By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 - 1:49 pm
From the Ulster County Sheriff's Office: Detectives from the Ulster County Sheriff's Office report the arrest of Jason P. Zehnick, 37, of 6147 Route 28, Phoenicia, for the misdemeanor of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree. In the early... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 - 7:58 pm
When newspapers die, there's no headstone to mark their passing. But I'd like to imagine that somewhere in the Catskill mountains, in a clearing on a hillside ringed with a crumbling stone wall, there's a little plot where mourning readers can pay their... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 - 10:22 pm
We're covering today's flooding across the Catskills with lists of closings, photos, and your reports as fast as we can type them. Help us out: Email us photos or information about road closures and flooding, or post your info in the comments section... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 - 5:16 pm
This properly belongs in our Shandaken flooding roundup, but it's so awesome we gave it its own post. Our hats are off, to you, O pseudonymous videographer goCatskills, for this epic footage of flooding all around Phoenicia. Set to Beethoven's Fifth, no... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 - 10:50 am
Above: Photo of a bridge in Brown Rd/McKinley Hollow in Big Indian Valley this morning by Pierre Levesque. Below, a photo of flooding reaching the door of a cabin in McKinley Hollow by Levesque. Below: A CNN iReport by user kkeaveny. Photo taken around 4... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Sep. 28, 2010 - 3:53 pm
The Woodstock Film Festival, an annual scrum of stars, artists, directors, documentarians, and film-lovers, descends on locations around Ulster County tomorrow to screen more than 150 films, 60 of which will be premieres of one kind (world) or another (... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Sep. 7, 2010 - 9:25 am
UPDATED 9:40am: I've been punked. Update below.  I've been quietly following the satirical stylings of anonymous Shandaken blogger Helena Handbasket (er, that's a pseudonym) for months now. Her blog, All That is Wrong With Shandaken, is a sort of local... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010 - 11:01 am
It might not sound like a big deal, but today's dedication of the Catskill Interpretive Kiosk in Mt. Tremper is a cause for celebration, because it's a concrete step towards getting a long-desired Catskills Interpretive Center built on the same spot.... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 - 4:30 pm
Public art of a mysterious kind dotted Phoenicia yesterday in the form of notes posted along Main Street ordering passers-by to "notice" things. Things like pear trees and fresh air. Anyone know from whence these winsome reminders come? 
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 - 7:35 am
Witchy wares at Palenville's Pagan Pride Day. Need something to do this weekend? Lucky you -- the Catskills are hosting the biggest mountain-biking event in the world this week, as well as a bunch of fairs, festivals, and exhibits. (Peruse them at your... Read more


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