Watershed Post news feed http://www.watershedpost.com/node/feed en-US Police: Margaretville cocaine dealer arrested http://www.watershedpost.com/2014/police-margaretville-cocaine-dealer-arrested <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/u4/FIGUERO%20Rafael.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px; margin: 10px; float: left;" /><em>Left: Rafael Figueroa, known as "Cano" in Margaretville. Photo via the Delaware County Sheriff's Office.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>A 35-year-old Roxbury man known around the Delaware County village of Margaretville as "Cano" was arrested on Thursday, Dec. 18 for allegedly selling cocaine in the village, according to a press release from the Delaware County Sheriff's Office.</p> <p>Rafael Figueroa, who has a prior felony drug conviction, was also arrested in 2013 for driving into a house on Route 30 in Margaretville, causing "extensive damage," according to a <a href="http://www.catskillmountainnews.com/content/police-news-february-13-2013">police blotter report in the&nbsp;</a><em><a href="http://www.catskillmountainnews.com/content/police-news-february-13-2013">Catskill Mountain News</a>.</em><span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/police-margaretville-cocaine-dealer-arrested"><strong>&nbsp; Read more</strong></a></span></p> <div class="field field-type-viewfield field-field-in-story-ad"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="view view-in-story-ad view-id-in_story_ad view-display-id-block_1 view-dom-id-0c357458a54839953f2e5d5b5a95e0a6"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-body"> <div class="field-content"><div style="padding:5px;border:1px solid #e0e0e0;"> <!-- 300x250_in_story --> <div id='div-gpt-ad-1415717181520-0' style='width:300px; height:250px; float:left;margin-right:20px;'> <script type='text/javascript'> googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1415717181520-0'); }); </script> </div> <div class="smalladz" style="margin-left:10px;"><a href="http://watershedpost.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=bb9c02790006eb7c4795e7794&id=596ab8811f"><img src="/images/w-subscribe.png" width="150" height="120" alt="Subscribe" style="margin-bottom:5px;"/></a><br /><a href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=B52K2N4Y25L2U"><img src="/images/w-donate.png" width="150" height="120" alt="Donate to Watershed Post" /></a></div> </div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.watershedpost.com/2014/police-margaretville-cocaine-dealer-arrested#comments Arkville Grand Gorge Fleischmanns Halcottsville Margaretville New Kingston Middletown Roxbury CANO cocaine Delaware County Sheriff's Office drugs margaretville New York State Police Government Government Julia Reischel no Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:11:23 +0000 Julia Reischel 36021 at http://www.watershedpost.com Cuomo celebrates with anti-fracking activists http://www.watershedpost.com/2014/cuomo-celebrates-anti-fracking-activists <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="385" width="480" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/wsLS1ehAwaw&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/wsLS1ehAwaw&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsLS1ehAwaw"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/wsLS1ehAwaw/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="480" height="385" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo is basking in the celebratory mood of his constituents this week. On Wednesday, Dec. 17, his administration announced that New York State will <a href="http://www.watershedpost.com/2014/new-york-state-bans-fracking">ban hydraulic fracturing natural gas drilling</a> and also gave a <a href="http://www.watershedpost.com/2014/montreign-resort-casino-monticello-wins-catskills-jackpot">green light to a casino resort in the Catskills</a>.</p> <p>Cuomo has travelled the state to glad-hand with supporters of both moves. He <a href="http://www.watershedpost.com/2014/cuomo-congratulates-sullivan-county-casino-win">gave a speech in Bethel on Thursday, Dec. 18 </a>to a cheering pro-casino advocates in Sullivan County.