By WP Newsroom on Monday, Mar. 1, 2010 - 11:33 am
The New York Times continues its excellent "Toxic Waters" series today, with a disturbing revelation: Rulings in recent years by the Supreme Court have left the nation's courts with an increasingly vague definition of which waterways the Clean Water Act... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Mar. 1, 2010 - 11:21 am
The Chronogram has a profile of the Shandaken hamlet in the latest issue. Located off of Route 28 in the town of Shandaken, Phoenicia is just 30 minutes from Kingston and seemingly chiseled into a mountainside, just minutes away from skiing at Hunter and... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010 - 11:44 am
Does every county in upstate New York really need its own jail? In Sullivan County, whose jail is falling apart and has been partly shut down by the state, legislators don't think so--and state senator John Bonacic agrees. The senator just introduced... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010 - 11:25 am
Twelve minutes: That's how long it took seismic waves to travel from the epicenter of the earthquake in Chile to the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, NY. The Hudson Valley Geologist has the seismogram.
By WP Newsroom on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010 - 11:18 am
Kingston Citizens is urging residents to contact their legislators to spare the historic site from the budget axe.
By WP Newsroom on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010 - 11:14 am
The Daily Freeman reports.
By WP Newsroom on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 - 5:35 pm
Over at Breathing Is Political, Liz Bucar has an account of a recent Delaware River Basin Commission hearing on proposed gas drilling, in which several Pennsylvania business owners said their plans were on hold because of the uncertainty surrounding... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 - 12:34 pm
Forget feet--we're now measuring snow depth in babies. That's at least two and a half, there. Photo, "Finnegan Digs Out," by Watershed Post reader Peter Manning.
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 - 12:24 pm
Sullivan County offices are closed today, the Catskill Chronicle reports. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for Sullivan County. A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected. Significant amounts of snow... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 - 12:12 pm
A New Zealander and her paramour battle six-foot snowdrifts in their mountain paradise. Somewhere under there, she swears, there's a car. Mr Weiss grew up in a snowy place, and is calmly going about trying to find where the car is, The Catskill Kiwi... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 - 12:08 pm
The Boston Globe had a story this week featuring several New York State farmers who sell their grass-fed beef and lamb on the Internet. With so much buzz about the practices of factory farms, many consumers are looking past the supermarket meat case for... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 - 10:43 pm
Newton's lesser-known fourth law: The length of a driveway increases in direct proportion to the rate of precipitation accumulating on it. Photo by Watershed Post reader Aaron Bennett.
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 - 10:20 pm
The view from above the Bun 'N Cone in Margaretville today. Photo by Watershed Post reader Wallace Patterson. Got a photo, video or snow tale to share? Email it to [email protected]
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 - 9:12 pm
The Red Cross is staffing four shelters in Greene County: in Hunter, Freehold, Cairo and Athens. Details here. Shelters are also open in Ulster County: Kerhonkson, New Paltz and Hurley. If emergency resources are available in your town, please feel free... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 - 4:38 pm
Online ski magazine First Tracks ran a fantastic interview yesterday with Joe Kelly, founder and chair of the Coalition to Save Belleayre Mountain. The central Catskills region needs the ski area not only to survive, but to flourish. That’s why I became... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 - 4:26 pm
News 10 says the village has issued a water advisory because of heavy runoff.
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 - 2:26 pm
Denise O'Donnell, NY's Deputy Secretary for Public Safety, just resigned. The Times-Union is wondering what to call the latest gubernatorial scandal. We're going with "Battergate."
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 - 1:44 pm
...even the newspaper is shutting down. From the Daily Star's Facebook wall: Hi, Jason from the Star here. The Daily Star will be closing early today, due to the snow storm and road conditions. We will be closing at 3PM. You will still be able to contact... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 - 12:49 pm
The DEP issued a press release yesterday touting a new $5.2 million computer system that will allow the agency to do more advanced data modeling of the reservoirs. The goal: better water quality, and less flooding. (Hopefully the two go together.) When... Read more