Helu Wang, Times Herald-Record

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Recent articles by Helu:

Schools across Hudson Valley look to implement a testing requirement in the coming weeks

School districts plan to work with testing providers to make testing fast and accessible. → Read More

Schools across the Mid Hudson Valley reported low COVID numbers

School districts have reported few COVID cases so far. A searchable COVID dashboard is online listing school case numbers. → Read More

Could Highland Falls lose its West Point students?

Schooling and funding for about 190 students from West Point always goes to Highland Falls but the contract is competitive this year. → Read More

Schools grapple with staff shortages amid nationwide decline in labor force

While other staffing shortages have not significantly affected school operations as the driver shortage does, it has posed challenges for schools and families. → Read More

'Bridging the gap' — How schools are helping students navigate back to school

Schools lay out plans to assess students’ academic status, provide intervention and enrichment programs while enhancing social-emotional support. → Read More

Pine Bush plans to reopen schools after a transportation disruption

Pine Bush recasts bus routes and calls for employees to help out with a shortage of bus drivers → Read More

Pine Bush schools closed amid bus driver shortage

As the regionwide shortages of drivers pose a challenge for some districts to transport students, higher wages and bonuses are offered. → Read More

Ida relief sought as mid-Hudson towns estimate storm damage

Hurricane Ida caused over $50 million in damage across Orange, Dutchess and Putnam counties and affected 1,200 residences across the region. → Read More

Washingtonville returning to normal as cleanup following Hurricane Ida continues

Cleanup and repairs continue after dozens of incidents have been reported across the region. → Read More

Orange County welcomes students back: We can see smile behind masks

Schools expect to maximize in-person instruction while addressing learning loss and social emotional needs. → Read More

Records and journals show what life was like when the 1918 flu pandemic hit the region

Local historians shed light on what life was like in 1918 and give a glimpse of hope on today's pandemic. → Read More

JetBlue and Delta suspend operations at Stewart International Airport

The suspensions came as revenue and demand plummet amid the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Amazon looks to open a delivery station in New Windsor to speed up local deliveries

Amazon looks to work with local delivery vendors and create hundreds of jobs. → Read More

Transparent mask window helps people with special needs

Lia Matthews has been sewing face masks since the coronavirus pandemic hit the region. → Read More

Child care providers face new challenges

As the region started the first of four reopening phases, more parents are seeking child care while preparing to get back to work. However, the coronavirus pandemic has recast the industry, and child care providers face new challenges with precautions and restrictions in place.Approximately 55 of 240 child care programs throughout Orange County have temporarily closed during the lockdown period… → Read More

Child care providers in New York face new challenges

As the region started the first of four reopening phases, more parents are seeking child care while preparing to get back to work. → Read More

Cornwall School Board draws more from rainy day fund

CORNWALL - The Board of Education has drawn a significant amount of money from its fund balance to lower the proposed tax levy increase amid the economic → Read More

Coronavirus notebook

COVID-19 cases, deaths in Mid-HudsonAs of Monday, Orange County reported 10,039 people have tested positive for COVID-19, 408 deaths; Ulster County, 1,604 → Read More

Cornwall market to open with precautions, restrictions

CORNWALL- Picking fresh produce, tasting treats and hanging out with families and friends at the Cornwall Farmers Market has been a tradition over a decade. But this year the market would look like a grab-and-go shop with extra precautions and restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The farmers market will kick off on May 20 and stay open every Wednesday until Oct. 28.Supervisor Richard Randazzo… → Read More

Unions rally to urge Amazon to add more local laborers

TOWN OF MONTGOMERY- More than 70 workers, teachers and residents rallied Monday morning across the street from Amazon site off Route 17K to urge the → Read More