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Greene County Establishes Animal Abuse Registry

As part of the Wednesday, July 21st meeting of Greene County Legislature, Local Law No. 2 of 2021 – Establishing A County-Wide Animal Abuse Registry was enacted by a vote of 13 – 0 with 1 absent. This registry falls

Posted in County Resources

Greene County Legislature Supporting Small Businesses

The Greene County Legislature is committed to providing our local business with the ongoing services, support and promotion needed to succeed and thrive. During the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the legislature immediately authorized the creation of a variety

Posted in Economic Development & Tourism

Greene County Honored with 2021 NYSAC Pioneer Award

The Greene County Legislature continuously strives to keep county employees safe, while keeping costs down. As a member of the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC), Greene County utilizes a specific solution that maximizes safety and wellness practices through

Posted in Government Operations

NYS Officially Lifts Most COVID-19 Restrictions

As of June 16th, New York State is officially lifting most COVID-19 restrictions, as 70% of the NY adult population has received at least the first dose of the vaccine.   The State’s health guidance and New York Forward industry-specific

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Federal ARPA Recovery Stimulus Funding for Greene County

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) will distribute over $1 trillion to communities recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Greene County’s share will be approximately $9.15 million.  As with all federal programs, conditions and requirements must be met before monies are

Posted in County Resources

Greene County Initiates Broadband Survey

Catskill, NY – Greene County has initiated a broadband and cellular communications project to identify households and businesses without access to fiber or coaxial broadband service and to formulate a technical solution and its estimated cost to providing service. The First

Posted in Economic Development & Tourism

Greene County Now Allowing 12 &13 Year-Old Deer Hunters Firearms

The Greene County Legislature unanimously adapted Local Law 1 of 2021, which permits 12- and 13-year-olds to hunt deer with a firearm or crossbow. This legislation was part of the NYS 2021-2022 budget, with each county given the option of

Posted in County Resources County Services

Greene County COVID-19 Vaccination Progress

By the end of May, Greene County will have completed over 16,000+ COVID-19 inoculations. This is thanks to the efforts of our community healthcare workers and volunteers at the nearly 20 vaccination Points Of Distribution (PODs) throughout Greene. NYS has

Posted in Health Services

Greene County Honors Residents as Part of Older Americans Month in May

The Greene County Legislature proclaims May as Greene County Older Americans Month and takes this annual opportunity to express appreciation for the commitment and valued service of outstanding Senior Citizens. In conjunction with this, the Advisory Council to the Greene

Posted in County Services

New Resource to Help Businesses Comply with NYS COVID Requirements

Greene County Creates New Resource to Help Businesses Comply with NYS COVID Requirements As more and more New Yorkers are vaccinated and eager to gather, travel, and attend events & performances, NYS continues to issue specialized requirements for businesses to

Posted in Economic Development & Tourism