Police say the suspect in the Feb. 11 killing of Ashton Dixon was off the street and in federal custody the day after the fatal shooting in the Colonial Gardens apartment complex. But nearly a month would elapse before an Ulster County grand jury handed up an indictment against Corey Q. Smith, and even longer before Smith was arraigned on state charges of second-degree murder.
Confirmed cases of Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in Ulster County climbed to 38 on Monday. But, in a livestreamed town hall on Facebook, County Executive Pat Ryan said the real total was likely many times higher. Ryan said the surge in numbers threatens to overwhelm local hospital resources and called on state officials to set up temporary medical facilities in the Hudson Valley.
The recent surge of panic-buying set off by the spread of the coronavirus has left store shelves bare of many staples. But grocery retailers say that there are no actual food shortages and that their supply chains remain operational.
On March 8, at a press conference to report Ulster County’s first case of COVID-19, county Health Department Commissioner Dr. Carol Smith warned that a lack of testing capability was likely to complicate efforts to track and contain the contagion. Ten days later, county officials say testing capacity is ramping up, but remains vexingly short of the need. Instead, public health officials and private medical providers must make hard decisions about who gets tested and who does not.
County Executive Pat Ryan announced today an ambitious new program to provide aid to needy residents and help area restaurants stay afloat as efforts to contain the coronavirus have brought life in the Hudson Valley to a near standstill. Ryan’s announcement comes as public health officials announced three new cases of COVID-19, bringing Ulster County’s total to eight — a figure that officials say is almost certainly higher given a lack of testing capacity and the fact that the virus is frequently mistaken for the common cold or seasonal flu.
Mayor Steve Noble declared a state of emergency in Kingston on Friday, March 13 in response to the spread of
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Starting Monday, March 16 all Ulster County schools will shut down for 14 days in response to the spread of
Authorities say they have solved one of three recent homicides in Kingston. But officials have released few details, including the suspect’s name, citing concerns for the safety of witnesses in the case.
Traffic stop leads to burglary bust; Cops: Man linked to two burglaries.