By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 - 4:28 pm
Above: Ulster County executive Mike Hein at the county Department of Public Works substation in New Paltz, flanked by county legislators Ken Wishnick and Hector Rodriguez. Photo courtesy of Hein's office. Today, Ulster County Executive Mike Hein signed... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 - 12:39 pm
This week's must-read story for upstate New York: An editorial by Times Union columnist Fred LeBrun, titled "End of the anti-frack world is near." In it, LeBrun claims that a gubernatorial plan to greenlight hydraulic fracturing by the time the leaves... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 - 11:32 am
Above: “The Huckleberry Brook Dancing Bear,” by David Barry, winner of the 2011 Watershed Post’s “Best-Kept Secret in the Catskills” photo contest. Submit your photo to the 2012 "Great Outdoors Experience" photo contest and win a dinner at Peekamoose. To... Read more
By Andrew Wyrich on Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2012 - 10:52 am
Starting today at 4 p.m., Ulster County will be buzzing with humming motors, fried food, and live music as the 125th annual Ulster County Fair begins. This year, over 45,000 people are expected to wander through the lines of rides and vendors at the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Jul. 28, 2012 - 11:14 am
A flash flood watch is in effect across Eastern New York this morning, including Greene, Schoharie and Ulster counties: Through Sunday Morning * Showers And Embedded Thunderstorms Will Become More Numerous Across Much Of Eastern New York And Adjacent... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 26, 2012 - 9:14 pm
Above: Rainbow over the Gypsy Wolf Cantina in Woodstock around 8pm this evening. Photo by Mara Dean; reproduced with permission. Fast-moving thunderstorms tore across New York State like a freight train today. In the Catskills, the feared tornadoes never... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 26, 2012 - 5:53 pm
Dutchess and Ulster County under severe thunderstorm warning. Via NY-Alert, 5:36pm: The National Weather Service In Albany Has Issued A * Severe Thunderstorm Warning For... Ulster County In East Central New York... Western Dutchess County In East Central... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 26, 2012 - 4:37 pm
With major storms -- and tornadoes -- rolling into upstate New York this afternoon and evening, a lot of people across the Catskills are anxious to keep tabs on the weather. (Here in New Kingston, we've still got mostly blue skies for now.) Here are a few... Read more
By Rich Muellerleile on Thursday, Jul. 26, 2012 - 3:20 pm
Above: A map showing the categorical outlook for today's predicted storms. Source: NOAA.   Welcome to summer weather, folks! As a countless number of sources are screaming for you to stay indoors and batten down the hatches this afternoon and evening, we... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 26, 2012 - 11:25 am
Much of New York State is under special weather warnings for this afternoon and evening, with forecasters predicting severe thunderstorms, high wind, large hail, and possibly even tornadoes. The National Weather Service warns of the threat of severe... Read more


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