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By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Sep. 13, 2011 - 11:41 pm
Scrambling to react quickly to the devastation wrought by Tropical Storms Irene and Lee, the Catskill Watershed Corporation held a special meeting on Tuesday, September 13, to create a grant program to help flood-damaged businesses in New York City's west... 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 Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011 - 4:49 pm
It's been awhile since there was life and good cheer in the old Chestnut Woods restaurant in Grahamsville. But this spring, a marvelous thing happened: the lonely building on Route 55 began bustling with life once more, in the form of the Eureka Market... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011 - 11:06 am
Photo from the Andes Hotel's Facebook page. The town of Andes, and its eponymous hotel, got a very complimentary shoutout from New York Post real estate writer Tina Traster, who's been making the rounds of little Catskills towns recently. The Andes Hotel... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 - 9:45 am
Photo of twee chainsaw bear in front of the Margaretville Freshtown by Lissa Harris. This week, Upstater -- a new blog about real estate and rural life, for downstate folks with upstate inclinations-- takes a look at the Delaware County village of... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 21, 2011 - 10:07 pm
Looks like the Ulster Savings Bank has finally managed to unload the Friar Tuck Inn in Catskill for a modest $2.4 million. (That's $1.4 million less than what the bank was owed, when they foreclosed on the Route 32 property last April.) But the identities... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 21, 2011 - 9:46 am
It sounds like a publicity stunt, but it's for real: The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce is closing its Monticello office and moving all of the Chamber's operations into a 37-foot 2002 Coachmen RV. Chamber president Terri Ward and vice president Cathy... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jul. 18, 2011 - 2:21 pm
Photo of Route 17 in Delaware County by Flickr user dougtone. Published under Creative Commons license. In the August issue of Travel & Leisure magazine, writer Adam H. Graham takes readers on a three-day ramble across the Catskills, from Barryville... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 14, 2011 - 5:47 pm
The Journal Register Company, which owns the Kingston Daily Freeman along with many other newspapers across the country, announced today that investment firm Alden Global Capital has bought the media company. CEO John Paton, who blogs about JRC's efforts... Read more


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