News Wire

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Hudson Valley resident dies from rare tick-borne virus

Hudson Valley resident dies from rare tick-borne virus

The Ulster County Department of Health was notified today that an Ulster County resident passed away from the Powassan virus, a rare and often serious disease spread by infected ticks. This is the first known case of an individual diagnosed with the Powassan virus in New York State this year.

Delgado visits the border

Delgado visits the border

U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado (D-Rhinebeck) traveled to McAllen, Texas Friday along with members of Congress on a bipartisan Congressional delegation trip to facilities at the southern border. 

Incoming New Paltz High School principal takes the reins

Incoming New Paltz High School principal takes the reins

“If you are going to pay attention to diversification, then you must pay attention to those in the community who support you,” Dr. Mario Fernandez said. “Empowering the next generation means giving them a sense of worthiness within the high school environment. A high school is a microcosm of a community, so it’s my charge to make sure that microcosm is inclusive for everybody.”