Police say the suspect in the Feb. 11 killing of Ashton Dixon was off the street and in federal custody the day after the fatal shooting in the Colonial Gardens apartment complex. But nearly a month would elapse before an Ulster County grand jury handed up an indictment against Corey Q. Smith, and even longer before Smith was arraigned on state charges of second-degree murder.
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“We’ve cautioned [town police] on making traffic stops, that now is not the time to be writing speeding tickets because you don’t know what you may end up catching besides the speeder,” said Town Supervisor James Quigley III.
Six weeks ago we profiled Dr. Amy Nitza, director of the Institute for Disaster Mental Health at SUNY New Paltz. At the time, the psychotherapist was about to head off to Puerto Rico to “train the trainers” to help local people deal with the emotional stress precipitated by an earthquake, following the previous devastation of Hurricane Maria. Now Dr. Nitza must attend to a disaster that’s hitting right at home: the COVID-19 pandemic.
How to get tested? Are local hospitals gearing up? What to do if you’ve been laid off?
Confirmed cases of Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in Ulster County climbed to 38 on Monday. But, in a livestreamed town hall on Facebook, County Executive Pat Ryan said the real total was likely many times higher. Ryan said the surge in numbers threatens to overwhelm local hospital resources and called on state officials to set up temporary medical facilities in the Hudson Valley.
While Ulster County residents were greeted this morning, Monday, March 23, by falling flakes from an early spring snowstorm, that will not, county officials say, stop the county’s first drive-through COVID-19 testing site from opening up at TechCity, the former IBM-Kingston complex on Enterprise Drive in Lake Katrine.
Today, Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health [DBCH] confirmed the first death relating to COVID-19 in Dutchess County.
Two members of the faculty at SUNY New Paltz, in the music and special education departments, have tested positive for coronavirus.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced
District 19 Congressman Antonio Delgado and Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan answered questions in a Facebook live town hall this