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Recent articles by Patricia:

SUNY Ulster's 2020-21 budget includes tuition hike

SUNY Ulster officials have proposed dipping into the college's reserve account and increasing tuition to make up for revenue losses due to decreasing enrollment and a reduction in state aid. → Read More

Participants in Dutchess County forum on race say time for talk is over

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — They talked about the first time they encountered racism in Dutchess County and about the fear they have every time one of their children leaves home. → Read More

Ulster County seeks weekend spike in coronavirus cases

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Ulster County saw 20 new cases of COVID-19 over the holiday weekend, among them three cases that have been linked to a series of graduation parties held → Read More

Father, son die in Shawangunk fire; father had pushed daughter out window to safety

SHAWANGUNK, N.Y. — A Shawangunk man was able to save his daughter, but died trying to save his young son in an early morning house fire on 550 Burnt Meadow → Read More

HITS horse shows in Saugerties ordered to stop

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. — New York state issued a cease and desist order Tuesday to HITS, on the eve of the 2020 HITS-on-the-Hudson series of horse shows. → Read More

Two Ulster legislators seek to change how organizations get county funds

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Two county legislators are looking to establish guidelines for outside agency contracts that the lawmakers say will ensure transparency, accountability and consistency among organizations that receive county → Read More

Ulster County Justice and Reform Commission to hold virtual town hall

KINGSTON, N.Y. — The newly formed Ulster County Justice and Reform Commission wants to hear from the community about how the county can work to improve relationships with its communities → Read More

Ulster County lawmakers endorse plan to cut aid to nonprofits amid looming budget shortfall

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Members of the Ulster County Legislature's Ways and Means Committee have endorsed a plan to eliminate funding for some nonprofit agencies and reduce funding for others to → Read More

Kingston, Ellenville students look ahead to bright futures

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Three members of the inaugural class of the Brighter Futures Initiative celebrated their approaching graduation Thursday during a ceremony at the Ulster County Restorative Justice and Community → Read More

Ulster County, Airbnb draw closer to tax-collection agreement

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan said Thursday that the county is "pretty far along" toward an agreement with Airbnb for the online rental platform to collect sales → Read More

NY State Bar Association honors former Ulster County public defender

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Former Ulster County Public Defender Andrew Kossover has been named the recipient of the New York State Bar Association's 2020 Denison Ray Criminal Defender Award. → Read More

Controversial mural in Red Hook misunderstood, artist says

RED HOOK, N.Y. — Gloria DePietro said she was devastated to learn a mural that she and fellow artist Andres San Millan painted 24 years ago was considered racist and → Read More

Ulster County police reform commission will be led by county attorney

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Ulster County Attorney Clint Johnson will head a new commission charged by County Executive Pat Ryan to "reform policing practices and promote criminal justice" in the county. → Read More

60 Ulster County employees have signed up for early retirement

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Just shy of two months since Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced an early retirement incentive plan for county workers, 60 of the 415 employees eligible for → Read More

Ulster County Legislature chairman backs off criticism of new commission on policing

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Days after Ulster County Legislature Chairman David Donaldson said he was "blindsided" by a new commission created by County Executive Pat Ryan to "reform policing practices and → Read More

Red Hook mural that some viewed as depicting slave is painted over

RED HOOK, N.Y. — A controversial mural that adorned the side of a building in the village for the past 24 years is gone, painted over by the building's owner. → Read More

Houses of worship eager to reopen

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Rabbi Yitzhak Hecht hopes to be able to hold in-person worship services at Congregation Agudas Achim on Lucas Avenue in time for the upcoming Jewish holiday of → Read More

Mid-Hudson Valley school districts rethink graduations amid ban on large gatherings

For the high school Class of 2020, graduation will be nothing like the student could have imagined. → Read More

Ulster's Project Resilience, which has provided over 200K meals from area restaurants, shifts to groceries

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Since its inception in March, Ulster County's Project Resilience provided more than 200,000 meals prepared by over 160 restaurants to thousands of Ulster County families hard hit → Read More

Ulster, Dutchess seek coronavirus contact tracers

KINGSTON, N.Y. — County leaders are turning to the public for help tracking the spread of COVID-19. → Read More