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By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010 - 9:50 am
The Greenville Press seems to have evaporated, along with its publisher Linda Fenoff. All Greenville and New Baltimore residents are hereby invited to send us news items and tips on upcoming events they'd like to see covered. Send them by email ([email protected] Read more
By WP Newsroom on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010 - 9:38 am
The AP has an incredible story about Saugerties business owners Emilio and Analia Maya, Argentine natives who have been arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and who now face deportation. According to the story, the brother and sister have been... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 - 1:56 pm
Friends of the Pleistocene tells a fascinating detective story about where New York City's road salt comes from--not from vast salt mines in upstate New York, but from much farther away. This week New York City will become, as most cities will at some... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 - 11:05 am
The Evening Sun reports that a Chenango County board of supervisors meeting this week got unusually feisty on the topic of natural-gas hydrofracking. Supervisor Ross Iannello kicked off the discussion about local exploration and drilling by asking for... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 - 10:11 pm
Cairo residents: Beware cheerleaders bearing potpourri. Authorities have arrested a female suspect in connection with the fraudulent sale of flowers and potpourri throughout the Town of Cairo by two women posing as Cairo-Durham high school cheerleaders.... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 - 10:00 pm
The prize goes to the Kingston Times for this glorious specimen: Fowl Play: Catskill Animal Sanctuary volunteers travel 1,000 miles to rescue sickly chickens after crystal meth lab bust
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 - 8:06 pm
A testament to the mighty power of blog: Greene County chronicler Dick May appears to have scored a point for open government with a post he wrote a couple of weeks ago. Last month, May wrote in his Seeing Greene blog that Catskill village police were... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 - 5:35 pm
For their meat or milk to be labeled organic, the USDA ruled today, cows must have access to pasture for at least 120 days out of the year. That goes for sheep and goats, too. The final rule provides certainty to consumers that organic livestock... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 - 4:24 pm
Times Herald-Record has the story: Mayor Gordon Jenkins and Rochelle Massey were arrested yesterday afternoon and charged with selling counterfeit goods, weapons possession and marijuana possession. Allegedly. "How you doing?" Jenkins said to a reporter... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 - 11:39 am
When he isn't running for public office, Justin Holmes, who became locally famous (or notorious) for battling his alma mater SUNY New Paltz a couple of years ago, is saving the world from behind the counter of a new New Paltz coffeeshop. Called /root (... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 - 10:18 am
The literati descend on Woodstock this weekend for four days of workshopping, schmoozing, wining and dining. The guest list this year includes Shalom Auslander, Susan Orlean and Ruth Reichl. (If you want to get Reichl to dish about the tragic demise of... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 - 9:09 pm
Since last summer, an outbreak of mumps has been spreading in New York and New Jersey, mostly among Orthodox Jews. The AP has the story: The 7-month-old outbreak began last summer at a boys camp in the Catskills. The campers were from Orthodox Jewish... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 - 10:22 am
L Magazine reviews the documentary about a family's hard luck in the Mohawk Valley. The documentary's co-director, never identified or referred to by the people onscreen, who took the photographs and wrote the essays that eventually led to its making,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 - 2:27 pm
The Census Bureau recently announced that they would start identifying census blocks that contain prisons. It's a move hailed by advocacy group Prisoners of the Census, which calls it a first step toward ending "prison gerrymandering." Where prisoners get... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 - 1:27 pm
The DEC is looking for a full-time fearless warrior in their New Paltz office to help combat the spread of exotic invasive giant hogweed. It's mostly a desk jockey job. But if you're spoiling for battle, you'll get your chance. Occasional fieldwork will... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 - 10:36 am
The Gov. tells Don Imus this morning: I'm black, I'm blind, and I'm still alive. Rumors about a damning New York Times story about the Governor are flying in Albany, but the actual story has yet to materialize--prompting one Newsday columnist to quip... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 - 10:17 am
The Freeman reports it was a landslide: 2,561 to 983. School board Trustee Daniel Torres, 19, said the number of voters was “probably the most amazing thing I have ever seen. No matter what happens at this point, it’s democracy in action.”
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010 - 4:02 pm
Catskills Cycling blogger Michael Wentland is upset about a NY Dept. of Transportation proposal to put rumble strips on secondary roadways throughout the state. The installation of these strips has already taken place along key corridors in some regions... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010 - 3:52 pm
More snow is on its way. From the Catskill Chronicle: Widespread snow will move into Northeast Pennsylvania, the Southern Tier of New York and portions of the Western Catskills late tonight and continue through the day Wednesday. Significant snow... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010 - 3:16 pm
The New Kingston Film Festival wants you. From Twitter: @NKFF Viva la NKFF! New Kingston Film Festival wants your film! Submissions open until June 15, 2010: http://newkingstonfilmfestival.com

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