By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 16, 2011 - 4:19 pm
Tomorrow, voters across New York State turn out to decide the fate of school budgets and school boards. In the Onteora school district (which spans Shandaken, Olive, Woodstock, Hurley, and a sliver of Lexington), polls will be open at all four elementary... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Apr. 8, 2011 - 2:57 pm
The Ashokan Reservoir, looking towards West Hurley. Photo by Flickr user Nick Stenning. File under: Wishful Thinking. According to a couple of stories in the Daily Freeman – one this Wednesday, one a week ago – the town of Hurley is considering banning... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Apr. 7, 2011 - 12:41 pm
Jeri Lynn RossAccording to a press release from the State Police, a Hurley woman is accused of stealing $279,000 from a series of people who lent her money. Jeri Lynn Ross, a 62-year-old who lives on Cedar St., reportedly obtained multiple fraudulent... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Mar. 31, 2011 - 9:52 pm
This just in from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection: The agency is planning to push water into the lower Esopus via the Ashokan waste channel starting tomorrow, in response to predicted snowstorms in the Catskills region. According... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 - 3:40 pm
This just in: At their last meeting on November 2, the Catskill Watershed Corporation voted to make a $700,000 low-interest loan to the Hurley-based Pan American Dance Foundation to buy and refurbish the ailing Woodstock Playhouse. This spring, the iconic... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Sep. 25, 2010 - 3:01 pm
The circus that was comedian Stephen Colbert's testimony on migrant workers before Congress this week had an Ulster County connection: Colbert's expertise in migrant issues was earned during a one-day stint of work at Gill Corn Farms in the town of... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Jul. 23, 2010 - 3:32 pm
...and it's quashed pretty fast. But it generated this lovely little haiku of a newspaper story: Two out-of-state women were cited for disorderly conduct mid-day Thursday after they staged a protest about President Barack Obama on post office property... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jul. 6, 2010 - 3:39 pm
Zero gravity ride in Margaretville. Photo by Alison Cherry. Across the watershed, rides were ridden, swims were swum, and fireworks were detonated. Here's the proof: photos of the Fourth of July, taken by our readers: Nature's 4th Display in Stony... Read more


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