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Lisa McEwen, is the Lead Contact of this Rescue Project at Van Cleft in the City of Newburgh. The following Rescues are currently involved in this Rescue Project:

Precious Paws, Inc., STRAY HELP, Newburgh SCATS, HVSPCA, and AnimalKindNY. In addition, many other rescues are supporting and are involved:  Pets Alive, Middletown, Dr. Laurie Stein of Cornwall, NY and numerous local volunteers.

Currently to date, from December 1, 2016 – January 17, 2017, 14 cats have already been removed from Van Cleft by local rescues and have been relocated to safe shelter off of the property. Currently, and we can provide 24 hour video surveillance of this, there are only 12 cats remaining on property. Not the 35 plus, that has been reported.

The local rescues have been working diligently since December in removing these cats for FREE at no charge to the taxpayers of Newburgh and we are committed to removing and relocating ALL of the remaining cats on the property to safety.

The vote for Project Cat to come in and “humanely euthanize” (kill) any “unadoptable cat”, because it was feral, was voted down on January 9th, 2017. The local rescues have been given a one month period to report back (around February 15th, I believe) to the City Council regarding their progress at the Van Cleft site.

Our question is: Why should taxpayers have to pay an outside, non-local organization, $2000.00 of taxpayers money, to kill cats when the local rescue organizations have offered to remove them ALL FOR FREE AND WE ARE NOT KILLING THEM, WE ARE LETTING THEM LIVE!!! This is outrageous and deplorable. Are these the values the City wants to portray to its citizens? We are hoping this proposition NEVER comes up again.

The Council has received a commitment letter from AnimalKind, Hudson, NY stating that they will take in ALL of the cats, which they have been doing. We also have a local Veterinarian working with us, (Dr. Laurie Stein), from Cornwall. They are both willing to update/vaccinate ALL cats (PRO BONO) before they are relocated to AnimalKind, Hudson, NY. Again, at no cost to the City.

The owner of the property, Michael Santucci, has a written letter that PROHIBITS Project Cat from entering his property and/or trapping or they will be arrested for trespassing and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. This is private property and he is not allowing anyone but local rescues to enter his property. (I have those documents.) Unfortunately, the newspaper media has caused a “negative media firestorm” regarding this issue and the property owner is being harassed by people driving by his house and taking pictures at all times of the day and reporters and Council Members knocking on his door to question him or interview him. Cars are also parking in front of his house to “sit and watch.” The owner has had to put up no trespassing signs, which people are still not adhering to.

These are not dying, mistreated, malnourished animals, as being reported by the media. All cats that have been trapped since November 2016, have been cleared medically. Most, if not all, all of these cats have already been TNR’d. So, they have already been spayed, neutered and vaccinated. They are not breeding and multiplying, as previously reported.

  • Relocation is not the answer for outside cats, but in this SPECIFIC, one time situation, we are willing to do it. The City needs to adopt TNR as the future solution for the overpopulation cats in the City of Newburgh. Not, trap and KILL!!!!!



For more information email Taylor@wtbq,com.


Additional Drop Off Sites:

(1) Office of the Orange County Clerk, Annie Rabbitt in Goshen

(2) The Child Care Council of Orange County, 40 Matthews St, Suite 103 in Goshen. Beth Mindes

(3) Dawson Motors -45 Oakland Avenue on Warwick

If you would like to be a Drop Off Site please email Taylor@wtbq.com

Share the warmth with WTBQ this winter and donate gently used or new Coats, gloves, hats, sweaters, scarves and clothes for any age and any gender. WTBQ’s 1st Annual Coat drive, Share the Warmth, will benefit babies, children, teens & adults. Orange County Executive, Steve Neuhaus gave us the idea when he travelled upstate and witnessed children without coats. Please go through your closet , and your children’s closet with them and explain what it means to share with others. There are so many that go without winter coats & clothes. Let’s all change that together! Young or old, tall or short, no matter the colors, sizes or fabric, let’s all make a difference this year for others in need. The primary drop off location is WTBQ Radio in Warwick For additional drop off sites check WTBQ.com frequently. The beneficiaries are Safe Home of Orange County and HONOR.



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An interview of a lifetime! Richard no longer grants interviews so Frank & Taylor were blessed when he said YES! His PR Person said Richard would only do 10 minutes but Richard enjoyed the interview as much as Frank and Taylor and it lasted for 40 minutes! It is the most awesome interview they have ever conducted. Thank you Richard for your incredible talent, and for gracing Frank, Taylor & all of our listeners with this amazing interview. E N J O Y!!
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WTBQ is your #1 Community Radio Station broadcasting in Orange and Sullivan counties in New York, Sussex and Passaic counties in New Jersey and Pike County in Pennsylvania.

Start your weekday with the #1 drive time show,  “The Frank Truatt Morning Show from 6:00am to 9:00am, where Frank and Taylor & co-hosts talk about the issues affecting your community, interviews with celebrities and authors, musicians, local and national news, sports, weather, traffic, the Lost Classic of the Day, giveaways, contests, and of course plenty of humor.

Tune into “Our Town”  from 8:05am-8:30am during the “The Frank Truatt Morning Show” featuring conversations discussing the top issues affecting your communities, upcoming events, featuring the leaders of Orange County including, OC Executive, Steve Neuhaus, OC Sheriff, Carl DuBois, OC D.A., Dave Hoovler, as well as Senator Larkin, Mayors, Town Legislators and Supervisors, Presidents of Chambers, Historians, Medical Professionals, School Board Representatives, etc. Call in and be part of the show and your community.

