January 13, 2022
ORANGE COUNTY, NY – As of January 13, 2022, there are 97,386 positive cases of COVID 19 reported in Orange County (increase of 2,976 since 1/11/22) since the beginning of the pandemic. Since the 1/11/22 numbers, there are 14,397 ACTIVE COVID -19 Cases in the County (this number does NOT include Home Test Kits), 264 people who are hospitalized with 8 deaths reported . There are 31 people on ventilators. 77% of ICU beds and 85% Hospital beds are being used in the County.
Orange County NY COVID-19 Cases https://ocnygis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/21de1fb5ce0c480f95dc0cf2b8b83b71
For Booster Shots, visit . Visit www.vaccines.gov to find a location nearest to you. Rite-aid, Wallgreens and CVS offer them as well or simply discuss your options with your medical provider ny.gov/boosters to learn more about the COVID boosters and see if you’re eligible.
Orange County COVID-19 Vaccine Sign-up and information
NYS Governor Kathy Hochul on Friday, December 10, 2021 announced masks will be required to be worn in all indoor public places unless businesses or venues implement a vaccine requirement. This action taken by the Governor is to address the winter surge in hospitalizations and Covid-19 cases. This action goes into effect, Dec. 13, 2021, until Jan. 15, 2022, after which the State will re-evaluate based on current conditions.
New York State COVID-19 Return to Work Isolation Guidance
Orange County Health Department COVID-19 Information
PLEASE CONTINUE TO WEAR A MASK WHEN INDOORS, PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILIES!
Mayor Dennis K. Leahy
Our friends at the Montgomery Shoprite have supported all of our village events over the years. The Montgomery Shoprite Manager Jason Knudsen has been in this location for the past 5 years. He was recently assigned to the Chester Shoprite and we wish him well. The Village of Maybrook Mayor Dennis Leahy presented Jason Knudsen with plaque from the Village of Maybrook Board of Trustees for his support of our community. Thank you Jason and we wish you all the best in future endeavors
Congratulations to the Village of Maybrook 2021 “Christmas Light Decorating Contest” winners! 1st Place $100 Home Depot Gift Card 609 Homestead Ave 2nd Place $75 Home Depot Gift Card 106 Christian Lane 3rd Place $50 Home Depot Gift Card 210 Main St. Thank you to all the residents who decorated their homes and for making our village festive for the Christmas season! A Merry and Healthy Christmas to all!
· The Joseph E. Dineen 2021 Award- Every year since the Joseph E. Dineen Award was started in 2005, the Village of Maybrook Board of Trustees has selected a resident in the village who goes above and beyond as a volunteer. There were several candidates to choose from this year and unfortunately the Village Board is faced with the difficult decision of narrowing it down to one. This year’s recipient has lifelong roots in the Village of Maybrook and is known and loved by many who know her. She is a member of the Walden Rotary Club for the past 12 years. She served as a past Secretary and then as President from 2013-14. She currently volunteered to serve as Secretary once again. She is also the former Secretary of the Town of Montgomery Chamber of Commerce. She took on the role of President of the Maybrook Kiwanis Club which she currently serves and I’m very appreciative of her and all the members of this club that work hard to keep the Kiwanis Club going in our village. Let’s be honest, and I’m speaking from the heart, people shy away from volunteering these days because of the scrutiny and being attacked on social media. I’ve said this to Village Trustee Jim Barnett many times because of his many years working with the Maybrook Scouts. Sometimes we take people for granted and then realize when they are gone, they leave behind some really big shoes to fill. Individuals who step up to volunteer in today’s world should be applauded for their efforts and that’s why we are here today to recognize those who go above and beyond for their community, our village. As most know, we have limited resources and we do the best we can to add events to the village for our residents. This year’s Joseph E. Dineen Award recipient has worked by my side for the past 14 years, she puts in countless hours with me on her own time and I’m grateful to not only know her as an employee of the Village of Maybrook but as a dear friend and a person who cares about this village just as much as I do. It is my honor to announce and present the 2021 Joseph E. Dineen Award to Ms. Valentina Johnson.
