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Adoption

New York State Adoption Service

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Agriculture & Food

Cornell Cooperative Extension
Documenting the Agricultural Records of the Black Dirt: A Finding Aid
Farmers' Markets - Orange County
GovSites: Agriculture
Orange County Bounty
"The mission of Orange County Bounty is to promote and support networking connections between local agricultural producers and culinary businesses. The aim is to educate the community about the preservation of local farms through the purchase and use of local and regional sustainable foods and products not only from Orange County, but also the entire Hudson Valley."
Pride of New York - Orange County
"The Pride of New York Program was developed to promote and support the sale of agricultural products grown and food products processed within New York State. The Program's growing membership now includes farmers and processors, retailers, distributors, restaurants and related culinary and support associations ­ all working together to bring you wholesome, quality New York State products." Athough it does not indicate this, this link has already preselected Orange County in step 1, you will need only to choose your product in step 2, and click on search in step 3.

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Business & Commerce

Business Directories
Business Directory
Provided by the Orange County Chamber of Commerce.
Business Listings
Provided by the Downtown Middletown Business Improvement District (BID).
Orange Tourism: Antiques and Shopping
Specific to Orange County, New York. Topics include: Antiques, Auctions, Craft Shops, Factory Outlets, Shopping Centers, Restaurants, and more. Click "Antiques and Shopping" link on their website menu to see more options.
Reference USA
Database of businesses searchable by name, type of business, city, county, and/or zipcode. Click on Reference USA link under Businesses heading and log in using your library barcode number. Remotely available to Thrall users only.

Business News
Hudson Valley Business Journal
Labor Statistics for the Hudson Valley Region
Limelight
Electronic newsletter. "Sign-up for Limelight and join us on our weekly discoveries as we visit and sample local businesses and put them in the Limelight. Each newsletter, sent every Thursday afternoon beginning December 2nd, also includes a Deal of the Week and other special offers from a wide array of local businesses." Provided by the Times Herald-Record.
Mid-Hudson News: Business News
News relating to businesses in and around the Hudson Valley.
Orange County Chamber of Commerce: The Business Watch
Formerly The Business Viewpoint.
Times Herald-Record: Business Section
Local business information concerning Middletown, other local areas, and the larger Hudson Valley. Topics include: Business, Special Reports, Banking and Finance, Business Persons, Growth and Development, Our Economy, Small Business.

Organizations
Chamber of Commerce of Orange County
For Orange County, New York. "The Orange County Chamber of Commerce leads the way creating and supporting an environment in which business will succeed and the qualify of life is enhanced."
Council Of Industry of Southeastern New York
"The Council of Industry has been the manufacturer's association for the Hudson Valley since 1910. We are a privately funded not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to promote the success of our member firms and their employees, and through them contribute to the success of the Hudson Valley Community."
Empire State Development - Mid Hudson Region
Covers the following counties: Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, Sullivan, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester. "Empire State Development (ESD) is New York State's lead economic development agency. Our organization, with co-headquarters in Albany, Buffalo and New York City, is supported by a network of 18 additional ESD Offices throughout the state and around the world. The organization is comprised of highly qualified professionals who help businesses: Start up a company in New York State; Relocate to or establish a presence in New York State; Expand already existing operations in New York State; Retain and enlarge their work force in New York State; Compete more effectively and profitably in the domestic and international marketplace."
Mid-Hudson Pattern for Progress
"Pattern for Progress is a non-profit, public policy research and planning institute. Pattern was founded in 1965 by leaders from the public and private sectors, and now serves a nine-county region: Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester."
Middletown Business Improvement District
"The Downtown Middletown Business Improvement District (BID) was established in 1991 as a special taxing district with a distinct mission: improve the downtown business climate."
Orange County Business Accelerator
"The Orange County Business Accelerator is a partnership between Orange County Government and the Orange County Industrial Development Agency. This partnership is aimed at fostering prosperous new businesses in Orange County. The OCBA's purpose is to help businesses extend their reach far beyond the borders of Orange County and simultaneously grow Orange into the most business-friendly environment in the Hudson Valley."
Orange County Office of Economic Development
"The Orange County Office of Economic Development is the economic development tool for doing business in Orange County. This office provides "one stop shopping" assistance for the business community looking for state or federal incentive programs that would assist in the startup, expansion or the retaining of the business for Orange County." Formerly Orange County Office of Business Assistance.
Town Of Wallkill - Industrial Development Agency
Includes BID District Plan (PDF format: view with Adobe Reader).

