Weekly Link Round Up


The weekly link roundup is a collection of links related to Newburgh, revitalization, urban planning and anything else that might inspire change or create dialogue. Photo by NR Flickr user Brian Wolfe.

Newburgh residents call for boost in city’s security [THR]
A Newburgh Church Embodies Resilience [A Mindful Walker]
A Glorified Sidewalk, and the Path to Transform Atlanta [NYT]
Can vacant buildings and the arts help save small towns? [DM Register]
Program helps Middletown, Newburgh students explore business world [THR]
What Downtown Plano’s Rebirth Can Teach Other Mid-Sized Cities [Urban Edge]
Foot patrolling is success of Newburgh community policing, chief says [Mid Hudson News]
Newburgh targeted in state A.G. pilot program to transform vacant homes [Mid Hudson News]
Author James Patterson’s documentary shows city in ruins, cites Newburgh [PJ]

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  • – Petition? The City leases the majority of its street lights from C.H.. In turn the utility must maintain them. As of recently, all light bulbs needing replacement must be done so with LED units. It’s a contract. Prototypically, there have been three lights out for several months on Montgomery St. running parallel to C.H.’s operating historical Edison property. Don’t fall for that chit that inventorying dead lights is some sort of ambiguous process. The City should be all over CH for negligence. The City, in turn, has a fiduciary responsibility to cut expenses where possible. Operating LED’s will reduce its/our electric bill. As well, the savings derived from operating LED’s can be used to hire a foot patrol officer or two. Utilities have got away with minimum maintenance for decades. It’s a bitch that ‘mean time before failure’ is concurrently occurring to the infrastructure and the legacy programs attached to those charged with maintaining it.
    Thanks for for keeping us informed Cher…