By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 - 1:16 am
New York State is slated to miss a key Wednesday deadline in the long march toward issuing regulations on hydrofracking. State health commissioner Nirav Shah announced Tuesday, in a letter to Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) commissioner... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 - 11:49 am
Photo of New York Cardinal-Archbishop Timothy Dolan, circa 2009. Via Wikimedia Commons. On Monday, Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world by announcing that he would resign on February 28. As the New York Times noted in a front-page story, he will be the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 - 8:45 am
Weather advisories are in effect across the Catskills this morning, as snow and freezing rain make for a slick commute on local roads. The slippery stuff is expected to shift over to rain by noon.  The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 - 9:19 pm
Above: A Buddha looking serene this morning in Olivebridge under a new 6-inch cap of snow. Thanks to Dona Marie for the photo. This morning, people around the Catskills were asking: Where's Nemo? The wrath of Friday's snowstorm spared us, for the most... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 - 10:05 am
Above: A snowstorm forecast from the Weather Channel broadcast on Thursday morning. From the Weather Channel's YouTube channel. A nor'easter in the forecast for Friday and Saturday -- dubbed "Nemo" by the Weather Channel -- promises to bury upstate New... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 - 1:18 pm
Photo of Sean Eldridge taken December 14, 2012. Via Wikimedia Commons. Sean Eldridge may be best known to the national press as "Chris Hughes's husband" -- the guy whose high-profile marriage to the wealthy Facebook co-founder and New Republic publisher... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 - 10:17 am
Photo of NYC mail carrier by Flickr user Wayne Surber. Published under Creative Commons license. By August, news outlets around the country are reporting, the U.S. Postal Service will put a halt to Saturday mail delivery in an effort to cut costs at the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 - 10:10 am
This morning, a joint legislative budget hearing was packed to the gills as Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner Joe Martens testified to legislators about hydraulic fracturing. Martens began speaking at 9:30am. The Democrat and Chronicle... Read more
By Jason Dole on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 - 11:55 am
Above: Congressman Chris Gibson listens to Olga and Ivan Orisek of Forestburgh at his Liberty office open house on Wednesday, January 30. Photo by Jason Dole. Though he's been in office since 2011, Congressman Chris Gibson (R-Kinderhook) is still a fresh... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 - 12:54 pm
National Weather Service forecasters are warning Catskills residents that high winds are expected to develop tonight and tomorrow, increasing the risk of downed trees and power outages across the region. The area is already under a flood watch, with heavy... Read more


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