April 24, 2013

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Ulster County takes possession of vets’ transitional home

KINGSTON – The former state-owned group home on Wurts Street in the City of Kingston is now the property of the County of Ulster.

The state turned over the deed to the property, which will eventually become transitional housing for veterans, said County Executive Michael Hein.

“They put their lives on the line for us every single day and all of us have a debt we can never really repay them and this allows us to take a step in that direction,” he said.

The facility will eventually become home to nine vets and Hein expects it to be remodeled and ready to accommodate vets by the end of the year.

Area state lawmakers backed legislation in Albany to allow for the transfer of the building from the state to the county.

Hein files the deed to the house with Ulster County Clerk Nina Postupack as County Veterans' Services Director
Steven Massee looks on. They are joined by Harold Rosenkranse of the American Legion Post 1219 in
Rosendale/Tillson and William Tubby of VFW ost 1386 in Kingston.


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