-Mayor Dennis K. Leahy and the Village of Maybrook Board of Trustees
Adams Drive is now re-opened as of Tuesday, 11/23/21 and the sewer line replacement is complete. The road is paved but will be revisited in the spring of 2022. Thank you to Maybrook DPW Superintendent Matt Thorp, Maybrook Engineer Sean Hoffman and the Maybrook DPW Crew on getting this project completed before winter. Mayor Dennis Leahy
On Thursday, November 11, 2021, the Town of Montgomery Supervisor Brian Maher and Town Council hosted their annual Veterans Day Ceremony in which each of the villages were represented. The Village of Maybrook was well represented by the Maybrook VFW Post 2064 and Auxiliary, the Maybrook Troop 236 Scout Band and Mayor Dennis Leahy. “It’s an honor to be here on Veterans Day and representing the Village of Maybrook as we salute the men and women in our town and across our great nation for their service to our country. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many veterans over the years through our Maybrook VFW Post 2064. Some are still with us and some have passed on. A few who are no longer with us Jack Barletta, Jimmy Bellarosa and there are many more. All of them will be forever missed and always remembered for their service to our nation. Today, I would like to acknowledge a Veteran who has deep roots in the Village of Maybrook. He is a member and the Chaplain of our Maybrook Post 2064. He served our country in WWII in the United States Navy as a Radioman on B-24 Liberator Planes. On November 8th, he celebrated his 97th Birthday. He is a dear friend to all and I want to thank him for his service on this Veterans Day and wish him the Happiest of Birthdays. He is here with us today, Mr. Tony Marano. On behalf of the Village of Maybrook Board of Trustees, we send our our heartfelt appreciation to all Veterans here at home and across our nation for their service. God Bless all of you and your families. Thank you!” -Mayor Dennis Leahy Town of Montgomery Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2021
The Village of Maybrook Wishes to congratulate Gideon Reda on his completion of his Eagle Scout Project. Maybrook Troop 236 Eagle Scout Candidate Gideon Reda painted this beautiful mural on the Maybrook VFW Post 2064. Great Job Gideon!
The 105th & 106th Orange County Volunteer Firemen’s Association Convention Parade held on Saturday, September 25th, 2021. Congratulations OCVFA President Eric Scholz (Maybrook Fire Department) and Co-President Robert Reynolds Sr. (Montgomery Fire Department). It was a beautiful day for a parade and the efforts of all involved in planning it made the day even better! Congratulations to all!
Thank you Maybrook Sgt. Michael Maresca, the Village of Maybrook Police Department and John Nowinski for promoting Bicycle Safety for the children. Wear those helmets kids and be safe!
The Village of Maybrook Police is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Ricky Maldonado as a police officer. Mr. Maldonado will be attending Phase 2 of the New York State Basic Course for Police, beginning on September 13 th at the Orange County Police Chief’s Academy in Middletown, N.Y. He served over seven years with the United States Marine Corps, and is fluent in the Spanish language. Chief Arnold “Butch” Amthor, Mayor Dennis Leahy and Village Board ask the residents to welcome him as our newest officer, who we all feel will be a valuable asset in Maybrook. Mr. Maldonado is the first of what will be additional new hires in the near future.
Today, September 11, 2021, is the 20th Anniversary of the attack on our country. The Village of Maybrook gathered to remember fireman, police officers and civilians who perished on September 11, 2001. We also remember Maybrook resident and NYFD Fireman David Weiss who lost his life while helping others in the World Trade Center on that tragic day. David Weiss’s fiance Kathy Emhardt joined us today along with her son and grandson to remember David Weiss. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the families who continue to mourn the loss of their loved ones and will ALWAYS remember those who perished that day. God Bless all of them. Mayor Dennis K. Leahy
Congratulations to the Maybrook Troop 236 Scout Band who performed at Disney in Orlando, Florida this past week! We hope they enjoyed their experience and safe travels as they make their way back home! Thank you Scoutmaster Bill Giannico, Assistant Scoutmaster Abby Williams and Band Leader jim Barnet for your dedication to the young men and women of the troop!
