News and Press

Ulster Kicks Tourism Effort into High Gear

Posted: May 24, 2011

Kingston – To promote Ulster County’s greatest asset, its $400 million tourism industry, County Executive Michael Hein has unveiled the county’s 2011 Ulster County Travel Guide. He used as a backdrop, the historic Senate House in Kingston. Hein accented several newly added dimensions that make the publication much more interactive and user-friendly.

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Mike Hein Featured at State Democratic Convention

Posted: May 20, 2011

MIKE HEIN WAS A FEATURED SPEAKER AT NEW YORK STATE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION Kingston, NY– Ulster County Executive Mike Hein spoke yesterday at the 2011 New York State Democratic Convention held in Suffolk County.  Executive Hein was invited to speak aside Governor Andrew Cuomo, Attorney General Schneiderman and Comptroller Tom DiNapoli on behalf of all New […]

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GOP has no opponent for Hein

Posted: May 9, 2011

KINGSTON – It appears that as of now Democratic Ulster County Executive Michael Hein may get a free ride back into office this fall.  No Republicans have stepped forward to say they would run for the county’s top job. County GOP Chairwoman Robin Yess told she doesn’t see anyone on the horizon between now […]

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Democrat and Republican Town Supervisors Endorse Mike Hein

Posted: Apr 28, 2011

DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN TOWN SUPERVISORS ENDORSE MIKE HEIN FOR A SECOND TERM AS ULSTER COUNTY EXECUTIVE Kingston, NY—Friends of Mike Hein announced today bi-partisan support of Mike Hein for a second term as Ulster County Executive.  Republican and Democrat Town Supervisors cited an unprecedented level of communication and cooperation between Town and County government under […]

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Mike Hein Recieves Independence Party Endorsement

Posted: Apr 19, 2011

Ulster County Independence Party Chairman, Len Bernardo, announced today his party’s endorsement of Mike Hein for a second term as Ulster County Executive.

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Hein Announces Candidacy and Endorsements

Mike Hein announces candidacy and endorsements

Posted: Mar 22, 2011

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein was joined by friends, family and supporters this afternoon at Democratic Headquarters in uptown Kingston to announce that he will seek a second term as Ulster County Executive. County Executive Hein has earned a strong reputation for being an innovative reformer as the County’s first Executive, by implementing real solutions to improve the lives of Ulster County residents. Today, he asks the people of Ulster County for their continued support to build a sustainable future for the county.

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Hein outlines agenda as he officially announced re-election bid

Posted: Mar 22, 2011

KINGSTON – Ulster County Executive Michael Hein wants to continue for another term the work he began as the county’s first elected county executive. In Kingston on Monday, he officially announced he would seek another term in the November election. From wall to wall, friends, family, and supporters gathered at the Democratic Headquarters in Kingston as he kicked off his campaign.

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First Re-Election Fundraiser – April 27th

Posted: Mar 14, 2011

April 27, 2011 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm will be Mike Hein’s first official re-election campaign fundraiser.  The event will be held at Wiltwyck Country Club and tickets are $95.00 per person.   Tables of 10 are available for $1,000, which includes a full page ad in the event journal.   Please contact for more information […]

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Hein to explore merger of Ulster Health and Mental Health Depts

Posted: Mar 9, 2011

February 24, 2011 – Hein said he would appoint County Health Director Dr. La Mar Hasbrouck to also assume the duties of mental health commissioner. That will provide an opportunity to evaluate the coordination of multiple health service delivery systems, the county executive said. Aside from improving service coordination, the county executive said the merger would immediately save the county about $57,000 annualized.

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Snowstorm cost Ulster County less

Posted: Dec 29, 2010

December 29, 2010 – The way snowplowing is now handled in Ulster County translated into a sizeable savings to county taxpayers earlier this week. It used to cost close to $51,000 to plow, sand and salt in a typical snowstorm, but County Executive Michael Hein said Tuesday that it cost only $18,000 because the county has gone to one person in a snowplow vehicle, instead of the two that used to be the norm.

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