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By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, May. 22, 2012 - 11:08 pm
One of the Freshtown's iconic wooden bears looks out over a row of grocery carts, lined up and ready for throngs of Margaretville shoppers to descend in the morning. Photo by Lissa Harris. Margaretville's been waiting a long time for its grocery store to... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 14, 2012 - 10:27 am
The notice from Fraley Auction Company, announcing the Friday, May 11 auction of Callicoon dairy farmer Ken Peters's herd, is short and businesslike. But any farmer knows what a devastating tale lies behind this curt announcement: 100 milking, 35 dry, (65... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2012 - 10:22 pm
The owners of the Freshtown supermarket in Margaretville, which has been closed since the Irene flooding last summer, publicly announced today that the store would reopen before June 1. They also say that the CVS pharmacy at the site, which was completely... Read more
By Rusty Mae Moore on Thursday, Apr. 5, 2012 - 2:31 pm
Above: Jack Jordan listens as Vincent Bernstein reads a resolution to retain legal defense for the town against a lawsuit brought recently by Hanover Farms. Photo by Rusty Mae Moore. Highlights from the Shandaken town board meeting on Monday, April 2:... Read more
By Rusty Mae Moore on Thursday, Mar. 29, 2012 - 5:04 pm
Stop-work order attached to the work site at Hanover Farms on Route 28, taped on top of the original building permit. Construction work continues unabated at the site. Photo by Rusty Mae Moore. A Route 28 farmstand in Shandaken that has been embroiled in... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2012 - 10:25 am
Above: WNYT's report on the fire at the Red Barn Restaurant in Summit on Monday. Today's forecast for the Catskills region is looking pretty soggy -- but earlier this week, dry weather and high winds were a recipe for increased risk of fires. Several... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2012 - 6:10 pm
Above: Photo of Treadwell Post Office sign taken in July 2011 by Flickr user Carolyn Simmons of West Laurens, NY. Reproduced by permission. Treadwell resident Linda Norris got a nasty shock while picking up her mail this week: This Saturday, March 31,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2012 - 5:26 pm
Photo by Flickr user K's GLIMPSES. Published under Creative Commons license. Selling secondhand items in Greene County? Not so fast, lawmakers say. Some Greene County legislators want to pass a law requiring secondhand shops, auction houses, and scrap... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Friday, Mar. 9, 2012 - 6:36 pm
Above: Family Traditions owner Peri Rainbow-Sloan behind the counter. Photo by Anne Pyburn Craig. A new business in Stone Ridge is a unique blend of gift shop, art gallery, and space for dispute resolution and educational services. All are invited to... Read more
By wateradmin on Thursday, Mar. 8, 2012 - 8:58 am
“This is not a business. This is a bookstore.” That quote from Dan Sofaer, owner of Woodland Valley Books on Main Street in Phoenicia, tells you as much about Dan as it does about the used bookstore he opened in Phoenicia. Those of you who haven’t been... Read more


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