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By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jul. 21, 2016 - 3:17 pm
Above: Environmental Conservation Officer Myles Schillinger and Nuisance Wildlife Agent Roy Lane removing a three-foot Eastern Timber rattlesnake from a Mount Tremper home on July 1. Photo via the NYS DEC. An environmental conservation officer and a snake... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Monday, Jul. 18, 2016 - 12:43 pm
Above: New York State Sen. James Seward on the floor of the New York State Senate. Photo via the Seward re-election campaign.  New York State Sen. James Seward announced on Monday, July 11, that he will be seeking his 16th term in office this November.... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Jul. 16, 2016 - 9:55 am
Above: The Esopus Creek. Photo by Flickr user ScubaBear68. A 78-year-old retired doctor from New Jersey had a heart attack and died while fishing the Esopus Creek near the hamlet of Phoenicia on Thursday, July 14, according to a press release from the... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2016 - 11:33 am
Above: A dumpster full of trash at the Peekamoose Blue Hole trailhead in Denning on July 7. Photo by Joe Ferrara.  Volunteers are invited to help clean up trash and litter this Sunday, July 17 at Peekamoose Blue Hole, a popular swimming hole in the Ulster... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2016 - 11:24 am
Above: Vernon Benjamin of the town of Saugerties addresses New York State Department of Health staffer Pamela Young and a colleague at a public forum on New York City's Filtration Avoidance Determination on June 29 in Hunter. Saugerties isn't in New York... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2016 - 7:58 pm
A Deposit man driving a tow truck knocked over a utility pole and fled the scene while intoxicated on Monday in the Delaware County town of Tompkins, police say. Above: Adam K. Buteau. Photo via the Delaware County Sheriff's Office.  Thirty-year-old Adam... Read more
By Robert Cairns on Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2016 - 7:35 pm
State police say that a Preston Hollow man died in a one-vehicle crash on Friday, July 8 in the Schoharie County town of Blenheim. According to Trooper Mark J. Cepiel, the public information officer at Troop G headquarters in Latham, troopers were... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2016 - 7:03 pm
A four-year-old boy from Brooklyn drowned on Sunday, July 10 in a partially-filled swimming pool at a summer bungalow colony in the Sullivan County town of Bethel, local newspapers report. The child, whose name has been alternatively reported as Shimon... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2016 - 6:41 pm
A 32-year-old Massachusetts man was arrested on Saturday, July 9 after he drunkenly drove his car into an occupied tent at a Ukrainian summer camp in the Ulster County town of Wawarsing and then threatened to use a firearm, police say. Yuriy Plesnik of... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2016 - 6:02 pm
One person drowned, another was killed when an SUV flipped over and a third was found riding in a car with a gunshot wound in a series of odd incidents in Greene County over the weekend, according to media reports. Only sketchy details are available from... Read more

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