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Joseph Thomas
B: 1941-06-27
D: 2017-08-19
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Thomas, Joseph
Maureen Houghtaling
B: 1933-05-09
D: 2017-08-17
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Houghtaling, Maureen
Bernice Simmons
B: 1919-09-03
D: 2017-08-11
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Simmons, Bernice
Muriel DeCicco
B: 1937-09-07
D: 2017-07-29
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DeCicco, Muriel
Virginia Kiernan
B: 1926-05-09
D: 2017-07-27
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Kiernan, Virginia
Fawn Beadle
B: 1962-06-18
D: 2017-07-23
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Beadle, Fawn
Sara Hart
B: 1935-06-07
D: 2017-07-18
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Hart, Sara
Helen Landes
B: 1929-12-24
D: 2017-07-18
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Landes, Helen
Jan Van Heusen
B: 1943-02-21
D: 2017-07-11
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Van Heusen, Jan
Robert Harjes
B: 1939-06-17
D: 2017-07-02
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Harjes, Robert
John Becker
B: 1956-01-26
D: 2017-06-24
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Becker, John
Gary Overlee
B: 1947-04-07
D: 2017-06-18
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Overlee, Gary
Patrick Kane
B: 1963-02-11
D: 2017-06-17
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Kane, Patrick
Charles Black
B: 1962-02-22
D: 2017-05-22
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Black, Charles
Annette Matera
B: 1929-01-21
D: 2017-05-21
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Matera, Annette
Peter Holmes
B: 1939-02-06
D: 2017-05-12
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Holmes, Peter
Aurora Decker
B: 2014-04-15
D: 2017-05-11
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Decker, Aurora
Dr. William Van Kleeck, Jr. DO
B: 1929-01-29
D: 2017-05-04
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Van Kleeck, Jr. DO, Dr. William
Michael Ferrante
B: 1960-12-17
D: 2017-05-01
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Ferrante, Michael
Brandon DeBold
B: 1984-10-30
D: 2017-04-04
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DeBold, Brandon
Patrick Bogert
B: 1958-08-13
D: 2017-03-31
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Bogert, Patrick

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 Ambulance Squad

Town of Esopus Volunteer Ambulance Squad  
1 Cross Street Ulster Park NY 12487
Phone: 845-338-1788
Website: http://www.esopusems.com/
Email: capt at esopusems.com

Town of Esopus Volunteer Ambulance Squad, Inc. is committed to being a leader in the Emergency Medical Services arena and to provide our community with excellence in pre-hospital care. This excellence will be proven through a set of values which will promote high standards, exemplary customer service, preparedness, continual education, and collaborative efforts with other agencies and strategic community partners. TEVAS strives to meet the growing needs of the community through a philosophy of Total Quality Management which will encompass continual self evaluation, public education, personnel development, promotion of safe operation and access to injury prevention resources.



 Association

Business Alliance of Kingston  
446 Broadway Kingston NY 12401
Phone: 845 514-3998
Website: http://www.businessallianceofkingston.org/
Email: kingstonmsm@gmail.com
Contact: Nancy Donskoj
Contact: Patrice Courtney Strong

The Business Alliance of Kingston (B.A.K.) was formed as organization in 2007 to support and connect the three distinct business groups in the City of Kingston: Kingston Uptown Business Association (KUBA), Kingston Midtown Business Association (KMBA) and the Rondout Business Association (RBA). BAK is a coalition of business leaders from the three business districts working together to further develop the economic vitality of the City of Kingston while celebrating each individual district's unique character. In 2009, the Business Alliance of Kingston hired the City of Kingston's first Main Street Manager. Using the Main Street Four Point approach a series of initiatives were put in place: The Four Points are: ◾Design – enhancing the commercial district’s physical environment by capitalizing on its best assets, such as historic buildings, and creating an inviting atmosphere through attractive window displays, parking areas, building improvements, streetscapes, and landscaping. ◾Economic Restructuring – By helping existing businesses expand and recruiting new ones to respond to today’s market, the Main Street program helps to convert unused space into productive property and sharpen the competitiveness of business enterprises. ◾Promotion – marketing the commercial district’s unique characteristics to residents, visitors,investors, and business owners. ◾Organization – involving all the commercial district’s stakeholders, getting everyone working towards a common goal, and driving the volunteer-based Main Street program.

