By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Mar. 28, 2013 - 11:09 am
Above: Olivia Paetow, a student at Onteora High School, gets a lesson in microbiology from Donna Reynolds of the DEP. Photos courtesy of NYC DEP.  Students from Ulster County and the Bronx got a hands-on lesson in water science this week, as part of a... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2013 - 12:41 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that the deadline for registering for individual FEMA aid in 13 Sandy-affected counties will be extended, from March 29 to April 13, 2013. Among the 13 counties eligible for individual FEMA aid for Sandy storm losses... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2013 - 10:47 am
Above: A tractor in Monticello waits patiently for snowmelt. Photo taken March 23 by Catskills Photography; shared in the Watershed Post's Flickr group pool. It's been officially spring for a week, but nobody seems to have alerted Mother Nature. Much of... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2013 - 5:06 pm
Above: We're not sure who Gagnacon is, but we know he wants Gov. Andrew Cuomo to restore $547,818 in state aid to the Onteora Central School District. Photo courtesy of Valerie Havas, a PR specialist for Onteora. Among the attendees at a Boiceville rally... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2013 - 9:29 am
Most village-level politicians up for re-election in the Catskills on Tuesday went unchallenged. But some local villages had contests -- and with big issues like tax caps and flood recovery on the table even at the smallest level of government, the few... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2013 - 2:30 pm
Photo by Flickr user Keith Ivey. Published under Creative Commons license. Upstate New Yorkers living under the sway of the state's littlest governments go to the polls today, to elect new mayors and village boards or give the incumbents another two years... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Mar. 18, 2013 - 8:21 am
Spring may be due to kick off officially in just a couple of days, but winter isn't done with the Catskills yet. Starting tonight, the National Weather Service warns, we're in for a round of snow and sleet, with accumulations of up to eight inches in... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Friday, Mar. 15, 2013 - 12:47 pm
We found the pot of gold: It's at Roxbury Mountain Maple. (And a dozen-plus other syrupmakers around the Catskills, all celebrating Maple Weekend on March 16-17 and 23-24.) Photo from Roxbury Mountain Maple's Facebook page. Editor's note: We have added... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Mar. 14, 2013 - 1:44 pm
Above: Homemade pie with apples from Wrights Farm, destined to meet a sticky end in Lazy Crazy Acres's small-batch Apple Cobbler gelato. Photo from Pure Catskills's Facebook wall. It's 3.14 today, which means math nerds and pie-lovers around the world are... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Mar. 14, 2013 - 10:14 am
Above: Gerald Babcock. Photo from New York State Police. Below: Jamielynn Bleakley. Photo from Keyser Funeral Service website. A Denning man has been arrested and charged with manslaughter, after allegedly beating his girlfriend to death in the couple's... Read more


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