Watershed Post news feed http://www.watershedpost.com/node/feed en-US As tensions simmer, Sullivan County seeks dialogue with summer Orthodox community http://www.watershedpost.com/2016/tensions-simmer-sullivan-county-seeks-dialogue-summer-orthodox-communi <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/Rabbi%20Goodman.jpg?1466807060" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Above: Rabbi Irving Goodman at Monday’s forum in Monticello. Photo by Timothy Knight. &nbsp;</em></p> <p>Members of Sullivan County's Orthodox Jewish community and elected public officials came together in the Sullivan County village of Monticello on Monday, June 20 to strengthen relations between year-round county residents and vacationing Hasidic Jews as tensions simmer between the two communities.</p> <p>Home to about 80,000 year-round residents, Sullivan County sees its population triple in the summer with the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Orthodox Jews from New York City, who stay in campsites, bungalow colonies and housing developments.</p> <p>The forum was sponsored by the Human Rights Commission of Sullivan County (HRCSC). It was attended by an audience of about 50 people, which included an assortment of local residents, human rights advocates, Orthodox Jews and public officials, all of whom attempted to quell growing discord between the two communities.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2016/tensions-simmer-sullivan-county-seeks-dialogue-summer-orthodox-communi"><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-8a84b37196ac841c41a12510f3fa6675"> <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/2016/tensions-simmer-sullivan-county-seeks-dialogue-summer-orthodox-communi#comments Bloomingburg Divine Corners Hasbrouck Wurtsboro Hurleyville Loch Sheldrake Fallsburg Mountaindale South Fallsburg Woodbourne Woodridge Mamakating Sullivan County Bloomingburg bungalow colonies Fallsburg Hasidic Jews Hasidim Human Rights Commission of Sullivan County Orthodox Jews Shalom Lamm Timothy Knight no Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:24:24 +0000 Timothy Knight 39608 at http://www.watershedpost.com Catskills resident who found rare Little Bighorn artifact to be honored http://www.watershedpost.com/2016/catskills-resident-who-found-rare-little-bighorn-artifact-be-honored <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="579" alt="" src="http://www.watershedpost.com/sites/default/files/2013/TheDress_Photo_0.jpg?1466780606" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Above: A tribal dress that is believed to be made from the coats of Union soldiers who fell at the Battle of Little Bighorn. Photo courtesy of Delaware County resident Cliff Eaglefeathers, who rediscovered the artifact.</em></p> <p>This weekend, June 24, 25 and 26, marks the 140th anniversary of the Battle of Little Big Horn, also known as “Custer’s Last Stand,” a crucial victory for Lakota and Cheyenne against invading U. S. Army Forces in Montana. In ceremonies to be held at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, in Crow Agency, Montana, Bloomville resident Cliff Eaglefeathers will play a special role.</p> <p>Eaglefeathers, a full-blooded Northern Cheyenne and a teacher of Native American Studies at SUNY Empire State College in Saratoga, will present a rare artifact to tribal elders: a tribal dress made from the coats of Union soldiers who fell at the Battle of Little Bighorn. The dress will spend the summer at the National Monument, then return to the Northwest Museum of Arts &amp; Culture in Spokane, Washington.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2016/catskills-resident-who-found-rare-little-bighorn-artifact-be-honored"><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-8a84b37196ac841c41a12510f3fa6675"> <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/2016/catskills-resident-who-found-rare-little-bighorn-artifact-be-honored#comments Cheyenne Cliff Eaglefeathers dress history Little Bighorn History History Robert Burke Warren no Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:42:54 +0000 Robert Burke Warren 39604 at http://www.watershedpost.com Schoharie County approves final design for new Blenheim Covered Bridge http://www.watershedpost.com/2016/schoharie-county-approves-final-design-new-blenheim-covered-bridge <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/image21%20%281%29.jpg?1466710787" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Above: A rendering of the reconstruction of the Blenheim Covered Bridge.</em></p> <p>Blenheim residents are one step closer to getting their beloved covered bridge back after the Schoharie County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to submit final design plans for the bridge to the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday, June 17.