Above: Bocce, a 9-month-old German Shepherd, surveys the high water on Route 299 in New Paltz last week. Photo by Laura Cerrone.
On Friday morning, the Watershed Post team visited a journalism class taught by Times Herald-Record reporter Adam Bosch at SUNY New Paltz. It was a great group (when's the last time you saw a bunch of undergraduates alert and engaged at 8am?), and we had a blast talking about entrepreneurial journalism, new models of news distribution, and the uncertain future of the news media.
We may have also gotten ourselves a few ace contributors. Laura Cerrone, one of the student journalists we met, was on the banks of the Wallkill River later that day to photograph its rise during the flooding that affected much of the Hudson Valley and the Catskills. She sent us a few of the shots she took of flooding around New Paltz.
The Carmine Liberta bridge on Route 299 in New Paltz was temporarily blocked off:
After torrential rain and melting snow, traffic had to be detoured from Route 299: