Some local news is easy to ignore. Elected officials come and go. New laws receive spirited debate, but usually result in only minor changes. But when a dilapidated building in the center of your town is renovated or a wooded lot where generations of children played is cleared for a new luxury resort, it affects the entire community. Here, we present a roundup of pending development projects in our readership area.
After bringing snow and wind to the west and plains, Winter Storm Harper is set to hit the Hudson Valley and New England Saturday afternoon.
Much of the comedy works in this film about Dick Cheney; the tragedy doesn’t.
If Democrats pick up just one seat in the State Senate, the legislature could pass a single-payer healthcare bill. Whether the governor would support it is a different matter.
The Ulster County Sheriff’s race pits incumbent Paul VanBlarcum, who spent his entire career with the department before being elected sheriff in 2007 and is running on that experience, against challenger Juan Figueroa, a former state trooper and Marine Corps reservist who promises to bring a new approach to the office.
A United Way report shows that more than 4 out of 10 Ulster County households are unable to afford basic necessities, including food, housing and child care. And savings? Forget about it.
The Ulster County sheriff, a Democrat, was denied his party’s nod in May after taking several controversial positions during his most recent term. But only a few hundred vote at the nominating convention. The rest of the party will have its say this Thursday. At stake? The line with the most registered voters in the county.
The fair will be in town through Sunday, Aug. 5.
What is this strange creature called Tom Cruise? Who can explain why a 56-year-old man with a half-billion-dollar net worth insists on putting himself through hell doing outlandish stunts to amuse the masses every few years? Why are the results so entertaining?
The Republican incumbent’s charge that his opponent’s past lyrics “paint an ugly and false picture of America” drew nationwide coverage, due to the fact that Faso, a white Republican, was criticizing Delgado, a black Democrat, for expressing views not consistent with the majority white district. A New York Times article featured comments from a prominent SUNY professor that were also perceived as racially insensitive, prompting criticism and an apology.