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NewsShed, Monday, Feb. 13: Don't flush those wipes

By Lissa Harris on Feb. 13, 2017

With almost a foot of new snow for the Catskills since Sunday, we're off to a precipitous start to the week -- and we may get another dusting before the week is through. [Hudson Valley Weather] The political data wonks at FiveThirtyEight are crunching... Read more

Skier dies on Hunter Mountain

By Lissa Harris on Feb. 9, 2017

An Orange County man suffered a fatal fall while skiing on an expert trail at Hunter Mountain on Wednesday, according to a statement from state police.  58-year-old Edwin Wood was skiing on the Annapurna Trail, an expert-rated double black diamond trail,... Read more

Snow headed for Catskills

By Lissa Harris on Feb. 8, 2017

A winter storm is headed toward the Catskills and Hudson Valley, with forecasters calling for anywhere from a few inches to a foot of snow to fall from Wednesday night through Thursday morning.  The storm is expected to hit the Thursday morning commute... Read more

NewsShed, Tuesday, Feb. 7: Wrath and cabbage

By Lissa Harris on Feb. 7, 2017

Struggling to keep up with the firehose of news coming out of our nation's capital lately? You're not alone. Here at WP HQ, we're searching for a happy medium somewhere between scrolling through dumb clickbait GIFs on Facebook and having the Washington... Read more

Phoenicia man dies in wood-splitting accident

By Lissa Harris on Feb. 7, 2017

A 40-year-old Phoenicia man died after being injured by a firewood processing machine in West Hurley on Monday afternoon, the Ulster County Sheriff's Office reports.  Deputies said Lewis Peck was operating a machine that cuts and splits wood when he... Read more

News from Local Businesses

  Greater Roxbury Business Association (GRBA) invites you to its business mixer and networking event Tuesday, February 28 at 5:30 p.m., at Cassie’s Café, 53535 State Hwy 30, Roxbury, NY. This month,...

Food

By Rebecca Andre
Dec. 29, 2016
Originally a food truck operated by owner Gloria Buley, Smokin Boars BBQ is on its third reincarnation. The Kansas City-style barbecue restaurant had a brief three-month residence in Phoenicia before...

Outdoor

By Lissa Harris
Feb. 16, 2017
It's a little late for a Valentine, but it looks like Belleayre Ski Center will be getting some love from New York State after all this year. In a press release Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor
To the Editor: Is there ever going to be a cell phone service tower to serve Andes, NY? It sure would make great sense in todays standards and also for life saving safety reasons, how about it? Nick...
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