Hema Easley, Times Herald-Record

Hema Easley

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Past articles by Hema:

Chester's shift to ward system may be delayed until 2023

CHESTER - The Town of Chester may have to wait another five years before it can institute wards to replace the current system that elects Town Board members at large.The push for a ward system came fast and hard after some local residents concluded it was a way to mitigate the bloc-vote power of the Greens at Chester, a Hasidic development under construction that is expected to add approximately… → Read More

Car hits 2 pedestrians, killing one, critically injuring the other

TOWN OF ULSTER - A motorist driving on a dark street in the Town of Ulster early Sunday morning struck two pedestrians, injuring them critically. One of → Read More

Development boom good for Goshen

GOSHEN — When Doug Bloomfield graduated high school in 1960, there were 150 dairy farms in Goshen with an average size of 150 acres. Today, there are two.Over the years, as farmers went out of business, retired from farming or simply sold the land to developers, those farmlands transformed into housing developments, commercial properties and light industrial businesses.And while some residents… → Read More

Too drunk to drive on New Year's Eve? Alert Cab to the rescue

GOSHEN — Nobody wants to start the new year with a driving-while-intoxicated charge. So, if you have too much to drink on New Year’s Eve, don’t get behind the wheel and drive. There’s a program that will get you home safely, and it’s free. Alert Cab is a joint effort by Dana Distributors, one of the largest distributors of alcoholic beverages in the region, local police and about 700… → Read More

Town denies building permit for Greens at Chester home

CHESTER – The Town of Chester has denied Greens at Chester’s request for a building permit, ruling that the developer of the 431-unit → Read More

Audit finds same person handled Tuxedo Park's clerk, treasurer tasks

TUXEDO PARK — The Village of Tuxedo Park allowed the incompatible duties of the village clerk and the treasurer to be performed by the same → Read More

Elephant takes late-night stroll in Orange County

WESTTOWN – An elephant who decided to step out of the Sanctuary for Animals and take a stroll across a field and then William Lane Road created → Read More

Chester's plan to buy Sugar Loaf PAC raises questions

CHESTER — The town’s proposal to buy the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center for $1.1 million is getting pushback from some residents, and → Read More

Heavy rain, gusty winds forecast for start of weekend

A large storm system packing wind and rain will drench the mid-Hudson over the weekend, bringing wind gusts up to 50 mph to the coast and between one and → Read More

Tuxedo schools to hold special meeting tonight on future of high school

The Tuxedo Board of Education will hold a special meeting tonight to hear from community members their views on the future of George F. Baker High School. → Read More

Residents on edge during manhunt for shooter

The man who set off a four-day manhunt after firing a gun in Ellenville Regional Hospital and shooting at police officers on Friday is a convicted felon → Read More

14-year-old charged in Monticello school threat

MONTICELLO - Monticello police charged a 14-year-old boy on Friday afternoon with making threats on social media that he would carry out a shooting in → Read More

Post office to be dedicated to former Congressman Hinchey

Federal, state and local officials will gather Monday, Sept. 17, to dedicate the Saugerties Post Office to former Congressman Maurice D. Hinchey. In July, → Read More

Schools beef up security to prevent another Parkland

A number of large red buttons sit in glass cases at undisclosed locations in the Pine Bush school district. If a security breach were to occur in any of → Read More

Construction surge helps wide variety of local businesses

At noon on weekdays, dozens of construction workers can be seen chowing down on the lunch specials at Hometown Deli in the Town of Wawayanda: hot pastrami → Read More

Construction boom in mid-Hudson points to strong economic growth

At 340 feet, the yellow tower crane looms high above the construction site of the Montreign Resort Casino at Adelaar in the Town of Thompson, placing → Read More

Montreign Resort Casino goes vertical as pace of construction picks up

THOMPSON – The casino is going vertical.Giant cranes are on site of the Montreign Resort Casino at Adelaar, moving massive steel rods that will → Read More

Popular pizzeria in Florida rises from the ashes

FLORIDA – The pizzeria's renovations were almost complete. Tiles had been installed in the kitchen and a hardwood floor in the dining room. → Read More

Proposed NJ gas tax hike stalls in senate

New York drivers can heave a sigh of relief as a proposal to raise New Jersey’s gas tax by 23 cents has stalled in the state senate.That means → Read More

NJ gas buyers may stay home

For generations, New Yorkers have hopped over the state line to buy cheap gas in New Jersey.But that tradition may be coming to an end. The New Jersey → Read More