From The Executive's Desk

  • Posted: August 14, 2019
    KINGSTON, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan signed into law a historic bill creating term limits for Ulster County elected officials. Under the new law, County Legislators’ can serve for no more than six full terms and no person shall serve as County Executive or Comptroller for more than three full terms. 
  • Posted: August 9, 2019
    Kingston, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan today announced a new countywide plan to combat tick-borne diseases. The plan, which is being implemented across multiple County departments and mediums, aims to inform Ulster County residents of the proper precautions they can take when participating in outdoor activities. 
  • Posted: August 6, 2019
    Kingston, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan today announced the launch of the county’s new digital outreach initiative, “Connect Ulster.” Connect Ulster will better enable residents to engage County Government and the County Executive directly. A multi-platform social media and digital outreach effort, Connect Ulster will provide a space for residents to make requests for services along with sharing feedback and ideas. 
  • Posted: August 1, 2019
    “On behalf of the county we send our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of our neighbor who passed away. Although exceedingly rare, the Powassan virus and other tick-borne diseases are a serious threat and I encourage everyone to be extra vigilant when taking part in outdoor activities. I have directed our Health Commissioner and County departments to take every step necessary to help prevent the spread of tick-borne diseases including the implementation of an expanded public awareness campaign.” ###
  • Posted: August 1, 2019
    Kingston, N.Y. – The Ulster County Department of Health was notified today that an Ulster County resident passed away from the Powassan virus, a rare and often serious disease spread by infected ticks. This is the first known case of an individual diagnosed with the Powassan virus in New York State this year. The resident, who lives in Gardiner, had additional underlying health conditions and passed away earlier this week.
  • Posted: July 31, 2019
    KINGSTON, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced today that the County has maintained its strong ‘AA’ overall credit rating in the latest S&P Global Ratings report. The County’s rating is a result of strong, financial management, budgetary performance, budgetary flexibility, liquidity, and debt and contingent liability position. The County was also noted for its economic growth.
  • Posted: July 30, 2019
    Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan Announces 2019 Veterans Stand Down Kingston, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announces today that the Ulster County Veteran Services Agency will host a Veterans “Stand Down” on Friday August 9, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will take place at Cantine Veterans Memorial Complex in Saugerties, NY, rain or shine.
  • Posted: July 28, 2019
    The Felice Brothers Come Home to Play the Ulster County Fair  New Paltz, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan today announced that the Felice Brothers, a nationally recognized Americana band that was featured two months ago in Rolling Stone Magazine, will headline the Ulster County Fair on Thursday night, August 1st at 8pm.
  • Posted: July 26, 2019
    Ulster County Dedicates Rochester Bridge In The Memory of Arthur D. Lapp, Sr. TOWN OF ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announces today the dedication of the County Route 6 bridge in Alligerville as the Arthur D. Lapp, Sr. Memorial Bridge in honor of the fire district’s former chief. The bridge carries County Route 6 over the Rondout Creek in the Town of Rochester.
  • Posted: July 25, 2019
    Statement from Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan on the Ulster County Fair
  • Posted: July 24, 2019
    Test Uncover Illegal Dumping of Heavy Metals and Pesticides Kingston, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan today announced the issuance of an order to immediately cease and desist the dumping of dangerous materials at the Keryols properties in Saugerties. The order, issued through the County Health Department, requires that the properties stop receiving, “construction and demolition debris contaminated with heavy metals and pesticides.” The order asks for an immediate end to such practices.
  • Posted: July 18, 2019
    Ulster County Office Building Will Be Open as an Emergency Cooling Center this Weekend  Kingston, N.Y. – With temperatures expected in the high 90’s, Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan is opening up the County Office Building this weekend for those who may need a place to cool off. The first floor of the Ulster County Office Building will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00AM to 8:00PM. Additionally, cooling locations are being set up throughout Ulster County with the assistance of municipal governments.