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By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 - 12:00 pm
Delaware County Board of Supervisors pass resolution opposing a state handgun-regulating bill; threat of Nazis invoked. Masonville Supervisor Craig DuMond said, “If we give up our Second Amendment rights, it is the beginning of the end.” Board Chairman... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 - 11:33 am
In case anyone is tempted to pull up to Dutchman's Landing in Catskill: Don't. Photo by Flickr user Tracey Van Dyke.
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 - 9:55 am
Skiers hit the jackpot this week across the Northeast. In Roxbury, Plattekill Mountain, ordinarily closed on Thursdays, is open today to take advantage of the two feet of snow that fell yesterday. All of which raises the following question: What are you... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 - 9:47 am
The Hudson River advocacy organization is looking for a new executive director. Below: A video from BigThink featuring departing Riverkeeper Alex Matthiessen talking about the New York City water supply.  
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 - 8:53 am
The AP reports 60,000 New Yorkers are without power today, mostly in Ulster, Greene and Dutchess counties. Anyone have photos, video or first-person accounts of the storm you'd like to share? Email them to [email protected]
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 - 11:42 pm
Scammers abound! The Catskill Chronicle warns that Sullivan Countyites are getting taken in by telephone con artists, in schemes involving faux cable guys and overseas operators offering "stimulus funds." The first scam involves a telephone caller posing... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 - 11:30 pm
The story questions Paterson's role in a possible coverup of domestic violence accusations against aide David Johnson. Many details of the governor’s role in this episode are unclear, but the accounts presented in court and police records and interviews... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 - 5:13 pm
Liza de Guia, the one-woman force of nature behind NYC-based video blog Food Curated, wrapped up a three-part series today on locally raised ducks. In the series, she follows them from John Fazio's farm in Ulster County to Savoy, a New York restaurant... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 - 4:07 pm
Kingston Happenings profiles Sri Talla of the Kingston Pharmacy, a brand-new venture located in the former home of the Muddy Cup. Talla, who was born and raised in India and immigrated to the U.S. for his pharmaceutical training, said if a customer... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 - 3:57 pm
 Amy Goodman's progressive radio show ran a segment yesterday on natural-gas drilling, featuring documentary filmmaker Josh Fox (Gasland) and Damascus Citizens for Sustainability's Joe Levine. Here's Fox on his film: I got on the road and went to about... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 - 2:49 pm
Incontrovertible evidence that New York City is losing its collective marbles.
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 - 12:59 pm
February's not going to go out without a fight. There's more snow on the way--and the Ulster County Red Cross is reporting that as many as 31% of homes in the county are without power. From Twitter: @ulsterredcross We've opened a shelter at the Kerhonkson... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 - 12:43 pm
Congressman Maurice Hinchey's bill would fund a study on whether the Hudson Valley should be made part of the national parks system. Here's the OpenCongress page for the bill. The House Natural Resources Committee is voting today on whether to advance H.R... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 - 10:18 am
The letter below is from Calvin Tillman, mayor of DISH, Texas. Tillman has been touring New York and Pennsylvania talking about the problems his small town has been having with natural gas drilling. My new friends in the Marcellus, As I return from almost... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 - 9:53 am
The New York Times's Property Values real estate column features a house in Woodstock today: a converted 1861 church on the market for $879,000.
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 - 10:35 pm
DEC biologist Carl Herzog is speaking at SUNY New Paltz on Thursday about the great American bat die-off. From the Hudson Valley Geologist: If you don't know, bats have been dying off in record numbers locally (and throughout the northeast) from a fungal... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 - 7:31 pm
The New York legislature passed a bill today expanding net metering for renewable energy systems. Translation: If you're generating your own electricity, you can sell it to the electric company. The law previously allowed net metering, but made it... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 - 3:11 pm
On eBay: A 1956 clipping from Coronet magazine, with a long article about Catskills violinmaker Harry Stoughtenburgh. 50-plus years later, this probably still holds true: In Ulster County, boys aren't encouraged to be luthiers.
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 - 2:59 pm
State senator John Bonacic is stirring populist ire against the MTA payroll tax. "The MTA is virtually useless to the overwhelming number of Orange County residents, and the MTA tax amounts to taxation without transportation," said Bonacic, whose... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 - 1:13 pm
Dean Sparks wants to get upstate food on downstate plates. The Central New York food distributor, who's behind regional milk coop Nymilk, is using social media to connect with farmers and eaters. The ultimate goal: Building a distribution system to funnel... Read more

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