</p> <p>Swept away by the raging waters of Hurricane Irene on Aug. 28, 2011, the loss of the Blenheim Covered Bridge, which had the longest span of any surviving single-span covered bridge in the world, became a symbol for all that the Schoharie Valley had lost as a result of the flood.</p> <p>The design plans were presented on Friday by Ed Snyder of Greenman-Pedersen, Inc., which is handling such projects as the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge. The designs for the new covered bridge are based on a mix of the original designs and necessary improvements.</p> <p>Although the appearance of the structure itself will remain true to the original, Snyder detailed a number of changes, including the replacement of the bridge’s stone abutments with abutments made of reinforced concrete.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2016/schoharie-county-approves-final-design-new-blenheim-covered-bridge"><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-8a84b37196ac841c41a12510f3fa6675"> <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/2016/schoharie-county-approves-final-design-new-blenheim-covered-bridge#comments Old Blenheim Bridge Old Blenheim Covered Bridge Schoharie County Board of Supervisors Timothy Knight no Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:41:55 +0000 Timothy Knight 39600 at http://www.watershedpost.com Schoharie still divided on mining settlement http://www.watershedpost.com/2016/schoharie-still-divided-mining-settlement <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/Dawn%20Johnson%20addresses%20the%20Town%20Board%20before%20a%20full%20house%20of%20concerned%20residents%20small_0.jpeg?1466516305" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Above: Dawn Johnson addresses the Schoharie Town Board about stone mining in Schoharie before a crowd of concerned residents in April 2016. Photo by Timothy Knight.</em></p> <p>Members of the Schoharie Town Board voted down a motion to pull out of a proposed settlement with Cobleskill Stone Products (CSP) on Wednesday, June 8, <a href="http://www.timesjournalonline.com/article.asp?id=99445">according to a Times Journal article by reporter David Avitabile.</a></p> <p>Proposed after 11 years of legal court battles between the municipality and the stone company that have cost the town more than $500,000, the settlement has been fiercely opposed by the public.</p> <p>In April, over 100 Schoharie residents, including Village Mayor John Borst, <a href="http://www.watershedpost.com/2016/over-100-outraged-schoharie-residents-protest-mining-expansion">packed into the United Presbyterian Church</a> to signal their opposition to the deal in a public hearing.&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/2016/schoharie-still-divided-mining-settlement"><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-8a84b37196ac841c41a12510f3fa6675"> <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/2016/schoharie-still-divided-mining-settlement#comments Schoharie Schoharie Schoharie County Cobleskill Stone Products mining Timothy Knight no Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:39:40 +0000 Timothy Knight 39586 at http://www.watershedpost.com Clandestine meth lab found in Ulster County town of Rochester, police say http://www.watershedpost.com/2016/clandestine-meth-lab-found-ulster-county-town-rochester-police-say <p>A clandestine methamphetamine lab was found in the woods in the Ulster County town of Rochester on Sunday, June 20, according to the Ulster County Sheriff's Office.</p> <p>Police found the meth lab in a "wooded area" on the property of 28-year-old Randall Lynch after responding to a domestic dispute in which Lynch allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and threatened her with a knife in the presence of a child, police said in a press release.</p> <p>Police say that they found Lynch walking along Samsonville Rd., arrested him, and found "precursor ingredients used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine" in his possession.</p> <p>Police searched Lynch's property and found the meth lab, and then called the the New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team, which removed the laboratory materials from the property, police say.</p> <p>Lynch was charged with felony unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine and misdemeanor assault, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal possession of a controlled substance, police say.