Watershed Post news feed http://www.watershedpost.com/node/feed en-US Truckloads of trash choke Catskills swimming holes http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/truckloads-trash-choke-catskills-swimming-holes <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="479" title="Above: Underwear left behind as trash at Peekamoose Blue Hole in August 2015. Photo by Gene Nicolato." alt="" src="http://www.watershedpost.com/sites/default/files/2013/Peekamoose%20Blue%20Hole%2C%20Gene%20Nicolato%2C%20Aug.%2018%20small.png?1441207422" /> </div> </div> <div class="image-caption">Above: Underwear left behind as trash at Peekamoose Blue Hole in August 2015. Photo by Gene Nicolato.</div> </div> <p>Peggy Brueckner lives near the Peekamoose Blue Hole, an icy Catskills pool that is <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/americas-best-swimming-holes/8">recognized as one of the best swimming holes in the country</a>. Her family has visited the hidden spot for 50 years. But this summer, due to hordes of tourists and the tons of garbage they leave behind, Brueckner has been avoiding it.</p> <p>"The locals here along Watson Hollow Road and beyond are heartbroken," Brueckner said. "There is litter all over the place. There are no laws being enforced and it a total mess up there. Campers are off the designated sites, people are in the middle of the road and it is a free for all! It's not even a family friendly place any more."</p> <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/u4/10860914_10153638676400956_3722963277706036565_o.jpg" style="width: 480px; height: 360px;" /></p> <p><em>Above: Peekamoose Blue Hole on a recent summer day. <a href="https://www.facebook.com/NYSDEC/photos/pcb.10153638677600956/10153638676400956/?type=1&amp;theater">Photo via the NYS DEC.</a>&nbsp;</em><span class="read-more"><a href="/2015/truckloads-trash-choke-catskills-swimming-holes"><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-e5b4773dd54c6e7bc88a377ebf3a355c"> <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://woodstockwritersradio.com/"><img src="/images/woodstockfrankel.png" width="150" height="250" alt="Woodstock Writers Radio with Martha Frankel and guests" style="margin-bottom:5px;"/></a></div> </div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/truckloads-trash-choke-catskills-swimming-holes#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 #Catskillstrash business Catskills Catskills Trash Cleanup Campaign leave no trace outdoor outdoors Peekamoose Blue Hole swimming holes tourism Government Government Julia Reischel no Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:51:08 +0000 Julia Reischel 37915 at http://www.watershedpost.com Watershed Ag Council eyes move to Treadwell's empty school http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/watershed-ag-council-eyes-move-treadwells-empty-school <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="248" alt="" src="http://www.watershedpost.com/sites/default/files/2013/Treadwell%20School%20small%20Robert%20Cairns_0.jpeg?1441115118" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Above: The vacant A.L. Kellogg School in Treadwell may become the home of the Watershed Agricultural Council. Photo by Robert Cairns.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>The long-vacant A.L. Kellogg Elementary School building in the Delaware County hamlet of Treadwell could soon become the new home of the <a href="http://www.nycwatershed.org/">Watershed Agricultural Council </a>(WAC).</p> <p>Fred Huneke, a member and former chairman of the WAC board of directors, confirmed that the WAC had entered into a 90-day option agreement to buy the building, though he cautioned that “it's far from a done deal.”</p> <p>Huneke said that the WAC needs to consolidate its operations. It currently has about 60 employees split between buildings in Hamden and Walton. He said the Treadwell site is well-suited for WAC's operations.</p> <p>“If it does go there, it's going to be a good deal for us,” he said.</p> <p>He also said that Treadwell residents support the use of the former school.</p> <p>“They're pretty excited,” he said. “We'll do our best to be good neighbors.”</p> <p>But Huneke then reiterated that the move may never happen. “We have a lot of hoops to jump through,” he said.