By Lisa Lyons on Saturday, May. 24, 2014 - 10:40 am
Once upon a time, 23 steel fire towers dotted the high peaks of the Catskills. They were staffed by fire tower observers, who scanned the horizon for smoke and filled their downtime with shimmying up the steep steel struts, taming bears and sharing space... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 22, 2014 - 4:14 pm
Above: Video of hail falling in the Delaware County town of Hamden on Thursday afternoon, taken by local videographer Jess Vecchione.  Intense, fast-moving thunderstorms are moving through the Catskills region, bringing rain and, in some places, hail. ... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Thursday, May. 22, 2014 - 11:24 am
Everybody knows when summer really starts: this weekend. Monday will be marked by official Memorial Day observances in many towns, but all weekend long, there’s plenty of unofficial fun to be had, from music fests to boat races to town-wide yard sales.... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, May. 21, 2014 - 1:21 pm
Voters went to the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of local school budgets, and elect members to school boards.  In the five counties of our Catskills coverage area -- Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster -- all school budgets passed, most... Read more
By Jennifer Strom on Tuesday, May. 20, 2014 - 5:10 pm
Above: Heather Williams of Pippy's Hotdog Truck greets customers in Palenville. Photo by Clancy Nolan. The geographic spread of the Catskills region creates often-daunting distances between would-be diners and their dinner plates. One solution to that... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, May. 20, 2014 - 9:44 am
Tuesday, May 20 is election day for school districts across New York State. Today, voters go to the polls to decide the fate of school budgets, elect candidates for local school boards and vote on school propositions.  Statewide, increases in school taxes... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 19, 2014 - 4:10 pm
Upstate New York is notorious for its rough winters. But even for those inured to feet of snow and frozen mountain passes, the winter of 2013-14 was a brutal one, marked by long stretches of subzero temps and winter weather that lasted well into April. ... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, May. 16, 2014 - 9:30 am
Above: A graphic produced Friday morning by the National Weather Service in Albany, showing widespread flood watches west of the Hudson River.  Flood watches are in effect across the Catskills region for Friday afternoon through Saturday morning, as heavy... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, May. 14, 2014 - 1:49 pm
Above: Kids investigate stream creatures during a water workshop, which will take place on Tuesday, May 20 in Tannersville this year. Photo via the Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District.  The four-mile Schoharie Reservoir, created by the 88-... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 12, 2014 - 3:30 pm
Photo by Flickr user Mark Menzies; published under Creative Commons license. Casino developers hoping to land one of four prized licenses from New York State will have to prove that they're investing enough in the project. But although the state's minimum... Read more


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