Esopus Business Alliance  
PO Box 1 Port Ewen NY 12466
Phone: 845 384-1650
Website: http://www.esopusbusinessalliance.org/
Email: esopusalliance@gmail.com

The goal of The Esopus Business Alliance is to promote and assist all member businesses. We establish recognition and trust through networking opportunities and cooperative ventures. We cultivate support and cooperation with Town Government and develop and maintain strong bonds with the community as a whole. We enthusiastically support business growth and economic development in order to expand consumer opportunities for Town of Esopus residents.



 Attractions

Klyne Esopus Museum  
764 Broadway Ulster Park NY 12487
Phone: 845-388-8109
Website: http://www.klyneesopusmuseum.us/
Email: klyneesopusmuseum@gmail.com

The Klyne Esopus Historical Society & Museum is located in Ulster Park, New York, and is housed in a former Dutch country church built in 1827. The museum offers a variety of exhibits about the culture, commerce and history of The Town of Esopus. The Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home is a life-long resident of Town of Esopus and proud member of the Klyne Esopus Museum.



 Chamber of Commerce

Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce  
214 Fair St Kingston NY 12401
Phone: 845 338-5100
Fax: 845 338-0968
Website: http://www.ulsterchamber.org/

The Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce dates back to January of 1903. At that time, a group of business owners who belonged to an organization called the Business Men of the Rondout, met to form a “permanent” organization. They decided the new organization would be called The Chamber of Commerce of the City of Kingston. Officers elected at this meeting were: I.M. Weiner, President; P.A. Canfield, 1st VP; W.F. Rafferty, 2nd VP; J.J. Johnson, Treasurer and E.F. Mac Fadden, Secretary. Other notable business leaders at that first meeting were E. Hiltebrant, H.E. Wieber, H.C. Connelly, Jr., John W. Heaney, along with Messrs Alliger, Stern, M.B. Myers and Bacharach. Annual dues were set at $1! Among the first order of business was to find a downtown location for the Fuller Shirt Factory. Organization records beyond this time frame became sketchy at best.



 Fire Companies

Rifton Fire Dept  
Rifton NY 12471
Phone: 845 658-9322
Website: http://plus.google.com/100818519785016619657/about?gl=us&hl=en
Port Ewen Volunteer Fire Dept  
161 Broadway Port Ewen NY 12466
Phone: 845 338-8422
Fax: 845 338-1243
Website: http://www.pefd.org/
St. Remy Fire Dept  
Main St St. Remy NY 12401
Website: http://stremy.net/SRVFD/

The Saint Remy Volunteer Fire Department provides emergency services to the residents of Saint Remy, New Salem, Ulster Park, Union Center, and the areas in between. We operate out of two stations and cover about seven square miles of territory. Our district is about ten miles from end to end. This is a mostly residential and rural area, with some religeous facilities, one large manufacturing complex, and many home businesses. The east central part of the district is occupied by "Snake Hill" and the south east corner by Shaupeneak mountain. The New York Central Railroad is our eastern boundry and the Rondout Creek makes up our northern and western boundries.

Esopus Fire Department  
1142 Broadway Esopus NY 12429
Phone: 845 384-6575
Fax: 845 384-6381
Website: http://www.esopusfd.com
Email: mailto:contact@esopusfd.com

Esopus Fire Department provides the following services to members of the communities of West Park, Esopus, and Ulster Park within the boundaries of the Esopus Fire District. Esopus Fire Department is an all volunteer department. •Firefighting •Fire Prevention •BLS Emergency Medical Service •Automatic Electronic Defribrillation (AED) •Vehicle Extrication with "Jaws of Life" •Search & Rescue



 Government

Town of Ulster, NY  
1 Town Hall Drive Lake Katrine NY 12449
Phone: 845 382-2765
Website: http://townofulster.org/content

For those who are not familiar with our community, we are located off of Exit 19 on the NYS Thruway, 90 miles north of New York City and 60 miles south of Albany. The Town of Ulster is in the heart of the Hudson Valley within easy reach of the Catskill Mountains and is known as the "Business Hub" of Ulster County. We are an active, growing community and enjoy our beautiful location with easy access to great skiing, fishing, boating, hiking, theatre, music, historical sites, shopping, fall colors, summer festivals, county fairs and much, much more.

