Leonard Sparks, Times Herald-Record

Leonard Sparks

Times Herald-Record

Newburgh, NY, United States

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Past articles by Leonard:

State: City of N'burgh budget has at least $2.2M in 'errors'

CITY OF NEWBURGH – The City of Newburgh’s proposed 2019 budget underestimates expenses by at least $2.2 million and does not account for the → Read More

State: City of Newburgh 2019 budget has least $2.2 million in 'errors'

CITY OF NEWBURGH – The City of Newburgh’s proposed 2019 budget underestimates expenses by at least $2.2 million and does not account for the impact of possible salary increases once a new contract with firefighters is finalized, according to an audit by the state comptroller’s office. Pension costs are underestimated by $576,193 and the budget does not include $841,622 in scheduled debt… → Read More

City of Newburgh declares snow emergency

CITY OF NEWBURGH – The City of Newburgh has declared a snow emergency starting at 6 p.m. Thursday. Alternate-side parking restrictions will be in effect until the emergency is lifted. Restrictions can be found at . Illegally parked cars will be towed. → Read More

Maloney envisions gondola service between Beacon, Newburgh

CITY OF NEWBURGH – Newly reelected U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney envisions a gondola carrying commuters and tourists between Beacon, the City of → Read More

Newburgh looks to head off another potential PFOS hazard

CITY OF NEWBURGH — Five months before Newburgh shut down its primary water supply due to contamination from firefighting foams used at Stewart Air National Guard Base, the city agreed to host a trailer containing similar foam as part of a state-led deployment spurred by fears of oil-car fires in trains.Now the city’s administration is asking the City Council to approve a contingency contract… → Read More

County economic development director seeks Newburgh manager position

CITY OF NEWBURGH – Orange County economic development director and City of Newburgh resident Bill Fioravanti is one of the applicants for the city → Read More

Search warrant being executed at Newburgh school district headquarters

CITY OF NEWBURGH – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office is executing a search warrant at the central office of the Newburgh school district on Tuesday morning. The headquarters is located at 124 Grand St. in the City of Newburgh. A dozen investigators from the district attorney’s office were at the scene, District Attorney Dave Hoovler said. “We’re investigating a matter at the City of… → Read More

Newburgh medical marijuana company to start home delivery

TOWN OF NEWBURGH – Expanding access is behind a new delivery option that medical marijuana company Curaleaf is planning to launch from its Town → Read More

Mold woes spread for Newburgh municipal sites

CITY OF NEWBURGH – Repairing the mold-ridden headquarters for Newburgh’s fire and police departments could cost at least $500,000, the latest financial headache for a city that evacuated another firehouse because of asbestos and is seeking developers for its aging City Hall.Surface samples inside Newburgh’s Public Safety building at 22 Grand St. on lower Broadway found mold on “pretty much every… → Read More

Sweater carried by Newburgh grad into war 100 years ago returns to NFA

CITY OF NEWBURGH – Newburgh Free Academy graduate Walter Allison’s journey did not end when he and dozens of other local soldiers were → Read More

Schumer presses Air Force secretary on Stewart contamination cleanup

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer pressed Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson to accelerate environmental cleanup at Stewart Air National Guard Base, which is considered the source of the toxic chemical behind the closure of the City of Newburgh’s main water supply. Newburgh stopped drawing water from Washington Lake in May 2016 due to high levels of PFOS, which belongs to… → Read More

Newburgh forum explores possible legal pot in NY

Ophra Wolfe gave reasons why the state should legalize it. Ursula Clancy came to criticize it. Supporters and opponents of legalizing marijuana filled a → Read More

Taxes would rise under draft Town of Newburgh budget

TOWN OF NEWBURGH – Town of Newburgh homeowners would pay higher taxes under a draft $30.2 million general fund and highway budget proposal for 2019 → Read More

County commissioner, DA to lead opioid forum in Newburgh

CITY OF NEWBURGH – Orange County Social Services and Mental Health Commissioner Darcie Miller and District Attorney Dave Hoovler will join with local doctors and the mother of an overdose victim to discuss opioid abuse during a public forum on Thursday at Newburgh Free Library. Daniel Maughan, senior vice president of transformation for St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, will moderate the discussion.… → Read More

Land Bank seeks to expand Newburgh homeownership options

CITY OF NEWBURGH – Kingston-based developer RUPCO is holding a ribbon-cutting Tuesday to mark the renovation of 15 East End properties with 45 new affordable apartments in collaboration with the City of Newburgh’s Community Land Bank.If it gets additional funding from the state Attorney General’s Office, the Land Bank wants to shift its focus to a new initiative: using some of its inventory of… → Read More

Newburgh woman to receive medal for WWII Civil Air Patrol service

NEW WINDSOR – U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney will present a Congressional Gold Medal to a Newburgh woman who served in the Civil Air Patrol during → Read More

Newburgh 'boot camp' trains young people for film & TV crew jobs

CITY OF NEWBURGH – First, the backstory. Major film and television productions using Umbra, the City of Newburgh’s highly regarded soundstage, → Read More

Town of Newburgh partners with state to build rec center

TOWN OF NEWBURGH — The Town of Newburgh and Orange County are collaborating on a plan to move the town’s senior and recreation programs → Read More

Newburgh City Council to decide on term limits

CITY OF NEWBURGH – Newburgh’s City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on moving forward with a proposal to limit people from serving more → Read More

Forum against new Danskammer plant set for Saturday

CITY OF NEWBURGH – A public forum built around stopping a proposal to build a $400 million replacement for the Danskammer power plant in the Town of → Read More