By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 - 2:20 pm
The towns of Bovina and Hancock in Delaware County closed their roads on Tuesday, Feb. 16 due to icy conditions, according to Michelle R. Murray, the communications supervisor for the Delaware County Department of Emergency Services. Tina Mole, the Bovina... Read more
By Rebecca Andre on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:21 pm
Above: Lifting a block of ice with ice tongs at the 2015 Ice Harvest. Photo by Rebecca Andre of MGP&D. Before freezers and refrigerators, harvested ice from local ponds, lakes, and rivers was essential to preserve food through the warmer months. At... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Apr. 17, 2015 - 10:01 am
Even well into April, ice still lingers on many lakes and reservoirs in the Catskills. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection issued a reminder to fisherman on Thursday, April 16 to stay off the city's Catskills reservoirs until they are... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Mar. 20, 2015 - 3:58 pm
Above: An ice rescue training on the Rondout Reservoir on March 10. Photo via the DEP's Flickr page. March, when the ice of Catskills lakes and reservoirs is the thickest, is the time of year when first responders freshen up their ice rescue skills. Last... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Mar. 6, 2015 - 8:54 am
A snow plow and two tractor trailers were involved in a series of accidents caused by "speed and poor decisions" at exit 96 on Route 17 in the Sullivan County town  of Rockland on Wednesday, according to the New York State Police. One tractor-trailer... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 - 10:15 am
Above: Brian Olenych, fresh out of the sauna, is warm enough for anything in Arkville on Saturday, Feb. 14. Photos courtesy of Marcia Olenych. This February is in the top five of the coldest Februarys on record, according to the National Weather Service... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 - 1:10 pm
Above: A video promoting the annual Ice Harvest Festival at the Hanford Mills Museum.   It's the deepest, coldest part of winter, which means that it's time to harvest ice. Ice harvesting, a lost rural tradition that once was the only way to stockpile ice... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 - 1:27 pm
Above: The royal court at the 2011 Livingston Manor Rotary Ice Carnival. Photo via the Livingston Manor Rotary Ice Carnival's Facebook page. For 56 years, Livingston Manor's Rotary has thrown a huge party in the depths of January. The annual Livingston... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 - 7:33 am
Above: Catskills icicles. Photo by Mark Zilberman, via the Watershed Post Flickr pool.  Hello 2015! We're back after a holiday break, just in time for winter to really sink its teeth into the Catskills. The National Weather Service is warning that high... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 - 5:26 pm
A winter weather advisory is in effect for Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster counties today, Friday, Dec. 5, beginning this afternoon and lasting through tomorrow morning. The high roads in the Catskills will be icy tonight, according to a... Read more


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