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By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 - 9:21 am
Video of flooding in Boiceville along Route 28, September 2011. By Youtube user foghat1987. The floods of Irene and Lee have claimed another casualty: The Trail Motel, a longtime fixture on Route 28 in Boiceville. The Daily Freeman has a feature today... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 - 10:14 pm
Video: New York State senator John Bonacic inspects flooding at the Amphenol manufacturing facility in Sidney on September 9, 2011. From Bonacic's YouTube channel. After sustaining major damage from flooding twice in five years, Amphenol -- one of... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 - 1:32 pm
A fire that broke out at the Brooklyn Bottling Co. in Milton in the early evening on Sunday, October 2 has damaged the building and temporarily shut down the factory, the Times Herald-Record reports. [Milton fire chief Stephen] Kneeter said 15 fire... Read more
By wateradmin on Friday, Sep. 30, 2011 - 3:33 pm
Flood-ravaged towns across the Catskills are taking stock of damage to businesses, in order to take advantage of the Catskill Watershed Corporations recent allocation of $5 million for the rebuilding of businesses within the New York City watershed. At... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Sep. 29, 2011 - 3:34 pm
Above: DEP employees cleaning up flood debris in downtown Margaretville on September 13, 2011. Photo by Lissa Harris. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection announced this morning that they will donate $1 million to a fund to help... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2011 - 6:07 pm
After the flooding of Irene and Lee, NYC food blogger Liza de Guia, who makes short behind-the-scenes documentary films about food from field to fork, visited Maple Downs Farm in Middleburgh. What she found was a landscape that has become all too familiar... Read more
By Carol La Monda on Friday, Sep. 23, 2011 - 12:24 pm
Above: A view of the Boiceville business district on Route 28, taken on Sunday, August 28, 2011. From Jan Ryan and Ann Davies. Like 9/11 or the assassination of JFK, people in the Catskills will also remember the details of the hurricane and flood. ... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Sep. 22, 2011 - 8:39 pm
Double rainbow all the way across Lucky Dog Farm, one of the spots mentioned in a recent New York Magazine article about Delaware County. Photo from Lucky Dog's Facebook page. Online at nymag.com today: A travel story highlighting a dozen-plus western... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2011 - 11:29 am
Photo of Catskills vista by Flickr user ohmann alianne. Published under Creative Commons license. Last week, New York Post travel writer David Landsel took a spin up Route 28 to see what Irene hath wrought. Landsel, a local boy whose grandmother had a... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011 - 1:31 pm
Aerial imaging of the village of Schoharie on Tuesday, August 30, courtesy of RIT researcher Jason Faulring. Cropped by the Watershed Post from the original, larger image. Across the Catskills region (and beyond), Irene and Lee wreaked devastation on many... Read more


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