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2015/watershed-ag-council-eyes-move-treadwells-empty-school"><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-e5b4773dd54c6e7bc88a377ebf3a355c"> <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://woodstockwritersradio.com/"><img src="/images/woodstockfrankel.png" width="150" height="250" alt="Woodstock Writers Radio with Martha Frankel and guests" style="margin-bottom:5px;"/></a></div> </div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/watershed-ag-council-eyes-move-treadwells-empty-school#comments Delaware County Treadwell Franklin buildings enrollment pure catskills schools Treadwell School vacant watershed agricultural council Government Government Robert Cairns no Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:50:30 +0000 Robert Cairns 37891 at http://www.watershedpost.com Jeff Senterman named new director of Catskill Center http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/jeff-senterman-named-new-director-catskill-center <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="478" alt="" src="http://www.watershedpost.com/sites/default/files/2013/Screen%20Shot%202015-08-31%20at%209.20.56%20AM.png?1441027554" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Above: Jeff Senterman accepts his new post as the executive director of the <a href="http://catskillcenter.org/">Catskill Center for Conservation and Development </a>on Saturday, Aug. 29.<a href="https://instagram.com/p/6-t_i7oxUW/"> Photo via the Catskill Center's Instagram feed</a>.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>Jeff Senterman, the former Catskills program director of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, was appointed the new executive director of the Catskills Center for Conservation and Development after the <a href="http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/catskill-center-director-retire-replacement-sought">departure of former director Alan White</a>. White completed his term earlier this month.</p> <p>Senterman accepted his new position at a gathering of the CCCD's members on Saturday, Aug. 29. (A Senterman is still at the helm of the NYNJTC, though -- Jeff's brother, Doug, is the new Catskill program director at the NYNTC, after getting the job earlier this year.)<span class="read-more"><a href="/2015/jeff-senterman-named-new-director-catskill-center"><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-e5b4773dd54c6e7bc88a377ebf3a355c"> <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://woodstockwritersradio.com/"><img src="/images/woodstockfrankel.png" width="150" height="250" alt="Woodstock Writers Radio with Martha Frankel and guests" style="margin-bottom:5px;"/></a></div> </div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/jeff-senterman-named-new-director-catskill-center#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 Catskill Center for Conservation and Development Jeff Senterman New York New Jersey Trail Conference Government Government Julia Reischel no Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:38:42 +0000 Julia Reischel 37874 at http://www.watershedpost.com Prattsville remembers Irene anniversary with MudFest http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/prattsville-remembers-irene-anniversary-mudfest <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="643" alt="" src="http://www.watershedpost.com/sites/default/files/2013/10462485_724793787568567_179777302220457875_n.jpg?1440799762" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Above: The 2014 MudFest in Prattsville. <a href="https://www.facebook.com/prattsvillemudfest/photos/pb.404719736242642.-2207520000.1440799685./724793787568567/?type=3&amp;theater">Photo via the MudFest Facebook page.</a>&nbsp;</em></p> <p>It was four years ago today that <a href="http://www.watershedpost.com/2011/hurricane-irene-live-news-feed-catskills">Tropical Storm Irene</a> flooded towns across the Catskills. The Greene County town of Prattsville, which saw much of its Main Street swept away by muddy water, commemorates the anniversary with the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/prattsvillemudfest">Prattsville MudFest</a>, a celebration of mud and survival.&nbsp;</p> <p>MudFest begins tonight with live music, a performance of the <a href="http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/calico-indian-dance-showdown-brings-back-catskills-anti-rent-wars">Calico Indian Showdown</a> and fireworks on the Prattsville town green. The fun spills into a daylong festival tomorrow that features a "human foosball table" and an impressive muddy obstacle course lined with challenges such as "the rotten log" and "the bale jump."