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CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE

State Department of Agriculture launches ShopTasteNY.com

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 Coronavirus (COVID-19), Ball reminds consumers that food producing farms, farmers’ markets, food and beverage manufacturers, grocery stores, and retail food stores have been designated as essential to the food supply chain and continue to work to produce, process, transport, stock, and sell healthy, local New York food and beverages.

Project Resilience

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 …

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

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 …

Community comes through at blood drive

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 …

Private medical practices impacted by COVID-19

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 …

Area schools closed at least until April 15

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 …

COVID-19 claims the life of school board member

Newburgh Enlarged City School District [NECSD] Board of Education Vice President Susan Prokosch passed away from complications related to the novel coronavirus [COVID-19] on March 30. …

Bus ridership declines amid crisis

The Newburgh Area Transit continues to operate in the midst of the current novel coronavirus [COVID-19] crisis. Although social distancing by six feet is heavily suggested when out in public, …

New Windsor resident passes away from coronavirus

A 99-year-old resident of the New Windsor Country Inn passed away from the novel coronavirus [COVID-19] last Wednesday. The New Windsor Country Inn is an elderly home, it has become a hotspot for …