Mid Hudson Times Mar. 07 2018

T IMES MID Medical marijuana facility to open in Town of Newburgh HUDSON Vol. 30, No 10 3 MARCH 7 -13, 2018 3 ONE DOLLAR State Qualifier Is Global warming real Page 35 Page 18 SERVING NEWBURGH AND NEW WINDSOR For the love of Judy Mayor is guest of honor at celebration By SHANTAL RILEY sriley@tcnewspapers.com Curaleaf New York is on track to open a medical-marijuana dispensary in the Town of Newburgh this month. The dispensary, to be located off I-84 on North Plank Road next to Alexis Diner, is the first medical- marijuana dispensary to open in Orange County. “Patients in Newburgh and Orange County deserve access to high-quality, medical-grade marijuana,” stated Michelle Bodner, president and CEO of Curaleaf’s parent company PalliaTech NY, which operates facilities across the Northeast. The dispensary will sell marijuana products in the form of tinctures, oils, tablets, capsules, vaporizers and sublingual strips that dissolve under the tongue. “Some of these forms are easier for our patients to ingest than others,” said Bodner. “They are palliative, they provide relief.” Medical conditions that qualify Continued on page 3 Shantal Riley Mayor Judy Kennedy (r) was honored at the Fullerton Mansion on Sunday. By SHANTAL RILEY sriley@tcnewspapers.com They came from far and wide, but mostly from Newburgh, to tell Mayor Judy Kennedy what was on their minds and in their hearts. “I want to thank Judy,” said Mary Elin Korchinsky, “for turning our world upside down.” Mrs. Korchinsky attended a reception, along with scores of friends and colleagues, held in the mayor’s honor at the Fullerton Mansion on Sunday. “I was thinking how really blessed we all are,” said Judy Johnson. “Think about where the city was when she landed here.” Johnson recalled when she first met Kennedy about a decade ago. “I was driving on Grand Street one day and I saw this woman in her front yard,” Johnson said. “I jumped out of the car and said, ‘You bought that beautiful house?’” WWW.MIDHUDSONTIMES.COM At the time, Kennedy was renovating a house that her son had bought and later sold to her. Johnson and Kennedy became fast friends. “I thought, I’ll introduce the poor dear to some people,” said Johnson, speaking about a Newburgh Preservation Association fundraiser. “I introduced her to one person and never saw her again,” Johnson teased. Continued on page 2