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/cuomo-celebrates-anti-fracking-activists"><strong>&nbsp; Read more</strong></a></span></p> <div class="field field-type-viewfield field-field-in-story-ad"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="view view-in-story-ad view-id-in_story_ad view-display-id-block_1 view-dom-id-cc8a813c5c58f49009daf534a63abe19"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-body"> <div class="field-content"><div style="padding:5px;border:1px solid #e0e0e0;"> <!-- 300x250_in_story --> <div id='div-gpt-ad-1415717181520-0' style='width:300px; height:250px; float:left;margin-right:20px;'> <script type='text/javascript'> googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1415717181520-0'); }); </script> </div> <div class="smalladz" style="margin-left:10px;"><a href="http://watershedpost.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=bb9c02790006eb7c4795e7794&id=596ab8811f"><img src="/images/w-subscribe.png" width="150" height="120" alt="Subscribe" style="margin-bottom:5px;"/></a><br /><a href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=B52K2N4Y25L2U"><img src="/images/w-donate.png" width="150" height="120" alt="Donate to Watershed Post" /></a></div> </div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.watershedpost.com/2014/cuomo-celebrates-anti-fracking-activists#comments Accord Andes Arkville Ashland Ashokan Athens Barryville Bearsville Bethel Big Indian Blenheim Bloomingburg Bloomington Bloomville Boiceville Breakabeen Cadosia Callicoon Chichester Claryville Clintondale Cobleskill Connelly Cottekill Coxsackie Cragsmoor Davenport Center Delaware County Denning Divine Corners Downsville East Meredith Eddyville Ellenville Esopus Esperance Gallupville Gardiner Glasco Glen Wild Glenford Grahamsville Grand Gorge Greenfield Park Halcott Center Hardenburgh High Falls Highland Highmount Hobart Hunter Hurley Jefferson Heights Jeffersonville Kelsey Kerhonkson Kingston Krumville Lake Katrine Livingston Manor Livingstonville Lloyd Long Eddy Malden-on-Hudson Marbletown Marlborough Middleburgh Milton Modena Mount Marion Mount Tremper Napanoch Narrowsburg New Paltz Old Hurley Olive Olivebridge Oliverea Phoenicia Pine Hill Plattekill Port Ewen Richmondville Rifton Rochester Rosendale Ruby Saint Remy Saugerties Schoharie Shady Shandaken Sharon Springs Shawangunk Shokan Sidney Center Smallwood Spring Glen Stamford Stone Ridge Sundown Tillson Town of Kingston Town of Ulster Treadwell Ulster Park Walker Valley Wallkill Wawarsing West Camp West Hurley West Park West Shokan Willow Woodstock Athens Bovina Broome Callicoon East Branch Eldred Fleischmanns Harris Hasbrouck Kenoza Lake Leeds Meridale Roscoe Sloansville South Kortright Tannersville Trout Creek West Davenport Willowemoc Wurtsboro Youngsville Cairo Carlisle Cochecton Colchester Fishs Eddy Halcottsville Hurleyville Monticello Palenville Catskill Charlotteville Davenport Delaware Harvard Loch Sheldrake Margaretville Rock Hill Cobleskill Coxsackie Delhi Fallsburg Mountaindale New Kingston Conesville Deposit Durham Forestburgh South Fallsburg Eminence Franklin Fremont Greenville Woodbourne Esperance Halcott Hamden Highland Woodridge Fulton Hancock Hunter Liberty Gilboa Harpersfield Jewett Lumberland Jefferson Kortright Lexington Mamakating Masonville Middleburgh Neversink New Baltimore Meredith New Baltimore North Branch Richmondville Middletown Prattsville Rockland Schoharie Roxbury Seward Thompson Windham Sharon Sidney Tusten Stamford Summit Tompkins Wright Walton Greene County Schoharie County Sullivan County Ulster County cuomo energy fracking Sabrina Artel Trailer Talk Energy Government Energy,Government Julia Reischel no Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:35:14 +0000 Julia Reischel 36019 at http://www.watershedpost.com Neighbors may sue DEC over Belleayre Resort http://www.watershedpost.com/2014/neighbors-may-sue-dec-over-belleayre-resort <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="650" src="http://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/timeline/latest/embed/index.html?source=0AuwhL-16N4MFdGFyenFBcFhXZVRvWjRZeUFWQTJha1E&amp;font=Bevan-PotanoSans&amp;maptype=toner&amp;lang=en&amp;height=650" width="100%"></iframe></p> <p><em>Above: An interactive timeline of 15 years of Belleayre Resort review.