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City of Kingston lifts Covid state of emergency

City of Kingston lifts Covid state of emergency

Mayor Steven T. Noble announced yesterday that the city’s State of Emergency will be lifted on Sunday, June 20 at 4 p.m. The designation, issued March 13, called for cutbacks in some city services, limited public access to City Hall and the closed recreation centers and other programming.

Catskill Center founder Sherret Chase dies at 102

Catskill Center founder Sherret Chase dies at 102

Catskill Center for Conservation and Development founder Sherret Spaulding Chase died Monday, June 7 at his home in the Town of Olive, surrounded by his family. He was 102. Chase founded the Catskill Center in 1969 with the dual mission of protecting the environment while spurring the region’s economy.

State to shift vax site from Ulster fairgrounds to community college

State to shift vax site from Ulster fairgrounds to community college

The main state-run mass vaccination site in the Mid-Hudson region will begin to transition operations from the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz to a mobile vaccination trailer at the SUNY Ulster campus parking lot in Stone Ridge, effective tomorrow. Second-dose appointments made for the fairgrounds site will be honored until it closes completely June 29.