Ulster County http://wamc.org en NYS Senator To Discuss Casino Gambling At Chamber Breakfast http://wamc.org/post/nys-senator-discuss-casino-gambling-chamber-breakfast <p>The topic during Thursday morning’s breakfast at a county Chamber of Commerce in New York is casino gambling. The speaker wants to see a few casinos built in the Catskills.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 10:32:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 76204 at http://wamc.org NYS Senator To Discuss Casino Gambling At Chamber Breakfast Seniors Express Concern For Programs http://wamc.org/post/seniors-express-concern-programs <p>KINGSTON &ndash; Ulster County Executive Michael Hein assured senior citizens that the county has their backs covered.&nbsp; He addressed the annual public hearing on Wednesday concerning the needs of county seniors.</p><p>Hein assured them that despite the federal government shutdown, he will make sure the meals on wheels program and others will be protected.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:01:30 +0000 Hank Gross 75289 at http://wamc.org Seniors Express Concern For Programs Ashokan Watershed Conference Looks At Resilience http://wamc.org/post/ashokan-watershed-conference-looks-resilience <p>An annual conference in New York’s Ulster County takes place Saturday. Presenters will speak about how to maintain healthy watershed communities and streams.</p> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 16:39:02 +0000 Allison Dunne 63295 at http://wamc.org Ashokan Watershed Conference Looks At Resilience New School-Safety Committee Seeks Public Comment http://wamc.org/post/new-school-safety-committee-seeks-public-comment <p>In light of widespread concern surrounding school safety following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Ulster County officials are seeking comments from the public about how best to make the county’s schools safer places. School administrators are also in on the discussion.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 18:26:42 +0000 Allison Dunne 55691 at http://wamc.org New School-Safety Committee Seeks Public Comment Bernardo wants all levels of government on same budget timetable http://wamc.org/post/bernardo-wants-all-levels-government-same-budget-timetable <p></p><p>KINGSTON – Ulster County Legislature Chairwoman Terry Bernardo does not necessarily believe the state’s two percent tax cap is bad for local governments.</p><p>What is impeding them is the fact that not all governments are on the same budget clock, and that should be changed in the new year, Bernardo said.</p><p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 13:18:51 +0000 Hank Gross 54785 at http://wamc.org Bernardo wants all levels of government on same budget timetable Ulster County Has a New Phone Number for Storms and Emergencies http://wamc.org/post/ulster-county-has-new-phone-number-storms-and-emergencies <p></p><p>With the storm that began Wednesday, Hudson Valley emergency services personnel, power companies, and local government officials are keeping a close watch.&nbsp; In Ulster County, there is a new way to get information about storms and other emergencies.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 05:15:19 +0000 Allison Dunne 54584 at http://wamc.org Ulster County Has a New Phone Number for Storms and Emergencies Two Counties Share a Service to Save Money http://wamc.org/post/two-counties-share-service-save-money <p>Two counties in New York’s Hudson Valley will be sharing a legal service that officials say could save the counties’ taxpayers more than 300-thousand dollars a year. Ulster County Executive Mike Hein and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro say their counties are starting a one-year pilot program to share legal defense counsel. And here’s why: &nbsp;when a Public Defender’s Office is disqualified from representing a client because of a legal conflict, a private attorney is assigned.&nbsp; The private attorney then bills the County according to rates established by New York State. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 00:07:08 +0000 Allison Dunne 54324 at http://wamc.org Cynthia Lowe - Chairwoman, Ulster County Charter Revision Commission http://wamc.org/post/cynthia-lowe-chairwoman-ulster-county-charter-revision-commission <p>Whenever a government charter is revised, elected officials pay close attention to determine how they could be affected by the changes. That seems to be the case in Ulster County, New York, where the charter revision commission has finished its work, and now it’s time for public hearings and a vote. One commission member issued a warning to the county legislature saying the charter revisions should not fall prey to political whims, but the chair of the revision commission, Cynthia Lowe, says that was just one persons opinion. She spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 16:35:00 +0000 Brian Shields 46669 at http://wamc.org Ulster County Executive Mike Hein http://wamc.org/post/ulster-county-executive-mike-hein <p>One year ago today, Tropical Storm Irene moved into the northeast leaving flooding and destruction on a scale rarely seen in the region.</p><p>Homes and farmland were washed away, bridges and roads were destroyed, and trees and power lines were leveled leaving hundreds of thousands of people without service for days , and even weeks .</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 16:15:00 +0000 Brian Shields 46588 at http://wamc.org Watershed Leaders vs New York City Over Turbid Waters http://wamc.org/post/watershed-leaders-vs-new-york-city-over-turbid-waters <p>21 state, county and municipal leaders have signed a letter calling on New York State to fine New York City 13-point-5 million dollars for sending turbid waters into the Lower Esopus Creek... Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.</p><p>The 21 leaders sent a letter to the State Department of Environmental Conservation, which must decide whether to allow the releases of muddy water to go on...&nbsp; those opposed to the releases argue they damage ecosystems in the Lower Esopus and hinder business and recreational opportunities for communities situated along the Creek.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 16:33:11 +0000 Dave Lucas 43608 at http://wamc.org Watershed Leaders vs New York City Over Turbid Waters