By WP Newsroom on Monday, Mar. 1, 2010 - 2:11 pm
Great piece in the Times Herald-Record today on the debate over how New York State should count prisoners. Currently, they're counted where they're imprisoned, not where they're originally from, a practice that artificially inflates upstate districts with... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Mar. 1, 2010 - 1:16 pm
Wanted: New York State travel editor who knows where Gore Mountain is. According to a state tourism guide, it's in the Catskills. Spotted by eagle-eyed Times-Union reporter Rick Karlin.
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Mar. 1, 2010 - 11:33 am
The New York Times continues its excellent "Toxic Waters" series today, with a disturbing revelation: Rulings in recent years by the Supreme Court have left the nation's courts with an increasingly vague definition of which waterways the Clean Water Act... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010 - 11:44 am
Does every county in upstate New York really need its own jail? In Sullivan County, whose jail is falling apart and has been partly shut down by the state, legislators don't think so--and state senator John Bonacic agrees. The senator just introduced... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010 - 11:18 am
Kingston Citizens is urging residents to contact their legislators to spare the historic site from the budget axe.
By WP Newsroom on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 - 5:35 pm
Over at Breathing Is Political, Liz Bucar has an account of a recent Delaware River Basin Commission hearing on proposed gas drilling, in which several Pennsylvania business owners said their plans were on hold because of the uncertainty surrounding... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 - 12:24 pm
Sullivan County offices are closed today, the Catskill Chronicle reports. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for Sullivan County. A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected. Significant amounts of snow... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 - 2:26 pm
Denise O'Donnell, NY's Deputy Secretary for Public Safety, just resigned. The Times-Union is wondering what to call the latest gubernatorial scandal. We're going with "Battergate."
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 - 12:49 pm
The DEP issued a press release yesterday touting a new $5.2 million computer system that will allow the agency to do more advanced data modeling of the reservoirs. The goal: better water quality, and less flooding. (Hopefully the two go together.) When... Read more