By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, May. 11, 2010 - 1:33 pm
Upstate communities that rely on tourist dollars are bemoaning the loss of an I Love New York program that gives matching funds to counties, the AP reports. “This is our season, this our time, this is when we’re luring those travelers and those expendable... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, May. 10, 2010 - 12:50 pm
In the Daily Mail today: Greene County Council on the Arts pleads the state not to decimate its arts budget. Kay Stamer, executive director of the Greene County Council on the Arts, came before the county Legislature Wednesday with a plea of support. “... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Apr. 30, 2010 - 1:39 pm
Local officials in Greene County are mounting an effort to get the DEC to reconsider their decision to close the Devil's Tombstone campground. From the Windham Journal: The campground, located amidst Route 214’s Stony Clove, has been slated for closure... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Apr. 29, 2010 - 7:16 pm
Sustainable Esopus dishes up some recent data from the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency, and concludes that Esopus's dismal recycling rate (18.7 percent, compared to a 40.7 percent recycling rate across the county) is costing it serious taxpayer... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Apr. 25, 2010 - 3:23 pm
The Daily Yonder tipped us off to this: In Kentucky, poet and newspaper columnist Constance Alexander recently lampooned the state's perpetually tardy budgetmakers with a mocking bit of verse modeled after "Casey At The Bat." An excerpt: The outlook isn't... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Apr. 19, 2010 - 10:13 am
The final numbers will be decided on May 18 at a Board of Education meeting, but it looks like Catskill plans to cut teachers and raise taxes 2.75 percent. The Daily Freeman has the story.
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Apr. 15, 2010 - 10:44 am
Dramatic money worries are in the air today. In the Daily Freeman, Ulster County Executive Michael Hein has a plan to save Ulster County $8.6 million with a hodgpodge of measures, including shutting down some local healthcare offices: Among Hein’s cost-... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2010 - 11:39 pm
The thing is, it doesn't really seem to need it, according to the village clerk (via the Daily Freeman): “There is an intercom right outside the front door of our office that they can press and we will come down, or the sign on the door says for them to... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2010 - 12:31 pm
No matter how you crunch the numbers on Ulster County's new middle-management union contract, it adds up to a huge lump-sum cash payout the county can ill afford. The contract -- the subject of a contentious meeting of the county Budget and Finance... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2010 - 9:03 pm
The Daily Freeman reports that Kingston mayor James Sottile and legislator David Donaldson are pushing for Ulster County to take over all Safety Net payments. (Ulster County is the only county in New York State that bills individual municipalities for the... Read more


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