&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/2015/prattsville-remembers-irene-anniversary-mudfest"><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-e5b4773dd54c6e7bc88a377ebf3a355c"> <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://woodstockwritersradio.com/"><img src="/images/woodstockfrankel.png" width="150" height="250" alt="Woodstock Writers Radio with Martha Frankel and guests" style="margin-bottom:5px;"/></a></div> </div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/prattsville-remembers-irene-anniversary-mudfest#comments Prattsville Greene County Catskills flood flooding Hurricane Irene MudFest Prattsville Tropical Storm Irene Festivals Festivals Julia Reischel no Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:11:31 +0000 Julia Reischel 37868 at http://www.watershedpost.com After audits, Delaware supervisors tighten up procurement, vehicle policies http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/after-audits-delaware-supervisors-tighten-procurement-vehicle-policies <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" title="Above: Jim Eisel, the chairman of the Delaware County board of supervisors, at the Aug. 26 meeting of the board. Photo by Robert Cairns. " alt="" src="http://www.watershedpost.com/sites/default/files/2013/Eisel%20headshot.jpg?1440706855" /> </div> </div> <div class="image-caption">Above: Jim Eisel, the chairman of the Delaware County board of supervisors, at the Aug. 26 meeting of the board. Photo by Robert Cairns. </div> </div> <p>In the aftermath of two state audits that criticized Delaware County's procurement and surplus property disposal policies, the county's board of supervisors adopted an update of those policies at its meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 26.</p> <p>A procurement policy was adopted in 1992 and updated in 2008. A policy for the disposal of surplus property was adopted in 1995. Both are superseded by the new policy.</p> <p>There was little discussion on the resolution to adopt a new policy at the meeting. It passed, unanimously.</p> <p>The resolution states that “it is appropriate that from time to time the board revisit, update and clarify its policies and procedures so that county agencies may function efficiently while simultaneously providing safeguards to protect county taxpayers.”<span class="read-more"><a href="/2015/after-audits-delaware-supervisors-tighten-procurement-vehicle-policies"><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-e5b4773dd54c6e7bc88a377ebf3a355c"> <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://woodstockwritersradio.com/"><img src="/images/woodstockfrankel.png" width="150" height="250" alt="Woodstock Writers Radio with Martha Frankel and guests" style="margin-bottom:5px;"/></a></div> </div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/after-audits-delaware-supervisors-tighten-procurement-vehicle-policies#comments Andes Arkville Bloomville Cadosia Davenport Center Delaware County Downsville East Meredith Grand Gorge Hobart Kelsey Sidney Center Stamford Treadwell Bovina East Branch Fleischmanns Meridale South Kortright Trout Creek West Davenport Colchester Fishs Eddy Halcottsville Davenport Harvard Margaretville Delhi New Kingston Deposit Franklin Hamden Hancock Harpersfield Kortright Masonville Meredith Middletown Roxbury Sidney Stamford Tompkins Walton delaware county board of supervisors ethics James Eisel nys comptroller thomas dinapoli Government Government Robert Cairns no Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:23:59 +0000 Robert Cairns 37860 at http://www.watershedpost.com Driver seriously injured in three-motorcycle crash in West Shokan http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/three-motorcycle-crash-west-shokan <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="318" alt="" src="http://www.watershedpost.com/sites/default/files/2013/Screen%20Shot%202015-08-27%20at%202.44.26%20PM.png?1440702830" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Above: A motorcyclist was seriously injured on Sunday in a chain-reaction crash in front of the driveway to Snyder's Tavern in West Shokan. <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/Snyder's+Tavern/@41.9735256,-74.2773593,16z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x3824272b91500e96">Image via Google Street View</a>.</em></p> <p>Three motorcycles were involved in a crash near Snyder's Tavern on Route 28A in West Shokan on Sunday, Aug. 23 that seriously injured one driver, police say.</p> <p>That driver was in stable condition as of Wednesday, Aug. 26, according to State Police Lieutenant Jared Duffy.&nbsp;</p> <p>The crash is one of many that occurred in the towns Shandaken and Olive this week -- <a href="http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/another-day-two-more-route-28-crashes">four crashes</a>, one fatal, happened on nearby Route 28 on <a href="http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/two-crashes-within-hours-each-other-dangerous-stretch-route-28">Tuesday</a> and <a href="http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/another-day-two-more-route-28-crashes">Wednesday</a>.