By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010 - 3:08 pm
45,000 mammals a year in St. Lawrence County alone. That works out to about a kill every other year for every person 18 and over in the county. The number, an estimate based on a year's worth of weekly surveys of typical roads in the area, comes from a... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010 - 1:09 pm
The polls opened at noon today at the New Paltz High School for a vote on whether or not to approve a $50 million bond bill to renovate the Middle School. Temperatures have been rising steadily as the vote has approached, according to the New Paltz Times... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 - 10:59 pm
Anthony Bourdain's show hit the Hudson Valley in tonight's episode. They made it as far north as the Mohonk Mountain House and the Rondout Bay Marina in Kingston. Meanwhile, the Times Herald-Record reports, a few local chefs are plotting their own TV show...
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 - 10:08 pm
Momma D has the details. I announced in November that my friend and I had ventured into a new project. One that would take a lot of time and a lot of organizing. We are diligently working to open a Children's Museum in our hometown.
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 - 6:38 pm
Tuthilltown Spirits is looking for a part-time tour guide. We are looking for someone gregarious, engaging and quick-witted to lead tours of the distillery. Experience or knowledge of distilling, brewing or spirits industry a HUGE plus.
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 - 11:45 am
Changes are afoot at Woodstock's independent movie theater, according to the Woodstock Times.  New managers Dede and Steve Leiber, who own a nonprofit movie theater in Rhinebeck called Upstate Films, began leasing the Tinker Street Cinema this month.... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 - 4:44 pm
Seeing Greene blogger Dick May has the latest. Highlights: an upcoming county judge election is looking spicy, a local bank is raking it in, and the town of Catskill is gearing up for another big fiberglass cat festival this summer. Among the catidates... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 - 8:43 pm
A rumor is flying around Capitol news types that the New York Times is working on a potentially devastating story about the Governor. The Times-Union has more: Someday, a sociologist might be able to use an analysis of the rumors currently flying around... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 - 8:21 pm
Capitol Tonight reports that a poll shows over 70 percent of New Yorkers in support of legalizing medical marijuana. (Click the link for a video report.) Assemblyman Richard Gottefried, who introduced the bill, argues marijuana shouldn't be treated... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 - 1:24 pm
Ulster County political types really like the Internet. Comptroller Eliot Auerbach has a blog. So do legislator Mike Madsen and former Kingston mayoral candidate Rich Cahill. There's Jeremy Blaber, a Democratic campaigner with a lively blog on the Ulster... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 - 12:58 pm
Congressman Maurice Hinchey just announced funding for a food business incubator project in the Hudson Valley. The goal: creating a strong Hudson Valley brand to market to NYC consumers. Hinchey obtained $350,000 from Congress as part of the fiscal year... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 - 12:30 pm
Not all of the social costs (or, as the economists like to say, "negative externalities") of horizontal natural-gas drilling are related to the actual fracking process. For instance: wear and tear on rural roads from dramatic increases in heavy truck... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 - 11:07 am
The NYT reports that the National Animal Identification System, a proposed program for tracking all US livestock with implanted microchips, has been scrapped. This is welcome news for a lot of small farmers: ...the system quickly drew the ire of many... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 - 10:21 pm
White-nose fungus has decimated bat populations in the Northeast over the last few years. Bucknell University bat ecologist DeeAnn Reeder isn't holding out much hope for most of our native bats: I think within several years there will be practically no... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 - 9:05 pm
The AP has a really good story on horizontal natural-gas drilling that's been making the rounds of many newspapers, both in and out of the Marcellus Shale. Explained: why "fracking" creates more waste than conventional techniques, why getting rid of the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 - 12:55 pm
The New York Times paints a devastating portrait of Dean Pierson, the Copake dairy farmer who shot and killed 51 of his cows and then himself last month. George Beneke, the family vet for 40 years, said Dean Pierson was a good farmer, just as his father... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 - 11:29 am
The former owner of a shuttered Gilboa resort is suing the site's new owners, accusing them of fraud, stealing his golf cart, hot-wiring his tractor, and letting animals trample his lawn. In 2006, Jerome J. Gauthier sold the site of the former Golden... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 - 10:36 am
We've been following the escalating dispute between Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and local officials over five upstate hospitals and nursing homes that have been fined for flushing drugs down the drain. Here's a timeline of the controversy with links to... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 - 8:54 pm
Delaware County Board of Supervisors chairman Jim Eisel submitted a grievance today to the Watershed Protection and Partnership Council. **Update: It has come to our attention that the letter below is a draft. ***Update 2: The county has sent it to the... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 - 5:26 pm
Never mind dancing hamsters. This is what the internet was made for. Mt. Tremper writer Tony Fletcher, whose jazz-to-punk history of the New York music scene, All Hopped Up And Ready To Go, came out last year, has teamed up with on an online... Read more


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