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By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 - 12:41 pm
It's been the worst year for dairy farmers in memory--a year of catastrophic prices in which many farmers went deep in debt just to stay in business. Will 2010 bring any relief? Maybe so. Prices are picking up. And New York's dairy outlook is brighter... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 - 12:21 pm
Coyotes. You've got questions. They've got answers. On March 4, SUNY Ulster and the Catskill Institute for the Environment are hosting a talk on coyote ecology, featuring a panel of local scientists. The panel will include Dr. Roland Kays, Curator of... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 - 10:48 am
The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development named its new executive director at their meeting last week. Here's the press release: Catskill Center for Conservation and Development appoints Alan White executive director White was formerly... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010 - 8:36 pm
Capital Region enviroblogger, truck driver and all-around mountain man Andy Arthur climbed Hunter Mountain yesterday--and came back down with some marvelous photos. Above: The Hunter fire tower looking like something out of an Ingmar Bergman film.
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010 - 1:09 pm
The headline department is having a little too much fun over at the Legislative Gazette today: Pulled pathologist program prompts push for public-private partnerships.
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010 - 10:09 am
The Daily Star reports that the site of a fatal accident in Davenport last week, in which a tractor-trailer ran off Route 23 and into a house, has been the scene of other crashes as well. [Charles] Harford was driving east on Route 23 at about 5 a.m. when... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 - 11:38 pm
A small-town Texas mayor from deep in gas country has been making the rounds of several upstate counties this week, warning rural New Yorkers about the toll horizontal gas drilling could take on their towns. The mayor made a push for heavy regulation,... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 - 11:02 pm
Galvanized by the mugging of a neighbor, a Kingston resident is organizing a community crime watch. The group held its first meeting today.
By WP Newsroom on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010 - 10:22 pm
Ulster Common Sense blogger Jeremiah snaps a picture of a horse tied to a parking meter outside Rosita's in Kingston. This does raise a lot of questions. 1) Does the owner have to pay the same amount at the meter? 2) If the owner has a couple of drinks,... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010 - 9:56 pm
Developer Dean Gitter presented a revised plan for the Highmount resort to the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce this week. The Times-Union reports that the new design calls for fewer units. "Crossroads' proposals have been literally all over the place,"... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 - 5:57 pm
Reuters has been doing a great job lately of following the debate over natural gas drilling in New York State. Their latest article takes a look at the growing problem of disposing of frack water, which is too salty and contaminant-laden for most... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 - 5:07 pm
That's what the Times Union says. Basement Bistro owner Damon Baehrel got a phone call about the prospect: “They asked if we would be interested in hosting — of course I said yes — and they’re going to give me some possible dates,” Baehrel tells me. Given... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 - 4:58 pm
Upstate New York has bountiful open space, a great climate for raising grassfed meat, and a long tradition of local agriculture. So why is it still hard to find local pasture-raised meat at the grocery store? Brooklyn food writer Adriana Velez had a great... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 - 3:28 pm
The Brooklyn-based band, fronted by Halcottsville's own Arleigh Kincheloe (with brother Jackson on the harmonica), plays two shows in the Catskills this weekend. Catch them tonight at the T-Bar Saloon in Roxbury, or tomorrow (Saturday) at the Andes Hotel... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 - 3:13 pm
Police are investigating the death of 22-year-old Erik Shook, who was found dead in his off-campus home on Tuesday, WRGB reports.
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 - 12:44 pm
State parks are taking a huge fiscal hit in the Governor's budget. The Albany Times-Union has a full list of state parks the Paterson administration is recommending closing or scaling back. It's a long one. On the list: the Robert V. Riddell State Park... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 - 12:30 pm
A tractor-trailer carrying concrete crashed into a house in Davenport around 5am this morning, killing an occupant, the AP reports.
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 - 12:18 pm
Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY 21st) was on the Truth About Trucking radio program yesterday, talking up a bill he's sponsoring to increase trucker safety. Named for the late Jason Rivenburg, who was killed while sleeping at a gas station last spring, Jason... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 - 9:41 am
The Catskill Chronicle profiles Plunk, a new art/consignment shop on Main Street in Livingston Manor. On Saturday, February 6, The Plunk Shop held its grand opening featuring “Realer Than Real – A Collection of Lenticular Images and 3-D Photo Wonders” an... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 - 12:38 pm
Steven Schimmrich, writing at Hudson Valley Geologist, remembers Rosendale's Dietrich Werner, who died in December. What affected me the most about Dietrich's death was that the week he died I was working on a project having to do with the Rosendale... Read more

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