Bad news sells newspapers.
Unfortunately, the Times Herald Record has been selling plenty at Newburgh's expense. Here's some recent news that didn't make the front page. Today, kids on the Newburgh Rowing Team outnumber kids in Newburgh gangs. SUNY Orange's Newburgh enrollment has risen by 40.3 percent. Upon completion of the new 87,000 sq. foot class room building, students will no longer need to travel to earn their degrees. Over the last 5 years, Mount St. Mary's campus underwent over $40 million in renovations and still has improvements in the works. In the last 9 years, St Luke's Cornwall Hospital has completed over $100 million in construction. As a result, the Newburgh campus houses The Center for Joint Replacement which offers the newest and most comprehensive specialty services of this kind in the region; the first designated Stroke Center in the county, a comprehensive cardiac care program and a new state of the art Emergency Department. There's a new multi million dollar renovation under way on the waterfront. Since January 2010, Habitat for Humanity has already provided 5 families with new homes, 44 homes in total. Newburgh's new Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Care Center is now able to offer "one-stop shopping" for quality health care and ancillary services for up to 30,000 patients, regardless of insurance status or income limitations. New York Port Authority has set aside $500 million in their ten-year capital improvement plan to expand Stewart Airport. Newburgh made the Forbes list of top 100 fastest recovering cities. Newburgh has the largest historic district in New York State. We even have six Zagat rated restaurants. The YMCA just moved its headquarters back to the middle of the city of Newburgh. A brand new Hospice Residence that provides 24 hour services in a homelike setting for terminally ill patients is located in the City of Newburgh. It is the first newly constructed free standing Hospice Residence in New York State. No, this stuff isn't front page news, it's just good news. stay tuned.