PRESS RELEASE DATE: July 21, 2021 AUTHORITY: Chief Arnold Amthor The Maybrook Police Department has recently adopted a new General Order, entitled ‘Disclosure of Status Information’. Mayor Dennis Leahy states, “Diversity is what makes the Village of Maybrook a special place to live. This new policy will serve as an example of the commitment and testament to our Community that its police department will make every effort to respect the dignity of all individuals who both reside and visit our village.” Additionally, the Department has implemented ‘Right to Know Cards’, which are issued to every officer. These cards will be handed out by officers during their interactions with citizens. The new General Order and business cards are the start of the Maybrook Police Department’s efforts to increase accountability and transparency in its day-to-day activities, with a focus on a true community-based policing philosophy. There will be several new announcements as additional items are implemented. Arnold W. Amthor CHIEF-OF-POLICE
Maybrook Police “Right to Know Cards”
PRESS RELEASE DATE: July 21, 2021 AUTHORITY: Village of Maybrook Police Chief Arnold Amthor On July 21, 2021 at around 12:57 in the afternoon Maybrook Police Sergeant Maresca and Officer Erps responded to a residence in the Village for a report of an emotionally disturbed 14 year old juvenile with a knife. Upon the officer’s arrival, the juvenile was observed with a large sized chef’s knife in her hand demanding to be left alone and for officers to get away. After speaking with the juvenile for several minutes and pleading with her to put the knife down, the juvenile eventually did listen and put the knife down on the ground. Officers were then able to seize and safely secure the knife and ultimately arrange for the juvenile to be transported to Garnet Health for a mental health evaluation. I would like to commend the actions of my officers as they were able to prevent a very difficult circumstance from becoming worse by quickly de-escalating the situation. Their ability to speak with the juvenile in a calm professional manner certainly aided in such a positive outcome. As a result of their professionalism no force was used to bring the juvenile into custody for the evaluation. I would like to remind the public that our Police Officers and other Officers throughout the country unfortunately have to deal with situations just like this incident on a routine basis. Although the outcome in this case ended positively, every incident is not the same as circumstances can often dictate different outcomes. Arnold W. Amthor CHIEF-OF-POLICE VILLAGE OF MAYBROOK, NY
The Village of Maybrook wishes to say “thank you” to Maybrook Troop 236 Scout Tyler Allen for choosing his Eagle Scout Project in the village. Tyler Allen (seated on the right) painted 12 benches in the village that desperately needed to be repainted. Thank you Eagle Scout Candidate Tyler Allen and your fellow scouts for your hard work and enhancing our village!
Village of Maybrook Memorial Day Parade and Service May 31, 2021 https://www.facebook.com/100000047362151/videos/4499134270098107/
On Sunday, May 23, 2021, the Maybrook Troop 236 Scouts hosted an Eagle Court of Honor for Aiden Duran. Eagle Scout Aiden Duran became the 79th Eagle Scout from the Maybrook Troop 236 program. Aiden’s project involved painting 12 fire hydrants as well as the yellow no parking areas by these hydrants in the Village of Maybrook. We congratulate Eagle Scout Aiden Duran on his special achievement and wish him all the best in future endeavors.
Whether you expect to be here for a short time or for the rest of your life, we hope you find the Village of Maybrook to be a friendly, caring and supportive community where everyone is received warmly. Over the years we have gained an even greater appreciation for our community and its spirit. The community we have does not happen by accident. Positive accomplishments are realized by the constant efforts of your Village Board, community organizations, residents and village employees. Together we will continue to make Maybrook a better place to live, work and play. Our Village of Maybrook Website was created to improve communication and to inform residents of current events. Please visit and “LIKE” our Village of Maybrook Facebook and Instagram pages as well!
Mayor Dennis K. Leahy