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Courtesy of Open Space Institute

A new visitor center is under construction at Minnewaska State Park Preserve in Ulster County.  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Friday that the project is a public-private partnership with the Open Space Institute. 

Musician Michael Hollis joins us to tell us about his Arts Mid-Hudson grant-funded symphonic composition that is being performed at this year's O+ Festival on Friday, October 5 at 10 p.m. and Saturday, October 6 at 1 p.m. in Kingston, New York at the Old Dutch Church.

The piece is entitled "The Edge of the Hill" and is a four movement piece centered around the beautiful environment of Ulster County and what its different community members do to preserve and protect it. Hollis interviewed people that are being used both concretely and abstractly in the music itself. 

Sam's Point Fire Claims Some 2,000 Acres

Apr 27, 2016
Courtesy of NYS Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services

A brush fire that began Saturday in the Shawangunk Mountains in Ulster County has consumed about 2,000 acres as of Tuesday.

Shawangunk Ridge Fire Hits Day Four

May 6, 2015
WAMC, Allison Dunne

The wildfire that has scorched more than 2,400 acres in a state forest in Sullivan and Ulster Counties could be almost fully contained by tonight. However, a state official says responders will be paying close attention over the next few days—the weather forecast is looking favorable for more fires.

Senator Charles Schumer
WAMC Photo

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be ready to approve financial assistance for the wildfire in Sullivan and Ulster Counties that has been burning since Sunday.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday says state resources have been deployed to fight a forest fire that began in Sullivan County and spread to Ulster County.

A NYS Forest In Orange County Has Completed Upgrades

Dec 31, 2014
Courtesy of The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday announced four new outdoor access projects that are now complete and ready for the public. One is in Orange County.