Brian Hubert, Daily Freeman

Brian Hubert

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Kingston, NY, United States

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Past articles by Brian:

Area historic sites, museums race to adapt to coronavirus-related closures and restrictions

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Area museums and historic sites are scrambling to adapt to a new reality as fears over the spread of the coronavirus have shut their doors, forced them → Read More

Rondout Valley teachers and staff pitch in to help community during COVID-19 pandemic

KYSERIKE, N.Y. — Teachers and administrators in the Rondout Valley School District are pitching in to help the community in a number of ways even as area schools remain closed → Read More

Central Hudson warns gusty storm could cause power outages

Central Hudson is warning customers that a storm with strong gusty winds forecasted throughout the day could cause power outages and hazardous conditions. → Read More

Area farmers adapt to the coronavirus, step up to provide locally sourced food to consumers

Local farmers are adapting to the effects of the coronavirus by implementing social distancing and finding new ways to sell their products and keep area families fed. → Read More

Hudson Valley Farm Hub adapts to the coronavirus pandemic

HURLEY, N.Y. — The nonprofit Hudson Valley Farm Hub has modified its operations in a number of ways to combat the coronavirus, while preparing for the growing season and serving → Read More

Virtual court operations are working well, Ulster County Sheriff Juan Figueroa says

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Ulster County Sheriff Juan Figueroa said a shift to virtual court operations for hearings, arraignments and probation hearings in an attempt to practice social distancing over concerns → Read More

Ulster County death toll reaches 7; religious institutions ruled eligible for loan program

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Ulster County reported two more coronavirus deaths Wednesday, bringing the county's death toll to seven from five on Tuesday. → Read More

Arts arts organizations adjust to coronavirus era

The Phoenicia Festival of the Voice is one of many area arts events facing unprecedented challenges during the coronavirus pandemic and trying to offer an online escape for a weary. → Read More

Area lawmakers, officials condemn Cuomo's proposal to shift ventilators from Upstate hospitals to NYC

Area lawmakers on both sides of the aisle at the county, state and federal level have condemned a proposal by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to shift ventilators from upstate hospitals to → Read More

Mobile home fire in Olivebridge displaces 2 adults

OLIVEBRIDGE, N.Y. — Two adults were displaced by a fire in a mobile home on Grassy Ridge Road, the Olive Fire Department chief said Wednesday. → Read More

Kingston Plaza pizzeria broken into, register stolen

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Savona's Plaza Pizza, at Kingston Plaza, was burglarized after the eatery closed Sunday night, city police said Tuesday. → Read More

Man fatally stabbed in Saugerties; suspect also found dead

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. — A 58-year-old man was stabbed to death and his suspected killer also is dead, the Saugerties Police Department said Monday. → Read More

Ulster County reports its first coronavirus death.

KINGSTON, N.Y. — A 76-year-old Plattekill man has died of the coronavirus, the first death of an Ulster County resident from the pandemic, the county's top official announced Sunday afternoon, → Read More

Woman dies after jumping from Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge

TOWN OF ULSTER, N.Y. — The body of a woman was recovered from the Hudson River late Saturday night after police responded to a 911 call for a suicidal person → Read More

Area grocery stores modify hours, policies due to coronavirus

TOWN OF ULSTER, N.Y. — Area grocery stores big and small have changed their hours and have implemented social distancing measures over fears of the spread of the coronavirus. → Read More

Area libraries offer wealth of online resources, even while closed due to coronavirus

Area libraries are working to bring people together online even as their doors remain closed to help prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. → Read More

Radio Kingston Community Fund helps area residents make ends meet amid virus outbreak

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Radio Kingston/WKNY is pitching in to help people in the city and surrounding area deal with the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Demand for Cooperative Extension services in Ulster County grows amid virus outbreak

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County is seeing demand for its services and classes grow even as it has shifted its programs online over concerns over the → Read More

Ulster County's first drive-through COVID-19 testing site to open at TechCity Monday

TOWN OF ULSTER, N.Y. — Ulster County's first drive-through test site for the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, will open Monday at TechCity, County Executive Pat Ryan said Sunday. → Read More

Restaurant server at Deising's in Uptown Kingston tests positive for coronavirus

KINGSTON, N.Y. — A part-time server at Deising's Bakery and Restaurant in Uptown Kingston has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, owner Eric Deising said Wednesday. → Read More