This week on the Watershed Post Half-Hour News Hour, we covered yet more flooding in the Catskills with a live interview with West Shokan resident Martha Frankel as she was being evacuated from her home today. We also interviewed Brooklyn artists Ellie Irons and Dan Phiffer, who are unveiling a Catskills art installation in the town of Denning this Sunday.
Here's a run-down of the stories we discuss on this week's show:
- Flooding in the town of Olive strands multiple people in West Shokan and washes one man away.
- The town supervisor of Colchester in Delaware County is hopping mad at the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.
- The NYC DEP is ponying up cash to fix the broken Gilboa Dam sirens.
- Two towns in New York State that have banned natural gas drilling are being sued.
- A man has died in an ATV accident in Andes.
- A multi-media art installation called Neversink Transmissions is opening in Denning this Sunday. The exhibit is involves a driftwood sculpture, a micro-radio station, and an online gallery of interviews and photos of Neversink Valley residents.
- Lark in the Park, a 10-day outdoors extravaganza, kicks off on October 1.
- We unveiled two new Watershed Post Half-Hour News Hour features: a weekly News Poem, and the Perpetual Optimist’s Glass-Half-Full News Corner.
You can listen to today's show below, and past editions of the show by clicking here.