Town of Esopus, NY  
284 Broadway Port Ewen NY 12466
Phone: 845-339-1811
Fax: 845-338-5598
Website: http://www.esopus.com

As early as 1620 the land on the west side of the Hudson River, south of the Rondout Creek, was known by the Dutch and English as a good place to trade with the Native Americans who called the area "esepu", meaning "high banks". In 1811 this area officially became the Town of Esopus (ee-SO-pus). We are beautifully situated on the west banks of the majestic Hudson River, nearly 100 miles North of New York City. Our Town is bounded on the North by the Roundout Creek, a waterway busy with commercial and pleasure craft, across which lies the City of Kingston. To the South is Highland in the Town of Lloyd, and to the West are the towns of Rosendale and New Paltz. The Town of Esopus covers 40 square miles, much of which remains naturally decorated by lakes, waterways, and lush woodlands. In addition to the Hudson and Walkill Rivers, the Rondout, Black, and Swartekill Creeks wind through the Town...but not the Esopus Creek! Our population is roughly 9500 strong, and has included such notables as naturalist John Burroughs and human rights advocate Sojourner Truth. Several hamlets make up the Town of Esopus including Connelly, Esopus, New Salem, our Town center Port Ewen, Rifton, St. Remy, Sleightsburgh, Ulster Park, Union Center, and West Park. Along with the elegant beauty of our landscape, the Town of Esopus has so much to offer our residents and visitors; historic homes and sites, vineyards, apple orchards, fishing, parks and preserves, museums and educational fare, and many fine shops, restaurants, and farm stands.



 Kingston City Government

City of Kingston, NY  
420 Broadway Kingston NY 12401
Phone: 845 331-0080
Website: http://ci.kingston.ny.us/content/50/default.aspx

Kingston, N.Y. is a vibrant city that dates back to the arrival of the Dutch in 1652. Kingston features rich history and architecture, and a thriving arts community. City Hall is located in the heart of the community at 420 Broadway, and is open during normal business hours from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, with the exception of July and August when hours are 9:00AM - 4:00 PM. A City directory of offices can be found under Kingston links on the right side of the site. Come and tour our historic City, with restaurants that are the finest in the region, and local shopping promises unique finds.



 Libraries

Esopus Library  
128 Canal St Port Ewen NY 12466
Phone: 845 338-5580
Fax: 845 338-5583
Website: http://esopuslibrary.org/

The Town of Esopus Library, through a team of friendly, knowledgeable, and well-trained Staff, Volunteers, Friends, and Trustees, is dedicated to providing people of all ages with innovative lifelong learning and leisure opportunities through information, education, technology, and entertainment.



 Museum

Hudson River Maritime Museum  
50 Rondout Landing Kingston NY 12401
Phone: 845 338-0071
Fax: 845 338-0583
Website: http://www.hrmm.org/contact-us/
Email: info@hrmm.org

The Hudson River Maritime Museum was founded in 1980 by steamboat and tugboat enthusiasts, as well as local citizens who wanted to preserve the shipping history of the Hudson River. Kingston’s role as the most important port between New York and Albany in the 19th century made it the logical place to establish a Hudson River maritime museum. Kingston/Rondout was the terminus of the Delaware & Hudson Canal which brought anthracite coal from eastern Pennsylvania from 1828 to 1898 to be transported on the Hudson River to New York City and other ports at a time when coal was the dominant fuel in use. Kingston was also an important stop for passenger steamboats bringing vacationers to the area, many of whom traveled on to the Catskills. In addition, Rondout Creek was the home of the Cornell Steamboat Company tugboat fleet, the dominant towing company on the Hudson from 1880 to the 1930s, a time when much freight was transported by boat. After acquiring property and a building on the Rondout Creek just off the Hudson, the founders, Board, staff, and volunteers began the process of creating a museum with collections, exhibits, and programs which has continued and expanded to this day.

