By Carol La Monda on Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 - 8:09 pm
Photo of the Bushkill Creek in Olive by Ed Ostapczuk. I remember more vivid autumns. Then again, I don't remember mowing the grass in the middle of October. I think all this rain caused the leaves to drop before they turned their bright colors. Mother... Read more
By wateradmin on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 - 6:14 pm
Photo of closed-off bridge to the village of Margaretville, in the town of Middletown, taken August 29, 2011. Posted to the Watershed Post Flickr pool by photographer Christopher Mooney. Elected officials in Middletown are seeking to keep the town budget... Read more
By wateradmin on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 - 10:43 am
The Windham-Ashland-Jewett Board of Education is asking for the approval of town voters to borrow up to $4 million, through the sale of bonds and notes, to cover flood damages. A vote on the measure will be held through a school bond election on November... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 - 2:54 pm
Winter is icumen in. Photo of frost on leaves by Flickr user s.alt. Published under Creative Commons license. This year, a federal program that one in five New York State households rely on to help pay their winter heating bills is likely to face drastic... Read more
By Rusty Mae Moore on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 - 4:09 pm
“We are now 36 days after Irene, and recovery efforts continue,” was the opening comment of Shandaken Town Supervisor Rob Stanley at last night's Town Board meeting. Stanley pointed out that there are a number of sources out there to help residents and... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011 - 9:22 am
Ulster County will be making some tough budget decisions this fall, the Daily Freeman reports: In a memo to Legislator Richard Gerentine, chairman of the county Legislature’s Ways and Means Committee, Budget Director Arthur Smith said that earlier... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 - 9:17 am
Thanks to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and five other donors, who chipped in $250,000 each, schools in New York State will be able to hold January Regents tests this year. The tests were cut from the budget earlier this spring, when the state... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 14, 2011 - 12:53 pm
New York State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli paid Kingston a visit yesterday to congratulate Ulster County on saving its taxpayers money, thanks to its new shared-services program between town and county highway departments. From the Daily Freeman: State... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 29, 2011 - 1:11 pm
Photo by Flickr user David Chess. Published under Creative Commons license. By law, a school contingency budget has to spend less than the failed budget it is adopted to replace. So, after having two budget proposals shot down by voters this year, the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, May. 18, 2011 - 11:35 am
Yesterday, New Yorkers went to the polls to decide the fate of 2011-2012 school budgets. And, for the most part, the results are in. In Ulster County, every budget passed except Saugerties, whose budget failed for the second year in a row, 1,631-1,369. [... Read more


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