By Julia Reischel on Monday, Jun. 20, 2016 - 1:49 pm
A clandestine methamphetamine lab was found in the woods in the Ulster County town of Rochester on Sunday, June 20, according to the Ulster County Sheriff's Office. Police found the meth lab in a "wooded area" on the property of 28-year-old Randall Lynch... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Jun. 20, 2016 - 1:03 pm
A man died on Thursday, June 16 in the Sullivan County town of Bethel when a two-story apartment building caught fire, according to the New York State Police.  The fire, which fully engulfed a building located at 1240 Route 17B, possibly began in a... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Jun. 20, 2016 - 10:52 am
The New York State Police are investigating the death of a 31-year-old Middleburgh man who died after being struck by a Schoharie County Sheriff's Office patrol car on Friday, June 17 while fleeing from the deputy on an unregistered dirt-bike motorcycle.... Read more
By Heather Rolland on Friday, Jun. 17, 2016 - 11:36 am
Above: The ruins of the Overlook Mountain House. Photo by Alan Via. Trees growing in the ballroom? Porcupine teeth marks on the fuselage? In addition to scenic views and cascading waterfalls, many Catskills trails and roadways boast abandoned ruins and... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Thursday, Jun. 16, 2016 - 4:53 pm
Above: Director Tansy Michaud and cinematographer Adam Carboni shoot “Enjoy Your Intermission," a film about the Hi-Way Drive-In Theatre in the Greene County town of Coxsackie, in 2014. Photo by Philip Doueihi. Officials have spent years trying to build... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Thursday, Jun. 16, 2016 - 10:33 am
Above: Finkle Road in the Delaware County town of Andes. Photo by Denick Herrin, entered in the 2016 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest. With the 2016 legislative session drawing to an end in Albany, state lawmakers are pushing for the creation of two... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jun. 16, 2016 - 10:22 am
Above: Tim Cox shared this photo of a Flag Day observance at the American Legion in the Ulster County hamlet of Shokan on Tuesday, June 14 in the Watershed Post Flickr pool.
By Timothy Knight on Wednesday, Jun. 15, 2016 - 1:35 pm
Above: A video clip of the meeting of the Walton Cemetery Association on June 6, shot by the Walton Reporter and posted on Facebook. Outraged over what they called the poor condition of the Walton Cemetery over Memorial Day weekend, dozens of cemetery... Read more
By Rebecca Andre on Tuesday, Jun. 14, 2016 - 4:59 pm
Above: A black bear in the Catskills. Photo by Rebecca Andre. Spring in the Catskills is a breathtaking season of roaring waterfalls, eagles taking flight and pastures covered in blooming wildflowers—and, thanks to our resident black bear population, of... Read more
By Robert Cairns on Friday, Jun. 10, 2016 - 2:46 pm
Above: A donkey basketball game at Margaretville Central School in April 2015. Photo by Pauline Liu, via Facebook. A once-popular fundraiser will not happen at Margaretville Central School this year. Donkey basketball, which involves students and teachers... Read more
By Robert Burke Warren on Thursday, Jun. 9, 2016 - 10:26 am
Above: The logo for "Taking Flight: Birding in the Catskills."  For over a century, birdwatchers have come to the Catskills to enjoy the staggering variety of feathered species on display. This weekend’s “Taking Flight: Birding in the Catskills,” held at... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Thursday, Jun. 9, 2016 - 10:02 am
Above: Zephyr Teachout, left, debates Will Yandik, right, in a discussion moderated by Brian Hollander, center, in Woodstock on Tuesday. Photo by Timothy Knight.  Over 100 Democrats squeezed into the Mescal Hornbeck Community Center in Woodstock on... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jun. 8, 2016 - 9:25 pm
Above: One of many depictions of the Onteora Indian at Onteora Central School. Photo via the Onteora Humans Rights Club.  At a meeting on Tuesday, June 7, the Onteora Central School District Board of Education voted 5 to 2 to change the school’s mascot... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Wednesday, Jun. 8, 2016 - 7:35 am
Above: Andrew Heaney. Photo courtesy of the Heaney campaign.  Unlike the other three candidates running to replace retiring Republican Congressman Chris Gibson in New York's 19th Congressional District, Dutchess County businessman Andrew Heaney has no... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jun. 8, 2016 - 6:51 am
Above: Souvenir pennies made by the new machine in Phoenicia. Photo by Brett Barry.  Kitsch-lovers rejoice! You can squish one of four Catskills-specific designs onto a souvenir penny in the Ulster County hamlet of Phoenicia using a hand-cranked machine... Read more
By Jane Margolies on Tuesday, Jun. 7, 2016 - 2:16 pm
Above: The Maynard School in Bovina. Photo by Stephen O’Grady. Children once walked from their families’ far-flung farms to the Maynard School, a one-room schoolhouse in the Delaware County town of Bovina, cutting across fields to minimize the mileage.... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Jun. 6, 2016 - 9:54 am
Above: Doug Senterman, the Catskills Program Coordinator of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, cuts the ribbon on a new 0.5-mile trail at the Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center. Photo courtesy of Doug Senterman. On Saturday, June 4, a... Read more
By Rebecca Andre on Sunday, Jun. 5, 2016 - 9:36 pm
Above: Peggy O'Connell appeared on the back cover of “Oceans between Us,” a 1978 album by the Allen Harris Band, released by Tappan Zee Records/Columbia Records. Standing left to right are: Kim Wroble (bass) Mike Kimmel (guitar/vocals), Peggy O'Connell (... Read more
By Charlene Martoni on Friday, Jun. 3, 2016 - 9:54 am
The town of West Fulton may be tiny, but it has a lot of heart—and art. “West Fulton is a very interesting place, made up of extremely creative people,” said Cornelia McGiver, the artistic director of Panther Creek Arts, a new arts venue in the small... Read more
By Robert Burke Warren on Thursday, Jun. 2, 2016 - 9:33 am
Photo via the Mountain Jam Festival's Facebook page. Late spring in the Catskills means fishing, camping, and, if you’re a live music fan, Mountain Jam. Originally conceived in 2004 as a one-day celebration of Woodstock radio station WDST’s 25th... Read more


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