By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jul. 29, 2010 - 3:41 pm
Daily Freeman reporter Jay Braman Jr. writes that the dream of making Route. 28 through Delaware and Ulster counties into a revenue-generating scenic byway might be dying. The idea, championed by a group called the Central Catskills Collaborative, sounded... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Sunday, Jul. 25, 2010 - 10:25 am
David Knudsen, who chronicles the Sullivan County real estate market on his blog, has a provocative proposal for Sullivan County. Instead of striving to fulfill the second home dreams of the "arugula and goat cheese set," he writes, Sulllivan County... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jun. 10, 2010 - 11:36 am
In the New York Post this week: "The Catskills from A to Z." (Lucky for them Hunter's putting in that zipline this year, eh?) Looks like they strained a little for the X -- but nice job, Post!
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, May. 18, 2010 - 10:51 am
Old Locomotive Gets New Life Engine 407, a 1940s-era veteran of the Long Island Railroad and the Staten Island Railway, could easily have ended up on the scrap heap, Staten Island Advance reports. Instead, the little blue engine is getting buffed... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, May. 12, 2010 - 4:23 pm
Social-media maven (and Kingston Neighborhood Watcher) Claudia D'Arcy was a little steamed that an Ulster County conference on promoting local business via social media didn't bother to hire a local: Now, this has absolutely nothing personal against Brian... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, May. 11, 2010 - 1:33 pm
Upstate communities that rely on tourist dollars are bemoaning the loss of an I Love New York program that gives matching funds to counties, the AP reports. “This is our season, this our time, this is when we’re luring those travelers and those expendable... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, May. 6, 2010 - 11:58 am
Should Ulster County spend over $700,000 on New York City subway ads, or on commercials on "Good Morning America?" High-falutin' consultants favor the first option, while local businesspeople favor the second, according to the Times Herald-Record, which... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Apr. 29, 2010 - 6:01 pm
This just in from the DEP: The agency that polices New York City's upstate watershed will open 12,000 acres of city-owned watershed land to recreation. A total of 71,000 DEP-owned acres in the New York City watershed are now open to the public, according... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Apr. 21, 2010 - 6:08 pm
The Delaware County Board of Supervisors has unanimously passed a resolution in support of Dean Gitter's Belleayre development project, the Daily Freeman reports. (The story also appears in the Catskill Mountain News, but their content is behind a paywall... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Apr. 19, 2010 - 2:04 pm
The Catskill Watershed Corporation and HospitalityGreen just announced a joint venture aimed at measuring (and decreasing) the impact of local hotels and B&Bs on the NYC watershed. From HospitalityGreen's press release: The Green Concierge project is... Read more


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