Hurricane Sandy

By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 - 10:35 am
Sullivan and Ulster counties are on a list of New York State counties declared eligible for individual aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, along with the lower Hudson Valley and New York City metropolitan area. Both counties have also asked... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 - 11:51 am
Photo by John from Catskills Photography. Shared in the Watershed Post's Flickr group pool. Uncounted in any official statistics on Sandy's destruction: This tiny bird's nest, found on November 1 by a Monticello resident checking his yard for storm damage... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 - 5:39 pm
Above: A pile of surplus donated clothing abandoned in a parking lot in Staten Island one week after Hurricane Sandy. Source: NY1's November 5 report, "Staten Island Donation Centers Taking In More Than They Can Give Out." In the wake of a disaster like... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 - 4:09 pm
Mahwah Patch reported on Sunday that two men from Ulster County -- 41-year-old Richard Rothe of Saugerties and 22-year-old Andrew Eberhart of West Shokan -- were arrested over the weekend in Mahwah, New Jersey. The two were found with 200 gallons of gas,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 - 3:01 pm
Shokan residents James and Eva Stapleford were found dead in their Black Road home on Monday night by a Town of Olive police officer, after their daughter in Pennsylvania called Ulster County police to check on her parents. According to an announcement... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 - 11:11 am
Above: A gas station without gas in Fallsburg on Friday, November 2. Photo by Jason Dole.  Thousands of households are still without power today as a Nor'easter bearing six inches of snow heads for the Catskills on Wednesday.  The vast majority of those... Read more
By Jason Dole on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 - 6:54 pm
Above: Six trees landed on this house in Woodridge. A seventh was somehow able to resist the building's attractive powers. Photos by Jason Dole.  Jason Dole has been covering the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in Sullivan County for the Watershed Post. Here... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 - 3:32 pm
Jay Fink at WRIP 97.9FM in Greene County tells us this afternoon that Greene County's gas situation is improving, according to Wayne Speenburgh, the chairman of the Greene County Legislature. Speenburgh warns that there may be some "scattered shortages"... Read more
By Jason Dole on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 - 6:06 pm
Above: Manager Brian McDonald (left) of Advance Auto Parts in Liberty and his staff tracked down gas cans – a hot commodity across the tri-state area. Photo by Jason Dole. Last week, if people in Sullivan County were concerned about anything at the gas... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 - 5:23 pm
From WRIP radio host Jay Fink, via the station's Facebook group: The Greene County NY Code Red system was activated a short while ago to inform residents of anticipated short-term shortages of some grades of gasoline in and around Greene County. Supplies... Read more


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