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One month since Ulster County’s first positive case of COVID-19, County Executive Ryan stressed the need for additional resources in order to combat the virus and protect the health and safety of Ulster County residents. County Executive Pat Ryan stated that since Friday, Ulster County has seen a near 50% surge in those being hospitalized from COVID-19. The County presently has only one ICU bed available, and is on pace to exhaust all available beds and ventilators by the end of this week. more
Senator James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) announced that he has confirmed there will NOT be a redistribution of ventilators from Orange and Rockland county hospitals to further downstate New York. more
Frida’s Bakery and Cafe in Milton is doing what it can to help the people in their community weather the Coronavirus storm that has swiftly spread across the entire nation. Lately a group of … more
Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan Sunday confirmed the first death related to COVID-19 in Ulster County. For reasons of privacy, specific information cannot be provided. Ryan did confirm that the … more
The Highland Fire House partnered with The American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Thursday, March 26, from 12-5 p.m. There are nearly 300,000 fewer blood donations due to the coronavirus and … more
Dr. Stephen Weinman, of First Care Medical Center in Highland, said they are still seeing patients in the family practice, in the Urgent Care and for Physical Therapy. “The patient volume … more
At a recent Lloyd Town Board meeting, Building Department Director Dave Barton reminded the public of the importance of installing smoke detectors in their homes. Barton said his department … more
Marlborough Supervisor Al Lanzetta said last year the Highway Department began grading work at the Milton Train Station Park. With the recent warm weather, the project has commenced again, starting … more
On March 27 Governor Andrew Cuomo extended the closure of schools at least until April 15. Marlboro Superintendent Michael Brooks sent a letter to the families, students and staff on this recent … 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
County Executive Pat Ryan Tuesday toured the Hudson Valley Additive Manufacturing Center at SUNY New Paltz where the college and the County have partnered to utilize the center’s 3D printers to produce 3D-printed face shields for local health care workers and others at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. Since standing up this initiative, 1,000 face shields have been produced and donated to health care facilities and medical personnel at Ulster County drive-through mobile testing sites. Once fully ramped up, the facility has the capacity to produce 500 face shields per day. 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
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. more
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. more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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