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Figueroa launches re-election campaign

Ulster County Sheriff Juan Figueroa announced his bid for a second four-year term Thursday and made it clear that growing up in the Town of Plattekill had a lot to do with his career path. A …
Lloyd approves road access for developer Last week the Town of Lloyd Zoning Board of Appeals approved a resolution regarding the zoning for the Falcon Ridge residential subdivision. Lloyd’s Land use attorney Paul Van Cott wrote in the …
Highland honors the ‘Leaders of the Pack’ Elementary SchoolDeclan Gorton was named a Leader of the Pack at the Highland Elementary School for January. Assistant Principal Tulani Samuel said Declan, “is a very hard working, …
New leadership takes the stage in Plattekill
New Town of Plattekill Supervisor Jennifer Salemo was all smiles after presiding over her first Town Board meeting on Jan. 5. Four days after she was sworn in on New Year’s Day along with …
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Comptroller urges raises for sheriff, county executive

Ulster County Comptroller released a Memorandum to the Periodic Compensation Review Commission which has Charter mandated responsibility for evaluating the salaries of elected positions on a …

Learn conversational Italian at the Gardiner Library

Gardiner Library hosts Italian Conversational Zoom Classes starting Wednesday January 19, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. This weekly class is designed for people who have some knowledge of the Italian language and …

Four Hinchey bills expanding Healthcare Access signed into law

State Senator Michelle Hinchey (SD-46) announced that four of her bills to address health equity challenges in rural and upstate New York have been signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul. One bill …

Gardiner delays adoption of short-term rental law

Following an impassioned plea by Gardiner Town Clerk Michelle Mosher that her office wouldn’t be able to process short-term rental applications during the busy tax collection season, the Town …
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Eastern US on alert for a thumping from another major winter storm

AccuWeather forecasters are putting a large segment of the eastern United States on notice for another major winter storm expected to hit in the days ahead. The wintry weather will be the result …

Marlboro Schools unveil Health and Wellness website

Last week’s Marlboro School Board meeting was held virtually out of an abundance of caution because of the rise in Covid and omicron cases in the state. The board suspended public comments …

Lloyd board splits over attorney hire

Usually Town Board reorganization meetings are pretty routine affairs that establishes salaries of employees, the banking institutions the town uses, the days of the month for certain town meetings, …

Marlboro artist returns with new paintings

Artist Barbara Masterson is not one to rest on her laurels and has recently returned to the Falcon with a completely new set of large, colorful paintings and pencil drawings entitled “Hands …

Legislature restructures committee assignments

At the annual organizational meeting, legislators supported substantial changes to the Legislative Standing Committees. “The new committee structure will enable the Legislature to work more …

Jacobson power-line bill signed into law by Governor

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson’s (D-104) bill (A2330A/S4186A) commissioning a study of the feasibility of burying all or most of the electrical, telephone, and internet transmission lines in …

Man jumps from M-H Bridge

At approximately 10:56 a.m. Thursday Jan 13, Town of Lloyd Police responded to a 911 call for a report of a male who jumped off the Ulster County side of the Mid-Hudson Bridge. An extensive search …

Ulster adds 2nd testing site

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced details on a second state-run COVID-19 community testing site on the campus of SUNY Ulster. Starting Thursday, January 20, the site will be open to the …

Falcon closing for one month

The Falcon will be closed for a month beginning Friday, Jan 14. for one month, citing COVID cancellations. "After experiencing a long cycle of booking-promotion-cancellation-replacement bookings …