By Lissa Harris on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 - 8:01 am
A flash flood watch is in effect today for eastern New York and western New England, including Greene, Schoharie and Ulster counties. The flash flood watch, issued around 3am by the National Weather Service in Albany, is in effect until 6pm.  Local flood... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 - 12:46 pm
Above: Protesters at a fundraiser for local Republican Congressman Chris Gibson on Tuesday, at which House Speaker John Boehner was the featured guest. Detail from a larger image posted on Facebook by Citizens Action of New York, whose members took part... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 - 10:53 am
Meet Nemo, a 730-pound pig currently being treated at Cornell University for B-cell lymphoma. According to a recent television news report from CNY Central, Nemo may be the first of his species to be treated for lymphoma; Cornell vets are using a catheter... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jul. 31, 2013 - 5:01 pm
Above: Jane Axamethy of the Bake House in Kauneonga Lake gives fresh bread to Spencer Cutler of the neighboring Fat Lady Cafe. Photo by Jason Dole. Do you run a Catskills restaurant, cafe, bakery, food truck, BBQ joint, or other place to get great local... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2013 - 4:42 pm
The fate of casinos in New York State must still be decided at the ballot box this November -- but the effort to build casinos in upstate New York took a step forward today, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a piece of legislation that will authorize four "... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jul. 29, 2013 - 3:40 pm
Chop wood, carry weeds: Practitioners at work at the garden of the Zen Mountain Monastery in Mount Tremper, which grows food for the monastery's kitchen and flowers for the altar. For more photos of the monastery garden at the peak of the summer season,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 25, 2013 - 10:16 pm
Above: A scene from Tannersville's Crazy Race, an annual Main Street tradition gearing up for its sixth run this weekend. The trout are running, the weather is glorious, and the last weekend in July is packed from one end to the other with Catskills... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 25, 2013 - 12:12 pm
Above: Taking the plunge at Fawn's Leap, a popular swimming hole on Kaaterskill Creek. It's not uncommon for a few of those who brave the 24-foot drop from the cliff each summer to end up with serious injuries -- so if you must leap, leap with care. Photo... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jul. 8, 2013 - 3:07 pm
Above: Detail from a map showing the route of the proposed Constitution Pipeline, a 122-mile, 30-inch natural gas pipeline that will connect gas from hydrofracked wells in Pennsylvania to a larger network of pipelines serving New York and New England.... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Wednesday, Jul. 3, 2013 - 4:03 pm
Above: Photo by Flickr user Jeff Golden. Planning to spend Independence Day in the Catskills? You'll have your pick of festivals, parades, and demonstrations of explosive exuberance. (We've updated these listings -- thanks for the suggestions! -- Ed.)... Read more


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