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.
The New York State Bridge Authority advises motorists to avoid the Mid-Hudson Bridge and to seek alternate routes between 3-8
Members of the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death of an Arkville man, located unconscious and unresponsive in
There’s a tenth of an acre along Route 32 North in Tillson that is almost like a city borough unto itself. This is the triangular swath of land that is home to Tommy Hayes’ food truck, or as most people just say, “Tommy Dog.”
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.
Those living within a dozen-mile radius of New Paltz now have the option of getting their grocery-shopping done and delivered by an enterprising young entrepreneur named Caden Ganzekaufer. He specializes in visiting more than one store per expedition if you need a greater variety of products than a supermarket carries.
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.”
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.
According to the state liquor authority, Hudson Brewing Company was serving alcohol in unsealed plastic containers to large congregations of people, and continued to do so after being warned. The brewery’s liquor license was immediately suspended.
In the second virtual community meeting to discuss the process of reopening daily life in New Paltz, local officials responded to questions. How might retail stores be safely operated? Was it possible or prudent to keep out-of-town visitors away? Is there aid for those unable to pay the rent?