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Children

4-H Clubs
4H programs and activities.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County
Child Care Council of Orange County
Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson
(Sarah Wells Girl Scout Council consolidated into Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson)
Hudson Valley Council - Boy Scouts of America
Orange County System of Care
"We have developed a one-stop, single 'pathway to care' for children and youth with serious mental health needs, and their families."
SUNY Orange Lab School
Formerly OCCC Kindercollege.
YMCA of Middletown, NY

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Community Calendars of Events

Art Times Journal: Classes and Workshops
Art Times Journal: Events Calendar
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts: Calendar
City of Middletown, New York: City Calendar
City of Middletown: Area Churches - Schedule
City of Middletown: Senior Programs
Chronogram: Community Event Listings
Cornell Cooperative Extension: Orange County Calendar
Eisenhower Hall Theatre
Farmers Markets in Orange County
Hudson Valley Music: Calendar
Hudson Valley Writer's Center
Writers / writing / poetry events.
Hudson Valley Net: Monthly Calendar
Hudson Valley Insider
HV Insider's mission "is to cover the greater Mid-Hudson region and its 7 counties. As events occur you can rely on HV Insider for 'the rest of the story' and to provide a service in such a format that delivers topical information in a unique yet accurate fashion."
Hudson Valley Parent: Event Schedule
Mid Hudson News: Community Activities - Upcoming Events
Middletown School District
Middletown Thrall Library: Board Meetings Schedule
Middletown Thrall Library Calendar of Events
A combined schedule public events for adults and for or children. Includes upcoming music concerts, films / movie series, lectures, book discussions, and other library programs.
Orange County Chamber of Commerce: Calendar of Events
Orange County Government: Calendar
Orange County Tourism: Events Calendar
Orange Regional Medical Center: Charitable Events
Orange-Ulster BOCES Calendar
Paramount Theater: Calendar
Sports (Local Sports) Calendar
SUNY Orange: Campus Calendar
Times Herald-Record: Entertainment Calendar

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Community Organizations

AIDS-Related Community Services
Alcoholics Anonymous of Orange County
4-H Clubs
4H programs and activities.
Independent Living
"Independent Living, Inc. is a consumer directed, cross-disability advocacy organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for persons with disabilities. Our vision is a barrier-free society with opportunities for all persons to achieve their maximum potential."
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
Mid-Hudson Valley Community Profiles
The Mid-Hudson Valley Community Profiles project represents a commitment by three of the region's leading philanthropic organizations to provide the public with continuously updated comparative information regarding Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster counties. The project is designed to provide government and nonprofits with an important new tool for assessing and understanding the populations they serve. Regional Reports and Studies section Annotation: The Mid-Hudson Valley Community Profiles, a community indicators project, represents a commitment by three of the region's leading philanthropic organizations to provide the public with continuously updated comparative information regarding Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster counties. The project is designed to provide government and nonprofits with an important new tool for assessing and understanding the populations they serve. Includes sections on Children and Youth, Community Engagement, Demographics, Economy, and Education. Sponsored by the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, the Dyson Foundation and the United Way.
Orange County Citizens Foundation
Times Herald Record Community Notices
United Way of Dutchess-Orange Region
Formerly Orange County United Way.

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Communications

Local Internet Service Providers
Frontier Communications
Roadrunner
from Time Warner Cable
Warwick Online

See also

Radio
Orange County Amatuer Radio Club
RadioReference.com: Orange County New York
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Culture, Events, and Tourism

Hudson Opera Theatre
Hudson Valley Museums and Historic Sites
HVNet
Huson River Valley - National Heritage Area
The Interactive Museum (Middletown, New York)
"The museum offers a collection of interactive exhibits in science, math, technology and the arts for a wide range of age levels and abilities."
Orange County Arts Council
Orange County Fair
The website for the annual Orange County Fair.
Orange Tourism
Paramount Theatre
West Point
United States Military Academy (USMA).

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Education
Area Schools & Local School Districts

School Districts
Chester Union Free School District
Cornwall Central School District
Eldred School District
Florida Union Free School District
Goshen Central School District
Greenwood Lake Union Free School District
Harmony Christian School
Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery Central School District
Marlboro Central School District
Middletown City School District
Chorley Elementary
Maple Hill Elementary
Middletown High School
Monhagen Middle School
Truman Moon Elementary
Twin Towers
William A. Carter Elementary
Formerly Mechanicstown Elementary School.
Minisink Valley Central School District
Monroe Woodbury Central School District
Monticello Central School District
Newburgh Enlarged City School District
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Elementary School
Pine Bush Central Schools
Port Jervis City School District
Ramapo Central School District
Tuxedo Union Free School District
Valley Central School District
Wallkill Central School District
Warwick Valley School District
Washingtonville Central School District


Local Colleges
Empire State College
Marist College
Mount Saint Mary College
SUNY Orange - Orange County Community College (OCCC)
SUNY New Paltz
United States Military Academy
West Point, New York
Vassar College
Private college located in Poughkeepsie.


