Watershed Post Half-Hour News Hour: September 21, 2011

Photo by Flickr user Curtis.Kennington.

This week on the Watershed Post Half-Hour News Hour, things are finally getting back to normal. (Sort of.) We talk about a few non-flood-related news stories and a bunch of flood-related ones. Our on-air guest is Michael Koegel, the owner of Mama's Boy Market and Cafe in Phoenicia, which became relief headquarters for the hamlet after Hurricane Irene.

Here's a run-down of the stories we discuss on this week's show:

  • A proposal by the Board of Directors of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway (UDSB) to ban "non-traditional" industrial traffic along the byway is ruffling feathers in the town and village of Hancock in Delaware County, where local officials view the proposal as an attempt to discourage hydraulic fracturing.
  • New developments in the slow-as-molasses planning for the Belleayre Resort.
  • There's a ray of hope in Schoharie Village, a town that flooding plunged into a "canyon of gloom" after Hurricane Irene.
  • A Shandaken EMT talks about his fear of needles -- and why he got a Tetanus shot anyway.
  • Flood victims get fed in Lexington -- and a three-year-old gets a birthday cake. 
  • A Prattsville businessman talks about looking forward to rebuilding.

The Watershed Post Half-Hour News Hour airs live at 1pm on Wednesdays on WIOX 91.3 FM in Delaware and Ulster counties and at 3pm on Wednesdays on WGXC 90.7 FM in Greene and Columbia counties.

You can listen to today's show below, and past editions of the show by clicking here.