News

By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 - 8:21 am
Public protests aimed at the new Trump administration will occur across the world, timed to coincide with today's Women's March on Washington. More than 600 events are planned for today, a few of them in the Catskills region. Women's March organizers have... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 - 1:24 pm
Image via John Faso's campaign. Congressman John Faso, the newly-elected Republican representing New York's 19th district, was named last week to the House's budget, agriculture, and transportation and infrastructure committees.  The 36-member House... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 - 4:09 pm
A Long Island man has died after a snowboarding accident that occurred at the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center on Saturday, Jan. 14. 25-year-old Brian Conners of Centerport, NY was snowboarding on the Wanatuska Trail when he had the accident, said... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 - 5:27 pm
If you're looking to spend Martin Luther King Day reflecting on justice in America and the meaning of the holiday, there are a few local events happening that fit the bill. (If you're looking to spend it skiing, we've got you covered there too: It's... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 - 11:12 am
Happy Friday the 13th, Catskills. This week’s NewsShed is a blockbuster edition, on account of us missing last week. (Pardon the interruption; the hamster that makes the news wheel spin has been fending off some sort of seasonal plague.) Talk about being... Read more
By Jenna Scherer on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 - 1:53 pm
Stephen Petronio Company has been operating out of New York City since 1984, performing dance pieces across the world and collaborating with a vast array of musicians, artists and designers, from Lou Reed and Rufus Wainwright to Cindy Sherman and Anish... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 - 5:48 pm
A national debate on how to respond to bigotry and hate speech has suddenly become a pressing local issue in Schoharie County, after the appearance of swastikas throughout the tiny village of Esperance on New Year's Day. State police arrested a 13-year-... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 - 3:10 pm
Woodstock town supervisor Jeremy Wilber died at home on Jan. 1 after a battle with cancer, the Daily Freeman reports. He was 66. Wilber had been in hospice care for several months, though he continued working on town business until shortly before his... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 - 2:37 pm
The week between Christmas and New Year’s is usually pretty slow, news-wise — and that’s just fine with us. Enough already, 2016. Still, a few things happened in the Catskills this week, like they do. Gov. Cuomo’s taking some flak for using the state... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 - 7:03 pm
The Catskills might not be exactly Times Square -- but that's a plus, right? If you're looking to go out on New Year's Eve, we've got local options, from sit-down dinners to DJ-fueled dance-offs.  DELAWARE COUNTY Fleischmanns retreat center Spillian is... Read more
By Rebecca Andre on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 - 3:40 pm
Originally a food truck operated by owner Gloria Buley, Smokin Boars BBQ is on its third reincarnation. The Kansas City-style barbecue restaurant had a brief three-month residence in Phoenicia before catching fire in February of 2016. Nine months later,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 - 12:53 pm
Naughty: -Former Delaware County Department of Social Services commissioner Bill Moon -- who's now deputy commissioner in Sullivan County's Health and Family Services, and who may be under investigation by the FBI, according to a brief yet tantalizing... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 - 7:51 pm
Conservation creates local jobs. That was the message at a public meeting held to celebrate the recent passage of the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act, held at the headquarters of Friends of the Upper Delaware River in Hancock on Thursday. It was a... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 - 4:05 pm
The site of the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival is at the top of a list of places around New York State nominated for inclusion in state and national Registers of Historic Places.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office announced the list of 26 locations, nominated by... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 - 3:36 pm
Divers are working to recover a tugboat that sank in New York City's upstate Schoharie Reservoir on Monday, Dec. 19, spilling a small amount of fuel oil into the reservoir.  According to DEP spokesman Adam Bosch, the tugboat was being used for ongoing... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 - 3:31 pm
Here in small-town America, never let it be said your vote doesn't count.  This year, the fate of a substantial budget hike for the Phoenicia Library lay in the hands of voters in the town of Shandaken, with a proposal on the ballot to increase the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 - 2:38 pm
It's the weekend before Christmas, and all through the Catskills, there's a lot of holiday action going on: Main Street shopping, Santas on snowboards, and more. Here's a guide to what's going on in the region this weekend, starting tonight. DELAWARE... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 - 10:09 pm
Heads up, Catskills: We're bringing back NewsShed, our recurring roundup of what's new, what's hot, and what's just plain weird in local news. (Love it? Hate it? Got a news tip for us? Let us know at [email protected]) -Big story this week in the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 - 5:00 pm
The Schoharie News, a local newspaper that launched in 2013 as an online-only news site, announced this week that they are in the process of buying the 34-year-old Mountain Eagle, a print newsweekly based in the Delaware County town of Stamford. Here's... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 - 11:56 pm
Every December, organizations across New York State get an early stocking stuffer from the state's ten Regional Economic Development Councils: millions of dollars in grant funding. The grant funds come from a variety of state programs aimed at boosting... Read more

Pages

Subscribe to News