By Michael Ryan on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 - 11:46 am
The winter sun seemed to shine specifically on the mountaintop when ceremonies were held naming a rural section of Route 23 in memory of former Greene County Legislature chairman Wayne Speenburgh. Senator George Amedore and Assemblyman Peter Lopez, who co... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 - 8:21 am
Public protests aimed at the new Trump administration will occur across the world, timed to coincide with today's Women's March on Washington. More than 600 events are planned for today, a few of them in the Catskills region. Women's March organizers have... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 - 5:48 pm
A national debate on how to respond to bigotry and hate speech has suddenly become a pressing local issue in Schoharie County, after the appearance of swastikas throughout the tiny village of Esperance on New Year's Day. State police arrested a 13-year-... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 - 3:10 pm
Woodstock town supervisor Jeremy Wilber died at home on Jan. 1 after a battle with cancer, the Daily Freeman reports. He was 66. Wilber had been in hospice care for several months, though he continued working on town business until shortly before his... Read more
By Rebecca Andre on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 - 3:40 pm
Originally a food truck operated by owner Gloria Buley, Smokin Boars BBQ is on its third reincarnation. The Kansas City-style barbecue restaurant had a brief three-month residence in Phoenicia before catching fire in February of 2016. Nine months later,... 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 Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 - 4:31 pm
Above: Bowie on the cover of "Aladdin Sane." British newspapers are abuzz with speculation that David Bowie's ashes could be scattered in the Catskills in the wake of the pop singer's death from cancer on Sunday, Jan. 10. Bowie was a fixture in the Ulster... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 - 7:17 pm
Above: The Flager in South Fallsburg in the 1950s Catskills. Image from 1950s Unlimited via Flickr. To the wider world, the Catskills mean just one thing: The Borscht Belt, with its famous Jewish resorts that inspired the movie “Dirty Dancing.” But... Read more
By Robert Cairns on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 - 2:45 pm
Above: Delaware Academy's football field was illuminated on Friday for a nighttime football game at the school. Photos by Robert Cairns.  “Friday Night Lights” have become synonymous with high school football, but home games at Delaware Academy in the... Read more


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