Albany County Executive Dan McCoy and Ulster County Executive Mike Hein have weighed in on the race for New York State Attorney General.
While McCoy and Hein's endorsements Thursday of a fellow Democrat came as no surprise, a Siena College poll released in April found that 53 percent had no opinion of sitting first-term Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, leaving the door open to a challenge.
A number of business, labor, and elected officials joined together in Ulster County this afternoon to urge New Yorkers to vote in support of casino gambling in the state. A few opponents voiced their concerns as well.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced an agreement with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection to reduce the impact of discharges into an Ulster County water body. The consent order awaits the signature of a New York City official before going into effect.
The first arts awards for Ulster County are being handed out Tuesday in Kingston. And the organization behind the awards is about to change its name to reflect its reach.
The Dutchess County Arts Council has been working with Ulster County for years, and will soon change its name to better reflect that work. Linda Marston-Reid is president of the Dutchess County Arts Council. She says the name has been a barrier to having communities understand who the council serves.