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Ulster County begins phasing in business reopenings

Ulster County begins phasing in business reopenings

Ulster County is more than a week into New York State’s Phase One reopening plan and getting close to Phase Two. Phase One businesses include construction, agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, manufacturing, wholesale trade and retail businesses – the latter limited to curbside or in-store pickup and drop-off.

Protests over police-killing spread to Hudson Valley

Protests over police-killing spread to Hudson Valley

The protests sweeping much of the nation reached New Paltz Saturday, albeit in a more peaceful form than the one which has rocked Minneapolis and other cities in the wake of several racially charged killings around the country by police officers. Marchers also took to the streets in Kingston on Saturday afternoon. Demonstrators walked from Academy Green down Broadway to Kingston City Hall.

Woodstock area’s small hotels and B&Bs prepare for summer influx

Woodstock area’s small hotels and B&Bs prepare for summer influx

Town Supervisor Bill McKenna said it was perfectly fine for people from the city to come up as long as they are staying in place. Still, he respects hotel operators’ rights to open as that category of business was never made part of the state order. “I hope they’re advising their guests to practice social distancing and wear masks,” he said. “I appreciate that people want to get out, but they should have masks on.”

Saugerties purchases weed harvester for Esopus Creek

Saugerties purchases weed harvester for Esopus Creek

The latest weapon in the battle for a clear Esopus Creek is a weed harvester, purchased jointly by the Village of Saugerties, the Town of Saugerties and John Mullen, a Saugerties-based contractor who owns land along the riverfront. The machine, delivered about two weeks ago, is currently stored in a village building on North Street.