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Hudson River Valley Jacket
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Sep. 29, 2016 - 5:26 pm
“I think one cannot divide the Hudson Valley from the Catskills in a historic account, and I try to keep that theme alive in small ways,” said Vernon Benjamin, the author of the voluminous new book “The History of the Hudson River Valley: From the Civil... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Sep. 26, 2016 - 5:26 pm
A recent series of bomb threats in Ulster County continued on Monday, Sept. 26 when a 35-year-old Kingston woman was arrested for allegedly planting four notes containing bomb threats in the Shandaken business where she worked, according to a press... Read more
Onteora Central School
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Sep. 23, 2016 - 2:28 pm
A 14-year-old Onteora School District student has been charged in connection with a bomb threat that prompted the evacuation of the school on Thursday, Sept. 22, according to a statement from the Ulster County Sheriff's Office. The student, who is not... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Sep. 22, 2016 - 12:45 pm
A bomb scare  prompted the evacuation of Onteora High School in the Ulster County hamlet of Boiceville on Thursday, Sept. 22, according to an alert issued by the Ulster County Sheriff's Office.  The alert followed a notice issued by the school to families... Read more
Catskills Food Guide
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Sep. 19, 2016 - 10:54 pm
Above: This photo, "Wolf River Apples" by William Palmer, won a spot on the cover of the 2016 Catskills Food Guide in the 2016 Catskills Food Guide Photo Contest. The harvest moon rose this past weekend, and fall officially begins this Thursday, Sept. 22... Read more
Woodstock Golf Club
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Sep. 15, 2016 - 10:45 pm
A bomb threat that was phoned in to the Woodstock Golf Club around 5:50 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15 prompted an evacuation and road closures in the Ulster County town of Woodstock, according to a press release from the Ulster County Sheriff's Office. Roads... Read more
Vroman's Nose
By Timothy Knight on Tuesday, Sep. 13, 2016 - 2:54 pm
Twice this year, hikers have tumbled off the cliffs of Vroman's Nose, a mountain that looms over the Schoharie Valley and is a popular hiking destination for locals and tourists.  Now, a local fire chief is calling for changes to be made at the attraction... Read more
Wilma Beers
By Rebecca Andre on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2016 - 3:37 pm
On August 28, 2011, Irene, downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, arrived in the Catskills region of New York. The storm killed three people, destroyed entire towns and caused millions of dollars in damage. In the days, weeks, months and years... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Friday, Sep. 2, 2016 - 7:29 am
Our long, hot summer is drawing to a close; harvest season is upon us. Time for some three-day-weekend fun, made all the tastier with the nip of back-to-school sweater weather in the air. Here’s our five-county guide to this diverse and lively Labor Day... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 - 7:45 am
An 18-year-old man from Brooklyn drowned while swimming across the Delaware River on Saturday, Aug. 27, according to the New York State Police and the Times Herald-Record. Jonathan Hernandez, who was visiting the Sullivan County hamlet of Barryville, was... Read more
By Michael Ryan on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016 - 11:25 am
Above: The ruined Victorian house owned by David Rikard that became an international symbol of the destruction of Tropical Storm Irene. Photo provided by Larry Gambon. An internal resolve: That is what unites five people who endured the historic flooding... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 - 5:53 pm
Above: A widely-circulated photo of the flooded Schoharie Valley during Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, as seen from the top of the cliffs of Vroman’s Nose. Photo by Amy Colyer Fogerty. The air was perfectly calm in the late hours of Saturday, August 27,... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:10 am
Widespread confusion and and eerie coincidence surround the death of a 56-year-old Westfield, New Jersey woman who fell off a cliff alongside Kaaterskill Creek in the Greene County Catskills on Friday, Aug. 19. The woman, Marcy K. Yates, was hiking on... Read more
By Alan Via on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 - 6:11 pm
Few hikers think about the Catskills’ four ski areas during warm weather, but these lightly-used mountains have some great foot trails for summertime adventurers. Windham Mountain in Greene County, Belleayre Mountain Ski Center in Ulster County and... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 - 3:14 pm
Above: A fire on Main Street Delhi destroyed two buildings on Thursday morning. Photo via the Delaware County Department of Emergency Services Facebook page.  Area firefighters spent much of Thursday morning fighting a massive blaze in the Delaware County... Read more
By Michael Ryan on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 - 6:40 pm
Above: Adam Cross, the code enforcement officer for the town of Lexington, at a "broadband pep rally" held in the town of Lexington in 2015. Photo by Julia Reischel. The squeaky wheel is not getting the economic grease in the tiny Greene County town of... Read more
By Michael Ryan on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 - 6:30 pm
Above: The podium at Gov. Andrew Cuomo's August 3 announcement about $54.2 million in grants slated for broadband internet service across New York State. Photo via the governor's Flickr page. Hundreds of miles of remote rural roads and thousands of local... Read more
By J.N. Urbanski on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016 - 1:08 pm
Tucked away in a businesslike industrial corner of Walton behind a nondescript office block, you'll find the Vulto Creamery, without signage and easy to miss. It's a lot less hip than the Brooklyn sidewalk basement where the Vulto cheeses once matured,... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 - 2:46 pm
Above: Jenna Risse, a resident of the town of Schoharie, protests mining expansion in April 2016. Photo by Timothy Knight. Following months of spirited public opposition to a proposed settlement between the town of Schoharie and Cobleskilll Stone Products... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 - 10:08 pm
Above: A clown and a float at Andes Community Day in 2007. Photo via the Andes Community Days Facebook page. In past years, the main event of Andes Community Day was the parade, featuring the members of the local fire department and other town worthies,... Read more

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