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The 18th Annual Gardiner 5K Classic scheduled to take place on Thursday, July 16, 2020 has been canceled for this year. Organizers are planning for the next one, scheduled for July 15, … more
The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed another casualty: the Ulster County Fair, scheduled for August, wil not be held in 2020.A statement on the Fair’s Facebook page reads as follows: Due to the … more
In accordance with New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order, the 2020-2021 budget vote and school board election will be conducted by absentee ballot only. Registered voters of … more
New York Stewart International Airport has a runway big enough to accommodate the space shuttle and that may be a selling point for the new U.S. Space Force and its 15,382,100 billion budget to call … more
Though their major event of 2020, originally scheduled for June 28, may be canceled, the Jewish Federation of Orange County, plans to go ahead with a virtual celebration to honor women of valor from … more
Louis Olsen has just installed a Drive Up window at his Luigi’s Deli & Italian Specialties at 199 Rte. 299 in Highland. “People call us up and place their order and I tell them 10 … more
The April 28, 2020 Presidential Primary for Democratic Voters has been moved and consolidated with the June 23, 2020 State/Federal Primary Election. Visit the Ulster County Board of Elections … more
One year after the plastic bag rule went into effect in Ulster County, Hannaford’s customers once again have a choice of “paper or plastic.” In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, … more
Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan Tuesday held a live briefing on COVID-19. In his address, County Executive Ryan detailed new efforts between the Ulster County Health Department and senior living … more
Senator Jen Metzger (SD-42) was able to secure funding in the 2020-2021 State Budget to expand the widely lauded Joseph P. Dwyer Veteran Peer Support Project to Sullivan and Ulster Counties, which … more
SUNY New Paltz is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey D. Gant, director of undergraduate admissions at Montclair State University in New Jersey, as the new vice president for enrollment … more
Separated by the whole of the country, two university art museums currently exhibiting the work of the late artist, Jan Sawka, have joined together to present an online symposium on Sawka’s … more
The New York State Presidential Primaries originally scheduled for April 28, have been postponed to June 23, 2020. This was announced in an executive order from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. more
Assemblymember Kevin Cahill (D-Ulster/Dutchess) reported that the New York State Budget includes several measures that will directly help communities in our area. Specific support includes … more
State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball has encouraged New Yorkers to continue to support the State’s farms and agricultural businesses. While the State works to mitigate the impact of … more
Although there have been an abundance of closures due to the outbreak of COVID-19, many funeral homes have remained open, operating as usual. However, certain safety precautions have been applied … more
SUNY Ulster’s Mid-Hudon Small Business Development Center (SBDC), located at the Kingston Center of SUNY Ulster is offering counseling and support to businesses affected by the COVID-19 virus … more
Most national grocery store chains are designating special hours strictly for seniors and other shoppers who are vulnerable to serious illness from the coronavirus pandemic. Big, all-purpose … more
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. more
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. more
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