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Hackett vs. Murphy for Saugerties village mayor

‘I have nothing personal against Bill Murphy [mayor William Murphy],” said village trustee Donald Hackett. “This is just business,” Hackett’s issues with the mayor, he said, have to do with the way the village is being run. Hackett favors greater integration of the town and village, removal of weeds


Open Door Opens Dental Practice in Saugerties, NY

Saugerties, NY - Open Door Family Medical Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center focused on providing medical, dental and behavioral health care to patients regardless of insurance status or ability to pay, has opened a new dental facility at 16 West Bridge Street in Saugerties. People of all a


New Saugerties dental office stresses accessibility

Open Door Family Medical Center, a federally-qualified health center serving Westchester and Putnam counties, recently obtained the approvals necessary to open up their first Ulster County-based location, at 16 West Bridge St., Saugerties.


Measles outbreak raises immunization concerns in Ulster County

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Ulster County has been so far untouched by the current measles outbreak, even as the number of confirmed cases across the state continues to rise. But with immunization rates in the county among the lowest in the state, Ulster County isn't necessarily immune from the disease, which


Ulster County Judge Donald Williams won't seek re-election

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Ulster County Judge Donald A. Williams will retire from the bench at the end of this year, he announced Friday. "After careful consideration, I have decided not to seek re-election," he wrote in a statement.


Off-duty FDNY firefighter and his girlfriend face charges after domestic quarrel in Brooklyn

A fight between an off-duty FDNY firefighter and his girlfriend ended with both of them arrested Sunday morning, police said. James Samuel, 34, and Esynce Ealey, 30, quarreled in Ealey’s Red Hook, Brooklyn home, cops said. The two have a child in common.


Saugerties police ended 2018 with budget surplus, chief says

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. — The Saugerties Police Department generated more than $171,000 in revenues in 2018 and ended the fiscal year with a surplus in its budget, the chief says. In a 2018 year-end report, Chief Joseph Sinagra said his department had a budget of $2,568,939 and generated $171,249.98 in rev


Mother and Teen Son Found Dead With Head Trauma in NYC Apartment: NYPD

A mother and her 14-year-old son were found dead with head trauma inside a Bronx apartment on Sunday, police said. Marisol Ortiz, 51, and her son, Alanche Delorbe, were found in their home on 185th Street in the Belmont neighborhood shortly after 5:30 p.m., the NYPD said. Both were pronounced dead a


9w in Esopus Closed Twice in 12 Hours

According to a press release sent out from the Esopus Fire Department at approximately 8:30 am on Monday February 18th Route 9W is closed again in the same area as a two car collision which occurred on Sunday night around 10:30 pm.


Presidents Day: What’s open, what's closed

Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, is Presidents Day. Here’s a rundown of how the holiday will affect various services and offices. Kingston trash pickup: None, then delayed one day rest of week.


Fetus found next to tree in Brooklyn, authorities investigating

EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Authorities are investigating after a fetus was found next to a tree in Brooklyn Monday morning. The gruesome discovery was made just before 7 a.m. at Linden Boulevard and Bradford Avenue in East New York.


New York State Funding Should Help Ease Waiting Lists

The weather the last few weeks has really reminded us what WNY winters can dish out. It’s seems like it’s been a long time since we have had such cold temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills, not to mention blowing and drifting snow. Since February is heart month, I just want to remind older a


Kingston lawmakers consider funding for sidewalk projects

KINGSTON, N.Y. — City lawmakers next month could authorize spending for two separate pedestrian improvement projects, each of which would be partially funded by grants from the state Department of Environmental Conservation.


Kingston groups hurrying to buy site of 250-year-old African-American cemetery

Driving down Pine Street just south of St. James, you’d never guess that one of the city’s most significant historic sites, lost and forgotten for over a century until City Historian Ed Ford first drew attention to it nearly 30 years ago, sits behind a decrepit stucco house. From at least 1750 to 18


Gasoline prices fall in NY state, but national average rises

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Gasoline prices in New York state fell another 3.3 cents per gallon last week, settling at an average of $2.47 on Sunday, according to GasBuddy.com. But the national average crept upward for the second straight week.


Woodstock board sketches Comeau renovation

The Woodstock town board braved the snow to hire Walker Architecture to plan an expansion of Comeau Drive offices and sent its set of short-term rental regulations to the county for approval at its February 12 meeting.


Water Celebration Foundation event on April 20 at Senate Garage in Kingston

KINGSTON, N.Y. — The Water Celebration Foundation is hosting “SPLASH! A Night for Water,” a night of reverence, celebration and support for water and its importance to our planet, civilization, industry and all biological life, on Saturday, April 20.


Inmate's death after fight at Greene Correctional Facility said to be result of 'sudden cardiac arrest'

COXSACKIE, N.Y. — Breaking from their practice of not commenting about inmate deaths, state prison officials are now saying a 24-year-old prisoner who died last week at the Greene Correctional Facility succumbed to an apparent “sudden cardiac arrest.” In an emailed statement, state Department of Cor


Two people hurt in crash on Route 9W in Esopus

ESOPUS, N.Y. — Two people were injured in a two-car crash, and a section of U.S. Route 9W was closed for about an hour afterward, fire officials said Monday. About 10:30 p.m. Sunday, the Esopus Fire Department and rescue squad responded to the crash near 821 Route 9W. One of the two vehicles had str


Kavanagh joins race for Ulster County district attorney

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Michael J. Kavanagh, a top Ulster County prosecutor, announced Saturday that he will run for district attorney in November’s election. Kavanagh, a Republican, announced his candidacy in a press release issued Saturday afternoon. He hopes to succeed his boss, District Attorney Holley