By Lissa Harris on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 - 5:43 pm
A family on Hungry Hill in the Delaware County town of Hancock was forced to evacuate their home for the night on Thursday, December 5, after workers building the new Millennium Pipeline natural gas compression station knocked on their door and told them... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 - 12:03 pm
A snapped utility pole in front of Tom's Tire Barn in Walton early Monday morning. Photos by LeAnne Browning; reproduced with permission. A windstorm that moved through the Catskills region in the early-morning hours of Monday, Nov. 18 hit especially hard... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 - 2:31 pm
Top: Families tour the Hanford Mills Museum during the Miller's Harvest Festival. Photo courtsey of Hanford Mills.  Above: A video of the first public operation of the Museum’s restored 19th century water turbine, which was brought back online in 2012.... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 - 8:39 pm
Above: Adirondack chairs strewn across a Delaware County backyard by Monday's windstorms. Photographer Gerry Gomez Pearlberg, who shared the photo with us, said the winds tossed the chairs 20 or 30 feet. Heavy rainstorms and high winds that swept across... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 - 12:46 pm
Above: Protesters at a fundraiser for local Republican Congressman Chris Gibson on Tuesday, at which House Speaker John Boehner was the featured guest. Detail from a larger image posted on Facebook by Citizens Action of New York, whose members took part... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jun. 28, 2013 - 10:46 am
The future is here, cat sold separately. About 8,000 people were chosen by Google in a social media competition to get the chance to test-drive Glass, the company's much-hyped, face-mounted, picture-taking web gadget. One of them was the Daily Freeman's... Read more
By Andrea Girolamo on Friday, Jun. 7, 2013 - 11:52 am
This weekend, the second annual FireFest will take place at Maple Shade Farm in Delhi, and it looks to be a barn-burner. A fundraiser for joint hosts of the event Bloomville and Delhi Fire Departments, the festival features a variety of vendors, food,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 16, 2013 - 12:38 pm
State senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, an outspoken opponent of hydrofracking, is proposing new legislation that would prohibit out-of-state drillers from disposing of fracking waste in New York State. On Wednesday, Tkaczyk held a press conference about the... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, May. 10, 2013 - 9:27 am
Dear fellow residents of the Hudson Valley, New York State, and beyond, While our so-called moratorium on fracking continues, the gas industry is already industrializing rural New York State. Forests are now being clear-cut to pave the way for hundreds of... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 2, 2013 - 11:41 am
Two upstate New York towns that faced lawsuits over their gas drilling bans have won in appeals court, delivering a major victory to proponents of town "home rule."  The towns of Dryden and Middlefield faced separate lawsuits seeking to overturn their... Read more


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