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12 hrs ago | Times Herald-Record

5 Things to Do This Weekend: Labor Day edition

It's the unofficial last weekend of summer, so enjoy one final three-day fling before school starts, and take the family to one of the dozens of events taking place around the region this weekend.

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Related Topix: Newburgh, NY, Life, Hobbies, Crafts, New Paltz, NY, Pine Island, NY, Hudson, NY

17 hrs ago | Times Herald-Record

Ulster gets $400K to start mental health emergency response team

Ulster County has received a $400,000 state grant to contract with a mobile mental health crisis response team, the first like it in the county.

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Related Topix: Poughkeepsie, NY

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Times Herald-Record

Man allegedly sold Oxycodone to undercover cop

A Kerhonkson man was arrested by Ulster County's drug and gang unit for selling Oxycodone to an undercover cop, police say.

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Related Topix: Kerhonkson, NY, Drugs, Rosendale, NY, Kingston, NY

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Times Herald-Record

Ulster County won't pay for elections

An effort to get Ulster County to pick up the full costs of elections from local municipalities was defeated this week by the Ulster County Legislature.

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Times Herald-Record

Four seek new Ulster judge position

The race to become Ulster County's third Family Court judge has started to take shape, and most candidates are zeroing in on experience and qualifications as deciding factors.

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Related Topix: 9, Albany, NY, Esopus, NY, Malden, NY

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Times Herald-Record

Woman, 72, beats off robber in Ellenville

A 72-year-old woman was able to fight off an armed robber who pointed a gun at her face at Orlando's Food Market Wednesday afternoon, Ellenville police say.

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Related Topix: Ellenville, NY

Times Herald-Record

Tax-break foes rally in New Paltz

Roughly 100 people joined an ad hoc choir Wednesday to call out the Ulster County Industrial Development Agency and the tax-abating PILOTs it grants.

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Related Topix: New Paltz, NY, SUNY College at New Paltz

Times Herald-Record

Oversight sought for SUNY Ulster satellite campus

In light of increased costs and delays on a project to turn the former Sophie Finn Elementary School in Kingston into a SUNY Ulster satellite campus, an Ulster County legislator wants to create an oversight committee to track its progress.

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Related Topix: Kingston, NY

Times Herald-Record

Wife accuses Kingston Judge Ball of criminal contempt

Kingston City Court Judge Lawrence Ball is facing a misdemeanor criminal contempt charge, accused by Alderwoman Elisa Ball of picking up their children despite her having custody of them, a complaint says.

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Related Topix: Kingston, NY, Columbia County, NY

Times Herald-Record

Orange, Ulster get cash to fight economic crimes

The Orange and Ulster County district attorney's offices each received a $100,000 grant from the state's Crimes Against Revenue Program through the Division of Criminal Justice Services.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Times Herald-Record

Ulster tax case court ruling causes big ripples

A state appellate court says the way Ulster County charges property owners for missing back tax installment pay is "unreasonable" and excessive.

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Related Topix: Shandaken, NY

Times Herald-Record

Kingston man subdued by Taser after threatening New Paltz cops

A Kingston resident had to be subdued by Taser early Sunday morning after the man threatened a woman in a New Paltz parking lot and subsequently threatened police officers who approached him.

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Related Topix: New Paltz, NY, Kingston, NY

Examiner.com

Ireland's Ambassador to open the 14th annual Hooley on the Hudson

It was announced today that Her Excellency Anne Anderson, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, will raise the Irish flag prior to the opening ceremonies for the 14th annual "Hooley on the Hudson," a day-long Kingston Rondout waterfront celebration of all things Irish.

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Related Topix: Kingston, NY, us Travel

Times Herald-Record

VIDEO: Record Newswatch August 20, 2014

Featured in todays Record Newswatch - Two Orange County teens are arraigned on murder and arson charges for the homicide death of an elderly woman in her Goshen home; a former Ulster County Legislator is charged with a felony stolen property charge and supporters of embattled Monticello Mayor Gordon Jenkins make their voices heard during a village ... (more)

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Related Topix: Orange County, NY, Goshen, NY

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Times Herald-Record

Former Ulster legislator faces felony charge

A former Ulster County legislator from Marlborough has been arrested on a felony charge, accused by state police of possessing more than $3,000 worth of stolen property.

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Competitor Magazine

Ulster County, N.Y.: A Tranquil Destination for Runners

Less than 100 miles from the hustle and bustle of New York City, Ulster County is a hidden Northeastern gem-a tranquil destination for urban runners in need of some fresh air and long-weekend relaxation.

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Related Topix: New Paltz, NY, Cragsmoor, NY, Highland, NY

Examiner.com

Shandaken promotes Heritage Tourism with history kiosks

On Shandaken Day, August 23, eight large graphic panels outlining the history and culture of Shandaken will be unveiled.

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Related Topix: Shandaken, NY

Times Herald-Record

Ulster County settles on lease extension for Family Court

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein has negotiated a one-year, $201,600 extension to a lease for the Ulster County Family Court building at 16 Lucas Ave. The new lease proposed by Hein would pay out $67,200 for the rest of this year and $134,400 next year, not including real estate taxes, insurance and maintenance.

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Related Topix: Kingston, NY

Times Herald-Record

This doctor makes house calls

When Dr. Maggie Carpenter enters an Ulster County home with her navy blue bag, she's not concerned about the dust bunnies.

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Related Topix: New Paltz, NY, Healthcare Law, Law

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Times Herald-Record

Lawmakers to decide future of Ulster rail corridor

Ulster County legislators will vote Tuesday on their vision for the county's rail corridor, a decision that could eventually push the Catskill Mountain Railroad out of the City of Kingston.

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Related Topix: Kingston, NY, Boiceville, NY, Phoenicia, NY, Accord, NY

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