Neuhaus awarded New York State Military Commendation Medal

Lauded for outstanding achievements and exceptional performance in the Rockaways and Breezy Point during Hurricane Sandy

Make text smaller Make text larger


  • Lt. Neuhaus on the right with members of his crew off the coast of Breezy Point.

  • Captain Ten Eyck B. “Trip” Powel III(left) and Lieutenant Steve Neuhaus

— Chester Town Supervisor Steve Neuhaus was awarded the New York State Military Commendation Medal on March 9 in Albany for his actions during Hurricane Sandy.

The Commendation acknowledges Neuhaus’ “outstanding achievements and exceptional performance of duty in keeping with the highest traditions of Naval service” and that the Commendation “reflects great credit” on his service. It further stated that Neuhaus led the four-boat detachment and crew on missions in Jamaica Bay and the waters off Breezy Point and Rockaway sections of Queens, and “under his guidance, the boat crews conducted missions to seek out any missing souls, lost vessels, and alleviate the situation.”

The award and medal were presented to Neuhaus by Captain Ten Eyck B. “Trip” Powell, III, Commander, Northern Command.

Steve Neuhaus serves as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Reserves currently assigned to a Seabee Battalion. He was activated for service with the State of New York following the disaster of Hurricane Sandy. Upon receiving the award, Neuhaus credited those who worked beside him. “The men and women who served under my command share in this Commendation with me,” says Neuhaus. “Service is a team effort and I am proud of all of the sailors who served with me. It was an honor for me to be in the presence of such outstanding Americans.”

Make text smaller Make text larger


Pool Rules


Captains help guide Goshen girls soccer to victory
By Josh Lashley
— The success the Goshen High School girls' soccer program prepared for in the pre-season is now being realized...

Read more »

Old-fashioned notetaking still prized in the age of laptops
For centuries students wrote their classroom notes, whether on paper or papyrus. Now, with the aid of digital devices, they can type them on laptops or record their teachers on...
Read more »

Meet the 2018 Girl of Merit: Katie Pack
“If more people were like Katie, our day-to-day lives would be better, happier,” says Jacqueline Pruiksma, Katie’s 6th grade flute tutor. Three years later,...
Read more »

Is opioid addiction a disease or a weakness?
By Vicki Botta
It’s a disease“It’s definitely a disease, or the U.S. government wouldn’t be paying for...

Read more »


Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers


Local News
'This is your space'
  • Oct 17, 2018
Special Sections
Is opioid addiction a disease or a weakness?
  • Oct 18, 2018


Find more about Weather in Chester, NY