Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan

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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
Courtesy of the NYS Department of Health

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
Courtesy of Ulster County government

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.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is poised to sign a sweeping measure aimed at mitigating the effects of climate change. The goal is to aggressively cut greenhouse gases and shift the state’s energy reliance to renewable sources. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has reaction from her region.

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.