</em></p> <p>The staff of the New York Department of Environmental Conservation say that they have thoroughly vetted the environmental impact of the proposed <a href="http://www.belleayreresort.com/">Belleayre Resort</a> on a Catskills mountaintop. But two families who weren’t part of the project’s marathon 15-year review process may sue the DEC if the agency allows the resort to go forward.</p> <p>The Gould family, prominent Catskills philanthropists who are descendants of the 19th-century Catskills developer Jay Gould, own large amounts of land in Ulster and Delaware counties.</p> <p>Ben Korman, a New York City real estate developer, and his wife have owned the Galli-Curci mansion, a historic property on Route 49A, since 2002.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/neighbors-may-sue-dec-over-belleayre-resort"><strong>&nbsp; Read more</strong></a></span></p> <div class="field field-type-viewfield field-field-in-story-ad"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="view view-in-story-ad view-id-in_story_ad view-display-id-block_1 view-dom-id-ebcd40347a2c4f2ea26cf684d79d0bbc"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-body"> <div class="field-content"><div style="padding:5px;border:1px solid #e0e0e0;"> <!-- 300x250_in_story --> <div id='div-gpt-ad-1415717181520-0' style='width:300px; height:250px; float:left;margin-right:20px;'> <script type='text/javascript'> googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1415717181520-0'); }); </script> </div> <div class="smalladz" style="margin-left:10px;"><a href="http://watershedpost.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=bb9c02790006eb7c4795e7794&id=596ab8811f"><img src="/images/w-subscribe.png" width="150" height="120" alt="Subscribe" style="margin-bottom:5px;"/></a><br /><a href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=B52K2N4Y25L2U"><img src="/images/w-donate.png" width="150" height="120" alt="Donate to Watershed Post" /></a></div> </div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.watershedpost.com/2014/neighbors-may-sue-dec-over-belleayre-resort#comments Big Indian Chichester Highmount Mount Tremper Oliverea Phoenicia Pine Hill Shandaken Belleayre Mountain belleayre resort Ben Korman Crossroads Ventures dean gitter Galli Curci mansion Gary Gailes Highmount Spa Resort Kathy Nolan Melissa Gould Wildacres Resort Government History Government,History Julia Reischel no Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:22:45 +0000 Julia Reischel 36014 at http://www.watershedpost.com Cuomo congratulates Sullivan County on casino win http://www.watershedpost.com/2014/cuomo-congratulates-sullivan-county-casino-win <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-2" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-2"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="385" width="480" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/WRjV2itjT6M&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-2"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/WRjV2itjT6M&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRjV2itjT6M"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/WRjV2itjT6M/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="480" height="385" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo attended a celebratory rally at Bethel Woods in Sullivan County on Thursday, Dec. 1 to kvell about <a href="http://www.watershedpost.com/2014/montreign-resort-casino-monticello-wins-catskills-jackpot">the state Gaming Facility Location Board's decision to allow a casino</a> to be built on the site of the former Concord Resort Hotel.</p> <p>"A whole generation of people can be reintroduced to upstate New York. And they're going to come to the Catskills, and they're going to see the Catskills, and they're going to love them," he said. "This is the magnet to do it."&nbsp;</p> <p>The governor directed his remarks to the people of Sullivan County, who faced fierce competition from other developers in other counties.</p> <p>"You came up with the best product and you deserve to win, and you made that happen," he said.