Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan

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A major storm added a snow day to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, closing schools and state and local government offices from Albany to the Hudson Valley and beyond. And now New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for several counties.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan easily won Tuesday’s election. And there’s an apparent winner in the county comptroller race, but the contest for district attorney hangs in the balance.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan scored a decisive win in Tuesday’s election. Voters selected a new comptroller but another race is too close to call.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Ulster County voters return to the polls Tuesday after a special election for county executive six months ago. They’ll also select a county comptroller and district attorney.

The Ulster County executive has announced an agreement with the Deputy Sheriff’s Police Benevolent Association.

Ulster County DA Candidates Lay Out Their Stances

Oct 25, 2019
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Among the issues they disagree about, the candidates for Ulster County district attorney have different visions for carrying out criminal justice reform.

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Two candidates are running for Ulster County executive in November’s general election. It’s a rematch of an April 30th special election, after the county’s first executive, Democrat Mike Hein, left for a position in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration.

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The Dutchess and Ulster County executives say they will take legal action in support of New York state’s lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision on General Electric’s Hudson River PCB cleanup. Some cities, towns and villages in the two counties are lending their support as well.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan will deliver his 2020 budget presentation this afternoon in Kingston. He’s already announced one initiative in the budget, and spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne about some others.

A number of local legislators want Dutchess County to reduce its use of fossil fuels. To this end, they have submitted a resolution setting specific targets, and are using a county across the river as an example.

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Three members of Congress from New York are urging leaders of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees to prevent President Trump from redirecting funding for military projects to a wall at the southern border.

New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is calling on CSX to restore safety to a trestle in Ulster County, after rocks have fallen onto vehicles, damaging them and injuring passengers.

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Ulster County legislators are considering a measure to include additional single-use plastic items in a law pertaining to plastic straws. The county executive supports the proposed law while the legislature’s minority leader has concerns.

Ulster County Exec Signs Term Limits Bill

Aug 14, 2019
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Ulster County has a new law setting term limits for elected county officials and legislators.

Ulster County Starts New Tick Awareness Campaign

Aug 10, 2019
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In New York, the Ulster County executive has announced a plan to help combat tick-borne illnesses.

The Ulster County Fair kicks off tomorrow, but controversy has already started. The performance of a band initially scheduled for Thursday was cancelled last week, following outcry over the group’s name and logo.

Ulster County Exec Forms Innovation Team

Jul 8, 2019
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In New York, the Ulster County executive has created an Innovation Team.

The Ulster County executive signed an executive order Wednesday concerning cooperation with federal immigration officials. The order was prompted, in part, by planned deportation raids by ICE.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The new Ulster County executive has his first executive order. It’s part of his number-one priority — implementing a Green New Deal. And he announced a new solar array project.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Monday was the new Ulster County executive’s first day on the job. Pat Ryan won a special election April 30 following the departure of the county’s first executive, fellow Democrat Mike Hein, who joined New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration.