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Rachel Ettlinger

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Middletown, NY, United States

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Past articles by Rachel:

Warwick couple wins oceanside destination wedding celebration

A Warwick couple won Melia Hotels International's photo contest, "The Big Day For Our Biggest Heroes," which earned them a free wedding in Mexico. → Read More

SUNY Chancellor: With 16+ vaccine eligibility, campuses could reopen fully in-person in fall

SUNY campuses will vaccinate students, faculty and staff who will become eligible for the vaccine starting April 6, Malatras said. → Read More

They've got their COVID-19 vaccine. But they're not quite ready for a return to normal.

Many of those who are almost or are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are not yet ready to jump back into the world. → Read More

Pine Bush fifth-graders cross the pond, virtually, to tackle anti-hate issues

The Pine Bush school district has had a partnership with the No Place For Hate project, affiliated with the ADL, for seven years. → Read More

Questions about Town of Wallkill finances lead supervisor to call for audit

Supervisor: Town of Wallkill to audit finances to figure out financial future → Read More

A year of losses and gains: Middletown mayor's State of the City amid COVID-19 pandemic

In a sobering State of the City address Thursday afternoon, Middletown Mayor Joseph DeStefano detailed how the city adjusted to the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Middletown Islamic Center opens new food pantry to the Mid Hudson community

The Middletown Islamic Center has started a food pantry to offer nonperishable necessities to anyone in need. → Read More

Proposed apartment, shopping complex could bring a new park and promenade to the Town of Wallkill

A proposal for a park and promenade in the Town of Wallkill could help residents stop driving so much. → Read More

School bus transformed into mobile classroom in Sullivan County to bridge Wi-FI deserts

A school bus, a classroom - or both? In Sullivan County, a new mobile classroom will now do it all. → Read More

Parents to rally, again, for full-time in-person school in Orange County

A mom of three young boys is one of the organizers behind a rally advocating for five-day in-person school instruction. → Read More

Middletown native featured in Super Bowl commercial paying tribute to medical workers on COVID-19 front lines

It was hard to see him behind the mask, but Middletown native Michael Benzaia made a brief appearance in a Rockstar Energy Drink Super Bowl commercial. → Read More

Town of Wallkill police remembers Sgt. Barry Weissman who died of COVID-19

Funeral services for Sgt. Barry Weissman, who died from complications of COVID-19, contracted while in the line of duty. → Read More

Homelessness is down in Orange County amid the pandemic, but why? Survey could help find answers

There is less homelessness than expected this year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is unclear why, local advocates say. → Read More

Cuomo keeps Newburgh in NYS Yellow Zone, frees Middletown and Highland Falls precautionary status

Gov. Andrew Cuomo lifted Middletown and Highland Falls Micro-Cluster Yellow Zones designations but left one in place, Newburgh. → Read More

Wallkill Sgt. Barry Weissman dies of COVID-19 after contracting it in the line of duty

A Town of Wallkilll police sergeant contracted COVID-19 while in the line of duty and has died. → Read More

COVID-19 outbreak closes 3 Middletown municipal buildings for the week

A COVID-19 outbreak at City Hall, Mulberry House Senior Center and Recreation & Parks has closed offices for the week. → Read More

Goshen announces new schools superintendent; Pine Bush supt. returns from medical leave

A former assistant superintendent of Goshen schools, Kurtis Kotes, will now head the Orange County district. → Read More

Districts with schools in Yellow Zones prepare to test students and staff for COVID-19

Orange County school buildings in Yellow, Orange and Red Zones can stay open if they rapid-test a percentage of students, staff and teachers. → Read More

Middletown police now have body cameras

City of Middletown police officers will now wear body cameras when interacting with the public in uniform. → Read More

'Disgust,' 'Shock,' 'Disappointed': Mid Hudson residents react to violence at U.S. Capitol

Residents from around the region had strong reactions to describe their thoughts on a pro-Trump mob storming the U.S. Capitol in D.C. on Wednesday. → Read More