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By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 - 1:44 pm
Drugs flushed down the toilet and ending up in drinking water is a growing problem nationwide. This week, New York Attorney General (and rumored gubernatorial hopeful) Andrew Cuomo went after five hospitals and nursing homes within the New York City... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 - 11:33 am
If you have a stake in the future of the arts, theatre and small movie houses in the region, you might want to be in Rosendale tomorrow night to discuss the Rosendale Theatre Collective's plans for the Rosendale Theatre. Mike Madsen at Kingston... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 - 10:53 am
In an interview with Big Gay Hudson Valley, WAMC's Hudson Valley bureau chief, Susan Barnett, gets just a little too smug with the regional pride. Schoharie, Otsego, Delaware counties are absolutely lovely and there are certainly some creative people... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 - 11:25 pm
Figure skating, racing, high school prom queens on ice, dogsleds, one-horse open sleighs, snowshoeing and ice sculptures. Oh, and free hot dogs. Livingston Manor's 51st annual Rotary Club Ice Carnival sounds like a blast. Catskill Chronicle's Leni Santoro... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 - 4:58 pm
While the Huffington Post gleefully declares phone calls, newspaper classifieds and letter-writing obsolete, Sullivan County blogger and news columnist Jeanne Sager frets that the world is leaving rural upstate New York behind. As of August of 2009,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 - 4:39 pm
An eagle-eyed Freeman reader at the Kingston Navigator blog spotted a legal notice for a hearing on Central Hudson's proposed energy and gas rate hikes. A public hearing is scheduled in Kingston on Tuesday, January 26th 2010. 6:00pm, Kingston City Hall... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 - 4:32 pm
It's only January, but About Olive has had enough of the single-digit temperatures. Life is rough here in the mountains in winter. I'd like to see the survivor TV show drop those folks here in January and see who survives.
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jan. 11, 2010 - 10:00 pm
Famed drag comedian (and one-time NYC mayoral candidate) Murray Hill tweets: The best show in town... X-country skiing at Frost Valley in Catskills, and the pancakes at Sweet Sue's in Phoencia.
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jan. 11, 2010 - 1:18 pm
The New York Daily News editorial department doesn't want natural-gas drilling in the New York City watershed. Really, really doesn't want it. Absolutely, positively and inscribed in stone, Gov. Paterson must bar any thought of putting the city water... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010 - 10:25 pm
Unless things change dramatically for Emilio Maya, a restaurant owner, husband and father in Saugerties, he'll be on a plane to Argentina in a few weeks. A Daily Freeman story reports that on November 17, immigration agents seized him on his way to work... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010 - 9:48 pm
Circa 1855, that is. Nineteenth-century Bovina had double the town's current population--and enough local purchasing power to support several shoe stores, a woolen factory, and no less than four wagonmaking blacksmiths, town historian Ray LaFever writes.... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010 - 8:09 pm
Adrian Greiner,star of HBO's "Entourage" and drummer for the Honey Brothers, has been hanging out in Ulster County lately, the Times Herald-Record observes. The manager of Sami's gets in touch with his inner fanboy: "He actually gave me a hug goodbye,"... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010 - 6:39 pm
One word: Whee. For those unfamiliar with Zipline, take warning, it is not for the faint of heart. It consists of two raised platforms connected by a long cable from which hang harnesses that people strap themselves into. Then they fling themselves off... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010 - 1:19 pm
[img_assist|nid=16055|title=Atlantic sturgeon|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=200|height=59] Life's tough when your eggs sell for $250 a pound. The Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrhynchus), whose prehistoric shape you might recognize from road signs... Read more

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