</p> <p>Watch the whole<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRjV2itjT6M&amp;feature=youtu.be"> video</a> of the Governor's remarks above. &nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-viewfield field-field-in-story-ad"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="view view-in-story-ad view-id-in_story_ad view-display-id-block_1 view-dom-id-e11ff27f7163f22391be54ddd63f8bed"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-body"> <div class="field-content"><div style="padding:5px;border:1px solid #e0e0e0;"> <!-- 300x250_in_story --> <div id='div-gpt-ad-1415717181520-0' style='width:300px; height:250px; float:left;margin-right:20px;'> <script type='text/javascript'> googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1415717181520-0'); }); </script> </div> <div class="smalladz" style="margin-left:10px;"><a href="http://watershedpost.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=bb9c02790006eb7c4795e7794&id=596ab8811f"><img src="/images/w-subscribe.png" width="150" height="120" alt="Subscribe" style="margin-bottom:5px;"/></a><br /><a href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=B52K2N4Y25L2U"><img src="/images/w-donate.png" width="150" height="120" alt="Donate to Watershed Post" /></a></div> </div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.watershedpost.com/2014/cuomo-congratulates-sullivan-county-casino-win#comments Barryville Bethel Bloomingburg Callicoon Divine Corners Glen Wild Grahamsville Jeffersonville Livingston Manor Long Eddy Narrowsburg Smallwood Callicoon Eldred Harris Hasbrouck Kenoza Lake Roscoe Willowemoc Wurtsboro Youngsville Cochecton Hurleyville Monticello Delaware Loch Sheldrake Rock Hill Fallsburg Mountaindale Forestburgh South Fallsburg Fremont Woodbourne Highland Woodridge Liberty Lumberland Mamakating Neversink North Branch Rockland Thompson Tusten Sullivan County andrew cuomo casino gaming Montreign Resort Casino Government Government Julia Reischel no Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:27:18 +0000 Julia Reischel 36015 at http://www.watershedpost.com Driver hits pedestrian as both leave the same holiday party http://www.watershedpost.com/2014/driver-hits-pedestrian-both-leave-same-holiday-party <p>A man driving away from a holiday party on Arrowhead Road in the Ulster County town of Wawarsing last night hit a pedestrian walking home the same party, leaving him in critical condition, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/UlsterSheriff/posts/994741257206909?notif_t=notify_me">according to a press release from the Ulster County Sheriff's Office</a>.</p> <p>Nicholas P. Bach, a 28-year-old from New Paltz, was leaving the party after midnight on Thursday, Dec. 18 when he allegedly crashed his Toyota Camry into 29-year-old William Johnson of Kerhonkson, who was leaving the same party on foot, police say.</p> <p>When sheriff's deputies arrived at the scene at 12:16 a.m., they found "one pedestrian lying in the roadway with serious physical injury," <a href="https://www.facebook.com/UlsterSheriff/posts/994741257206909?notif_t=notify_me">according to the press release</a>.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/driver-hits-pedestrian-both-leave-same-holiday-party"><strong>&nbsp; Read more</strong></a></span></p> <div class="field field-type-viewfield field-field-in-story-ad"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="view view-in-story-ad view-id-in_story_ad view-display-id-block_1 view-dom-id-23ebb1e3e513440559d08cc96ffc4b5d"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-body"> <div class="field-content"><div style="padding:5px;border:1px solid #e0e0e0;"> <!-- 300x250_in_story --> <div id='div-gpt-ad-1415717181520-0' style='width:300px; height:250px; float:left;margin-right:20px;'> <script type='text/javascript'> googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1415717181520-0'); }); </script> </div> <div class="smalladz" style="margin-left:10px;"><a href="http://watershedpost.