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Ulster County, City of Kingston to consolidate fire dispatch

Posted: Dec 10, 2010

December 10, 2010 – Ulster County and Kingston City officials signed a letter of intent to consolidate the Kingston fire dispatching with the county’s emergency dispatching. Once approved by the county legislature and the city’s common council, the county will perform the emergency and fire dispatch function for Kingston.

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Hein signs 2011 Ulster County budget with no tax hike

Posted: Dec 10, 2010

December 10, 2010 – There will be no property tax hike for Ulster County residents in 2011 as County Executive Michael Hein signed the budget for next year.

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Ulster health offices consolidated in Kingston

Posted: Nov 21, 2010

November 20-21, 2010 : In the spirit of doing more with less, Ulster County Executive Michael Hein announced $62,000 in savings to the county brought about through the consolidation of health services as the ribbon was cut Friday at the Ulster County Health Department’s new centrally located services office in Kingston.

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Ulster launches veteran discount program

Posted: Nov 9, 2010

November 9, 2010 – Ulster is the latest Hudson Valley county to join the FAVOR (Find and Assist Veterans of Record) veterans’ discount program. County Executive Michael Hein said the county’s estimated 15,000 veterans deserve no less.

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S&P affirms Ulster County’s bond rating

Posted: Oct 27, 2010

October 27, 2010 – “We’re making the tough decisions; we’re making sure we cut,” he said. “Our ‘Taxpayer First’ initiative is responsible for $10.4 million in savings and the fact that we were able to deliver a zero percent tax increase this year has made a difference to the investment community as well as the public at large.”

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Senate approves small business lending program extension

Posted: Sep 17, 2010

September 17, 2010 – Senator Charles Schumer said the program also operated the Credit for Success program. “This originated in Ulster County with County Executive Mike Hein, and I helped set it up so it gets private money to businesses that in normal times would have no trouble getting a loan, but because of a recession, they are getting a loan and this is going to expand that,” he said.

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Gardiner restaurant example of private, public partnership, Ulster County officials say

Posted: Jul 26, 2010

July 26, 2010 – Ulster County Executive Michael Hein took a personal tour of the Tuthill House at the Mill Restaurant in Gardiner Monday to witness firsthand a success story made possible through the efforts of small-business assistance programs and services offered by the county.

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Shared services report issued in Ulster County

Posted: Jul 18, 2010

July 17-18, 2010 – Ulster County Executive Michael Hein released three reports, Friday, including a study of opportunities for shared services among municipalities throughout the county. Funded through a grant from the state Department of State Local Government Efficiency Program, the goals of the program were to identify beneficial ways in which intergovernmental collaboration would improve local government efficiency and save taxpayer dollars.

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Another 190 jobs announced for Tech City

Posted: Apr 20, 2010

April 20, 2010 – “We have momentum,” said Vincent Cozzolino, president and CEO of The Solar Energy Consortium, in taking part in a major announcement, this morning. Precision Flow Technologies, based in Saugerties, is creating 190 new jobs at Tech City.

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Schumer urges President to take Ulster County’s banking consortium idea nationwide

Posted: Feb 4, 2010

February 4, 2010 – Schumer said such a program would be complimentary to the initiative the President proposed to provide capital to community banks to lend to small businesses.

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