“Opioid addiction has devastated countless families across our nation, and the frightening reality is that our community has not been spared. In order to impact a problem as serious and complex as this, Ulster County Government and so many partners from all walks of life have worked tirelessly to improve supports for education, treatment, and recovery. And though not a panacea, part of any comprehensive solution must include getting excess opioid-based prescription medications off our streets, as it often serves as a gateway to heroin.
- Posted July 5, 2017
- Posted June 22, 2017
“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 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.