Julia Reischel

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Aug. 10, 2015
It's August, the very peak of the high summer season in the Catskills, and the roads are jammed with drivers. That means more crashes, especially on weekends, when the region's many visitors are in transit. In one week, there have been two crashes on the... Read more
Aug. 10, 2015
On Friday evening, a Long Island man sped through the Delaware County town of Colchester on a motorcycle at 127 miles per hour, police say. Thirty-five-year-old Anthony J. Mcnamee of Suffolk County was in a 55-mile-per-hour speed zone on Route 30 on... Read more
Aug. 10, 2015
A 55-year-old man was arrested in the village of Sharon Springs on Wednesday, Aug. 5 for attempting to hurt his neighbor by putting glass in his neighbor's pool, police say. Left: John Schultheis. Photo via the New York State Police.  New York State... Read more
Aug. 5, 2015
Above: Heroin. Photo by psychonaught, via Wikipedia.  It's been a huge year for drug busts in Sullivan County. In March, a group of 13 people -- including two men in Monticello -- were arrested for trafficking heroin into upstate New York and... Read more
Aug. 5, 2015
Above: Video footage of Tuesday's bear rescue, shot by DEC Conservation Officer Anthony Glorioso's body camera. Officer Anthony Glorioso of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has pulled off another daring Catskills bear cub... Read more
Aug. 4, 2015
The spotty rainstorms we had yesterday paid off for Watershed Post reader Robin Williams, who spotted an enormous rainbow while driving on Route 28 through the Delaware County town of Meredith at 6:25 p.m on Monday, August 3. Thanks for sharing, Robin! 
Aug. 3, 2015
Above: A stream of cloudy water, center, flowed from a rock embankment downstream of the Cannonsville Dam for several weeks. Photo via the NYC DEP.  A disturbing gush of cloudy water below the Cannonsville Dam was stopped on Saturday, August 1, and the... Read more
Jul. 28, 2015
A woman driving from the Bronx to the Delaware County village of Sidney was found with 499 bags of heroin when she was pulled over for a traffic violation on Saturday, July 25, police say. Left: Sonia Ramirez. Photo via the Delaware County Sheriff's... Read more
Jul. 24, 2015
Above: A rendering of the drilling incident that caused muddy discharge at the base of the Cannonsville Dam, according to the NYC DEP. Source: NYC DEP. The Cannonsville Dam isn’t leaking, an investigation by the New York City Department of Environmental... Read more
Jul. 24, 2015
If you're a regular at Dahlia's Delights, a White Sulphur Springs ice-cream-and-sandwich stand, you may hear yourself on National Public Radio this weekend. NPR's Weekend Edition is profiling snack stands across the country, and is working with local... Read more
Jul. 23, 2015
Above: A mountain biker races in Hurley in 2013. Photo by Tim Kleeger of Fats in the Cats. The Catskill Mountains were made for road cycling and mountain biking, with miles of paved, lightly trafficked roads and rugged mountain trails. For those who love... Read more
Jul. 22, 2015
People riding ATVs on Post Hill Road in the Sullivan County hamlet of Mountaindale discovered the remains of a human body on Friday, July 17, according to the Times Herald-Record:  The remains of the body ... were so badly decomposed, all that was left... Read more
Jul. 22, 2015
Above: A rough beginning of a wood sculpture of a bear made by Samsonville wood artist Hoppy Quick. Quick will be at the Catskill Forest Festival this weekend. Photo via Hoppy Quick's Facebook page.  Woodchips will fly in Margaretville's village park on... Read more
Jul. 22, 2015
Above: Brisket, pulled pork, chicken and ribs at Catskill Mtn. BBQ in Grand Gorge. Photo by Julia Reischel. Barbecue fans will drive long distances for their fix of smoked pork belly and brisket. Here’s where to get barbecue in the Catskills.  The... Read more
Jul. 21, 2015
Above: Adam Cross, left, the code enforcement officer for the town of Lexington, and Kim Do, a part-time Lexington resident who helped compose the "Broadband Anthem," at the Broadband Pep Rally on July 18. Photo by Julia Reischel. A boisterous crowd of... Read more
Jul. 20, 2015
Above: The Cannonsville Dam, looking upstream toward the Cannonsville Reservoir. The dam’s release chamber is a rock structure surrounded by a road on the righthand side of the image. Muddy water began flowing into the West Branch of the Delaware River... Read more
Jul. 16, 2015
A black bear cub that got its head stuck in a plastic jar was freed by Greene County DEC conservation officers after a four-hour stakeout in the Catskills hamlet of Palenville on June 30. The cub, stumbling blindly with its head stuck in a large opaque... Read more
Jul. 13, 2015
Above: Belleayre Beach at Pine Hill Lake in July 2014. Photo by Jonathan Garin. In the Catskills, there’s a secret swimming hole in almost every town. (If you ask nicely, a local may point you in the right direction.) Here are a few of the best known... Read more
Jul. 10, 2015
A 62-year-old man was killed after being hit by a car on Route 52 in the Sullivan County village of Jeffersonville on Wednesday, July 8, police say. Daniel Doherty, who lived in Jeffersonville, entered Route 52 near Willy Ave. and was struck by a 2012... Read more
Jul. 9, 2015
A second person has been charged in connection with a Tennessee man's plot to attack Islamberg, a Muslim community in the Catskills, according to federal prosecutors. Robert R. Doggart, a 63-year-old former congressional candidate, was arrested on April... Read more

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