By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 - 4:19 pm
SUNY New Paltz student Steve Deffabia reports that his study abroad program in Cardiff has gotten off to a rocky start: We get to the baggage claim area where it is just me, Nina, and Christine waiting for our luggage. Christine grabs hers. Nina snatches... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 - 3:21 pm
Sad fact: Even in the world of organic, not all milk is created equal. Dairy farmer Dean Sparks breaks it down. I live in Upstate NY, and I frequently check the dairy code numbers on products. Many organic products touting the “local” claim are actually... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 - 2:08 pm
The Catskill Kiwi meets her insectine match.
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 - 2:01 pm
From the Colbert Report last night: Ben Bernanke--who oversaw the collapse of not only the United States, but pretty much the entire world’s financial system, and brought our economy to its knees--has been reappointed as head of the Fed. Does this give... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 - 10:35 am
At the Kingston Progressive blog, Ulster County legislator Mike Madsen weighs in on Warren Redlich, a Tea Party/libertarian type who's looking to topple Rick Lazio in the Republican gubernatorial primary. Question is, what are the chances of the New York... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 - 8:43 pm
The Watertown Daily Times reports.
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 - 8:32 pm
And he did: Gov. Paterson vetoed an ethics reform bill today, claiming it didn't go far enough. "While there are positive aspects of this legislation, it does not go far enough in addressing the corrosive effects of outside influence and internal decay... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 - 7:44 pm
Un-Natural Gas reports that Calvin Tillman, mayor of DISH, Texas, is visiting Delaware County later this month to talk about the problems his town has had with natural gas drilling. DISH hosts eleven massive natural gas compressors, four metering... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 - 7:01 pm
Ice climbers, take note: The guides at Mountain Skills say conditions are looking pretty sweet for this weekend. Gunks climber Alex Deadpoint has some great photos from a recent trip to Sleepy Hollow.
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 - 2:37 pm
Times Herald-Record outdoor columnist David Dirks gets wistful over elk, last seen in New York State in the 1840s.
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 - 12:56 pm
The Oneonta paper has a story in today's edition about Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's crackdown on hospitals in the New York City watershed. Assemblyman Clifford Crouch (R-Guilford) raises the looming spectre of the hospitals losing their $1 million... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 - 11:01 am
The debate between local pols and the NYC's DEP about how to manage high water levels goes on, the Daily Freeman reports. From the vault, here's a NYT editorial from 2006 on the topic.
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 - 10:49 am
The Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin reports that pro- and anti-gas-drilling groups in the area sat down over breakfast recently to talk about what they have in common when they're not hurling nasty epithets at one another. Dan Fitzsimmons, chairman of... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 - 9:27 am
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning. Translation: While the rest of the nation grouses about six more weeks of winter, here in the Catskills we'll be hoping the woodpile lasts til May.
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Feb. 1, 2010 - 10:21 pm
And we're celebrating it. (Maybe you thought there was no black history in the Catskills?) Check out this find from the papers of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society: depositions from an 1822 trial in Catskill, Greene County in which "James Fox a negro" is... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Feb. 1, 2010 - 9:48 pm
A couple of weeks ago, we celebrated along with the Long Island Business News and Times Herald-Record that the Nevele had finally been sold. Well, it was under contract, anyway. Which is just paperwork, right? Wrong. The THR's Adam Bosch reports that a... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Feb. 1, 2010 - 9:07 pm
The NY Daily News gossips that David Bowie and Iman are looking at Annie Leibovitz's $11 million pad in Rhinebeck.
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Feb. 1, 2010 - 2:52 pm
Interest in the Marcellus Shale is heating up at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which just launched a tipline where New Yorkers can report sightings of illegal gas and oil drilling. The agency is asking residents of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 - 2:18 pm
Flanked by local officials at the offices of the Catskill Watershed Corporation, State Senator John Bonacic and Assemblyman Clifford Crouch call on Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to fire watershed inspector general Philip Bein. (Left to right: Hamden... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 - 12:11 pm
The Daily Freeman reports that Woodstock dentist Michael Tischler (who's also a photographer) recently started a foundation that will: ...raise money to provide high-quality dental care to underprivileged children and raise awareness about the importance... Read more