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By Michael Ryan on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016 - 11:25 am
Above: The ruined Victorian house owned by David Rikard that became an international symbol of the destruction of Tropical Storm Irene. Photo provided by Larry Gambon. An internal resolve: That is what unites five people who endured the historic flooding... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 - 5:53 pm
Above: A widely-circulated photo of the flooded Schoharie Valley during Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, as seen from the top of the cliffs of Vroman’s Nose. Photo by Amy Colyer Fogerty. The air was perfectly calm in the late hours of Saturday, August 27,... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:10 am
Widespread confusion and and eerie coincidence surround the death of a 56-year-old Westfield, New Jersey woman who fell off a cliff alongside Kaaterskill Creek in the Greene County Catskills on Friday, Aug. 19. The woman, Marcy K. Yates, was hiking on... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 - 3:14 pm
Above: A fire on Main Street Delhi destroyed two buildings on Thursday morning. Photo via the Delaware County Department of Emergency Services Facebook page.  Area firefighters spent much of Thursday morning fighting a massive blaze in the Delaware County... Read more
By Michael Ryan on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 - 6:40 pm
Above: Adam Cross, the code enforcement officer for the town of Lexington, at a "broadband pep rally" held in the town of Lexington in 2015. Photo by Julia Reischel. The squeaky wheel is not getting the economic grease in the tiny Greene County town of... Read more
By Michael Ryan on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 - 6:30 pm
Above: The podium at Gov. Andrew Cuomo's August 3 announcement about $54.2 million in grants slated for broadband internet service across New York State. Photo via the governor's Flickr page. Hundreds of miles of remote rural roads and thousands of local... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 - 8:19 am
Photo by Breigh Hammarlund, via Flickr.  In an attempt to make hunting more appealing to young girls, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a new law into effect on July 21 that okays the use of florescent pink camouflage as an alternative to the traditional... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 - 1:12 pm
Above: Christopher H. Fairbairn, Salvatore M. Esposito and Karen C. Certain. Photos via the Delaware County Sheriff's Office.  Three people were charged with selling narcotics in and near the Delaware County village of Margaretville on Friday, July 29,... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jul. 28, 2016 - 9:38 am
Above: Kaaterskill Falls. Photo by Andy Arthur via Flickr.  Despite extensive safety improvements at Kaaterskill Falls, another person has died after falling off the famous waterfall while hiking. A 17-year-old New Jersey man died on Wednesday morning,... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Jul. 25, 2016 - 10:12 pm
Above: Photos from the Bramley Mountain Trail via the NYC DEP's Flickr page. A long-awaited new hiking trail will open in the Delaware County towns of Delhi and Bovina on Friday, July 29. The four-mile Bramley Mountain Trail is multi-part loop that leads... Read more

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