By wateradmin on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 - 2:35 pm
Above: This year's ballot in the town of Ashland, in Greene County, in which all races are uncontested. Maybe it's the result of apathy. Maybe it's due to powerful endorsements from town leaders. Whatever the reason, 70 percent of the races in this year'... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 - 9:06 am
At the last minute yesterday, FEMA extended the deadline for victims of Tropical Storms Irene and Lee to register for disaster benefits. The deadline was yesterday at 10pm, but now you have until December 15 to register -- see the press release below:... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 - 9:52 am
If you were affected by Tropical Storm Irene and live in the Catskills, today -- October 31, 2011 -- is your last chance to apply for federal disaster aid through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Phone lines will close at 10pm tonight. Call 800-... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 - 9:01 am
Above: Snow and a downed tree blocking a road in Dutchess County last night. Photo by Steve Hopkins, via Facebook. Well, that was something. Five to 10 inches of snow wet, heavy snow are blanketing the Catskills this morning after an overnight blizzard.... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 - 1:32 pm
The first snow of the season is already melting on lawns and plopping off tree branches in the upper elevations of the Catskills. But it looks like that was just a taste of what's in store for us: Tomorrow, the area could get six inches or more. From the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 - 12:04 pm
Looks like winter is here for real: The higher elevations in upstate New York, including the tops of the Catskills peaks, are looking at a few inches of wet snow tonight. The National Weather Service has also issued a hard freeze alert that covers Greene... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 - 11:29 am
Photo of wolf in Wolf Park, Battle Ground, Indiana by Flickr user sometimesong. Published under Creative Commons license. It's official: Wolves are the new cougars. A study published recently in Northeastern Naturalist, by Roland Kays and Robert Feranec... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 - 7:55 am
Above: The beginning of the Escarpment Trail. According to a post on the Catskill Mountaineer Forum, the hiker's body was found on this trial on Monday. Photo from Catskill Mountaineer. 10/16/11 Update:  A man died while hiking on the Escarpment Trail in... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 - 10:16 am
Governor Andrew Cuomo's office announced this morning that several members of his administration will be touring flood-damaged communities in upstate New York this week, beginning this afternoon. Today, Lieutenant Governor Bob Duffy and Environmental... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 - 9:10 am
Photo taken October 15, 2011 by Flickr user scottnj. Published under Creative Commons license. The fall foliage may be on its way out, but there's vivid color in the Catskills landscape if you know where to look for it. For instance: This proud, Pepto-... Read more


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