Diane Pineiro-Zucker, Daily Freeman

Diane Pineiro-Zucker

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Kingston, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Diane:

Ulster County spike in coronavirus cases linked to four clusters

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Three “significant” potential coronavirus clusters, and a fourth of less concern, were discovered in Ulster County on Friday, July 3, when test results indicated 25 new cases → Read More

Coxsackie Correctional Facility officer suffers fractured skull in attack, union says

COXSACKIE, N.Y. — The union representing corrections officers at the Coxsackie Correctional Facility said a recent attack on one of its members should be “a wake-up call” to state officials → Read More

Man, 20, stabbed at Dietz Stadium in Kingston

KINGSTON, N.Y. — A 20-year-old man was treated at a hospital and released after being stabbed at Dietz Stadium, Kingston police said Friday. → Read More

Ulster County launches Rapid Response Plan to head off any future spike in COVID cases

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Although active cases of COVID-19 are on the decline locally, Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan has instituted a Rapid Response Plan in the event of local infection → Read More

Dutchess food program ends, testing sites to close

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Citing waning demand and lower coronavirus infection numbers, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro said the Dutchess Responds Food Connection will fold this week and that Nuvance/Healthquest will → Read More

Police issue photos of parachute and pack like those used by skydiver who died in Gardiner

HIGHLAND, N.Y. — State police on Wednesday provided photos of a parachute and pack that they say are similar to the ones worn by a skydiver who fell to his → Read More

Two Kingston homicides remain unsolved 8 months later

KINGSTON, N.Y. — In a span of less than four months, from November 2019 through February 2020, there were three homicides in Kingston, only one of which has resulted in → Read More

Ulster County, Mid-Hudson on track to begin Phase 4 on July 7, exec says

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Ulster County and the Mid-Hudson Region are on track to begin Phase 4 of reopening on July 7 in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Ulster County Executive → Read More

Ellenville High student dies in crash

ELLENVILLE, N.Y. — A 16-year-old Ellenville High School student died late Friday in a crash in the village, officials said Saturday morning. → Read More

Coronavirus test site at TechCity shutting down

The coronavirus mobile testing site at TechCity in the town of Ulster will close on June 30, and Nuvance/HealthQuest, which operates it, instead will offer testing at medical offices, Ulster → Read More

2 drivers injured in Rosendale crash

ROSENDALE, N.Y. — A New Paltz woman was airlifted to a hospital after an alleged “road rage” crash on state Route 32, Rosendale Police Chief Scott Schaffrick said Friday. → Read More

At a safe distance, ailing resident of Highland nursing home able to visit with wife and son

HIGHLAND, N.Y. — John Joseph McAuley saw his 83-year-old father for the first time in quite a while on Wednesday. → Read More

Coronavirus reopenings: State's new Phase 4 restrictions frustrate local leaders

KINGSTON, N.Y. — An unexpected state decision to not allow gyms, malls, movie theaters and amusement parks to reopen in regions when they enter Phase 4 of New York's reopening → Read More

Mid-Hudson Region opens wider as Phase 3 get underway

Tattoo shops and other personal-care businesses had to shut down in the Mid-Hudson Region and across New York on March 13 because of concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. → Read More

Fire damages Rosendale building; occupants uninjured

ROSENDALE, N.Y. — A second-floor fire damaged a Main Street building early Tuesday, but residents were evacuated without injuries, Rosendale Assistance Fire Chief Kris Barnhart said. → Read More

Midtown Kingston mural sends 'Black Lives Matter' message

KINGSTON, N.Y. — About a week after the killing of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis, O+ Festival organizers reached out to three Kingston artists, offering them → Read More

Mid-Hudson region prepares to enter third phase of reopening June 23

Ulster and Dutchess counties and the entire Mid-Hudson Region on Tuesday, June 23, are expected to enter the third phase of reopening, a step that will allow consumers increased access → Read More

Rhinebeck eateries adapt to the times to draw customers as shutdown eases

RHINEBECK, N.Y. — Fifteen restaurants have expanded into the streets, courtyards and lawns of this Northern Dutchess village to offer “European-style dining” amid the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Gary Bassett said → Read More

New Paltz police officer suspended over disparaging video

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. — A rap song disparaging transgender people that was performed by a uniformed town police officer and then posted as a video on Instagram has led to → Read More

Kingston truck driver accused of stealing drugs meant for veterans

TOWN OF ULSTER, N.Y. — A Kingston delivery truck driver is facing felony charges in connection with multiple thefts of prescription narcotics intended for veterans in Ulster and Dutchess counties, → Read More