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By Timothy Knight on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 - 8:19 am
Photo by Breigh Hammarlund, via Flickr.  In an attempt to make hunting more appealing to young girls, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a new law into effect on July 21 that okays the use of florescent pink camouflage as an alternative to the traditional... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 - 3:16 pm
Above: The sign outside SALT's offices in the Schoharie County village of Schoharie. Photo by Timothy Knight. When Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee shattered communities in the Catskills in August 2011, the flood recovery group Schoharie Area Long... Read more
By Rebecca Andre on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 - 9:27 am
Above: A tour bus picked up stranded Delaware & Ulster Railroad passengers in Halcottsville on Friday, July 29. Photo by Rebecca Andre. A locomotive pulling a private charter for the Delaware & Ulster Railroad broke down around 2:30 p.m. on Friday... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 - 1:12 pm
Above: Christopher H. Fairbairn, Salvatore M. Esposito and Karen C. Certain. Photos via the Delaware County Sheriff's Office.  Three people were charged with selling narcotics in and near the Delaware County village of Margaretville on Friday, July 29,... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Jul. 30, 2016 - 11:11 am
Above: The Anomalia Festival. Photo by Drew Harty.  The Anomalia Festival, which brings a diverse crowd of bands, artists and avant-garde art exhibits to the Delaware County town of Andes on Saturday, July 30, is a somewhat anarchic DIY event. Back in... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jul. 28, 2016 - 9:38 am
Above: Kaaterskill Falls. Photo by Andy Arthur via Flickr.  Despite extensive safety improvements at Kaaterskill Falls, another person has died after falling off the famous waterfall while hiking. A 17-year-old New Jersey man died on Wednesday morning,... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Jul. 25, 2016 - 10:12 pm
Above: Photos from the Bramley Mountain Trail via the NYC DEP's Flickr page. A long-awaited new hiking trail will open in the Delaware County towns of Delhi and Bovina on Friday, July 29. The four-mile Bramley Mountain Trail is multi-part loop that leads... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jul. 21, 2016 - 3:17 pm
Above: Environmental Conservation Officer Myles Schillinger and Nuisance Wildlife Agent Roy Lane removing a three-foot Eastern Timber rattlesnake from a Mount Tremper home on July 1. Photo via the NYS DEC. An environmental conservation officer and a snake... Read more
By Robert Cairns on Wednesday, Jul. 20, 2016 - 8:20 pm
Weekly newspapers in the Catskills region have had a bad month. One local weekly quit publishing entirely, while two more that are part of a regional chain laid off veteran reporters. The Delaware County Times, a newspaper that traces its lineage back to... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Monday, Jul. 18, 2016 - 12:43 pm
Above: New York State Sen. James Seward on the floor of the New York State Senate. Photo via the Seward re-election campaign.  New York State Sen. James Seward announced on Monday, July 11, that he will be seeking his 16th term in office this November.... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Jul. 16, 2016 - 9:55 am
Above: The Esopus Creek. Photo by Flickr user ScubaBear68. A 78-year-old retired doctor from New Jersey had a heart attack and died while fishing the Esopus Creek near the hamlet of Phoenicia on Thursday, July 14, according to a press release from the... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Friday, Jul. 15, 2016 - 3:28 pm
New York State Police have announced the arrest of a teenage girl on Thursday, July 14 in connection to a series of car fires and vandalism in the Schoharie County town of Summit. State Police, flanked by members of the Schoharie County Sheriff's Office,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 14, 2016 - 3:16 pm
An explosion that was accidentally set off by a man attempting to light a propane water heater destroyed a Masonville home on Route 206 on Wednesday night, leaving three people injured.  Masonville firefighters responded to a 911 call made at 9:26 pm on... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2016 - 11:33 am
Above: A dumpster full of trash at the Peekamoose Blue Hole trailhead in Denning on July 7. Photo by Joe Ferrara.  Volunteers are invited to help clean up trash and litter this Sunday, July 17 at Peekamoose Blue Hole, a popular swimming hole in the Ulster... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2016 - 11:24 am
Above: Vernon Benjamin of the town of Saugerties addresses New York State Department of Health staffer Pamela Young and a colleague at a public forum on New York City's Filtration Avoidance Determination on June 29 in Hunter. Saugerties isn't in New York... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2016 - 7:58 pm
A Deposit man driving a tow truck knocked over a utility pole and fled the scene while intoxicated on Monday in the Delaware County town of Tompkins, police say. Above: Adam K. Buteau. Photo via the Delaware County Sheriff's Office.  Thirty-year-old Adam... Read more
By Robert Cairns on Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2016 - 7:35 pm
State police say that a Preston Hollow man died in a one-vehicle crash on Friday, July 8 in the Schoharie County town of Blenheim. According to Trooper Mark J. Cepiel, the public information officer at Troop G headquarters in Latham, troopers were... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2016 - 7:24 pm
Above: County Road 42 in Ulster County, near Moon Haw Rd. in the town of Olive where a hiker was lost on Monday, July 11. Photo by Doug Kerr, via Flickr. New York State Forest Rangers and local first responders spent Monday, July 11 searching for a hiker... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2016 - 7:03 pm
A four-year-old boy from Brooklyn drowned on Sunday, July 10 in a partially-filled swimming pool at a summer bungalow colony in the Sullivan County town of Bethel, local newspapers report. The child, whose name has been alternatively reported as Shimon... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2016 - 6:41 pm
A 32-year-old Massachusetts man was arrested on Saturday, July 9 after he drunkenly drove his car into an occupied tent at a Ukrainian summer camp in the Ulster County town of Wawarsing and then threatened to use a firearm, police say. Yuriy Plesnik of... Read more

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