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By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 - 1:38 pm
Above: A poster from New York State's campaign to raise awareness about heroin addiction. New York State passed legislation to fund a heroin addiction awareness and treatment campaign in 2014. Photo via combatheroin.ny.gov.  As a heroin epidemic spreads... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 - 10:44 am
Above: The Gilboa home of Don and Kristine Mowers was destroyed on Feb. 14. Photo via Schoharie County Fire Wire & News. Three Gilboa residents were left homeless after a fire destroyed their home in Schoharie County on the frigid morning of Sunday,... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 - 2:32 pm
Rain falling on frozen ground may lead to flooding across the Catskills on Tuesday, Feb. 16, according to the National Weather Service in Albany and Binghamton.  The western Catskills counties of Delaware and Sullivan are under a flood advisory until 6 p.... Read more
By Robert Cairns on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 - 10:31 am
Above: Police say the body of a Walton man was found in this burned-out apartment in Walton. Photo by Robert Cairns. Police say a man died in an early morning fire on Monday, Feb. 8 at an apartment house at 22 Benton Avenue in the Delaware County village... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:46 pm
Above: Drugs, cash and an imitation handgun found in Woodstock on Thursday. Photo via the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team.  Two people have been arrested in connection with a large heroin bust in the Ulster County town of Woodstock,... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 - 6:17 pm
Above: Narcan, an opioid antidote, saved a life in Livingston Manor on Sunday. Image via Flickr user PunchingJudy. A 32-year-old man who had overdosed on heroin was saved by first responders who administered two doses of Narcan, an antidote to opiates, in... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 - 1:44 pm
Above: The summit of Sherrill Mountain in Greene County is a three-mile bushwhack from the nearest road. Image via Google maps.  Five forest rangers and two volunteer firefighters hiked six miles of rough terrain to a remote Greene County mountaintop to... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 - 4:04 pm
Top row: Tammy Lewis, Amanda Bicknell and Emily Uhl. Middle row: Johnny Uhl, Brooklynn Alford and James M. Klinegardner. Bottom: James J. Nash. Photos via the Delaware County Sheriff's Office. Seven people were arrested in a raid on a meth lab operating... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 - 10:33 am
Fordham University law professor Zephyr Teachout ended weeks of speculation on Monday, Jan. 25 by announcing her candidacy for outgoing Republican Congressman Chris Gibson’s 19th congressional district seat, which represents the Catskills and the Hudson... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:19 am
Above: Flood damage in a Schoharie County stream. Photo via SchoharieStreams.com.  In the latest blow to Schoharie County's floundering $29.5 million streambank remediation project, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has... Read more

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