By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jul. 21, 2010 - 10:26 am
Or so Shandaken police believe. Last week, as regular readers may recall, beavers launched a most un-beaverlike attack on some tubers on the Esopus. Jay Braman Jr. reports in the Freeman: According to James McGrath, the officer in charge of the Shandaken... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jul. 19, 2010 - 11:41 am
Last week's Phoenicia Times raises the terrifying specter of rabid attack beavers on our waterways: On Tuesday July 13, one or more beavers attacked and bit two swimmers and one person tubing in the Esopus Creek... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jul. 13, 2010 - 10:33 pm
Rich Blake, blogging at the hedge-fund-oriented Hedgeworld, begins a critique of Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac with a meditation on the repairs he has to do on his Big Indian cabin:  I own a tiny, cottage-style house in Ulster County, New York, in a valley... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jul. 13, 2010 - 10:41 am
Yesterday morning, two men allegedly sexually assaulted a 20-year-old woman at the Silver Hollow Cabins in Phoenicia, according to the Daily Freeman. Scariest part? They also are accused of dragging her off into the woods. Desmond McCobb and John Oakley... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jul. 8, 2010 - 8:53 pm
Yes, it's already the weekend -- no doubt you're still digesting those candied apples and that funnel cake from the Fourth. But there's no rest for the hungover or the over-carnivaled: There's some awesome stuff to do this weekend. Here's what we're... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jul. 8, 2010 - 6:14 pm
Apparently, the residents of Ulster and Delaware counties. Belleayre just posted this plaintive update on its Twitter and Facebook pages: good gracious. does no one want to see Patti LuPone?? C'mon, people, you know that a Broadway veteran will be a good... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jul. 8, 2010 - 9:59 am
When people get angry about things as benign as farm stands, they get really angry. Phoenicia's Hanover Farms, a large and successful farm stand on Rte. 28 in Mt. Tremper, has been a flashpoint of angst for years. In a nutshell, owner Al Higley's... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Jun. 26, 2010 - 6:34 pm
Introducing: The brand-spankin'-new Shandaken Bugle, just launched yesterday by a couple who, though they would prefer to remain anonymous, hint that they might have bylines in their past somewhere. The staff of two here at The Shandaken Bugle decided... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2010 - 10:27 am
On Tuesday, a panel of expert tasters convened in Chicago to crown North America's best-tasting tap water. The winner: Stevens Point, Wisconsin, whose 25,000 residents are thrilled that they beat New York City for the top spot. Stevens Point's water... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jun. 18, 2010 - 10:16 pm
In the current issue of the Phoenicia Times: an "unscientific and sort of comprehensive" roundup of local websites, both official and otherwise. Kudos to the PT for giving a few local towns a much-needed poke in the undercarriage for their meager web... Read more


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