Saugerties police have released the identity of a murder victim and his killer on July 9 after waiting months to verify the details of his killing through DNA analysis. The puncture-ridden body of Randall Keith Adels, 58, was spotted by a Saugerties police officer peering through the window of the man’s estranged wife’s home at 1976 Old Kings Highway at approximately 2 a.m. on the evening of March 29.
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According to police, a search yielded over 600 “decks” of fentanyl, half an ounce of cocaine, over 120 tablets of methadone, a quantity of heroin, marihuana, and drug packaging materials.
Ulster County Commissioner of Health Dr. Carol Smith announced today that an employee at Mother Earth’s Storehouse in Kingston has tested positive this week for the COVID-19 virus. Anyone who has shopped at this Mother Earth store from July 1st to July 5 is urged to promptly contact their primary care physician and seek testing, or contact the Ulster County COVID-19 hotline.
Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan declared next week, July 12-19, will be “Get Tested Week.” The initiative aims to encourage residents to get tested for COVID-19. “Anyone and everyone is eligible and encouraged to get tested,” said Ryan.
Saugerties will be convening a police reform commission in compliance with governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order ‘New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative’. The governor’s executive order requires local police agencies to develop a plan that reinvents and modernizes police strategies and programs in their community based on community input.
After a quiet June, 50 new cases were diagnosed in just three days at the beginning of this month. The unwelcome eruption in positive virus determinations led to swift expressions of concern in the social media. People were scared, and they had every right to be. The virus could easily get out of control. Perhaps it already had.
Saugerties Lighthouse keeper Patrick Landewe had hoped to have the lighthouse open for visitors, but with the coronavirus epidemic he has been unable to do so.
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A Saugerties man is facing charges carrying a prison term of up to 10 years for supplying a Catskill resident with materials to “cause some hell” during a protest in New York City.
State health officials slapped the Horses In The Sun facility in Saugerties with a cease-and-desist order Tuesday, forcing changes to