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.

COVID-19 Response Fund distributes nearly $62,000 to local nonprofits

Just nine days after the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS) launched the Orange and Sullivan COVID-19 Response Fund, it’s distributing its first round of grants.

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.

Health Department confirms second COVID-19-related death in Orange County

The Orange County Health Department on Thursday reported the second death in Orange County as a result of COVID-19. The deceased was an Orange County resident over the age of 70 with multiple pre-existing medical conditions. As of Thursday, Orange County now has 756 positive COVID-19 cases.

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,”...

New York State on 'Pause'

With the number of COVID-19 cases ballooning to 43 as of Monday evening in Ulster County and an astounding 411 cases as of Monday evening in Orange County, the area has seen a significant number of …

Town of Montgomery establishes committees to combat COVID-19

The Montgomery Town Board has established several committees to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the nation. The Town of Montgomery Emergency Response Committee consists of …

Schools remain closed due to COVID-19 pandemic

On Monday, March 16, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order directing all schools in New York State to close by Wednesday, March 18 for two weeks ending April 1. This has provided school …

Free pizza for hospital staff

Cascarino’s Pizza in Montgomery helped to brighten the day of the nursing staff at Montifiore Saint Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh by delivering 10 pies to the staff on Wednesday. …

Virtual Mental Health Care available

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Access: Supports for Living Inc. has launched a Virtual Mental Health and Substance Use Urgent Care. Adults and children struggling with anxiety, depression, …

Maybrook hold virtual meeting

The Maybrook Village Board’s regular bi-monthly meeting was scheduled for Monday. But, with social distancing and other virus restrictions, the board opted instead to …

Multiple COVID-19 cases reported at Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

The COVID-19 case that is sweeping the nation has now affected one of the most vulnerable demographics: senior citizens.

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 …
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No string orchestra program? No problem

Cameron Claudio, a fourth grade student at Montgomery Elementary School, recently qualified for the All-County Music Festival playing violin although her school district has no string orchestra …
Montgomery COVID-19 response effort launched
The Town of Montgomery Community Response Team is partnering with Cultivate Montgomery, a charitable fund of the Community Foundation of Orange & Sullivan, to support senior citizens and families within the Town of Montgomery during the coronavirus outbreak. Funds raised will benefit a new program created to support local businesses while providing meals to seniors and families in need.
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).
Neuhaus, Schmitt help provide 60,000 pounds of non-perishable food to Orange County residents With the support of ShopRite Supermarkets, the Kaplan Foundation and Assemblyman Colin Schmitt, Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus arranged for a tractor-trailer of more than 60,000 pounds of non-perishable food to be delivered to the Encounter Church in Rock Tavern on Friday, March 20
Maloney releases priorities for coronavirus stimulus package Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released a list of priorities for the urgently needed federal response to fighting COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. Congress’s third emergency response bill is expected in the coming week.

Orange County Health Department warns of potential COVID-19 exposure in Middletown

The Orange County Department of Health is advising the community of potential COVID-19 exposure in Middletown on Wednesday March, 18th and Friday, March 20th.

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.

Business funding available

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I-New Windsor) Thursday announced that Orange and Rockland County businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak are now eligible to apply for federal Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance.

State of Emergency

The coronavirus has hit Orange and Ulster counties hard, forcing schools to close and many events to be postponed. So far five Ulster County and 11 Orange County residents have been confirmed with …

Chamber Expo postponed

The Orange County Chamber of Commerce has announced that it has postponed the annual Orange County Business EXPO, originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at John S. Burke Catholic High School in Goshen.
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 …
Carnes declares Crawford emergency
Supervisor Charles Carnes has declared a local State of Emergency until further notice due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19)
Classical piano in Montgomery The Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series welcomes pianist Yalin Chi to the Garrett Concert Stage on Sunday, March 15 at 3 p.m.Yalin Chi, originally from Beijing, China, made her début with …

Mains outlines budget implications of Pine Bush’s Strategic Plan

At last Tuesday’s Pine Bush Central School District Board of Education meeting, Superintendent of Schools Tim Mains outlined the proposed costs of the strategic plan for the 2020-2021 budget. …

Mains aims to avoid a Pine Bush undercount

With the April 1 reference date for the United States Census fast approaching, Superintendent of the Pine Bush Central School District Tim Mains urged everyone to respond to the 2020 census at last …

Two join Town of Montgomery IDA

At Tuesday’s Town of Montgomery Industrial Development Agency meeting, two new members were introduced: Don Berger and Randi Greene. About two weeks ago, the Town Board and IDA Chairman …

Many cancellations announced throughout the region

The following is a partial list of cancellations or postponements. If your event is not listed here, it is still best to check the organization’s website or Facebook page or call ahead. This …

Emotional, academic and personal development

Since the Alternative Learning Center (ALC) at Maybrook opened about six years ago, it has given students in the Valley Central School District who struggle with anxiety and low self-esteem a place …
Arts and 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.
The Art of Quilting comes to Ann Street The Ann Street Gallery’s newest exhibition is comprised of more than 40 quilted works by 20 artists, who are experimenting with this fiber-based artform while pushing boundaries and challenging …