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By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 8, 2014 - 12:38 pm
Tonight's public hearing on Hanover Farms, a farmstand on Route 28 in Mt. Tremper, ought to draw a feisty crowd to the Shandaken Town Hall.  The farmstand was shut down by a New York State Supreme Court judge's order last November, the latest in a long... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Apr. 9, 2014 - 4:53 pm
It's a familiar story in small-town America: Little community bank strikes a deal with a giant national corporation, and suddenly there's a new logo on your local bank branch. Only this time it's the other way around. NBDC Bank -- also known as the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Apr. 4, 2014 - 4:08 pm
Above: The Phoenicia Library under construction. Photo by Nancy Howell.  Spring in the Catskills means new sounds in the landscape: the patter of raindrops, the tweeting of songbirds, and the sweet, sweet sound of hammers on nails. This season brings a... Read more
By Jennifer Strom on Tuesday, Mar. 4, 2014 - 4:17 pm
Above: Slickepott's Pam Lamont and Betty Acre Farm's Aissa O'Neil talked up their products at the Pure Catskills booth at a New York City trade show on Monday afternoon. Photos by Jennifer Strom. For three days this week, you could sample Slickepott... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Mar. 3, 2014 - 11:30 am
Above: Snow drifts pile up around Parksville's abandoned drug store, once a jewel of Main Street and still clinging to derelict grandeur. Photo taken last week by John of Catskills Photography, and shared in the Watershed Post's Flickr group pool. ... Read more
By Jennifer Strom on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 - 9:56 am
Can you smell those ribs, Tannersville? Photo from American Glory's Facebook page. Joe Fierro loves to hear how his devoted Catskills diners drive a long distance over the mountain to eat at his downtown Hudson restaurant, American Glory BBQ. At the same... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 - 3:49 pm
A highway runs through it: Route 30, Roxbury's Main Street, on a chilly January afternoon. Photo by Greg Henderson.  In the rural Catskills, "economic development" often doesn't mean big-ticket projects. For the MARK Project, a nonprofit based in the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 - 5:52 pm
In the last few weeks, the owners and staff of the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz have weathered the outbreak of a nasty gastrointestinal virus, a week-long closure, the stem-to-stern disinfection of the entire resort by a 200-person cleaning crew,... Read more
By Jennifer Strom on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 - 9:59 pm
Beers of the Catskills: There's plenty to choose from. Photo from the Facebook page of Cave Mountain Brewing Co. in Windham, whose proprietors are planning to expand into wholesale. Craft beer drinkers of the greater Catskills region, rejoice: many new... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 - 5:51 pm
Above: New York State Agricultural Society President Diane Held congratulates Schoharie County farmer Richard Ball, recently appointed as New York State's new Commissioner of Agriculture, at the group's 2014 forum on New York agriculture. Photo from the... Read more


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