Details Emerge on Police Shooting of Man in Middletown

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(L-R) Middletown Police Lt. John Ewanciw, Middletown Police Chief Ramon Bethencourt, Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler, and New York State Police Maj. Joseph Tripodo at a press conference at Troop F State Police headquarters in Middletown on July 13, 2016. The press conferenced announced the shooting of Richard Dinneny, 53, on July 12 by …

OC Committee Shoots Down Raises for Elected Officials

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Orange County NY OC Committee Shoots Down Raises for Elected Officials Issue to be revisited in July 20 committee meeting By Holly Kellum, Epoch Times |July 19, 2016 AT 12:29 PM Last Updated: July 20, 2016 1:40 pm The Orange County Personnel and Compensation Committee meeting in Goshen on July 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times) …

Orange County News Roundup, July 20

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Entrance to the New York Air National Guard base at Stewart Airport in New Windsor, on June 24, 2016. (Yvonne Marcotte/Epoch Times)   County Legislature Considers One Commissioner for Two Departments Darcie Miller has been acting commissioner of the Department of Social Services (DSS) as well as permanent head of the Health and Mental Health …

St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital to Cut Emergency Department

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The front of the Emergency Department at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Cornwall. (Courtesy of St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital)   GOSHEN—Orange County officials are scrambling to stop the closure of the emergency department at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital after its board of trustees announced July 21 it would be closing it for financial reasons. The …

Theater Reviews: ‘No End of Blame: Scenes of Overcoming’ and ‘Good’

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(L–R, Forefront) Soviet comrades (Alexander Burnett, Valerie Leonard, Christopher Marshall, and Christo Grabowski). (L–R, Back) Cartoonist Bela Veracek (Alex Draper) and his cartoon (by Gerald Scarfe) are a little too direct in their political commentary, says Soviet officer (Jonathan Tindle) in “No End of Blame.” (Stan Barouh)   NEW YORK—Potomac Theatre Project is presenting in …

Letter Foretold Japan Rampage That Killed 19 Disabled People

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Police investigators walk at Tsukui Yamayuri-en, a facility for the handicapped where a number of people were killed and dozens injured in a knife attack in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)   SAGAMIHARA, Japan—A young Japanese man went on a stabbing rampage Tuesday at a facility for the mentally disabled …

Sanders Urges Fans to Rally Behind Clinton as DNC Heats Up

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) delivers remarks on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)   PHILADELPHIA—Sen. Bernie Sanders urged supporters to rally behind Hillary Clinton at the Democratic convention, but ardent followers who marched for hours in punishing …

History and Hostility as Clinton Ascends to Nomination

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives to speak to volunteers at a Democratic party organizing event at the Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, N.C., on July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)   PHILADELPHIA—A glass ceiling is shattering at the Democratic National Convention as Hillary Clinton ascends to the presidential nomination with Tuesday’s roll call of the …