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By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2011 - 1:26 pm
Photo: Catskill Farms's Cottage 18. From Catskill Farms website. Stop me if you've heard this one: New York City contractor moves to the sticks of Sullivan County, starts a home-building business on a shoestring, and begins buying land to build second... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jun. 9, 2011 - 3:41 pm
Quinn Kelley, founder of Chicken Hill Farm Handmade Soaps, with Skye the Auracana. Photo by Joe Damone. Summer in the Catskills means it's the height of craft fair season once again, and Quinn Kelley, the 15-year-old proprietor of Chicken Hill Farm... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 1, 2011 - 12:11 pm
The Viviana Hansen Gallery, a cozy little trove of works from local artists and lovingly curated antiques that has been a fixture of Delhi's Main Street for the last five years, has packed up and moved -- but not too far. The gallery recently announced... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, May. 3, 2011 - 7:51 pm
Brace yourself for more farmstand drama: The Shandaken Town Board has voted 3 to 2 to hold a special meeting, on May 24 at 6pm, to discuss re-zoning a stretch of Route 28 in Mt. Tremper to permit more commercial activity. [Update: The date of the meeting... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, May. 2, 2011 - 2:31 pm
A young entrepreneur sells lemonade in front of the Wal-Mart in Catskill yesterday. Photo by Bob Phibbs, via the Lemonade Day Greene County Facebook page. After weeks of enthusiastic preparations, hordes of kids across Greene County celebrated the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Apr. 28, 2011 - 9:23 am
A stretch of Route 23B in Cairo, by Flickr user dougtone. Published under Creative Commons license. Unlike most upstate New York towns, the Greene County town of Cairo has never had zoning laws to govern where and how development is carried out. But for... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Apr. 4, 2011 - 4:44 pm
Above: A memento left on the remains of a tree on Wall Street, cut down recently as part of Kingston's controversial "Pike Plan" to restore the 1970s-era wooden canopies over the sidewalks of the uptown Stockade district. Photo by local musician (and O+... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2011 - 10:06 am
In the wake of a merger with Community Bank System, a banking company based near Syracuse, the Oneonta-based Wilber National Bank has announced they're making 63 layoffs. The Daily Star reports: Monday's announcement "slammed" the dedicated employees of... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011 - 4:57 pm
Casks of liquor from Tuthilltown. Photo via the Tuthilltown Spirits Facebook page. Hudson Valley Business has a neat story this week about what Ulster County whiskey-maker Tuthilltown Spirits is doing with the old oak barrels it uses to age its liquors.... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011 - 1:25 pm
You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em. Photo by Flickr user Jim Lynch; published under Creative Commons license. Now that the federal Departments of the Interior and Justice have put the kibosh on the proposed Stockbridge-Munsee casino... Read more


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