By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2011 - 2:27 am
Town supervisor Dennis Richards Friday at the command post in the Middleburgh village office: Photo by Marty Rosen. Hurricane Irene plunged rural Schoharie County into a nightmare. During the storm last Sunday, emergency sirens blasted. Emergency... Read more
By wateradmin on Friday, Sep. 2, 2011 - 11:07 pm
Burning Barn from wet hay spontaneous combustion in Schararie County. Photo credit Shannon VanKuren. Ulla Kjarval of Spring Lake Farm in Delhi provides this report on the impact this week's flodding has had on our region's farms. Many New York State farms... Read more
By Lillian Browne on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 - 10:54 am
The Delaware Phoenix stillA local artisanal distillery known for its herb-infused absinthes is branching out into whiskey. Cheryl Lins, owner of Delaware Phoenix Distillery located at 144 Delaware Street in Walton, is set to release three new products at... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 - 12:02 pm
Politics around here has always been a little more complicated than Republican vs. Democrat. And with gas drilling emerging as a big -- and party-busting -- issue in the upcoming town elections across New York State, the political landscape is getting... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jun. 27, 2011 - 9:26 am
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c Corn-Hold Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog The Daily Show on Facebook The Daily Show's Jon Stewart took a swipe at the New York... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 15, 2011 - 6:13 pm
If you're invested in the future of farming and local food in upstate New York, you'll want to seize the chance to catch a local screening of "The Greenhorns," a documentary about young farmers out to reclaim American agriculture from the roots up. The... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jun. 2, 2011 - 4:43 pm
Deadpan quote of the week goes to Callicoon dairy farmer Adam Diehl, the subject of a story in Tuesday's Sullivan County Democrat. Here's Diehl on the apocalyptic storm that blew through his farm last week, uprooting trees, tearing shingles off roofs and... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, May. 20, 2011 - 11:36 am
Who needs May flowers? The glories of mid-spring in the Catskills: Technicolor-green grass, mud, and piglets. Ulla Kjarval snapped this recent photo on her father's farm, Spring Lake Farm, just outside of Delhi. She tells us the mother is a large black... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 5, 2011 - 6:05 pm
Today, the New York Times's Diner's Journal blog has a glowing profile of Mark VanGlad, a young Stamford brewer who will be the first to sell beer at New York City's famous Union Square Greenmarket tomorrow. Even for a tiny microbrewer, VanGlad's Tundra... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Apr. 12, 2011 - 4:52 pm
Last week, we featured a video by New York City food blogger Liza de Guia, who recently visited the northern Catskills to make a two-part mini-documentary about slaughterhouses. This week, we return for a peek at Part II. For anyone who grew up on a farm... Read more


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