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| 22 Feb 2012 | 04:27

M-W Kindergarten registration is now underway Central Valley - The Monroe-Woodbury School District is now registering children entering Kindergarten in September 2011.Anyone who has not received a registration packet in the mail may contact the district’s registrar at 460-6200, ext. 6237 or go online at to print the packet. Children must be 5 years old on or before Dec. 1, 2011. Three PTAs meet next week Central Valley - The following is a list of upcoming programs and events within the Monroe-Woodbury School District: Middle School Concert - Grade 6 R/G Band/Orchestra/Chorus will perform Tuesday, Jan. 11, 7:30 p.m. High School PTA will meet Tuesday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m., Room 130 North Main PTA will meet Wednesday, Jan. 12, 9:30 a.m. Central Valley PTA will meet Wednesday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m. Middle School Concert - Grade 6 B/Y Band/ Orchestra/Chorus will perform Thursday, Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m. Monroe CROP Hunger Walk raised $9,400 Monroe - One hundred-twenty-six walkers raised a total of $9,421.49 during the Monroe CROP Hunger Walk held in October, according to the final figures provided by Frederick E. Schuepfer, CROP Hunger Walk coordinator. “Thanks very much for the efforts of the many individuals, houses of worship, newspapers and other organizations throughout southern Orange County for helping to make the Walk a continuing success,” Schuepfer noted in his press release announcing the final numbers. Nan Hayworth joins the 112th Congress WASHINGTON, D.C. - Nan Hayworth was sworn into the 112th Congress on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 5, by House Speaker John Boehner. Speaker Boehner will conduct an individual ceremonial swearing-in for Hayworth following the en masse oath of office on the floor of the House of Representatives. Hayworth, a Republican, defeated Democratic incumbent John Hall in November. An ophthalmologist, Hayworth is one of 19 doctors in the House of Representatives. The Congresswoman also plans a swearing-in ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 16, at 2 p.m. in Orange Hall Theatre on the campus of SUNY Orange in Middletown. AT&T expands mobile broadband network to Orange and Sullivan counties NEWBURGH - AT&T has announced the availability of its mobile broadband network in Orange and Sullivan counties, extending access for advanced mobile services, devices and feature-rich audio and video content to customers in the area. AT&T’s mobile broadband network now provides coverage in areas of Harriman, Monroe, Newburgh, Chester, Middletown, Florida, Montgomery, Goshen, Washingtonville, New Windsor, Cornwall, Warwick, Wallkill and Port Jervis, and along I-87, I-84 and Route 17 and in the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Stewart International Airport, SUNY Orange in Middletown and in West Point. In Sullivan County, the mobile broadband coverage has expanded in the areas of Monticello, Liberty, Wurtsboro and Livingston Manor, and along Route 17 and at Monticello Raceway, the Holiday Mountain Ski and Fun Park and Bethel. “Expanding and enhancing New York’s mobile broadband network brings home the benefits of broadband access to many consumers who are relying more and more on wireless technology to access the Internet,” said state Sen. William J. Larkin Jr., R-C-Cornwall-on-Hudson, said in the press release announcing the service. “This kind of investment is essential to keeping New York competitive.”