Judge rejects release of jailed Newburgh man charged with assaulting cops at Capitol Jan. 6

A federal judge has rejected a request by Capitol riot suspect Edward Lang of Newburgh to be released from the Washington, D.C., jail. → Read More

Orange County lawmakers take up proposal to oppose mandatory COVID vaccinations

Orange County lawmakers are set to take up a resolution on Wednesday stating their opposition to mandatory COVID vaccinations by the government. → Read More

Worker vaccinations surge at some Hudson Valley nursing homes as state deadline nears

Worker vaccinations have surged at some Hudson Valley nursing homes since the state issued a mandate that is now suspended as the result of lawsuit → Read More

Four hospitals in Orange and Sullivan now demand visitors show proof of vaccination

As of Monday, all visitors except in certain situations must show proof they were fully vaccinated to enter four hospitals in Orange and Sullivan. → Read More

Defendants in Orange County IDA corruption case pay $1.3M in restitution at sentencing

Three defendants in the Orange County Industrial Development Agency corruption case paid the IDA $1.3 million in restitution at their sentencing. → Read More

Capitol riot suspect from Newburgh allegedly beat cops with fists, feet, bat and shield

Prosecutors detailed a litany of alleged assaults against police by Edward Lang, of Newburgh, during the pro-Trump riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6. → Read More

Epoch Times newspaper, rising force in conservative media, buys Middletown office building

The Epoch Times, a rising force in conservative media, has bought a three-story office building in Middletown but wouldn't disclose its plans for it. → Read More

Orange County will get up to $3 million for toll of opioid crisis in first lawsuit deal

Orange County is set to get $1.3 million to $3 million through a court settlement with Johnson & Johnson in a statewide lawsuit against opioid makers. → Read More

Rising COVID death toll: 15 Orange County residents succumb to virus in two-week span

State data indicates that 15 Orange County residents died from COVID in a two-week span since Aug. 16. → Read More

Capitol riot suspect from Newburgh asks judge to release him after eight months in jail

Lawyers asked a judge to release a Newburgh man who is charged with attacking police at the Capitol on Jan. 6 and has been in jail for eight months. → Read More

Parole board denies release of man convicted of murdering 12-year-old Maybrook boy in 1996

The state parole board rejected release of a man convicted of murdering 12-year-old Danny Meyer of Maybrook in 1996 and sentenced to 25 years to life. → Read More

Unvaccinated health care workers plan Orange County rally to protest state vaccine mandate

Unvaccinated health care workers will hold a rally in the town of Wallkill on Tuesday to protest the state vaccine mandate for health care workers. → Read More

Housing developer files petition for Kiryas Joel to annex 13 acres from Woodbury

A developer with 482-home and 181-home projects under way has petitioned for Kiryas Joel to annex 13 acres he owns off Seven Springs Road in Woodbury. → Read More

Two Orange County kids under 10 are in intensive care as COVID hospital cases rise to 60

Orange County Health Commissioner Irina Gelman said two kids under 10 are in intensive care for COVID as hospital virus cases rise to 60 in Orange. → Read More

Hasidic group sues for busing to religious schools when Washingtonville schools are closed

Hasidic leaders in Blooming Grove have sued Washingtonville School District for denying busing to religious schools when public schools are closed. → Read More

2020 Census: Kiryas Joel grew by 63% in 10 years and leads Orange County in population

Kiryas Joel grew 63% in 10 years to 33,000 in the 2020 census, making it the most populous municipality in Orange County. → Read More