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=bb9c02790006eb7c4795e7794&id=596ab8811f"><img src="/images/w-subscribe.png" width="150" height="120" alt="Subscribe" style="margin-bottom:5px;"/></a><br /><a href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=B52K2N4Y25L2U"><img src="/images/w-donate.png" width="150" height="120" alt="Donate to Watershed Post" /></a></div> </div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.watershedpost.com/2014/driver-hits-pedestrian-both-leave-same-holiday-party#comments Cragsmoor Ellenville Greenfield Park Napanoch New Paltz Spring Glen Wawarsing Crime driving while intoxicated Holiday Party New York State Police Ulster County Sheriff's Office Government Government Julia Reischel no Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:16:16 +0000 Julia Reischel 36011 at http://www.watershedpost.com This Weekend: Holiday Pop-Up Farmers' Market http://www.watershedpost.com/2014/weekend-holiday-pop-farmers-market <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-mainimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_mainimage" width="480" height="270" alt="" src="http://www.watershedpost.com/sites/default/files/2013/1525743_610238479037903_1900211383_n.jpg?1418921545" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Above: Vendors set up at a Stamford holiday market in 2013. Photo <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GSACC/timeline">via the Greater Stamford Area Chamber of Commerce's Facebook page</a>.</em></p> <p>Farmers and artisans will give you one last chance to buy Catskills-made local gifts this weekend in Stamford at a <a href="http://catskillmtns.org/events/">Holiday Pop-Up Farmers' Market</a> hosted by the Greater Stamford Area Chamber of Commerce.</p> <p>Local meats, cheeses, maple products, honey and jam and herbal teas will be available, as will pottery and sewing crafts. The Ate.O.Ate Food Truck will dispense holiday snacks as you shop.&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/weekend-holiday-pop-farmers-market"><strong>&nbsp; Read more</strong></a></span></p> <div class="field field-type-viewfield field-field-in-story-ad"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="view view-in-story-ad view-id-in_story_ad view-display-id-block_1 view-dom-id-abbe70fd847aec9681d965be2b7d9f6c"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-body"> <div class="field-content"><div style="padding:5px;border:1px solid #e0e0e0;"> <!-- 300x250_in_story --> <div id='div-gpt-ad-1415717181520-0' style='width:300px; height:250px; float:left;margin-right:20px;'> <script type='text/javascript'> googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1415717181520-0'); }); </script> </div> <div class="smalladz" style="margin-left:10px;"><a href="http://watershedpost.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=bb9c02790006eb7c4795e7794&id=596ab8811f"><img src="/images/w-subscribe.png" width="150" height="120" alt="Subscribe" style="margin-bottom:5px;"/></a><br /><a href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=B52K2N4Y25L2U"><img src="/images/w-donate.png" width="150" height="120" alt="Donate to Watershed Post" /></a></div> </div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.watershedpost.com/2014/weekend-holiday-pop-farmers-market#comments Delaware County Hobart Stamford South Kortright Harpersfield Stamford Catskills holiday shopping Stamford Pop-Up Farmers Market Festivals Festivals Julia Reischel no Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:00:42 +0000 Julia Reischel 36010 at http://www.watershedpost.com This weekend: Light up the Dark in Callicoon http://www.watershedpost.com/2014/weekend-light-dark-callicoon <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-mainimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_mainimage" width="480" height="720" title="A mother and son make a homemade lantern in preparation for the the Light up the Dark Lantern Walk in Callicoon. A lantern-making workshop will be held on Friday, Dec. 19, and the walk is on Sunday, December 21. Photo by Laura Moran. " alt="" src="http://www.watershedpost.com/sites/default/files/2013/btrads_lantern_workshop_2014.jpg?1418917882" /> </div> </div> <div class="image-caption">A mother and son make a homemade lantern in preparation for the the Light up the Dark Lantern Walk in Callicoon. A lantern-making workshop will be held on Friday, Dec. 19, and the walk is on Sunday, December 21. Photo by Laura Moran. </div> </div> <p>The winter solstice, the darkest day of the year, is this Sunday, Dec. 21. In Callicoon, a group of local artists are leading a community lantern walk to light up the longest night. Walkers will hear stories and carry lanterns through a 30-foot labyrinth to honor the souls of the dead.