Other Educational Organizations
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Literacy Orange, NY
Local Educational Organizations and Services in Orange County/Hudson Valley, NY
From Thrall's community organizations database.
Middletown Teacher's Center
Orange County Music Educators' Association
Orange Ulster BOCES



School Closings & Delays
Hudson Valley Closings
Database for organizational (mostly school) closings, sponsored by area radio stations.



Trade and Other Schools
John S. Burke Catholic High School
Middletown Beauty School

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Employment

Craigslist - Hudson Valley
Here's Help Staffing Services Inc.
Local jobs
New York State Department of Labor
Unemployment Claims and Benefits

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Environment

NYS Hudson River Valley Greenway
Orange County Soil & Water Conservation District
Orange Environment

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Government Agencies

These local government websites contain information on organizations, recreation, and history as well as general government information.

Government in Orange County, New York
Cornwall, New York
Town of Cornwall, NY government website.
Goshen, New York
Town of Goshen, NY government website.
Hamptonburgh, New York
Town of Hamptonburgh, NY government website.
Highland Falls, New York
Village of Highland Falls, NY government website.
Middletown, New York
City of Middletown, NY government home page with city charter, local regulations, news, calendar, announcements, mayor, council, contact information, and more.
Middletown, New York Codes
The City's Charter. Includes building and construction codes and more.
Town of Minisink
Minisink, NY government website.
Monroe, New York
Town of Monroe, NY government website.
Montgomery, New York
Village of Montgomery government website.
Town of Mount Hope
Mount Hope, NY government website.
New Windsor, New York
Town of New Windsor, NY government website.
Newburgh, New York
City of Newburgh, NY government website.
Newburgh, New York
Town of Newburgh, NY government website.
Orange County, New York Government
Orange County, NY local government website with links to individual county government agencies. Also includes news, announcements, and other local information.
Orange County Municipalities Served
Links to Towns, School Districts, Libraries and Special Districts, Villages and Fire Districts of Orange County, New York. From Orange County Government.
Port Jervis, New York
City of Port Jervis, NY government website.
Town of Wallkill, New York
Town of Wallkill, NY government website.
Town of Wawayanda, New York
Town of Wawayanda, NY government website. [Works best in Internet Explorer.]
Tuxedo, New York
Town of Tuxedo, NY government website.
Walden, New York
Village of Walden government website.
Warwick, New York
Town of Warwick government website.
Woodbury, New York
Town of Woodbury government website.

Government in Sullivan County, New York
Town of Mamakating



Local Officials U.S. House of Representatives
Nita Lowey - Congressional District # 17
Sean Patrick Maloney - Congressional District # 18
Chris Gibson - Congressional District # 19
Paul Tonko - Congressional District #20
Greg Ball - Senate District # 40
Terry Gipson - Senate District # 41
Click here for the House of Representatives home page.


New York State Assembly
Kenneth Zebrowksi - Assembly District # 96
Ellen Jaffee - Assembly District # 97
Annie Rabbitt - Assembly District # 98
James Skoufis - Assembly District # 99
Aileen Gunther - Assembly District # 100
Claudia Tenney - Assembly District # 101
Peter Lopez - Assembly District # 102
Kevin Cahill - Assembly District # 103
Frank Skartados - Assembly District # 104
Click here for the complete members directory.


New York State Senate
David Carlucci, D-Rockland/Orange, 38th Senatorial District
William Larkin - R-C-New Windsor, 39th Senatorial District
John Bonacic - R-C-Mount Hope, 42nd Senatorial District
Click here for the New York State Assembly home page.


