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By Julia Reischel on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 - 8:24 pm
Tonight, President Obama granted New York State's request for a federal emergency declaration. The declaration will release federal resources in advance of Hurricane Sandy's arrival in the Catskills on Monday, and allow the Federal Emergency Management... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 7, 2012 - 4:36 pm
President Barack Obama will be paying a visit to Albany on Tuesday to get a look at upstate New York's flourishing high-tech manufacturing sector. But the Times-Union's Jimmy Vielkind talked to some insiders who say Obama is in the Capital to see the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 - 2:13 pm
Photo of barn, fence and field in Kiamesha Lake by Catskills Photography. Shared in the Watershed Post Flickr group. The Obama administration announced three new initiatives to benefit the rural economy, including a $15 million "Rural Jobs Accelerator"... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 - 1:34 pm
As a rural area, the Catskills region chronically lacks high-speed, broadband internet access. The region's deep valleys and steep hillsides make cell phone service next to impossible. (In fact, the Times Herald-Record just wrote an entire cover story... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 - 3:54 pm
Hydraulic fracturing is shaping up to be one of the big dramas of our newly-minted 112th U.S. Congress, and the various actors are already hinting at how the debate will unfold. President Barack Obama's administration has hinted that gas drilling could... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010 - 3:29 pm
In remarks Wednesday, following an election-day wave of Republican victory that swept the G.O.P. into power in the House of Representatives, President Barack Obama offered an olive branch to the new legislators: Support for gas drilling. The New York... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Apr. 29, 2010 - 6:54 pm
This week, the Obama administration issued a 47-page report on the American rural economy, with recommendations for policies aimed at giving a boost to small business, infrastructure, agriculture and overall quality of life in rural areas. The Daily... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 - 5:07 pm
That's what the Times Union says. Basement Bistro owner Damon Baehrel got a phone call about the prospect: “They asked if we would be interested in hosting — of course I said yes — and they’re going to give me some possible dates,” Baehrel tells me. Given... Read more
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