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Nov. 29, 2011
Dear Editor, I am writing to express my support for the strong executive form of government created by the Ulster County Charter. Specifically, I have witnessed a focus on Catskills advertising and a coordinated flood response. As a business owner in... Read more
Oct. 26, 2011
Dear Editor, I am supporting Holley Carnright for District Attorney of Ulster County. As our current DA, Holley Carnright has prosecuted over 18,000 cases and more than 100 individual members of street gangs in Ulster County. He has a 95% felony... Read more
Sep. 23, 2011
To the editor: In the wake of Hurricane Irene and the resultant flooding, we have organized New Paltz Flood Aid: Farmers, Families, and First Responders. Contributions and all ticket sales to Flood Aid events will be distributed to the New Paltz farmers... Read more
Sep. 23, 2011
To the editor: Here in Delaware County many are trying to understand what happened to us during flood. Tangled attachments to the past are gone, there is much loss and we in the community try to console one another. We spend years building our home... Read more
Sep. 15, 2011
To the Editor: We’re now hearing there will soon be a second indictment of a Kingston Police Department (KPD) officer, this time a retired one. It looks like getting to the bottom of KPD corruption will require a full investigation, and it ought to be... Read more
Sep. 15, 2011
To the Editor: It’s almost been a year since we learned that Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency’s chief executive was fired after employees complained about bullying, sexual harassment, documents being falsified, improper storage of waste materials... Read more
Sep. 15, 2011
To the editor: I was elated to hear that Jon Sennett is running for Ulster County District Attorney. I am a partner in a large Mid-Hudson law firm, but years ago as Assistant DA in the Bronx, it was Sennett who trained me, on-the-job in one of the... Read more
Sep. 15, 2011
Dear Editor: Phoenicia is open for business, and wants to welcome everyone back to our lovely town. But, to many who live far afield and read the New York Times, a recent article questioning Phoenicia’s location in a flood plain, may have served to... Read more
Aug. 22, 2011
To the editor: Kayak, canoe, row, or sail the Ashokan Reservoir! This is the second season for AshokanBoaters.org, a boating group dedicated to bringing the DEP's recreational boating program to the Ashokan. A visit to the Cannonsville Reservoir will... Read more
Aug. 22, 2011
Dear Editor: Recently notice of NYS Healthy NY HMO Aetna's 2012 proposed rate hike and request for commentary was sent out. The rate hike is approximately going up by 26% for next year. This monthly payment is a sincere hardship for sole proprietors... Read more
Aug. 22, 2011
To the Editor: Receiving the Democratic nomination to run for Supervisor of the Town of Shandaken is a great privilege! I am very grateful to my friends and neighbors who have asked me to step forward to address the significant issues that lie ahead of... Read more
Jul. 28, 2011
Thanks to intrepid reporter Cindy Johansen, we will be posting video of the town of Olive's monthly Town Board meetings right here on our Olive town page. Johansen videoed the July 11 meeting of the Olive town board. Check out the first quarter of the... Read more
Jun. 16, 2011
The latest from the Watershed Post's mailbag. For more Letters to the Editor, click here. To The Editor, A majority of Delaware County Supervisors have stated that they are in favor of Fracking for Natural Gas. In my local area, these include the... Read more
May. 17, 2011
We're launching a new feature on the Watershed Post today: Letters to the Editor, which will appear as their own menu item on our menu bar above. Our first letter is from Ron Urban, who wrote us in response to a looming deadline facing the Delaware River... Read more
Jan. 8, 2011
A How-To Guide for talking with officials about the recent flooding in Shandaken. Compiled by Claudia Fragnito. Key Talking Points/Messages: Subject: Recent flooding of the Esopus and tributary creeks/streams in Shandaken, NY Key Messages (pick and... Read more
Dec. 23, 2010
This afternoon, Phoenicia will put the year's soggy unpleasantness behind it with a community party thrown by a group of local business leaders. An outdoor Christmas party begins at 4:30pm on what has become the unofficial village square: the now wide-... Read more
Jun. 2, 2010
The Liberty Indy bemoans the mighty ruts left behind by local dirt warriors: For over 4-years we worked hard, hundreds of volunteer hours, thousands of dollars, endless campaigning, all to get this trail opened - and in 30 seconds it all gets thrown out... Read more
Jun. 1, 2010
Flickr user ritchie 59, a woodworker living near Kingston, spotted this wood-sided hot rod with its rat hood ornament in Kingston last week: someone's custom woodie coupe project.....kingston ny.....old chevy truck body? Photo used with permission.
Jun. 1, 2010
And you thought that a federal judge blocking Gov. David Paterson's plan to furlough 100,000 state workers was good news. Nope, reports the New York Times. Now that he can't save money with furloughs, the governor has to outright lay off 10,000: Days... Read more
Jun. 1, 2010
A wild party on Beaverkill Rd. on Sunday led to a whopping 13 arrests for underage drinking, report the Times Herald-Record and the Daily Freeman.  (One of the underage drinkers who was arrested rammed a car into a police car and then fled the scene.)... Read more