U.S. Senate
Senator Charles E. Schumer
Kirsten E. Gillibrand
Click here for the Senate home page.
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Health

Home Care
Visiting Angels


Hospitals & Health Care Facilities
Healthy Orange
Orange County Department of Health
Orange County Health Department - Orange County Health Assessment
PDF format - Orange County Health Assessment 2010-2013
New York State Hospital Profile
Maintained by the New York State Department of Health, this website provides the following information for each hospital in New York State: Available services, licensed beds, quality of care measures, volumes and types of procedures performed, and contact information. Consumers are able to use the "My Hospital" feature to compare hospitals.
Orange Regional Medical Center
Orange County Residential Health Care Facility
St. Teresa's Nursing Home


Organizations
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings in Orange County
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council of Orange County
Brittany Miller Foundation: A Pediatric Cancer Fund
Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties
The Medical Society of the County of Orange, New York
Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc
Ninth District Dental Society
Planned Parenthood of the Mid-Hudson Valley


Practitioners
Cryobank for Oncologic and Reproductive Donors, Inc.

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History - Local History & Museums

Historical Society of Middletown and Wallkill Precinct in Middletown, New York
The Society does not currently have a website. Our records indicate they are only open on Wednesdays by appointment. The Society can be reached at (845) 342-0941. Their mailing address is: 25 East Ave, Middletown, New York 10940.
Local History Department at Middletown Thrall Library
Includes historical books, texts, photographs, and postcards from our Digital History Initiative.

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Housing, Apartments,
& Real Estate

Craigslist - Hudson Valley
Emergency Housing Group, INC.
Greater Hudson Valley Multiple Listing Service
Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors
Formerly Orange County Association of Realtors (OCAR).
Orange County Real Property Tax Assessment Information
"Orange County Department of Real Property Tax Service Agency is pleased to offer Image Mate On-Line. It is part of the County?s commitment to provide 24 hour/7 days a week access to real property information via the Internet." Allows you to find property information by owner name or location. Gives property data, assessments, market value, and sales information. It also allows you to search for comparables.
Times Herald-Record: Apartment Listings


See also: Ready Reference: Real Estate for more listings in and beyond Orange County / New York State.


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Libraries

Local Libraries
Local Library Systems in New York State
Mid-Hudson Library System
Middletown Thrall Library
Thrall Public Library District of Middletown and Wallkill
Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS)
Southeastern New York Library Resources Council (SENYLRC)
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News & Media

Local Newspapers Online
Times Herald Record
Hudson Valley Business Journal
Hudson Valley Insider
Mid-Hudson News



Local Radio/Television Stations Online
News 12 Hudson Valley
Cable news station focused on the Hudson Valley.
RNN TV
Time Warner Cable News (formerly YNN)
WAMC
WPDH
WRRV
WTBQ
WVKR
Radio station of Vassar College.


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Pets & Animal Shelters

Humane Society of Middletown, New York
Pets Alive
Pets of the Week
"Animals [dogs, cats] available for adoption from area nonprofit animal shelters and rescues." Includes photographs. From The Times Herald-Record.

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Police and Fire Departments

City of Middletown Police Department
Middletown D.A.R.E.
Middletown Fire Department
Middletown, New York
New York State Police (NYS State Troopers)
Orange County New York Radio Reference
Police and fire scanner frequencies for Orange County, NY
Silver Lake Fire District

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Political

Orange County Republican Party
New York State Board of Elections
Orange County Democratic Party

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Local Publications

Local Magazines, Journals, & Blogs

Art Times
"Literary Journal and Resource for the Fine and Performing Arts"
Chronogram - Arts, Culture, Spirit
Topics include entertainment, music news, literary and local cultural interests, and more.
Delaware Hudson Canvas
Download issues by year. (Adobe Reader required to view issues.)
Hudson Valley Life
Articles, community news and events, and area guides to wineries, home and garden, enrichment, local restuarants, spas and health clubs.
Hudson Valley Magazine
News and articles covering all aspects of life in New York's Hudson Valley.
Hudson Valley Parent Magazine
News and articles for parents and guardians
Natural Awakenings of Rockland and Orange Counties, New York (Healthy Living Magazine)
Orange Magazine
Orange County, New York
The Valley Table
A magazine focused on food, farms, and culture in the Hudson Valley.
The Zest of Orange
"The Zest of Orange is an informative, scrappy, argumentative, contrarian and thoroughly entertaining site sure to delight some readers and infuriate others.We're veteran journalists, most of whom live in Orange County, N.Y., and who once wrote or shot photos for local newspapers and other media. Readers tell us that our public voices have been missed since we were either laid off or retired." Contributors include Beth Quinn, Carrie Jacobson, Rich Gigli, Michael Kaufman, Shawn Dell Joyce and Bob Gaydos.


