Coronavirus coverage

Plattekill man is Ulster's first COVID-19 related death

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan today confirmed the first death related to COVID-19 in Ulster County. For reasons of privacy, specific information cannot be provided. County Executive Ryan did confirm that the individual is a 76 year old male from the Town of Plattekill who passed away at Vassar Brothers hospital due to complications from COVID-19 on Sunday, March 29.

Ryan discusses plans to increase hospital and treatment capacity in Ulster County

County Executive Pat Ryan held his seventh Facebook Live Town Hall alongside Ulster County Director of Emergency Services Steve Peterson today to update residents on Ulster County’s response to COVID-19. They received nearly 200 questions and directly answered residents' concerns ranging from protections for frontline healthcare workers to surge hospital capacity.

Times to receive journalism grant to aid in pandemic coverage

Wallkill Valley Publications Inc., parent company of Times Hudson Valley Media, has been named one of six newspaper companies in New York State to receive a $5,000 grant to help offset the cost of COVID-19 pandemic coverage.

Ryan announces "Shop Ulster Saturday"

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan today held a small business webinar that was joined by nearly 400 business owners to update them on the County’s response to COVID-19 and support available for Ulster County small businesses. This is his second small business webinar since the outbreak of COVID-19. Ulster County Executive Ryan has also proclaimed this Saturday, March 28th, as “Shop Ulster Saturday,”...

Local businesses close amid COVID-19 pandemic

As the Coronavirus spreads across the country and around the world, its impact is being felt locally in the Highland and Marlborough communities. Carol Smith, who runs Frieda’s Bakery and …

Towns deal with statewide ‘pause’

In trying times people look for steady leadership to guide them through uncertain times and this is especially needed at the local level. The Southern Ulster Times spoke with the Supervisors of …

Marlboro Snack Shack provides for the community

While the schools are closed, Marlboro is still providing food to families in their district. Fred Callo, Director of Food Service for the district, oversees the “Snack Shack” that is …

12 things to do at home

After a few days at home, you may be searching for new ideas to occupy your family. Here are a few suggestions: 1. Get moving!Don’t forget to stay active! A few minutes of activity can …

Ryan announces the opening of first COVID-19 testing site in Kingston

County Executive Pat Ryan announced information about Ulster County’s first drive-through mobile COVID-19 testing site located at Tech City (Kingston).

Ryan and Delgado hold live Facebook Town Hall

County Executive Pat Ryan and Congressman Antonio Delgado (NY-19) held a Facebook Live Town Hall Thursday, reaching over 5,000 participants to update residents on how Congress and Ulster County are responding to COVID-19. County Executive Ryan and Congressman Delgado answered questions ranging from SBA loans to the testing process for COVID-19.

Ulster DMV office to close

Ulster County Clerk Nina Postupack has announced that the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Recording & Filing counter will be closed to the public for health and safety reasons.  This closure will begin immediately and is in effect until further notice.  Drop-boxes will be available at the Ulster County Office Building, 244 Fair Street, Kingston, on the back side of the building, facing the parking lot.
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Lloyd Police Chief presents lifesaving awards

At the March 18th Lloyd Town Board meeting Police Chief James Janso presented Sergeant Phillip Roloson, Officer Darrell Day and Officer Michael Henry with Lifesaving Awards for coming to the aid of a …
Lloyd grants waivers to developers
For the past few months the Lloyd Town Board has received a number of requests from developers seeking waivers from the town’s six month building moratorium targeting large projects that was …
State of Emergency With each passing day, new information is posted online and in the print media about closings taking place across the Hudson Valley as well as the country due to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus; …
Helping hand Emily Rose Martin has been helping her grandmother Valerie, who lives in the Golden View complex, by shopping for her groceries because of the impact the coronavirus has had on the senior …
DA Clegg reflects on bail and discovery reforms Ulster County District Attorney David Clegg spoke with the Southern Ulster Times on the recently enacted New York State Bail and Discovery Laws. “Both reforms were attempting to do the right …
Local News

Mobile coronavirus testing center opens at Anthony Wayne

On Wednesday, New York State opened a drive through novel coronavirus [COVID-19] testing center at the Anthony Wayne Recreation area, off the Palisades Parkway. This Bear Mountain testing site is one aspect of the state’s efforts to expand COVID-19 testing.
Libraries respond to COVID-19 While all libraries in the Mid-Hudson Library System have closed the doors to their facilities in response to the public health crisis of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), most through the end of the month, all are still actively serving their communities thanks to well-developed digital collections and innovative approaches to delivering programs and services online and in non-traditional ways.
Ryan announces Project Resilience to help distribute food Since the outbreak of COVID-19, there has been a groundswell of support and outreach from residents looking to find out how they can help vulnerable members of our community. In response, Ulster …
County court schedules also affected by closures
Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced on March 17, how the District Attorney’s Office will continue to perform its essential functions during the current corona virus …
Residents advised to call ahead before heading out
As of Tuesday morning, Orange County had 18 confirmed positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases Pursuant to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Order, in-office staffing is being reduced across the State …
Other News

400 million years of Rosendale Cement

Most local history presentations cover about 300 years – maybe a little more or less. But at the March program of the Town of Lloyd Historical Preservation Society, Professor Steven Schimmrich …

Help us help you get vital information to the community

There’s so much going on at once. We’re working hard to keep the community as up to date on the latest COVID-19 information as we can.We are fortunate to be able to offer information to a …

Plattekill seniors off to Broadway

Join the Plattekill Golden Seniors on May 13 for our first trip of 2020 to the Westchester Broadway Theater to see Roger’s & Hammerstein’s Tony Award winning “Cinderella” …

Gardiner Library events

Hearing loss support group to meetThe Hearing Loss Group at the Gardiner Library will meet Thursday March 12 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. This month’s topic is: American Sign Language. Jeanine …
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Arts & Entertainment

Paper Works opens at Kaplan Hall

Life presents many challenges and opportunities which lead to new interests and conceptualizations. With each new timeframe of life, visual artists may approach ideas and express themselves through …
GNSO changes venue for Saturday concert The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO) has changed the site of its March 14 concert to the Motorcyclepedia Museum in Newburgh from Aquinas Hall on the Mount Saint Mary College campus. The concert will take place at 7:30, as originally scheduled, at the Museum located at 250 Lake Street.