Our unique local morning political ROUNDTABLE begins every morning at 9am, featuring all sides of the issues, and all parties, Monday through Friday (check the programming for your favorite host). Beginning with your Orange County Executive, Steve Neuhaus, who  can be heard every Monday morning at 9am.

From 10:00am to 1:00pm listen to WTBQ’s eclectic,  informative and exceptional savvy live talk shows focusing on a variety of relevant subjects and hosted by prominent politicians and local personalities.

Tune in from 1pm-3pm for great tips from consumer guru, Clark Howard followed by John Tesh, Monday through Saturday from 3pm–8pm with “Intelligence for Your Life,” where John serves “food” for your soul with pop music mixed in with a potpourri of great advice.

WTBQ is “Radio Worth Listening To”, broadcasting a mix of local and national talk, news programs and music all night long!

Fill your evenings and overnights with a unique mix of the Top 100 Hits, and music you will sing and dance to from the 50′s to the present from our 6,000 + music library.

ROCK-O-LLECTIONS every Monday evening from 6pm to 8pm LIVE with Frank “Smokin” Truatt playing THE BEST MUSIC of the 70’s and you can call in with any requests from that decade.

WTBQ is also Orange County’s exclusive radio station for NASCAR, airing every Cup race and several Indy Car races including the Indy 500! Listen for Ned Jarrett’s ” World of Racing” weekday mornings and keep up to speed .

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Fly non-stop from Stewart International Airport to TAMPA/ST. PETE on Allegiant

Conveniently located right in the Hudson Valley, Stewart’s comfortable size, modern amenities, friendly staff, and focus on customer care make getting to the airport, and flying out of it, hassle-free. In addition to its commercial services from Allegiant, American, Delta, and JetBlue, Stewart also features services for private or corporate air travelers from Independent Helicopters. All of these options make Stewart the most convenient and versatile airport in the region.


Comfort Inn & Suites Goshen – Middletown

The Comfort Inn & Suites® hotel in Goshen, NY near Stewart International Airport will get you rested and ready for anything! This Goshen family hotel is located near the crossroads of Interstate 84 and Route 17, giving you easy access to the area’s top attractions. You can explore such points of interest as:

 The Castle Fun Center

The Rock Sports Park

Monticello Gaming and Raceway

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

Bear Mountain State Park

 Whether you’re staying for leisure or corporate travel, our Comfort Inn & Suites will give you everything you need to make your trip a success. Our Goshen hotel offers amenities you can count on, like: Free WiFi, Fitness center, Outdoor pool, Meeting and banquet facilities, Business center with copy and fax services. Start your day off with a great hot breakfast. Your trip to Goshen begins with our free hot breakfast offering everything from eggs, waffles and meat to healthy options like yogurt and fresh fruit. Our premium bedding will leave you rested and refreshed in the morning, just in time to enjoy our signature free hot breakfast. Guest rooms offer relaxation and feature a coffee maker, refrigerators, TV, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Some rooms also offer a microwave. Behind every great day is a great night at the Comfort Inn & Suites. Goshen hotels like ours will give you everything you need to make your trip a success. Rested, set, go – book now!


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A & T Healthcare, LLC provides a full range of  Home Healthcare services for newborns through the elderly. Serving Rockland, Westchester, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, Sullivan, Greene, Ulster, NYC & Boroughs, and New Jersey

Homecare is a welcome alternative to long hospital confinement or nursing homes. When an individual receives care from A & T Healthcare in their own home setting they’re able to enjoy their privacy, independence and retain control over their lives while receiving high quality health care. Being at home, in familiar surroundings, is often the most conducive place to recover. Home Healthcare helps to relieve many concerns that  can overwhelm a patient and family



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Summer might be in the rearview mirror, but there’s still plenty of awesome events and activities taking place at Mountain Creek this fall.   Pair a Zip Tour with an afternoon in the Beer Garden. Adrenalin-fuelled mountain biking followed by a relaxed hike? Browse Cross Country Mountain Biking at Mountain Creek, home to some of the best Enjoy the beautiful landscape of Sussex County with a hike cross country and single track mountain biking in the state.  You’ll find a ton of trails and parks to choose from suitable for all levels of ability and easily accessible from Mountain Creek.  Rent bikes (or bring your own) and enjoy great family activities! MountainCreek.com or like them on Facebook.

Enjoy the beautiful landscape of Sussex County with a hike through forests and mountaintop lakes. The Vernon area is criss crossed by several state and federal parks with dozens of hiking options including the famous Appalachian Trail

Open year round, Zip Tours at Mountain Creek is an adrenaline rush like no other. Enjoy panoramic views of the tri-state area as you zoom at race track speeds along a series of zip a new perspective from over 1000 feet at the summit of Mountain Creek as you trek and ride our customized Unimog around our course on the guided lines 200ft to 1,500ft long suspended high above a mountain-top Lake!

Mountain Creek is the New York/New Jersey Metro area’s closest four season resort featuring skiing/snowboarding, ziplining, waterpark, mountain biking and more! Located just 47 miles from NYC, Mountain Creek is the perfect destination for all ages to enjoy the great outdoors and hobbies. 200 State RT 94 – Vernon, NJ 07462 – (973) 827-2000



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Serving traditional Irish food

and the proprietor is from the Emerald Isle

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