By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 - 12:10 pm
Videographer and former Phoenicia Times columnist Dakota Lane is celebrating the holidays by going from business to business in Shokan, Olive, Phoenicia and Woodstock asking people to divulge their wish lists for the season. The result is a sweet... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 - 9:54 am
Daily Freeman correspondent Jay Braman Jr. reports that after this season's back-to-back floods in Phoenicia, plans to prevent the Esopus from flooding is finally getting some traction: State Sen. John Bonacic discussed flooding problems on Tuesday with... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 - 2:06 pm
In the Times-Union today is a juicy story just in time for ski season: Local ski centers Windham Mountain and Hunter Mountain are on the offensive against state-run Belleayre Mountain, arguing that the Highmount ski center is undercutting their business... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 - 10:58 pm
Last time the Esopus jumped its banks, on October 1, local photographer and videographer Franz Edlinger created an epic video of the flooding set to Beethoven's Fifth. For the floods this week, Edlinger's picked something a little more Catskillian -- the... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 - 10:12 am
Rick Karlin, a Capitol Bureau correspondent for the Albany Times Union writes this morning that at least three Belleayre employees might be laid off solely because the last four digits of their social security numbers are too low: [C]an simply having the... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010 - 7:58 pm
Above: Main Street, Phoenicia around 6pm, December 1. Photo by Aaron Bennett. 11:15pm update: Menla Mountain's John Lundin took some great photos this afternoon of flooding at the retreat center. Below: A normally-placid dam spillway rages. (Posted with... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010 - 6:10 pm
*Update, 11pm: We hear from Jeremy Blaber, of all people, that as of 8pm, 28 was opened to one lane of traffic in alternating directions. We noted this fact in the big flood post we've been updating all day, but we thought it might be getting buried under... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010 - 12:51 pm
A film crew from WTEN Albany and a photographer from the Catskill Moutain News were on hand on Monday in Arkille as over 100 people gathered to protest the Department of Environmental Protection's layoffs at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center. The Daily Star... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010 - 3:49 pm
"A November Brown Catskills," by Dennis Schvejda. Posted to the Watershed Post Flickr group. The Catskills Center for Conservation and Development has good news for Andes, Olive, Shandaken, Arkville, Margaretville, Middletown,  Fleischmanns, and the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 - 11:05 am
Local purveyor of scrumptiosity Shandaken Bake had Village Voice writer Rebecca Marx swooning yesterday over a tasty tidbit she picked up at the New Amsterdam Market. The baked good in question? An ordinary-looking slice of maple parsnip bread. If you've... Read more


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