Sullivan County, NY has been experiencing growth in 2024. This county was the first in New York State to tackle cyber threats with a new program.

94.3 Lite FM shared information about this new program.

On Thursday, April 22, 2024 Sullivan County, NY was the first in New York State to begin using the New York State Security Operations Center which is also known as NYSSOC.

It allows the state to monitor for cyber threats with a goal of preventing them and improving responses to incidents. It also assists with detecting cyber threats, attacks and also responds to these issues.

Along with this new program, The Sullivan County, NY International Airport has been undergoing changes.

On March 22, 2024, New York State released information about Governor Kathy Hochul about the start of exciting renovations and constructions that will take place at Sullivan County International Airport.

According to New York State, this project has been awarded $18.5 million through Revitalization Competition along with Upstate Airport Economic Development as well. The Sullivan County International Airport was constructed in 1969 and is located within the Catskills.

Sullivan County, NY along with other counties within New York State have been seeing more dispensaries opening.

What New Dispensary Opened In Dutchess County, NY?


WPDH shared information about a new dispensary that opened in Dutchess County, NY.

They explained that a new business has opened at 89 Main Street in the City of Poughkeepsie, NY. Guests can visit Black Market Cannabis Company within Dutchess County.

Black Market Cannabis Company is now open at 89 Main Street in the City of Poughkeepsie.

WPDH also shared additional information about the location of this new business. Guests can find Black Market Cannabis Company next to Dutch Crown and also across the street from The Derby.

Edibles, oil, flowers, prerolls and more are available at Black Market Cannabis Company.

What New Dispensary Opened In Ulster County, NY?

Hudson Valley Country, The Wolf shared information about a new dispensary that opened in Ulster County, NY.

Hudson Valley residents were curious as to what would replace the former Stewart's Shop in New Paltz, NY when it closed and reopened down the street into a larger space.

Hudson Valley Country, The Wolf shared that there was a sign on the former Stewart's Shop building for Big Gas Dispensary. This business had their soft opening and have prerolls, flowers, vapes, edibles and more available for purchase on site. Big Gas Dispensary also offers delivery options.

They are now open and located at 98 North Chestnut Street in New Paltz, NY.

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What New Dispensary Opened In Sullivan County, NY?

Sullivan Catskills made a post on social media about a new business that opened in Sullivan County, NY.

They shared the opening of the first Adult Use Dispensary in Sullivan County, NY, Platinum Leaf. The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce attended Platinum Leaf's ribbon cutting ceremony in Rock Hill, NY.

Sullivan Catskills shared,

"We are thrilled to embrace new economic opportunities with the team at Platinum Leaf. Congratulations!!"

Platinum Leaf is located at 196 Rock Hill Dr. in Rock Hill, NY. They have a wide variety of options for sale such as vapes, pre rolls, flower, edibles, concentrates, topicals and more.

Additional information about Platinum Leaf can be found on their website.

What Do Facebook Users Feel About Platinum Leaf Opening In Rock Hill, NY?


Facebook users shared their opinions in the comments section of Sullivan Catskills latest post.

"This is so awesome!!!! Congratulations!!!"


"This place is fabulous. Staff and owners are super professional and knowledgeable. Great vibe. Reminds me a lot of Colorado. Great selection of gummies/edibles and bud itself."


Congratulations on opening your new place!

"Roll it up, smoke it up"

What new dispensaries will you visit within the Hudson Valley and all throughout New York State? Which product would you be interested in investing in? Tell us more below.

Take a Tour of Sullivan County, NY's Newest Underground Salt Cave

Crystal Connection is a 1890's antique, Methodist church located in Sullivan County, NY. This is a crystal lover's dream come true.

It's known for being 

"One of the largest Crystal & Mineral destinations on the Northeast." 

While this may be a place that some people gather often, others can refer to it as a hidden gem in the Hudson Valley.  Crystal Connection can also be described as 

"a sacred space & crystal haven"

I have never experienced anything similar to Crystal Connection before. The amount of crystals, crystal jewelry, singing bowls, sage and more are fascinating. Crystal Connection also hosts different events and fairs throughout the year.

Take a tour through Crystal Connection's newest underground salt cave experience.

Gallery Credit: Allison Kay, Crystal Connection, YouTube

5 Must See Scenic Drives In The Hudson Valley

When was the last time that you took the scenic route or the back road? There's something so peaceful about taking in the views of the beautiful farmland and the smells of fresh grass with the windows down. 

The next time that you're out for a drive, take one of these scenic routes to capture the beauty of the area that we get to call home.


Gallery Credit: Allison Kay