Newburgh officials are receiving some top praise from New York State.

On Tuesday, City of Newburgh officials announced some great news.

City Of Newburgh Receives Top Score For Fiscal Health

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For the fourth consecutive year, the Office of State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli issued the City of Newburgh its top score for municipal fiscal health, officials say.

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“In 2019, the City Council and I charted a course to bring the City back from the brink of insolvency; five years later, leading public, private, and industry groups recognize Newburgh as one of the state’s best-run cities. In partnership with the City Council, this administration will continue to expand the local economy and maintain the open and transparent budgeting process that is returning the City to prosperity," City Manager Todd Venning said.

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City of Newburgh Removed From "Environmentally Stressed" List

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Newburgh was also removed from the "environmentally stressed" cities list.

The State Comptroller's office cited a 10.4 percent year-to-year rise to median household income in its decision to upgrade the Newburgh's long term outlook.

"The City of Newburgh is one of only three cities statewide to receive the State Comptroller’s top score for fiscal health in four consecutive years; the City improved its environmental stress score for three consecutive years before the designation was removed this year. The State Comptroller’s key assessment of municipal fiscal health confirms Moody’s Investment Services’ recent analysis that upgraded the City of Newburgh’s credit rating to A3 from Baa2," the City of Newburgh stated in a press release.

Officials pointed out to the City of Newburgh's strong governance structure and management team as leading factors in its upgrade to Newburgh’s financial outlook.

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Dawn J. Benko for Townsquare Media of the Hudson Valley
Dawn J. Benko for Townsquare Media of the Hudson Valley

This past June, the City of Newburgh received North America’s most prestigious award for state and local government budgeting, the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.

LOOK! Abandoned Orange County Chopper HQs in Newburgh-TLC's 'American Chopper'

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In 2003, a father-son business reality show hit the Discovery Channel. It was called American Chopper and it followed the custom motorcycle-building business of the Teutul family out of Newburgh, NY. Paul Sr. owned the shop with sons Paul Jr. and Mikey working in the business. There was a slew of cast and characters. The center of the show wasn't just the amazing custom motorcycles built for celebrities and others, it was the volatile relationship between Sr. and Jr. The show ran for 12 seasons before the two could no longer get along. It ended up in lawsuits and the two not talking for ten-plus years. In the past few years, the business moved to Florida. This left the 61,000-square-foot headquarters for sale and abandoned. Take a look at what remains of Orange County Choppers.

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