By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Sep. 1, 2011 - 2:44 pm
This came in yesterday from Shandaken Supervisor Rob Stanley: Town of Shandaken PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 31, 2011 Town Supervisor Robert A. Stanley reports that due to Hurricane Irene, Belleayre Mountain is still open as an... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Sep. 1, 2011 - 2:36 pm
Carol O'Beirne sent us this info yesterday. Our apologies for not being able to post until now: Two sites are set up and open as of today, Wed, Aug. 31. The Town of Middletown announced late yesterday that there will be two temporary Dumping Sites set up... Read more
By jes.vec on Thursday, Sep. 1, 2011 - 12:44 pm
Watershed Post contributor Jess Vecchione shot this video about the ongoing cleanup and rebuilding effort in Margaretville yesterday, where buildings on Main Street have been evacuated and may have to be taken down. Officials and cleanup coordinators also... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 - 3:40 am
3:30am Wednesday, 8/31/11: Above: The Associated Press's report on Margaretville. Margaretville firefighters rescued 42 people from floodwaters this week, and caught the attention of the national media. Heartbreaking interview with "exhausted hero" Allan... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 - 6:26 pm
Delaware County Emergency Services sent out a press release an hour ago explaining the latest across the county. The gist: Margaretville and Fleischmanns are underwater, and while helicopters have been called in to help with evacuations, going is slow.... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 - 3:43 pm
Abraham Lincoln (aka John Exter), Gerald Balcar, Ursula Burroughs (aka Patricia Brannen), and New York State Assemblyman Clifford Crouch. Photo by Lissa Harris. Assemblyman Clifford Crouch (R-107) was the guest of honor Tuesday, at a dinner-theater... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 - 9:45 am
Photo of twee chainsaw bear in front of the Margaretville Freshtown by Lissa Harris. This week, Upstater -- a new blog about real estate and rural life, for downstate folks with upstate inclinations-- takes a look at the Delaware County village of... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jul. 28, 2011 - 9:24 am
Those trees all around you? Don't take them for granted. That's the idea behind the Catskill Forest Association's Catskill Forest Festival, a day-long celebration of all things woodsy happening this weekend in Margaretville. There will be food and beer, a... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jul. 25, 2011 - 4:05 pm
Photo by Flickr user Michele Borioli. Published under Creative Commons license. Joe Sicinski, who runs the food bank at the Andes Presbyterian Church, has a problem on his hands. He's still got plenty of things like canned corn, cranberry sauce and green... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Jul. 22, 2011 - 2:01 pm
Above: "The Huckleberry Brook Dancing Bear," by David Barry, winner of our "Best-Kept Secret in the Catskills" photo contest. A secret azure swimming hole. An abandoned dairy truck moldering in the weeds. A back road through jaw-dropping fall leaves. We... Read more


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