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Ulster County Steps Up Support for Small Businesses During COVID-19’s Second Wave

KINGSTON, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced today the expansion of the County’s Resilience Economic Plan for small businesses, including a collaboration that has more than doubled the capacity of the County’s Economic Development team. The expanded capacity, which will enable a 24-hour or less response time for business needs, is created through a […]

County Executive Approves Over $2 Million in Funding for Ulster County Area Transit’s Capital Program

KINGSTON, N.Y. – County Executive Pat Ryan signed a series of resolutions today that provide just over $2 million in funding to Ulster County Area Transit’s 5-Year Capital Plan. Together, these resolutions provide the ability for UCAT to maintain its bus fleet in a state of good repair and invest in electric buses and charging […]

Ulster County Receives Highest Bond Anticipation Note Rating Available by S&P

Despite the pandemic, S&P has now affirmed the highest grade available for Bond Anticipation Notes as well as reaffirming the County’s strong management and budgetary performance  S&P report highlights that a proactive approach to the pandemic saved taxpayers over $8 million  Earlier this month, S&P gave Ulster County a strong credit rating on its bonds […]

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan Appoints Dr. Wazir Suni Jefferson as County’s First Chief Diversity Officer

KINGSTON, N.Y. – County Executive Pat Ryan announced today the appointment of Dr. Wazir Suni Jefferson as Ulster County’s first-ever Chief Diversity Officer. Dr. Wazir Suni Jefferson has dedicated his career to advancing dialogue, inclusion, and equity. Dr. Jefferson most recently served as the Chief Diversity Officer of Dutchess Community College. In addition, he worked at […]

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan Announces Mobile Rapid Testing Capability

The county’s rapid response team will serve areas identified as potential clusters, improving efficiency and providing a faster response KINGSTON, N.Y. – In response to a surge in COVID-19 cases and in order to continue the county’s proactive response to the pandemic, County Executive Pat Ryan today announced the county’s new mobile rapid response team including a […]

Ulster County Executive Ryan Says We Are Experiencing The Start of a Second Wave of COVID-19 in Ulster County

County Executive Ryan implores residents to social distance, wear masks, and take all necessary steps to help blunt the second wave of COVID-19 KINGSTON, N.Y. – County Executive Pat Ryan today during his Facebook live briefing(link is external) stated that Ulster County is seeing the beginnings of a second wave in Ulster County and called upon all residents to […]

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan Recognizes Ulster County Veteran of the Month, Vincent Paone, on Veteran’s Day

Paone, a Vietnam Veteran, flew over 700 Combat Missions and was awarded the Silver Star, two Single Action Air Medals (Heroism), and numerous other combat awards  Paone is believed to be one of the most decorated veterans in Ulster County KINGSTON, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan today recognized Vincent Paone as Ulster County Veteran […]

Ulster County Maintains Strong Financial Standing with ‘AA’ Bond Rating

Despite the pandemic, S&P reaffirms the county’s strong fiscal responsibility and ability to respond to the economic impacts of COVID-19 crisis KINGSTON, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced today that Ulster County’s credit rating remains strong at AA in the most recent November ratings by S&P Global citing “strong management, with good financial policies […]

Plans to Develop Housing on the Site of the Former County Jail at Golden Hill Move Ahead

The Ulster County Housing Development Corporation Releases Preliminary Designs for New Neighborhood on top of Golden Hill  Pennrose Has Been Selected to Design, Build, and Manage Senior and Workforce Housing KINGSTON, NY – The Ulster County Housing Development Corporation (UCHDC) today released preliminary designs for a new neighborhood of mixed income, intergenerational and workforce housing on […]