&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/2015/three-motorcycle-crash-west-shokan"><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-e5b4773dd54c6e7bc88a377ebf3a355c"> <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://woodstockwritersradio.com/"><img src="/images/woodstockfrankel.png" width="150" height="250" alt="Woodstock Writers Radio with Martha Frankel and guests" style="margin-bottom:5px;"/></a></div> </div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/three-motorcycle-crash-west-shokan#comments Ashokan Boiceville Krumville Olive Olivebridge Shokan West Shokan Ulster County crash Crime driving New York State Police route 28 Snyder's Tavern speeding Government Government Julia Reischel no Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:16:11 +0000 Julia Reischel 37859 at http://www.watershedpost.com The Schoharie News folds http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/schoharie-news-folds <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/2013/11231806_396558757212123_3626150740846174187_n%20%281%29.jpg?1440690240" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Above: The front page of an issue of The Schoharie News, <a href="http://www.theschoharienews.com/2015/08/opinion-finding-success-in-failure.html">via the Schoharie News website</a>.&nbsp;</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.theschoharienews.com/">The Schoharie News,</a> an online-only news website that <a href="http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/schoharie-news-launch-print-weekly-schoharie-county">reinvented itself as a print weekly broadsheet</a> earlier this year, has thrown in the towel after 13 weeks.</p> <p>The paper's owner, editor and founder Tim Knight, said that he decided to close the paper after he realizing that he was making less than half of what he made while working at a local deli.</p> <p>Knight posted a <a href="http://www.theschoharienews.com/2015/08/opinion-finding-success-in-failure.html">closing editor's note</a> about the newspaper's demise on Tuesday, Aug. 25:<span class="read-more"><a href="/2015/schoharie-news-folds"><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-e5b4773dd54c6e7bc88a377ebf3a355c"> <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://woodstockwritersradio.com/"><img src="/images/woodstockfrankel.png" width="150" height="250" alt="Woodstock Writers Radio with Martha Frankel and guests" style="margin-bottom:5px;"/></a></div> </div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/schoharie-news-folds#comments Blenheim Breakabeen Cobleskill Esperance Gallupville Livingstonville Middleburgh Richmondville Schoharie Sharon Springs Broome Sloansville Carlisle Charlotteville Cobleskill Conesville Eminence Esperance Fulton Gilboa Jefferson Middleburgh Richmondville Schoharie Seward Sharon Summit Wright Schoharie County media newspapers Schoharie News Timothy Knight Julia Reischel no Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:46:14 +0000 Julia Reischel 37851 at http://www.watershedpost.com This weekend: New Old Franklin Day http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/weekend-new-old-franklin-day <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="640" alt="" src="http://www.watershedpost.com/sites/default/files/2013/IMG_6252.jpg?1440640839" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Above: A sign for the pie sale at the 2014 Old Franklin Day. This year, the revamped event, known as&nbsp;<a href="http://franklinny.org/franklin-day-2015/">New Old Franklin Day</a>, still features pies. <a href="http://franklinny.org/franklin-community-day-photos/">Photo via the Greater Franklin Chamber of Commerce website</a>.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>The annual community day in the Delaware County town of Franklin has been revamped this year as the bigger, better <a href="http://franklinny.org/franklin-day-2015/">"New Old Franklin Day,"</a> happening on Saturday, Aug. 29.</p> <p>Businesses like the <a href="http://thetulipandtherose.com/">Tulip and Rose Café</a> and Franklin's new <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gone-Local-Marketplace/550001681824382?sk=timeline">Gone Local Marketplace</a>&nbsp;will be open alongside a pie sale at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, a book sale at the Franklin Free Library, a mini-version of the <a href="http://franklinlocal.org/farmers-market/">Franklin Farmers' Market</a>, a performance of "An Enemy of the People" at the <a href="http://www.franklinstagecompany.org/">Franklin Stage Company</a> and a block party and dance starting at 6 p.m.