Ulster County Legislature

By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Apr. 20, 2016 - 11:27 am
Above: A track car used by Catskill Mountain Railroad volunteers to inspect the railway lines. Photo by Ryan Lennox. The Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) has settled its lawsuit against Ulster County, another sign that the railroad’s management is... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 - 3:50 pm
Above: Catskill Mountain Railroad equipment repairing a portion of the track on the old Delaware & Ulster corridor last week. Photo by John Marino and posted on the CMRR's Facebook page. In the long-running battle of rails versus trails in Ulster... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 - 1:02 pm
Above: "This is a life expectancy, folks," says John Parete, the new chairman of the Ulster County Legislature, holding up a tailor's tape measure. "Well, on the average, that's what I got left. And I'm not going to spend one minute anymore on partisan... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 - 4:28 pm
Above: Ulster County executive Mike Hein at the county Department of Public Works substation in New Paltz, flanked by county legislators Ken Wishnick and Hector Rodriguez. Photo courtesy of Hein's office. Today, Ulster County Executive Mike Hein signed... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2012 - 11:20 am
Karen Binder, clerk of the Ulster County Legislature, died Tuesday morning at the age of 56. Binder had been sick with cancer. Binder's death prompted an outpouring of tributes from the Ulster County political world. “Karen was a valued member of our... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 - 7:23 pm
Five years ago, Ulster County voted in favor of a charter form of government. Instead of being run solely by the legislature, the county is now managed by an elected executive who is responsible for the budget and for appointing department heads. Ulster... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 - 7:13 pm
Tonight, December 5, the Ulster County legislature is scheduled to vote on the 2012 budget, including a decision on whether to transfer the county's publicly-owned Golden Hill nursing home to a Local Development Corporation (LDC). Transferring Golden Hill... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 - 9:14 am
Video: Saugerties resident Ralph Childers speaks against the privatization of Golden Hill, and has his words echoed by members of the crowd, in a "human microphone" technique used by Occupy Wall Street protesters. Fifteen individual members of the public... Read more
By wateradmin on Sunday, May. 22, 2011 - 10:58 am
"Potshots," by Bovina artist Gary Mayer, runs every Sunday. You can see Gary's collected Sunday cartoons by clicking here. For some context for this week's cartoon, click here. Mayer is an artist who's lived in Bovina for the past seven years.... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 19, 2011 - 1:48 pm
At their regular meeting on Tuesday, the Ulster County Legislature approved a redistricting plan that will reduce the size of the Legislature from 33 to 23 members, eliminate at-large legislators, and create 23 new districts that each have a single... Read more


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