Ulster Savings Bank made a donation to offset the majority of the overhead expenses for the three months The Well was closed. The Well is once again open on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. The free store is also open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.
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Phase II allows for outdoor dining, salons, barbers, and a host of other businesses under the banner of “professional services.” Essentially, most things that don’t involve a large crowd or eating or drinking indoors will reopen, with restrictions on capacity and mask use and social-distancing enforced.
Home may be where the heart is, but for more and more homeowners in the Hudson Valley, it’s also where their heart rates are measured.
An insider’s guide to house-hunting in the Hudson Valley.
Ulster County is more than a week into New York State’s Phase One reopening plan and getting close to Phase Two. Phase One businesses include construction, agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, manufacturing, wholesale trade and retail businesses – the latter limited to curbside or in-store pickup and drop-off.
When Tahir Aziz and Rubina Mirza boarded a March 25 flight with three of their five children for a family wedding to their home country of Pakistan, they fully intended to return after the event to their restaurant, Bina’s Cafe on Partition Street in Saugerties. But it wasn’t easy. Restrictions on commercial flights leaving the country due to the outbreak of the pandemic extended their stay for nearly two months.
Beginning tomorrow, four Upstate New York regions will be permitted to begin a phased reopening of businesses that have been closed since mid-March. But the Mid-Hudson Region isn’t one of them. We checked in with a variety of local businesses to see how they’re holding up.
If there’s anyone well-positioned to take the economic temperature of Ulster County and environs, it’s Ward Todd, former county legislature chair and president/CEO since 2003 of the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce.
What a difference a few weeks make. We went from being told face masks were ineffective (but needed for medical workers), to masks being possibly effective but only if you know how to wear them properly, to face masks being required in any public space statewide where social distancing isn’t possible (such as grocery stores and pharmacies).
The COVID-19 crisis seems to have generated an eclectic marketplace of viral ideas unlike any seen before in our region. On the demand side, we have legions of people who need something but can’t get it, whether because of travel restrictions, vendor closures, shortages caused by hoarding, or supply-chain disruptions. On the supply side, we have a number of people with a desire to help, a measure of Internet savvy, and a lot of unaccustomed time on their hands.