It’s a hot and humid day, perfect weather to go to the pool. But the Newburgh Community Pool is empty.
"We miss it terribly. It broke all of our hearts to close the pool, " said Mary Ann Wilsbacher, president of Newburgh Parks Board.
The town council and parks board decided to close the pool in January because of increased maintenance costs. The pool was reaching the end of its lifespan and town officials hoped to keep it open a few more years, but sub-zero temperatures caused a pipe to burst and damaged the pool. A consulant told them reopening it was not worth the cost.