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2015/weekend-new-old-franklin-day"><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-e5b4773dd54c6e7bc88a377ebf3a355c"> <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://woodstockwritersradio.com/"><img src="/images/woodstockfrankel.png" width="150" height="250" alt="Woodstock Writers Radio with Martha Frankel and guests" style="margin-bottom:5px;"/></a></div> </div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/weekend-new-old-franklin-day#comments Delaware County Treadwell Franklin Franklin Community Day New Old Franklin Day Festivals Food Festivals,Food Julia Reischel no Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:04:28 +0000 Julia Reischel 37847 at http://www.watershedpost.com Police: Driver clocked 107 mph, consumed alcohol in vehicle on Route 17 http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/police-driver-clocked-107-mph-consumed-alcohol-vehicle-route-17 <p>A 22-year-old man from Yonkers drove 107 miles per hour on Route 17 through the Delaware County town of Hancock early on Wednesday morning, police say.</p> <p>Mark B. Frederick was sent to the Delaware County Correctional Facility on Wednesday, Aug. 26 after he was stopped by Delaware County Sheriff's deputies for speeding while traveling west near exit 90 in the hamlet of East Branch, police say.&nbsp;</p> <p>Speeding reportedly wasn't Frederick's only offense. He was also ticketed for reckless driving, failure to comply, consumption of alcohol in the vehicle and other violations, according to a press release issued by the Delaware County Sheriff's Office.</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-e5b4773dd54c6e7bc88a377ebf3a355c"> <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://woodstockwritersradio.com/"><img src="/images/woodstockfrankel.png" width="150" height="250" alt="Woodstock Writers Radio with Martha Frankel and guests" style="margin-bottom:5px;"/></a></div> </div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/police-driver-clocked-107-mph-consumed-alcohol-vehicle-route-17#comments Delaware County Hancock Crime driving New York State Route 17 Reckless Route 17 speeding Government Government Julia Reischel no Thu, 27 Aug 2015 01:19:09 +0000 Julia Reischel 37846 at http://www.watershedpost.com Death on the roads: Three fatal crashes in the Catskills http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/death-roads-three-fatal-crashes-catskills <p>It's been a horrible week for car crashes in the Catskills, with three separate collisions in the region resulting in fatalities since Sunday.&nbsp;</p> <p>A crash killed four people around noon in the Ulster County village of Saugerties on Wednesday, Aug. 26, according to media reports. Saugerties Police Chief Joseph Sinagra&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20150826/fatal-car-accident-in-saugerties">spoke with the Daily Freeman this afternoon</a>&nbsp;and confirmed that the crash was fatal, and <a href="http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20150826/4-passengers-killed-in-saugerties-car-crash-driver-survives">later elaborated that four people died.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.twcnews.com/nys/hudson-valley/news/2015/08/26/saugerties-fatal-crash.html">Time Warner Cable is reporting&nbsp;</a>that four people died in the Saugerties crash today when their car drove over an embankment:&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/2015/death-roads-three-fatal-crashes-catskills"><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-e5b4773dd54c6e7bc88a377ebf3a355c"> <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://woodstockwritersradio.com/"><img src="/images/woodstockfrankel.png" width="150" height="250" alt="Woodstock Writers Radio with Martha Frankel and guests" style="margin-bottom:5px;"/></a></div> </div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.watershedpost.com/2015/death-roads-three-fatal-crashes-catskills#comments Big Indian Chichester Highmount Mount Tremper Olive Oliverea Phoenicia Pine Hill Saugerties Shandaken Shokan Catskill Greene County Ulster County accident crashes Crime first responders Greene County Sheriff's Office motorcycle New York State Police route 28 Route 32 Ulster County Sheriff's Office Government Government Julia Reischel no Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:31:47 +0000 Julia Reischel 37844 at http://www.watershedpost.com