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Demand for vaccine drops in Ulster; ‘Not a good sign’ warns Ryan

Demand for vaccine drops in Ulster; ‘Not a good sign’ warns Ryan

The drop in demand among residents has led Ulster County to decrease its request of vaccine doses for the first time since they became available in late December. This week the county received 2170 doses, down from a little over 3000 last week. Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan said this was “not a good sign” and would mean a delay in the county reaching herd immunity. He said it was the “duty” of residents to get vaccinated and to urge their friends and family to do the same.

Tensions rise between hunters and residents at Sleightsburgh Spit following shooting incident

Tensions rise between hunters and residents at Sleightsburgh Spit following shooting incident

A narrow marshy finger of land jutting out from Port Ewen between the Rondout Creek and Hudson River is an oasis of wildlife amid post-industrial ruins and densely packed single-family homes. It’s this wildlife that attracts sportsmen to “The Spit,” mainly fisherman and duck-hunters, and the heavy use of this 79-acre town park is a perennial source of conflict between those who have used the area for recreation for decades and neighbors concerned over noise and firearm-use near their homes.