Fighting Evictions From the COVID-19 Shutdown

The economic shutdown ordered by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to hinder the spread of COVID-19 in New York has disproportionately impacted low-wage workers, as the bars, restaurants, movie theaters, venues, retail stores, salons, casinos and big box stores  employing them shut their doors or ended most services. Then, on April 1, rent came due. Nearly a…

Ulster County Calls for Surge Hospitals and Medical Supplies

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan called for additional hospitals to help treat the anticipated wave of COVID-19 patients while saying the county’s medical facilities were 1-2 weeks away from running out of masks and other supplies unless more were acquired. “I am very concerned about our hospital capacity,” Ryan said during a COVID-19 update live…