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By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jun. 8, 2016 - 9:25 pm
Above: One of many depictions of the Onteora Indian at Onteora Central School. Photo via the Onteora Humans Rights Club.  At a meeting on Tuesday, June 7, the Onteora Central School District Board of Education voted 5 to 2 to change the school’s mascot... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Wednesday, Jun. 8, 2016 - 7:35 am
Above: Andrew Heaney. Photo courtesy of the Heaney campaign.  Unlike the other three candidates running to replace retiring Republican Congressman Chris Gibson in New York's 19th Congressional District, Dutchess County businessman Andrew Heaney has no... Read more
By Robert Cairns on Friday, May. 20, 2016 - 2:29 pm
Above: Theodore Tiska, a former deputy in the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, is charged with attempted murder and first-degree assault for an alleged attack on his wife in April. To the left is Tiska in a Delaware County Employee of the Month photo in... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, May. 17, 2016 - 5:04 pm
A 58-year-old man died on Monday, May 16 when his pickup truck left the roadway, struck a culvert and overturned in the Delaware County town of Kortright, according to a press release from the New York State Police. The driver was 58-year-old Michael C.... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Sunday, May. 15, 2016 - 6:59 pm
Above: Thirteen "American Bikers United Against Jihad" vehicles drive by hundreds of Islamberg supporters in the Delaware County town of Tompkins on Sunday, May 15. Video and photos by Julia Reischel.  A planned motorcycle protest against Islamberg, an... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, May. 10, 2016 - 7:37 am
Above: A landslide on Platte Clove Rd. in the Greene County town of Hunter. Photo via the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference.  A landslide on Sunday, May 8 blocked narrow Platte Clove Rd. in the Greene County town of Hunter, according to the Daily... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, May. 2, 2016 - 4:22 pm
Chris Gibson, the Republican U.S. Congressman who represents the 19th Congressional District, which covers much of the Catskills, announced today that he has decided to retire from politics and will shelve his plans to run for governor of New York state... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, May. 2, 2016 - 3:55 pm
Above: Indian Head and Twin Mountains on the eastern Devil's Path, photographed in October 2012 by EricAOrtner.  New York Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers and first responders from multiple fire departments and rescue squads helped... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2016 - 8:59 am
A fire started by a 40-year-old man in the Ulster County town of Shandaken at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 25 burned five acres of Catskill Forest Preserve before being doused by 20 fire companies and police agencies, according to a press release from the... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2016 - 7:49 am
Above: John Faso. Image via the Faso campaign. In the increasingly negative race to replace retiring Republican Congressman Chris Gibson in New York's 19th Congressional District, former State Assembly Minority Leader John Faso has all the hallmarks of a... Read more

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