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2016/clandestine-meth-lab-found-ulster-county-town-rochester-police-say"><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-8a84b37196ac841c41a12510f3fa6675"> <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/2016/clandestine-meth-lab-found-ulster-county-town-rochester-police-say#comments Accord Kerhonkson Rochester Ulster County Crime drugs methamphetamine Ulster County Sheriff's Office Government Government Julia Reischel no Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:49:08 +0000 Julia Reischel 39583 at http://www.watershedpost.com Two arrested in Walton drug raid http://www.watershedpost.com/2016/two-arrested-walton-drug-raid <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/Debrock.jpg?1466443624" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Above: Donald M. Debrock is arrested on Thursday, June 16 in Walton. Photo via the Delaware County Sheriff's Office.&nbsp;</em></p> <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/u4/DEBROCK%20Donald%20M.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 250px; margin: 10px; float: left;" />Delaware County Sheriff's deputies raided an apartment on Benton Ave. in the town of Walton on Thursday, June 16 and arrested 32-year-old Donald M. Debrock and 21-year-old Nicolette M. Fischetti for possessing Suboxone and marijuana, according to a press release.</p> <p><em>Left: Donald M. Debrock. Photo via the Delaware County Sheriff's Office.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>Suboxone, an opioid, and marijuana was found inside the home, police say, and two "school-aged" children were found in the residence.</p> <p>Both Debrock and Fischetti were charged with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, police say. They were arraigned in Walton Village Court on Thursday night and were sent to the Delaware County Correctional Facility on $75,000 cash bail, police say.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2016/two-arrested-walton-drug-raid"><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-8a84b37196ac841c41a12510f3fa6675"> <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/2016/two-arrested-walton-drug-raid#comments Crime Delaware County Sheriff's Office drugs heroin Julia Reischel no Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:29:01 +0000 Julia Reischel 39582 at http://www.watershedpost.com Man dies in Bethel apartment building fire http://www.watershedpost.com/2016/man-dies-bethel-apartment-building-fire <p>A man died on Thursday, June 16 in the Sullivan County town of Bethel when a two-story apartment building caught fire, according to the New York State Police.&nbsp;</p> <p>The fire, which fully engulfed a building located at 1240 Route 17B, possibly began in a downstairs apartment as a result of a cooking accident, <a href="https://www.nyspnews.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=52819">police said in a press release. </a></p> <p>When the first of nine fire departments and two EMS companies arrived at the scene, they found 45-year-old Richard Burke trapped in an upstairs apartment during the fire. Burke was pronounced dead a short time later at Catskill Regional Medical Center, police say.&nbsp;</p> <p>Another man was treated for minor burns and released, police say.&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-8a84b37196ac841c41a12510f3fa6675"> <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/2016/man-dies-bethel-apartment-building-fire#comments Crime New York State Police Julia Reischel no Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:03:12 +0000 Julia Reischel 39563 at http://www.watershedpost.com Man on dirt bike struck and killed by Schoharie County patrol car after fleeing traffic stop http://www.watershedpost.com/2016/man-dirt-bike-stuck-and-killed-schoharie-county-patrol-car-after-fleei <p>The New York State Police are investigating the death of a 31-year-old Middleburgh man who died after being struck by a Schoharie County Sheriff's Office patrol car on Friday, June 17 while fleeing from the deputy on an unregistered dirt-bike motorcycle.</p> <p>The man, Joshua C. Camp, was stopped on his dirt bike in the village of Middleburgh by a Schoharie County Sheriff's deputy driving a marked patrol car around 7 p.m. on Friday night, according to a press release from the New York State Police.</p> <p>Camp reportedly fled on the dirt bike from the deputy, who chased him in the patrol car to a lawn behind a residence on Griebel Lane in the village.</p> <p>There, Camp reportedly "lost control of the dirt-bike, was ejected and subsequently struck by the deputy's marked patrol vehicle," according to the statement.</p> <p>Camp was airlifted to Albany Medical Center, were he died of his injuries, police say.