Newburgh nets $200,000 boost for police, fire departments
The city of Newburgh is getting a $200,000 boost for its police and fire departments.
Usually, a town's property taxes help pay for public services. However, SUNY Orange in Newburgh, a nonprofit, doesn't provide taxes for the town. This is the first time the state is giving Newburgh money for hosting the school.
Sen. James Skoufis presented a check to the town Tuesday.
"This money comes at a perfect time as they're looking to make their first responder services, police and fire in particular, as robust heading into the next year as possible," says Skoufis.
The money comes right before Newburgh finalizes its 2022 budget next week.