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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
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 - 10:16 am
Governor Andrew Cuomo's office announced this morning that several members of his administration will be touring flood-damaged communities in upstate New York this week, beginning this afternoon. Today, Lieutenant Governor Bob Duffy and Environmental... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 - 11:01 am
Antlers: Too small (top) and large enough to kill (bottom): DECThe New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is expanding its antler-restriction program for deer hunting into a larger portion of the Catskills, in a bid to allow more young... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011 - 11:54 am
Pink Pearl apple at Montgomery Place Orchards, an orchard and cidery in Red Hook, NY on the Cider Route. Photo from Montgomery Place's website. The Apple Project, a scion of local farm advocacy group Glynwood, is sparking a revival of old-school... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 - 10:38 am
A video by food.curated showing damage to Maple Downs Farm, a dairy farm in the Schoharie County town of Middleburgh that was devastated by the recent floods. On Monday, October 17, the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) and the New York State... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 - 12:21 pm
Thanks to the New York State DOT for ensuring that our local tourist attractions are well-marked. For instance, this sign on Route 28 in Shandaken, which appears to depict a hardy mountaineer skiing directly uphill on a 60-degree slope. (Or perhaps our... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 - 3:04 pm
Above: A house in Schoharie County after the flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene. Photo by fixbuffalo, via the Watershed Post Flickr pool. The Associated Press ran an in-depth feature story about flood victims mired in red tape in Greene and Schoharie... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 - 2:54 pm
Winter is icumen in. Photo of frost on leaves by Flickr user s.alt. Published under Creative Commons license. This year, a federal program that one in five New York State households rely on to help pay their winter heating bills is likely to face drastic... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 - 9:37 am
Above: A photographic tour of the enormous apple cider press at the Hubbell homestead. Click on the slideshow to open the the tour in a separate window. Photos by Julia Reischel. It’s a good year for apples in the Catskills. Call it the silver lining of... Read more

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