Newburgh for Newcomers 2003

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The 2003 "Newburgh for Newcomers" took place on Saturday, June 7, at the Cornerstone Residence (former Hotel Newburgh) on Broadway.

The morning workshop, attended by about 130 people, included short talks by the following speakers:

• Dick Bedrosian, Coordinator, Newburgh for Newcomers
• Tricia Haggerty Wenz, Executive Director, Safe Harbors of the Hudson Inc.
• William Ketcham, City Manager, City of Newburgh
• Mary McTamaney, City Historian/Newburgh Presevation Association
• John Lease III, John J. Lease Realtors
• Peter King, Ulster Savings Bank/Newburgh Architectural Review Commission
• Steve Ruelke, City of Newburgh Assessor
• Sandy Cotthaus, First Independent Realty
• Garnet Armstrong, HSBC Bank
• Karen Mallam, Newburgh Community Improvement Corporation
• Robert McKenna, City of Newburgh Office of Economic Development
• Gerry Sanchez, Newburgh Development Association

In the afternoon, participants took bus tours of Newburgh and visited "open houses" of residential properties for sale. Many connections were made, and at least one "deal" was struck for the purchase of a property.

The day ended with a reception at the loft home of Geoff and Danyelle Brackett, who bought the building at 12 Front Street in 2001. The top floor is their home; the other three floors have been leased for retail and office use.

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