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May. 25, 2010
Kingston Happenings reports that the Kingston Natural Foods Market -- a new project from the folks behind the Kingston Natural Foods Buying Club -- is open for business, and getting ready to celebrate properly in a couple of weeks. Right now the store is... Read more
May. 24, 2010
An array of local and national celebrities took to the pages of the Times Herald-Record today to wish Levon Helm, who's celebrating his 70th on Wednesday, a happy birthday. Here's Simone Felice (of the Felice Brothers and The Duke & The King): Levon... Read more
May. 24, 2010
Blue_Mtn_Photos gets a glorious may-blooming field in Saugerties framed just right. Posted in the Watershed Post photo pool on Flickr.
May. 24, 2010
Ulster County Democratic campaigner and political blogger Jeremy Blaber really, really doesn't want to see Julian Schriebman reelected as Ulster County's Democratic chair. So much so that he's offering $500 in cold, hard cash to any "serious Democrat"... Read more
May. 23, 2010
An article in last week's Daily Freeman raised questions about whether U.S. Representative Maurice Hinchey used federal funding for personal gain when he got $800,000 for sewage system improvements in the village of Saugerties, where he owns part of the... Read more
May. 21, 2010
The Daily Star reports that Richard Murphy, Democrat of Oneonta, is planning to introduce a bill to ask the state to hold off on hydrofracking until there's more scientific data on its potential risks: Murphy said he believes that if the state gave... Read more
May. 21, 2010
It's like pulling teeth to get people to speak up at a vital school budget meeting around here -- but mention cats, and suddenly everybody's got an opinion. The Freeman reports (with video!) on last night's contentious Common Council meeting, at which... Read more
May. 20, 2010
The award for Most Unusual Loss Leader goes to Northeastern supermarket chain Price Chopper, for their recent decision to give away diabetes medication free of charge. YNN reports it's a move to build customer loyalty. With almost 1 in 10 upstate New... Read more
May. 19, 2010
For a column published yesterday, Mike Di Paola of Bloomberg News paid a visit to a Sullivan county grandma, Alice Diehl, who helped convince Sullivan County legislators to ban gas drilling on county land. Breathing is Political's Liz Bucar, who attended... Read more
May. 19, 2010
Despite much controversy over school budgets this year -- prompting a massive campaign by the state teachers' union -- yesterday's school election results aren't too revolutionary. (See the Daily Freeman's results chart here, and the Times Herald-Record'... Read more
May. 18, 2010
Old Locomotive Gets New Life Engine 407, a 1940s-era veteran of the Long Island Railroad and the Staten Island Railway, could easily have ended up on the scrap heap, Staten Island Advance reports. Instead, the little blue engine is getting buffed and... Read more
May. 18, 2010
This may be the most contentious school budget year in recent memory for many districts around the Catskills region. Today's the day for voting on school budgets and school board members, across the state. Here are a few links for more information on... Read more
May. 18, 2010
Even in sleepy Greene County, a lot has changed since 1997 -- the last time the county's administrative manual got an update. Yesterday, county legislators began to tackle the sticky question of what their social-networking policy should look like, the... Read more
May. 16, 2010
Maybe he would have spent a few years and $95 million getting rid of a stop light in Parksville. Times Herald-Record editor Barry White is sick of the endless construction: How do you get rid of a light and grade crossing in a hamlet that has long... Read more
May. 13, 2010
Last week, Covidien, one of the largest employers in Delaware County, announced that it was making the first layoffs of its almost 20 years in the tiny village of Hobart. This week, the Daily Mail Mountain Eagle has the numbers: 90 hourly and salaried... Read more
May. 13, 2010
If you're a 16-year-old, you might want to avoid Truman's Bar in the week hours of the night. If you don't, you might end up with "serious cuts to the face." Via the Daily Freeman. 
May. 12, 2010
Broadcasting live from the Rhinecliff Hotel in just a couple of hours: The inaugural webcast of Hudson Valley Green Drinks, whose members will be downing libations and talking about local sustainable food this evening. Tune in here for live "moderated... Read more
May. 12, 2010
Move over, embattled dairy farmers of New York State: It's going to be a tough year for onion and fruit growers, too. The Times Herald-Record reports: Black Dirt onion farmer Chris Pawelski of Goshen, for example, said strong winds at the end of April... Read more
May. 12, 2010
Fed up with a plague of feral cats in his neighborhood, Robert Senor, Democrat of Ward 8, wants to limit the number of cats per house in Kingston, the Freeman reports. The alderman envisions a limit of between three and five cats, and his legislation... Read more
May. 12, 2010
The Catskills Cyclist reports that Ulster County is looking for input on its 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan. Naturally, he's hoping bicycles get mentioned in it: The survey is pretty cool.  It allows you to check boxes for Bike/Ped issues.  One... Read more

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