Mid Hudson Times Jan. 10 2018

T IMES MID HUDSON Vol. 30, No 2 3 JANUARY 10 - 16, 2018 Paper bag players Page 12 3 ONE DOLLAR Honors for Regina Page 2 SERVING NEWBURGH AND NEW WINDSOR City’s new water plant goes online Switch back to Washington Lake expected soon Meyers named New Windsor justice By SHANTAL RILEY sriley@tcnewspapers.com The city’s new water treatment plant is capable of producing 8.8 million gallons of clean water per day. (City Water Superintendent Wayne Vradenburgh is pictured.) By SHANTAL RILEY sriley@tcnewspapers.com It’s official. The city’s new water filtration plant is operational after more than a year of construction at the treatment facility on Little Britain Road. “We are proud to announce that the City of Newburgh is officially producing water through its brand-new, state-of- the-art water treatment plant,” the City Manager’s Office said in a statement last week. “We have the potential for some of the best drinking water, if not in the state, then in the nation,” City Manager Michael Ciaravino said at Newburgh City Hall on Monday. The plant’s granular-activated carbon filtration system is designed not only to filter out perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and related chemicals, but also to prevent endocrine disrupters – which can wreak havoc on the body’s hormonal functions - from entering into the city’s water supply, Ciaravino said. “It’s a very robust system,” said Martin Brand, deputy commissioner for remediation at the state Department of Environmental Conservation, speaking before the city council. Brand said the plant is capable of producing gallons Continued on page 3 WWW.MIDHUDSONTIMES.COM George Meyers was named to a justice seat in the Town of New Windsor this month, sworn-in surrounded by friends and family at a ceremony at New Windsor Town Hall. Meyers held his right hand up, promising to support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of New York, and to faithfully discharge the duties of town justice to the best of his abilities. “So help me God,” he said. The small crowd applauded as the ceremony came to a close. “I hired him as a police officer... and now as a town justice,” Town Supervisor George Green said later that evening. Meyers’ appointment was decided on by the New Windsor Town Council after a tie was declared in the town- justice race in November, when Meyers Continued on page 3