&nbsp;From organizer Laura Moran:&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/weekend-light-dark-callicoon"><strong>&nbsp; Read more</strong></a></span></p> <div class="field field-type-viewfield field-field-in-story-ad"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="view view-in-story-ad view-id-in_story_ad view-display-id-block_1 view-dom-id-cd2bf175c203e7ddfb8019bf4e5f29fe"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-body"> <div class="field-content"><div style="padding:5px;border:1px solid #e0e0e0;"> <!-- 300x250_in_story --> <div id='div-gpt-ad-1415717181520-0' style='width:300px; height:250px; float:left;margin-right:20px;'> <script type='text/javascript'> googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1415717181520-0'); }); </script> </div> <div class="smalladz" style="margin-left:10px;"><a href="http://watershedpost.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=bb9c02790006eb7c4795e7794&id=596ab8811f"><img src="/images/w-subscribe.png" width="150" height="120" alt="Subscribe" style="margin-bottom:5px;"/></a><br /><a href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=B52K2N4Y25L2U"><img src="/images/w-donate.png" width="150" height="120" alt="Donate to Watershed Post" /></a></div> </div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.watershedpost.com/2014/weekend-light-dark-callicoon#comments Jeffersonville Callicoon Youngsville Sullivan County lantern walk lanterns light light up the dark solstice The Weigh Station Festivals Festivals Julia Reischel no Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:07:40 +0000 Julia Reischel 36009 at http://www.watershedpost.com Montreign Resort Casino in Monticello wins the Catskills jackpot http://www.watershedpost.com/2014/montreign-resort-casino-monticello-wins-catskills-jackpot <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-mainimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_mainimage" width="480" height="211" alt="" src="http://www.watershedpost.com/sites/default/files/2013/Screen%20Shot%202014-12-17%20at%203.25.29%20PM.png?1418848125" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Above: A rendering of the Montreign casino.</em></p> <p>The <a href="http://www.gaming.ny.gov/pdf/12.17.14.GFLBSelection.pdf">New York State Gaming Facility Location Board</a> has chosen to allow one developer to build a casino in the Catskills: the<a href="http://www.montreign.com/about-montreign"> Montreign Resort Casino</a>&nbsp;in the Sullivan County town of Thompson. The board also granted two other casino licenses in two other regions in the state in its selection report, which it released today. (<a href="http://www.gaming.ny.gov/pdf/12.17.14.GFLBSelection.pdf">Read the full report by clicking here.</a>)</p> <p>Montreign, a division of Empire Resorts, will be built on the site of the former Concord Resort Hotel in Monticello. The casino will be part of a larger destination resort called the Adelaar.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/montreign-resort-casino-monticello-wins-catskills-jackpot"><strong>&nbsp; Read more</strong></a></span></p> <div class="field field-type-viewfield field-field-in-story-ad"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="view view-in-story-ad view-id-in_story_ad view-display-id-block_1 view-dom-id-140a60a77f30a727c8a2c5c97582fc4e"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-body"> <div class="field-content"><div style="padding:5px;border:1px solid #e0e0e0;"> <!-- 300x250_in_story --> <div id='div-gpt-ad-1415717181520-0' style='width:300px; height:250px; float:left;margin-right:20px;'> <script type='text/javascript'> googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1415717181520-0'); }); </script> </div> <div class="smalladz" style="margin-left:10px;"><a href="http://watershedpost.