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Recreation

The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
"The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is a federation of more than 85 hiking clubs and environmental organizations and 10,000 individuals dedicated to building and maintaining marked hiking trails and protecting related open space in the bi-state region. Our constituent clubs have a combined membership of over 100,000." Their website includes almost everything the local hiker needs to know.
YMCA of Middletown, NY

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Regional Reports, Publications, Studies

Columbia Gas Transmission Documents (The East Side Expansion Project)
See also this alternate link to documents at FERC.gov.
City of Middletown, New York:
Comprehensive Plan
"The first phase of the Plan was an analysis of our existing conditions. This second part is a visual rendering of our plans for future development of these critical areas." (PDF format)
Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports (2011)
(PDF format)
Consolidated Plan (2010-2014) and 2010 Action Plan
(PDF format)
Middletown City School District: The Board of Education
Agendas, Minutes, Policies, Audit Reports.
Middletown Thrall Library:
Annual and Proposed Budget
Annual Reports to the Community
Yearly statistics, additions, programs, and achievements at the library.
Board Minutes and Agendas
Publications
About the library, its services, and other information for readers and researchers.
Special Coverage Center
Information, reports, and studies relating to news topics of local/global interest.
New York State Education Department: School Report Cards
Accountability and Overview Reports, Comprehensive Information Reports, Fiscal Accountability Supplement.
NYSTART: New York State Testing and Accountability Reporting Tool
Annual reports.
Orange County Chamber of Commerce: The Business Viewpoint
Newsletters.
Orange County Land Trust: Reports
(PDF format)
Orange Regional Medical Center: About the New Hospital
Orange-Ulster BOCES: Publications
Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS)
Annual reports, plan of service, technology plan, statistics.
Regional Well-Being Index
"The Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO) has released the Regional Well-Being Index, a single measure of 'Well-Being' in Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties and the Mid-Hudson region as a whole, based upon selected economic, environmental and social indicators, combined in accord with rigorous statistical standards." (PDF format) See also CRREO's press release for this study.
SUNY Orange: Publications
Times Herald-Record: Special Reports
Town of Wallkill, New York:
Comprehensive Plan Documents and Maps
Town of Wallkill, New York - Documents
ncludes minutes, agendas, legal notices, public notices, applications, etc. of the Town Board, the Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Planning Board.
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Religious Organizations

Bharatiya Mandir
Hindu temple in Middletown.
Church of St. Joseph
Roman Catholic church in Middletown.
Christian Faith Fellowship Family Church
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Grace Episcopal Church, Middletown
Holy Cross Grek Orthodox Church
Greek Orthodox church in Middletown.
Middletown Islamic Center
Islamic organization in Middletown.
North Congregational United Church of Christ
Pentecostal Faith Assembly
Temple Sinai
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Middletown, NY
Unitarian Universalist organization in Middletown.
United Presbyterian Church of Middletown
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Senior Citizens

Meals on Wheels
Office for the Aging
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Sports

Local Area Sports Teams, Games, News & Scores
Empire State Games
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
Orange Bicycle Club
Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA)
Orange County Fair Speedway
Section IX Athletics Home Page
Includes schedules, directions, official's contracts and coaching want ads as well as links to pages for individual sports.
Times Herald Record: Sports Section
Teams, scores, and sports stories local to Orange County and the Hudson Valley.

See also these subsections in the THR's coverage of local area sports:

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Transportation

511NY.org
"511 New York is the free, official one-stop, all-encompassing telephone and Web service offering information on transportation services and conditions throughout New York State. This information is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week."
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Metro North R.R.
The Main Line Trolley Bus
Metropool.com
"MetroPool provides free commuter services to employers and commuters with the support of the New York State Department of Transportation. Services are available to employers, commuters and travelers in the mid-Hudson Valley and the greater New York Metro area."
Mid City Transit
Shortline Bus Information
Stewart International Airport
Transit Orange
The name 'Transit Orange' is used to identify the individual and coordinated transit services in and around Orange County New York. Includes bus, train, airport and commuter information, such as route maps and links to the transit companies. From Orange County Government.

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Utilities

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation
See also their Hurricane Sandy and Storm Center pages for power outages and more.
Orange and Rockland Utilities
See also their Storm Information Center for power outages and more.
See also:
New York State Public Service Commission:
Electric Utilities Listing
Utility / power companies / providers and contact information.
Utility Service Interruptions: What You Should Do
Service / power outages. PDF document (1.2MB).



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Weather

Local Weather Forecasts
For Middletown, New York.
School Closings & Delays - Hudson Valley Closings
Database for organizational (mostly school) closings, sponsored by area radio stations.

Please also check local school districts for more advisories and updates.





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