The Orange County Post is both a weekly printed newspaper and is online. The online version includes most of the news and features that appear in the newspaper and is updated with the latest news Monday through Friday to give the subscribers of the Orange County Post the advantage of timely daily coverage. If a major news event occurs, the online site will carry it as soon as possible, including weekends.
There is no additional charge to subscribers for the online edition. It is intended to provide them with up- to- date news coverage.
Founded in 1937 as a weekly newspaper, it covers the towns of New Windsor, Cornwall, Chester, Blooming Grove, Newburgh, the city of Newburgh and the villages of Chester, South Blooming Grove, Cornwall on Hudson, Hamptonburgh and Washingtonville. It was owned by the Spear family of Washingtonville for 64 years and was purchased by the E.W. Smith Publishing Co., Inc. in July, 2010. The Orange County Post is the largest non-daily paid circulation newspaper, reaching over 24,000 readers weekly. The Orange County Post is a crusading community leading edge newspaper. It has been involved in many community causes. It’s proudest accomplishment is the establishment of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, which began as a letter to the editor from one of our readers. Upon receiving the letter our publisher formed a team of four men and worked on the project for eleven years until the facility opened in November, 2006.
The company was established by Everett Smith and his wife Mary. Today, Everett Smith operates the company with his sons Michael and Steven, who serve as officers along with a dedicated staff.
In addition, the company includes Orange County Post Printing, a full service commercial printing operation offering web, sheet fed offset, and digital printing; the Senior Gazette, an 8-year-old senior citizen bi-weekly publication serving Orange County and Ulster County N.Y. recently joined the group and has enjoyed great success with over 20,000 readers.