Latest Updates

Ulster County Senior Hub Vaccinates 400 Seniors

Ulster County Office for the Aging assisted 400 seniors, including those with limited internet access to sign-up, receive COVID-19 vaccine  KINGSTON, N.Y. – County Executive Pat Ryan today visited the Ulster County Senior Hub where 400 vaccines were administered to senior residents. Through County Executive Ryan’s continued effort to ensure an equitable distribution of vaccines, residents over […]

County Executive Ryan Joins Regional Veterans in Demanding NYS Release Dwyer Veteran Peer Support Project Funding

The Dwyer Veteran Peer Support Project is a peer-to-peer program that supports veterans living with PTSD, TBI, addiction, and mental health challenges The Hudson Valley Center for Veterans Reintegration, one of 26 County run Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Projects, is owed nearly $100,000 from NYS from 2020 and has yet to receive nearly $200,000 for […]

County Executive Ryan Calls for Joint State and County Run Vaccination Site to be Located in Kingston

In a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo, County Executive Ryan requests that New York State immediately activate a joint vaccination site at the current county-led point of dispensing site in Kingston  Through this proposed partnership, Ulster County would have the capacity to vaccinate 50,000 people per month and could vaccinate all residents of Ulster County […]

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan Announces 2020 Sales Tax Revenue

Final 2020 sales tax receipts fell short of budgeted revenues by over $1 million, but did represent a small year-over-year increase from 2019 to 2020 The numbers reaffirm the County’s ability to respond to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis and the positive impact of federal stimulus support KINGSTON, N.Y. – County Executive Ryan today […]

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan Presents 2021 State of the County Address

Ulster County will become one of the first counties in the country to undertake a large-scale universal basic income pilot program Funded through the generosity of community donations, Ulster County will be providing 100 qualifying households with direct relief payments of $500 a month for an entire year County Executive Ryan outlined his first of […]

County Executive Ryan Joins Executives from the Mid-Hudson Region in Calling on the State Liquor Authority to Extend Restaurant Hours

The change would assist restaurants owners, workers, and the local economy struggling from COVID-19 during the slower winter months  Only 1.4 percent of COVID-19 cases were attributed to restaurants and bars KINGSTON, N.Y. – County Executive Pat Ryan today joined County Executives in the seven counties that make up the Mid-Hudson Region to call upon the […]

Ulster County Executive Ryan Announces The County Has Received $1.4 Million in New Opioid Prevention Funding

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, opioid-related fatalities increased by 94% in 2020  County Executive Ryan has now dedicated $2.7 million dollars in unprecedented funding over the past two years in opioid prevention spending and grant funding Since 2018, the overdose fatality rate has been cut nearly in half due to County programs that support harm […]

County Executive Ryan Announces the Final Report The Ulster County Justice and Reform Commission is Complete and Ready for Adoption

The Justice and Reform Plan includes sections on ending mass incarceration, strengthening oversight and accountability, addressing systemic racial bias, and healing the relationship between the public and the police KINGSTON, N.Y. – County Executive Pat Ryan announced the final report from the Ulster County Justice and Reform Commission is completed and ready for review and adoption […]