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 …

Stores offer special hours for seniors

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 …

Ulster County partners with SUNY New Paltz to produce face shields

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.

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.
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Lloyd building department stresses importance of smoke detectors

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 …
Work at Milton park forges ahead 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 …
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 …
Local News

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 …
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 …
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).
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SUNY Ulster's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers support

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 …

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.

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 …

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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 …
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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.