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Assault charges against Saugertiesian

Assault charges against Saugertiesian

A Saugerties man was arrested on misdemeanor assault charges Tuesday. Police say the victim was thrown to the ground and choked during a domestic dispute. After an investigation, Saugerties police said they arrested James Robert Orr, 36 and charged him with assault, unlawful imprisonment, and criminal obstruction of breathing, all misdemeanors.

Drive-through Covid-19 test distribution events this week at Tech City and the Ulster County Fairgrounds

Drive-through Covid-19 test distribution events this week at Tech City and the Ulster County Fairgrounds

Ulster County will hold two free drive-through at-home test distribution events at TechCity in the Town of Ulster on Wednesday, December 29 and at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz on Thursday, December 30. Each event will have 3,000 at-home kits available to Ulster County residents, with one kit available per car. The events will start at 6 p.m. and run while supplies last. 

Fixing the Fite

Fixing the Fite

The Opus 40 Sculpture Park in West Saugerties has received a $300,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the repair and conservation of the bluestone sculpture created by the late artist and Bard College professor Harvey Fite.

Ominous Omicron

Ominous Omicron

The new Omicron surge is where the first surge of Covid was in early March 2020. The fourth surge is establishing itself in New York State — and it doesn’t include many Omicron cases just yet. Because it’s much more contagious than other variants have been, Omicron is expected to spread like wildfire. There’s not much we can do other than what we’re already doing — masking, boosting, and avoiding crowds — to combat it.