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=bb9c02790006eb7c4795e7794&id=596ab8811f"><img src="/images/w-subscribe.png" width="150" height="120" alt="Subscribe" style="margin-bottom:5px;"/></a><br /><a href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=B52K2N4Y25L2U"><img src="/images/w-donate.png" width="150" height="120" alt="Donate to Watershed Post" /></a></div> </div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.watershedpost.com/2014/montreign-resort-casino-monticello-wins-catskills-jackpot#comments Glen Wild Harris Monticello Rock Hill Thompson Sullivan County Adelaar andrew cuomo casino Catskills gambling gaming Montreign Resort Casino Government Government Julia Reischel no Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:30:15 +0000 Julia Reischel 36007 at http://www.watershedpost.com New York state bans fracking http://www.watershedpost.com/2014/new-york-state-bans-fracking <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-version="4" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAAGFBMVEUiIiI9PT0eHh4gIB4hIBkcHBwcHBwcHBydr+JQAAAACHRSTlMABA4YHyQsM5jtaMwAAADfSURBVDjL7ZVBEgMhCAQBAf//42xcNbpAqakcM0ftUmFAAIBE81IqBJdS3lS6zs3bIpB9WED3YYXFPmHRfT8sgyrCP1x8uEUxLMzNWElFOYCV6mHWWwMzdPEKHlhLw7NWJqkHc4uIZphavDzA2JPzUDsBZziNae2S6owH8xPmX8G7zzgKEOPUoYHvGz1TBCxMkd3kwNVbU0gKHkx+iZILf77IofhrY1nYFnB/lQPb79drWOyJVa/DAvg9B/rLB4cC+Nqgdz/TvBbBnr6GBReqn/nRmDgaQEej7WhonozjF+Y2I/fZou/qAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;">&nbsp;</div> </div> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;"><a href="https://instagram.com/p/wt6qAuLDdj/" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none;" target="_top">A video posted by Mark Ruffalo (@markruffalo)</a> on</p> <p><time datetime="2014-12-17T18:12:19+00:00" style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;">Dec 12, 2014 at 10:12am PST</time></p></div> </blockquote> <script async="" defer="" src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script><p>At a cabinet meeting that was open to the public today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York State Department of Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens and New York Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker announced that the practice of natural gas drilling called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, will be prohibited in New York State.&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/new-york-state-bans-fracking"><strong>&nbsp; Read more</strong></a></span></p> <div class="field field-type-viewfield field-field-in-story-ad"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="view view-in-story-ad view-id-in_story_ad view-display-id-block_1 view-dom-id-0767c3cb8ea6d0df79c4cb28dece1b9e"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-body"> <div class="field-content"><div style="padding:5px;border:1px solid #e0e0e0;"> <!-- 300x250_in_story --> <div id='div-gpt-ad-1415717181520-0' style='width:300px; height:250px; float:left;margin-right:20px;'> <script type='text/javascript'> googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1415717181520-0'); }); </script> </div> <div class="smalladz" style="margin-left:10px;"><a href="http://watershedpost.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=bb9c02790006eb7c4795e7794&id=596ab8811f"><img src="/images/w-subscribe.png" width="150" height="120" alt="Subscribe" style="margin-bottom:5px;"/></a><br /><a href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=B52K2N4Y25L2U"><img src="/images/w-donate.png" width="150" height="120" alt="Donate to Watershed Post" /></a></div> </div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.watershedpost.com/2014/new-york-state-bans-fracking#comments Accord Andes Arkville Ashland Ashokan Athens Barryville Bearsville Bethel Big Indian Blenheim Bloomingburg Bloomington Bloomville Boiceville Breakabeen Cadosia Callicoon Chichester Claryville Clintondale Cobleskill Connelly Cottekill Coxsackie Cragsmoor Davenport Center Delaware County Denning Divine Corners Downsville East Meredith Eddyville Ellenville Esopus Esperance Gallupville Gardiner Glasco Glen Wild Glenford Grahamsville Grand Gorge Greenfield Park Halcott Center Hardenburgh High Falls Highland Highmount Hobart Hunter Hurley Jefferson Heights Jeffersonville Kelsey Kerhonkson Kingston Krumville Lake Katrine Livingston Manor Livingstonville Lloyd Long Eddy Malden-on-Hudson Marbletown Marlborough Middleburgh Milton Modena Mount Marion Mount Tremper Napanoch Narrowsburg New Paltz Old Hurley Olive Olivebridge Oliverea Phoenicia Pine Hill Plattekill Port Ewen Richmondville Rifton Rochester Rosendale Ruby Saint Remy Saugerties Schoharie Shady Shandaken Sharon Springs Shawangunk Shokan Sidney Center Smallwood Spring Glen Stamford Stone Ridge Sundown Tillson Town of Kingston Town of Ulster Treadwell