“The scary truth is that many heroin addicts get their start by abusing legal prescription drugs and some by simply stealing excess medication from their parents, grandparents or neighbors. As we continue to combat the national heroin crisis, I strongly believe that as part of a comprehensive plan, New York State must take meaningful action to reduce the amount of opioid based prescription drugs sitting in medicine cabinets in every community.
- Posted June 22, 2017
- Posted June 12, 2017
Ellenville/Saugerties, N.Y. – County Executive Mike Hein announces and congratulates the winners of Ulster County’s 3rd Annual Teen Dating Violence Video Contest.
- Posted June 9, 2017
Kingston, N.Y. – After consultation and agreement with the leadership of the Ulster County Legislature, Ulster County Executive Mike Hein has directed the County Attorney to commence litigation against major pharmaceutical companies due to their deceptive and aggressive marketing, and other actions that have fueled the national opioid crisis and affected Ulster County’s residents.
- Posted June 7, 2017
Saugerties, NY- The Saugerties Performing Arts Factory (SPAF) was the setting for the 2017 Ulster County Executive’s Art Awards. Arts Mid-Hudson hosted the gala event which drew more than 150 people to witness County Executive Mike Hein present awards to 10 artists for their outstanding contributions to the art community.
- Posted June 2, 2017
“On the heels of the President’s ill-advised and reckless decision to remove the United States from the landmark Paris climate change accord, an agreement that includes every other country on earth except Nicaragua and Syria, we must now further enhance our local environmental efforts that are already at the forefront of our state. In many ways Ulster County is viewed as the environmental conscience of New York State: whether it is our early and strong opposition to fracking; extensive commitment to alternative fuel vehicles; becoming the