</p> <p>The incident is being investigated by the New York State Police and the Schoharie County District Attorney’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-8a84b37196ac841c41a12510f3fa6675"> <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/2016/man-dirt-bike-stuck-and-killed-schoharie-county-patrol-car-after-fleei#comments Crime death dirt bike fatality New York State Police Schoharie County Sheriff's Office Julia Reischel no Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:52:35 +0000 Julia Reischel 39580 at http://www.watershedpost.com The road to ruins: 12 abandoned Catskills sites to explore http://www.watershedpost.com/2016/road-ruins-12-abandoned-catskills-sites-explore <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/Overlook%20ruins%203%20by%20Alan%20Via%20web%20copy.jpeg?1466177217" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Above: The ruins of the Overlook Mountain House. Photo by Alan Via.</em></p> <p>Trees growing in the ballroom? Porcupine teeth marks on the fuselage? In addition to scenic views and cascading waterfalls, many Catskills trails and roadways boast abandoned ruins and wrecks of times past. Hike, bike or drive past some of the more accessible abandoned places.</p> <p><strong>1. OVERLOOK MOUNTAIN HOUSE</strong></p> <p>The remains of the Overlook Mountain House on a Woodstock mountaintop offer dramatic photo opportunities. Two previous hotels occupied the site; both were destroyed by fire. Rebuilt in its concrete form, it was never completed. From Woodstock, take Route 212 to Rock City Road. Continue through the intersection. Mead’s Meadow Parking Area is two miles on the right. Hike 1.6 miles to the ruin. Note that the trail is extremely popular and parking is limited. If the parking area is full, try again in an hour or so. Be sure to carpool; leave additional vehicles in the municipal lot on Rock City Road.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/u4/Coykendall%20copy%20small%20by%20Rebecca%20Andre.jpg" style="width: 480px; height: 322px;" /></p> <p><em>Above: The stone foundations of Coykendall Lodge. Photo by Rebecca Andre.&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>2. ALDER LAKE AND COYKENDALL LODGE</strong></p> <p>Samuel D. Coykendall, railroad magnate, built the lodge and Alder Lake in 1899. The stone foundations of the lodge and some outbuildings remain. From Livingston Manor, turn right from Old Route 17 onto Beaverkill Road. Continue 12 miles. Turn left onto Alder Road Continue 2.2 miles; enter through the gate on the left. The ruins are on the left, immediately past the parking area.</p> <p><strong>3. STOPPEL POINT PLANE CRASH</strong></p> <p>Hiking to Stoppel Point on the Escarpment Trail, you can’t miss the 1983 wreck of a small private plane. It’s a long and challenging hike, so plan for a full day’s outing. Turn onto Route 18 from Route 23A in Haines Falls. Turn right on Schutt Road; right again into the parking area. Walk up Schutt Road and across Route 18 to find the Rock Shelter Trail. Follow to the Escarpment Trail (approximately two miles). 7.5 miles round trip.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/u4/KHP%20plane%20crash%20Heather%20Rolland%20small.jpeg" style="width: 480px; height: 640px;" /></p> <p><em>Above: The wreckage of a cargo plane on Kaaterskill High Peak. Photo by Heather Rolland.&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>4. KAATERSKILL HIGH PEAK PLANE CRASH</strong><span class="read-more"><a href="/2016/road-ruins-12-abandoned-catskills-sites-explore"><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-8a84b37196ac841c41a12510f3fa6675"> <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/2016/road-ruins-12-abandoned-catskills-sites-explore#comments abandoned Catskills outdoor outdoors Overlook Mountain resorts ruins Heather Rolland no Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:36:01 +0000 Heather Rolland 39562 at http://www.watershedpost.com Letter to the Editor: Vote for Will Yandik June 28 Primary http://www.watershedpost.com/2016/letter-editor-vote-will-yandik-june-28-primary <p>To the editor: </p><p>The congressional primary on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, is where all NY-19 Democrats will make the critical decision as to the candidate they want to see on the ballot in the General Election in November, 2016, and from there elected to work for us in the U.S. House of Representatives. I have spent significant time listening to both candidates, and to me, Will Yandik is clearly the best choice.</p> <p> Will is the Democratic candidate that was born and raised in this district. He understands us and our needs. He talks in detail about the demographics of our district and has well thought out ideas for ways to not only work national issues, but also to help us. He is the Democratic candidate with experience governing, having won election and re-election to the town board in his heavily Republican town. He has proven he can work together with his colleagues, regardless of party, and get progressive goals accomplished. He is the candidate that talks not only about what he is for and what he opposes, but can also articulate the key steps in making progress and how he would proceed. 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