City Update - Friday, June 26, 2020

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We are committed to keeping you informed about developments regarding COVID-19. Please know you can find lots of information on the City of Newburgh website at

This week, the DMV office in Newburgh began accepting appointments which can be scheduled via phone. People can call 845-568-5230 to schedule an appointment. The office is experiencing a high volume of calls. If you cannot get through, send an email to [email protected]. Include your name, phone #, and a description of your needs. Be sure to indicate which office (Newburgh, Middletown, etc.) you are seeking help from. Your message will be forwarded to a DMV representative who will follow up. Don't know which documents to bring to an appointment? Check out NYS DMV's Document Guide.  

Summer reading season is here and the best place to find a new book is through Newburgh Free Library. Search topics and sign up for a digital library card if you haven’t already. Filter through the OverDrive service which allows patrons to browse the RCLS system to borrow digital content (such as eBooks and audiobooks) anytime, anywhere.  

For the first time in the history of the U.S. Census, people of Caribbean descent are able to specify their nationality and Caribbean ancestry on the 2020 Census forms. Respondents are given a space on the form to write in Guyanese, Jamaican, Haitian, etc. Your answers are safe with the Census and are used only to produce statistics. Data from the 2020 Census count determines how billions of dollars in federal funding flows into our community as well as the # of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. It takes only 10 minutes to reply online at or call 844-330-2020 (English), 844-468-2020 (Spanish), or 844-477-2020 (Haitian Creole).

Want to help ensure the most accurate count of Newburgh during Census 2020? Reach out to the volunteers at Newburgh Counts who are strategizing for the best count of each person who lives here--no matter who they are. Despite limitation on public gatherings, the group has been using every virtual platform they can to spread the word. 

Thank you for helping us keep the City of Newburgh safe for everyone. Communities all over the world are facing the same challenges. When this is over, we will come out stronger than ever.