Ulster Park Walker Valley Wallkill Wawarsing West Camp West Hurley West Park West Shokan Willow Woodstock Athens Bovina Broome Callicoon East Branch Eldred Fleischmanns Harris Hasbrouck Kenoza Lake Leeds Meridale Roscoe Sloansville South Kortright Tannersville Trout Creek West Davenport Willowemoc Wurtsboro Youngsville Cairo Carlisle Cochecton Colchester Fishs Eddy Halcottsville Hurleyville Monticello Palenville Catskill Charlotteville Davenport Delaware Harvard Loch Sheldrake Margaretville Rock Hill Cobleskill Coxsackie Delhi Fallsburg Mountaindale New Kingston Conesville Deposit Durham Forestburgh South Fallsburg Eminence Franklin Fremont Greenville Woodbourne Esperance Halcott Hamden Highland Woodridge Fulton Hancock Hunter Liberty Gilboa Harpersfield Jewett Lumberland Jefferson Kortright Lexington Mamakating Masonville Middleburgh Neversink New Baltimore Meredith New Baltimore North Branch Richmondville Middletown Prattsville Rockland Schoharie Roxbury Seward Thompson Windham Sharon Sidney Tusten Stamford Summit Tompkins Wright Walton Greene County Schoharie County Sullivan County Ulster County andrew cuomo fracking gas drilling hydraulic fracturing natural gas Energy Energy Julia Reischel no Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:01:19 +0000 Julia Reischel 36001 at http://www.watershedpost.com Tonight: Forum on safety at Kaaterskill Falls http://www.watershedpost.com/2014/tonight-forum-safety-kaaterskill-falls <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-mainimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_mainimage" width="480" height="360" alt="" src="http://www.watershedpost.com/sites/default/files/2013/PB050005.JPG?1418835711" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Above: After two people fell to their deaths while hiking Kaaterskill Falls in 2014, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation installed a new fence and signage at the top and bottom of the waterfall. Photo via NY DEC.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is drafting an amended management plan for Kaaterskill Falls, a spectacular Greene County waterfall <a href="http://www.watershedpost.com/2014/woman-dies-after-fall-kaaterskill-falls">where two hikers died in 2014.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.watershedpost.com/2014/fences-be-installed-kaaterskill-falls">After lobbying by state and town officials</a>, the DEC&nbsp;installed new fences and signage at the waterfall in October, <a href="http://Fencing goes up at Kaaterskill Falls - The Daily Mail: News">according to the <em>Daily Mail</em></a>.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/tonight-forum-safety-kaaterskill-falls"><strong>&nbsp; Read more</strong></a></span></p> <div class="field field-type-viewfield field-field-in-story-ad"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="view view-in-story-ad view-id-in_story_ad view-display-id-block_1 view-dom-id-8c8a77f458ddd401a297807ec497a323"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first views-row-last"> <div class="views-field views-field-body"> <div class="field-content"><div style="padding:5px;border:1px solid #e0e0e0;"> <!-- 300x250_in_story --> <div id='div-gpt-ad-1415717181520-0' style='width:300px; height:250px; float:left;margin-right:20px;'> <script type='text/javascript'> googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1415717181520-0'); }); </script> </div> <div class="smalladz" style="margin-left:10px;"><a href="http://watershedpost.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=bb9c02790006eb7c4795e7794&id=596ab8811f"><img src="/images/w-subscribe.png" width="150" height="120" alt="Subscribe" style="margin-bottom:5px;"/></a><br /><a href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=B52K2N4Y25L2U"><img src="/images/w-donate.png" width="150" height="120" alt="Donate to Watershed Post" /></a></div> </div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.watershedpost.com/2014/tonight-forum-safety-kaaterskill-falls#comments Hunter Tannersville Hunter Greene County Department of Environmental Conservation fences Kaaterskill Falls outdoor outdoors Government Government Julia Reischel no Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:01:51 +0000 Julia Reischel 35999 at http://www.watershedpost.com