Ulster County recorded 152 new cases of Covid-19 over 24 hours, a new high, reported County Executive Pat Ryan at yesterday afternoon’s biweekly coronavirus update.
Covid-19 cases in Ulster County continue to increase as local hospitals prepare to administer the first doses of the Pfizer
Deer-hunter numbers are declining, and existing hunters should be given more opportunities to keep the population sustainable, which reduces damage to forest ecosystems and agriculture and minimizes vehicle collisions. That’s the overall takeaway from the DEC’s draft ten-year deer management plan.
In his Covid-19 update this afternoon, Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan called the last two days the “single worst 48-hour period since the beginning of the pandemic by pretty much all measures” and warned that “if we don’t’ start to flatten this curve, this is going to be a very long, a very dark, and a very difficult winter.”
Ulster County has seen its active cases of Covid-19 double in the last three weeks, with a particularly steep increase
The most common figure given by government officials and housing groups is no more than 30 percent of one’s income. But where did that figure come from?
Dixon Roadside on Tinker Street and Silvia on Mill Hill Road opted to close this week following positive Covid-19 test
Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan pointed to increases in active Covid-19 cases, infection rates and hospitalizations, calling on residents to adopt the mindset and habits they had in the spring to limit the impact of a second-wave locally.
State Senate District 46, which stretches from northern Ulster County to the Capital Region, is up for grabs. Democrats, who already have a decisive majority, are hoping 32-year-old Michelle Hinchey, daughter of the late U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey, can turn the district blue and achieve a veto-proof supermajority. She supports a slate of progressive legislation, including expanded healthcare, marijuana legalization, and new taxes on the wealthy. On the GOP side, retired state trooper Richard Amedure of Rensselaerville hopes to hold the line. Amedure pledges to advocate for small businesses and family farms, and criticizes the state’s bail-reform and discovery-reform laws as “devastating” to “our communities and law enforcement.”
Ryan’s 45-minute speech on the 2021 budget contained no single mention of two elements by which the county’s financial projections will sink or swim: the necessity of substantial federal aid to cash-strapped local governments, and how this particular local government will manage its budget in case the on-going pandemic delivers a second lethal hit to local; sales-tax revenues in the coming months. Instead, Ryan touted the hold-the-line, no-layoffs budget under the banner of a “people-first” approach to county governance.