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.

Two dead at nursing home

Montgomery Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center (MNRC) announced Sunday that two long-term residents previously hospitalized had passed away after testing positive for COVID-19. In addition, 16 …

Village and School Board elections postponed until June 1

Gov. Cuomo signed an executive order Monday delaying school board and village elections until at least June 1. No date has been set for when the elections will be held. “Our top priority has …

Shoprite of Montgomery employee tests positive for COVID-19

On Monday, Shoprite of Montgomery reported that one of their associates has reported symptoms consistent with COVID-19. The store announced on their Facebook page that they have implemented deep …

Grass and waste pick up to begin in Maybrook

Beginning Thursday, April 2 grass and leaf clippings to be discarded will be picked up by County Waste on Thursdays. A dumpster was placed at the Maybrook Government Center on Monday, March 30 for …

Orange County warns against price gouging

A Sunoco gas station off of Route 17K in Montgomery has received a $500 fine for price gouging. The establishment was caught selling a package with two containers of two fluid ounces of hand …

New York State schools closed at least until April 15

On Friday, March 27, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that all schools in New York State will remain closed until April 15. Cuomo noted that the measure was done because reported cases of COVID-19 …

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.

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.
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Montgomery warehouse hearings adjourned

The public hearings regarding Medline and the proposed warehouse at 134 Neelytown Road have been continued to April 13 to allow for the town to make arrangements for public participation. Due to …
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 …

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.

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, …

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 …

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.

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.
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.
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 …

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.

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.
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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 …