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By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 - 10:35 am
First off: If you haven't voted yet, go out there and do it! You can look up your ballot (or, in Sullivan County, a list of candidates) by choosing your town from our five-county Election Guide. For many towns, we've also included links to local news... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 - 11:25 pm
Photo by Flickr user Ann Douglas. Published under Creative Commons license. This year, voters go to the polls on November 8. Because it's an odd year, it's local-election season, with most towns in the Catskills and across New York State electing... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 - 10:42 am
Photo of old clocks by Flickr user servus. Published under Creative Commons license. Don't forget to set your clocks back an hour tonight: Daylight Saving Time ends at 2am on Sunday, November 6. Merrimack Patch editor Carol Robidoux writes today that... Read more
By wateradmin on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 - 2:35 pm
Above: This year's ballot in the town of Ashland, in Greene County, in which all races are uncontested. Maybe it's the result of apathy. Maybe it's due to powerful endorsements from town leaders. Whatever the reason, 70 percent of the races in this year'... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 - 9:06 am
At the last minute yesterday, FEMA extended the deadline for victims of Tropical Storms Irene and Lee to register for disaster benefits. The deadline was yesterday at 10pm, but now you have until December 15 to register -- see the press release below:... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 - 9:52 am
If you were affected by Tropical Storm Irene and live in the Catskills, today -- October 31, 2011 -- is your last chance to apply for federal disaster aid through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Phone lines will close at 10pm tonight. Call 800-... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 - 9:01 am
Above: Snow and a downed tree blocking a road in Dutchess County last night. Photo by Steve Hopkins, via Facebook. Well, that was something. Five to 10 inches of snow wet, heavy snow are blanketing the Catskills this morning after an overnight blizzard.... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 - 1:32 pm
The first snow of the season is already melting on lawns and plopping off tree branches in the upper elevations of the Catskills. But it looks like that was just a taste of what's in store for us: Tomorrow, the area could get six inches or more. From the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 - 12:04 pm
Looks like winter is here for real: The higher elevations in upstate New York, including the tops of the Catskills peaks, are looking at a few inches of wet snow tonight. The National Weather Service has also issued a hard freeze alert that covers Greene... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 - 11:29 am
Photo of wolf in Wolf Park, Battle Ground, Indiana by Flickr user sometimesong. Published under Creative Commons license. It's official: Wolves are the new cougars. A study published recently in Northeastern Naturalist, by Roland Kays and Robert Feranec... Read more

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