Julia Reischel


Feb. 23, 2016
A bus driver for the Gilboa-Conesville Central School was drunk when he drove 13 children home during his afternoon run on Monday, Feb. 22, according to the New York State Police in Cobleskill. Left: Daniel Mowers. Photo via the New York State Police. ... Read more
Feb. 23, 2016
Above: A poster from New York State's campaign to raise awareness about heroin addiction. New York State passed legislation to fund a heroin addiction awareness and treatment campaign in 2014. Photo via combatheroin.ny.gov.  As a heroin epidemic spreads... Read more
Feb. 16, 2016
Rain falling on frozen ground may lead to flooding across the Catskills on Tuesday, Feb. 16, according to the National Weather Service in Albany and Binghamton.  The western Catskills counties of Delaware and Sullivan are under a flood advisory until 6 p... Read more
Feb. 16, 2016
The towns of Bovina and Hancock in Delaware County closed their roads on Tuesday, Feb. 16 due to icy conditions, according to Michelle R. Murray, the communications supervisor for the Delaware County Department of Emergency Services. Tina Mole, the... Read more
Feb. 10, 2016
The Catskills have a new distillery: Union Grove Distillery, owned by Todd Pascarella and Brian Mulder, celebrated its grand opening on Wednesday, Feb. 10 with a ribbon cutting in the Delaware County hamlet of Arkville.  The distillery's first product... Read more
Feb. 5, 2016
Above: Drugs, cash and an imitation handgun found in Woodstock on Thursday. Photo via the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team.  Two people have been arrested in connection with a large heroin bust in the Ulster County town of Woodstock,... Read more
Feb. 2, 2016
Above: Narcan, an opioid antidote, saved a life in Livingston Manor on Sunday. Image via Flickr user PunchingJudy. A 32-year-old man who had overdosed on heroin was saved by first responders who administered two doses of Narcan, an antidote to opiates,... Read more
Feb. 2, 2016
The owners of a defunct farmstand in the Ulster County town of Shandaken must pay the town $126,200 in fees for “flagrant and egregious” violations of town law that occurred in 2012 and 2013, an Ulster County Supreme Court judge ruled on Jan. 28. Al and... Read more
Feb. 1, 2016
Above: The summit of Sherrill Mountain in Greene County is a three-mile bushwhack from the nearest road. Image via Google maps.  Five forest rangers and two volunteer firefighters hiked six miles of rough terrain to a remote Greene County mountaintop to... Read more
Jan. 28, 2016
Top row: Tammy Lewis, Amanda Bicknell and Emily Uhl. Middle row: Johnny Uhl, Brooklynn Alford and James M. Klinegardner. Bottom: James J. Nash. Photos via the Delaware County Sheriff's Office. Seven people were arrested in a raid on a meth lab operating... Read more
Jan. 27, 2016
A pair of bald eagles has set up house in a nest on Route 30 in the Delaware County town of Middletown near the village of Margaretville. Watershed Post correspondent Rebecca Andre took this shot of the pair on Sunday, Jan. 24. To see a larger version of... Read more
Jan. 21, 2016
Above: Kaaterskill Falls in winter 2007. Photo by Jason, via Flickr.  Editor's Note: The DEC's press release about this rescue reported erroneously that the incident occurred on Kaaterskill Falls, which has a notoriously dangerous unofficial trail that... Read more
Jan. 21, 2016
Two men died after a 1996 Dodge Ram pickup truck hit a tree in the Ulster County town of Rosendale on Wednesday, Jan. 20, police say. The men, 58-year-old driver Ronald Myroniuk and 58-year-old passenger Robert Myroniuk, both of Cottekill, were driving... Read more
Jan. 21, 2016
Above: The intersection in the village of Walton where a man was killed after being hit by a car last Thursday. Image via Google Maps.  A 31-year-old man was killed on Thursday, Jan. 14 after being hit by a car in the Delaware County town of Walton,... Read more
Jan. 21, 2016
A Shokan man was arrested on Thursday, Jan. 14 after town of Olive police found a "substantial" marijuana growing operation in a house on Route 28, according to a press release from the Ulster County Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team. According to... Read more
Jan. 20, 2016
Above: A rendering of one of the hotels in the planned Belleayre Resort. Image via the Crossroads Ventures website. The planning boards of the towns of Middletown and Shandaken approved permits for the long-awaited Belleayre Resort last week, in a move... Read more
Jan. 19, 2016
Above: Bowie on the cover of "Aladdin Sane." British newspapers are abuzz with speculation that David Bowie's ashes could be scattered in the Catskills in the wake of the pop singer's death from cancer on Sunday, Jan. 10. Bowie was a fixture in the... Read more
Jan. 14, 2016
The driver of a piece of farm equipment died on Wednesday, Jan. 13 when the vehicle, a four-wheel payloader, sank upside down in an icy pond in the Schoharie County town of Wright, according to the Schoharie County Sheriff's Office. A press release... Read more
Jan. 14, 2016
Above: A contestant in the 2012 Shandaken Primitive Biathlon. Image via shandakenprimitivebiathlon.net. This Sunday, Jan. 17, buckskin-swathed competitors wearing snowshoes and carrying muzzleloading rifles will compete in the 19th-annual Shandaken... Read more
Jan. 12, 2016
Above: 52 Burton St. in Walton. Image via Google Street View, August 2014.  Police and firefighters narrowly avoided being trapped in an intentionally-set explosion in a house in Walton on Monday, Jan. 11, according to a press release from the Walton... Read more