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By Robert Burke Warren on Thursday, May. 5, 2016 - 11:15 am
Above: A "Lime Trude" fly fishing lure tied by Ed Ostapczuk, photographed by Mark Loete and included in "The Art of Artifice," an exhibition of Catskills fly tying that opens this Saturday in Woodstock. What lured Mark Twain, Babe Ruth, Herbert Hoover and... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, May. 4, 2016 - 2:22 pm
Above: The Cannonsville Dam's spillway. Image by the NYC DEP, via Flickr.  In the wake of a drilling incident at the Cannonsville Dam in the Delaware County town of Deposit last summer, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, May. 4, 2016 - 1:43 pm
Above: Early morning at Colgate Lake by Elaine Warfield. This photo was entered in the 2016 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest. Saturday, May 7 is "I Love My Park Day" in New York state, and state and local parks across the Catskills region are... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, May. 2, 2016 - 4:22 pm
Chris Gibson, the Republican U.S. Congressman who represents the 19th Congressional District, which covers much of the Catskills, announced today that he has decided to retire from politics and will shelve his plans to run for governor of New York state... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, May. 2, 2016 - 3:55 pm
Above: Indian Head and Twin Mountains on the eastern Devil's Path, photographed in October 2012 by EricAOrtner.  New York Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers and first responders from multiple fire departments and rescue squads helped... Read more
By Robert Burke Warren on Thursday, Apr. 28, 2016 - 7:45 am
Above: A historical sign in the Ulster County hamlet of Bearsville. Photo by Doug Kerr, via Flickr. “History is good,” said Michael Drillinger, the coordinator of the Maurice Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center in the Ulster County hamlet of Mount... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2016 - 8:59 am
A fire started by a 40-year-old man in the Ulster County town of Shandaken at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 25 burned five acres of Catskill Forest Preserve before being doused by 20 fire companies and police agencies, according to a press release from the... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2016 - 7:49 am
Above: John Faso. Image via the Faso campaign. In the increasingly negative race to replace retiring Republican Congressman Chris Gibson in New York's 19th Congressional District, former State Assembly Minority Leader John Faso has all the hallmarks of a... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Apr. 23, 2016 - 9:32 am
A 52-year-old Andes man is being held on $250,000 cash bail in the Delaware County Correctional Facility for allegedly possessing 30 bags of heroin in his car and for reportedly bringing a minor child along while trying to buy heroin last fall, according... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Apr. 22, 2016 - 5:34 pm
Above: A natural gas pipeline being constructed. Photo courtesy of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Just in time to celebrate Earth Day, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that it has denied a water quality... Read more
By Jessica Porter on Friday, Apr. 22, 2016 - 10:31 am
Above: The 2015 Catskills Book Festival. Photo via Writers in the Mountains.  This Sunday, local writers, illustrators, editors, educators, booksellers, publishers and journalists will gather at the Union Grove Distillery in the Delaware County hamlet of... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Apr. 21, 2016 - 12:20 pm
Above: Police raid an apartment in the Delaware County village of Deposit on Tuesday, looking for heroin. Photo via the Delaware County Sheriff's Office. With the help of a drug-sniffing dog, police found 205 bags of heroin in an apartment in the Delaware... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Apr. 20, 2016 - 11:27 am
Above: A track car used by Catskill Mountain Railroad volunteers to inspect the railway lines. Photo by Ryan Lennox. The Catskill Mountain Railroad (CMRR) has settled its lawsuit against Ulster County, another sign that the railroad’s management is... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2016 - 10:42 am
Above: Photo by Justin Grimes, via Flickr.  For New York state voters who are registered with a political party, today--April 19, 2016--is the day to vote in New York state's presidential primary election. It's one of the most exciting primary races in... Read more
By Robert Cairns on Monday, Apr. 18, 2016 - 8:12 pm
Above: Michael Sabansky, Delaware County's director of real property tax services, gave a presentation on solar farms to the Delaware County Board of Supervisors on April 13. Photo by Robert Cairns.  With the possibility of commercial solar electricity... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Saturday, Apr. 16, 2016 - 3:45 pm
Above: Dawn Johnson addresses the Schoharie Town Board before a crowd concerned residents. The audience was too large for the town hall, so Wednesday's town meeting was moved to a nearby church. Photos by Timothy Knight. Schoharie residents came out in... Read more
By Robert Burke Warren on Saturday, Apr. 16, 2016 - 10:16 am
Above: Twyla Tharp. Images provided by the Catskill Mountain Foundation. Since its 1998 inception, the Catskill Mountain Foundation has tried to make Greene County an international destination for dance. This weekend, with world-renowned choreographer... Read more
By Rebecca Andre on Monday, Apr. 11, 2016 - 6:27 pm
Above: Bite Me Bakery's Chai Latte cupcake. Photos by Rebecca Andre. Although Bite Me Bakery opened for business on April Fool’s Day, for the faithful customers and employees of the recently shut down Mama's Boy Market in Phoenicia, this was no joke. They... Read more
By Robert Burke Warren on Thursday, Apr. 7, 2016 - 12:46 pm
Above: Abbie Gardner. Contributed photo.  The housekeeping staff is pounding on Abbie Gardner’s door. “I was recording last night in Nashville,” said the acclaimed singer-songwriter and master of the Dobro-style resonator guitar, laughing into her phone... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2016 - 3:14 pm
Above: Heather L. Terry, Daniel R. Bowker, Jr. and Kyle S. Buckley. Images via the Delaware County Sheriff's Office. A Walton man who was being investigated in connection with a burglary was arrested when police found heroin in his vehicle during a... Read more

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