By Lissa Harris on Friday, May. 17, 2013 - 10:39 am
Above: A screenshot of the USGS's "Did You Feel It" map for an earthquake that struck northwest of Ottawa on Friday morning. Update, 10:43am: The USGS has revised their initial 5.0 estimate for the earthquake down to 4.4.  A 4.4 earthquake that struck... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 16, 2013 - 12:38 pm
State senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, an outspoken opponent of hydrofracking, is proposing new legislation that would prohibit out-of-state drillers from disposing of fracking waste in New York State. On Wednesday, Tkaczyk held a press conference about the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 13, 2013 - 1:56 pm
Proof that there really are only two seasons in the Catskills -- winter and the Fourth of July. Photo taken at 1:45pm on Monday, May 13 at the Watershed Post's headquarters in New Kingston.  As if the snow falling out of the sky wasn't warning enough:... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, May. 11, 2013 - 11:49 am
On Thursday, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection announced that it would allow boat rental businesses to store rental vessels directly on the banks of the NYC reservoirs. The policy change will make things easier for rental companies... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Friday, May. 10, 2013 - 11:30 am
Above: Who says moms always have to be nice? The Kindred Spirits Steakhouse and Pub in Palenville is serving up a Naughty Mother’s Day Brunch featuring ribald songstress Lex Grey from 11am to 4pm on Sunday, May 12.  Whether it's affection or guilt that... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 2, 2013 - 11:41 am
Two upstate New York towns that faced lawsuits over their gas drilling bans have won in appeals court, delivering a major victory to proponents of town "home rule."  The towns of Dryden and Middlefield faced separate lawsuits seeking to overturn their... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, May. 1, 2013 - 9:42 am
Above: "Fiddleheads", May 8, 2012, at Frost Valley YMCA, by Robin White. Just one of the 60-odd photos submitted to our photo contest.  Wow, you Catskills folks take a lot of photos. Submissions from across the Catskills poured in last night to our 2013... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Apr. 30, 2013 - 11:46 am
Above: Just some of the entries in this year's Catskills Outdoor Guide photo contest, as pictured on our contest Flickr group.  The contest is now closed. Winners will be announced on May 28, 2013. Thanks!  We've received 24 entries in our 2013 Catskills... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Apr. 26, 2013 - 10:34 am
Photo by Dan Century of Published under Creative Commons license. Brood II: It sounds like a low-budget horror movie. But it's real, and it's poised to engulf the East Coast from Georgia to Connecticut, an onslaught of giant bugs that... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Apr. 22, 2013 - 10:44 am
A tip on a burglary investigation has led Sullivan County police to a "treasure trove" of stolen items from multiple burglaries, the Times Herald-Record reports.  On Thursday, sheriff's deputies arrested 59-year-old Abdool Persaud of Monticello, after a... Read more


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