Friend of Historic Kingston  
Wall & Main St Kingston NY 12401
Phone: 845 339-0720
Website: http://www.fohk.org/

1965 The Spark Concern about the impact of Urban Renewal on the historic fabric of Kingston was the spark that ignited a group of people to form the Friends of Historic Kingston in 1965. Since its founding, FHK has led preservation efforts in the City of Kingston. 1969 A Landmark Through FHK’s advocacy and groundwork, the City of Kingston established the Historic Landmarks Preservation Commission. As the result of research and sponsorship by FHK, the first of Kingston’s four Historic Districts – the Stockade National Historic District – was designated.



 Police

Ulster County Sheriff  

380 Boulevard Kingston NY 12401
Phone: 845 338-3640
Fax: 845 331-2810
Website: http://www.co.ulster.ny.us/sheriff

The Ulster County Sheriff's Office was established in 1661. The Sheriff of Ulster County is an elected official (4 year term) who is the chief law enforcement officer of the County and is the county's conservator of the peace in accordance with County Law section 650. The Ulster County Sheriff's Office is accredited by the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Council and is comprised of three main divisions: Criminal Division, Corrections Division and Civil Division.

New York State Police  
212 Rt 299 Highland NY 12528
Phone: 845 691-2922
Website: http://www.troopers.ny.gov/Contact_Us/Troop_Information/Troop_F/


 Town Clerk

Esopus Town Clerk  
284 Broadway Port Ewen NY 12466
Phone: 845 331-3709
Fax: 845 338-5598
Website: http://www.esopus.com/clerk.html
Email: townclerk@esopus.com
Contact: Holly Netter, Town Clerk
Contact: Erin McNierney, Deputy Town Clerk

The Town Clerk wears many hats, serving the public as: • Public Relations Officer • Recording Administrator • Records Management Officer •Cash Control Officer • Registrar of Vital Statistics • Filing Officer • Licensing Officer • Election Coordinator • Notary Public • Marriage Official The Town Clerk is an elected official serving a four year term in the Town of Esopus. They are assisted by one or more Deputy Town Clerks, appointed by the Town Clerk.

Kingston City Clerk  
420 Broadway Kingston NY 12401
Phone: 845 334-3915
Fax: 845 334-3918
Website: http://kingston-ny.gov/content/76/78/82/6753/6638.aspx
Email: cwilliams@kingston-ny.gov
Contact: Carly Williams, City Clerk/Registrar

Registrar of Vital Statistics The Registrar's Office has all birth and death certificates for anyone who was born or died in the City of Kingston. Records begin in July of 1881. How to obtain a Death Record: Write a letter stating Name at Death, Date of Death, relationship to person whose record is requested, and reason for request. There is a $10.00 fee and a photocopy of proper id as above.

Town of Hurley Clerk  
10 Wamsley Place Hurley NY 12443
Phone: 845 331-7474, ext 2
Fax: 845 331-0058
Website: http://townofhurley.org/content/Departments/View/3
Email: clerk@townofhurley.org
Contact: Judy Mayhon, Clerk

The Hurley Town Clerk is an elected official who serves a two year term. They are the official record keeper for all town documents and, as such, are responsible for all permits, maps, licensing, and so forth. They are assisted in their duties by one or more Deputy Clerks. The Deputy Clerks are appointed by the Town Clerk and confirmed by the Town Board, and have the authority to sign permits, licenses, and other legal documents.

Town of Ulster Clerk  
1 Town Hall Drive Lake Katrine NY 12449
Phone: 845 382-2455
Fax: 845 382-1050
Website: http://www.townofulster.org/content/Departments/View/2
Email: townclerk@townofulster.org
Contact: Jason Cosenza, Town Clerk

The Town Clerk's office issues, licenses, permits, collects water bills, maintains Town records and makes reservations for use of Town Parks and Town Hall meeting rooms. The Town Clerk's office is also responsible for the collection of property taxes.



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