By Lissa Harris on Friday, Apr. 19, 2013 - 4:11 pm
 Orville Slutzky, co-founder of the Hunter Mountain ski center, family patriarch, and a well-known community figure and philanthropist, died on Thursday, April 18 at the age of 96. Hunter Mountain will hold a memorial service this Sunday, April 21. An... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2013 - 4:28 pm
The Daily Freeman reports that Frederick Schussler Jr., life member and former assistant chief of the Lomontville Fire Department, was killed on Wednesday when a car he was working on fell on him: The man — identified by his sister as Frederick Schussler... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Mar. 25, 2013 - 11:51 am
Photo: Langan Funeral Home website. A Schoharie man studying at SUNY Oneonta was found dead in his off-campus apartment on Thursday evening, according to several local news accounts.  22-year-old Mark de Roziere was found around 9pm in his East Street... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 - 2:49 pm
Bruce Loertscher, supervisor of the Ulster County town of Plattekill, died on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer, several local news outlets are reporting. He was 56. Ulster County legislator Kevin Roberts, a longtime friend of Loertscher's, told the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 - 9:02 am
Alexander T. Watkins-Blazeski, a 16-year-old from the Shawangunk hamlet of Pine Bush, was killed in a snowmobile accident near Sinsabaugh Road on Saturday. In a news release, state troopers said Watkins-Blazeski was driving a 2005 Arctic Cat in a field... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 - 12:24 pm
Roger F. Coleman, publisher of Hudson-Catskill Newspapers, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack on Monday, New Year's Eve in Kentucky. He was 61. The Hudson-Catskill Newspapers company publishes the Daily Mail in Catskill and the Register-Star in... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 - 2:44 pm
Above: Noel van Swol, in a screenshot from a 2011 YouTube video from Energy In Depth's Northeast Marcellus Initiative. In the video, van Swol cites the Anti-Rent Wars as a precedent for the pro-gas-drilling movement in upstate New York, and tells an... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 - 9:36 am
This weekend, the Frost Valley YMCA bids farewell to a longtime champion. D. Halbe Brown, who was camp director at Frost Valley from 1966 to 2001 and raised his five children at the Claryville camp, died on September 13. On Sunday, the camp will hold a... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 14, 2012 - 5:18 pm
Josh Turan. Photo courtesy of David Turan. To his friends, 22-year-old Josh Turan was a thrill-seeker: A goofy, fearless kid who liked snowboarding, motocross racing, and parkour, and would rather spend the night outdoors than under a roof. But when he... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Apr. 28, 2012 - 2:04 pm
Above: Department of Environmental Conservation officers provide an honor guard at the April 28 memorial service for Robert Van Benschoten, a longtime employee of the agency and its former director of law enforcement. The service was held at the New... Read more


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