By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 - 1:37 pm
Above: A photo of a bear taken by a trail cam in Margaretville. Courtesy of Adam Varsano. Last week, we urged you to send us your bear photos -- and did you ever. Thanks to Adam Varsano, whose furry subject appears to have noticed that his cover has been... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 - 1:51 pm
Photo of Muzzy arrows by Flickr user Justin D. Miller. Published under Creative Commons license. Early October is usually prime time for leaf-peeping in the Catskills. This year, it's time for deer-hunting too, thanks to a rule change by the state... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Sep. 28, 2012 - 12:12 pm
Above: A three-bedroom ranch house on 14 acres in Hancock that local realtor Leonard Piorkowski hasn't been able to get a bite for, despite a tempting $107,000 sticker price. Photo from listing on Klimchok Real Estate's website. For some upstate New York... Read more
By Andrew Wyrich on Monday, Sep. 24, 2012 - 11:03 am
Paul Fero winds up for a throw at the 2012 Rock In River Festival in Franklin, PA on August 24. Photo by Michael Henderson; reproduced by permission. How many times can you skip a rock? Chances are, not as many times as Paul Fero. Fero, an Oliverea... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2012 - 8:43 pm
High winds are taking out power lines across upstate New York tonight, leaving tens of thousands of people without power. As of this post, Central Hudson is reporting that 29,961 of its upstate New York customers have power outages. NYSEG has 22,056... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2012 - 12:36 pm
Above: Cannabis sativa, ready for its closeup. Photo by Flickr user Sandra Nahdi, published under Creative Commons license. With the local marijuana crop getting ready for harvest, it's also the season for big pot busts. For three days last week, the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Sep. 13, 2012 - 12:13 am
Above: Photo by Flickr user Ann Douglas. Published under Creative Commons license. If you're registered to a political party in New York State, you may be eligible to vote in a primary election on Thursday, September 13. Most towns in the Catskills region... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Sep. 7, 2012 - 11:19 am
There's only two things money can't buy: True love and home-grown tomatoes. Above, photographer Mark Zilberman proves that you can grow gorgeous tomatoes in the high-altitude Catskills town of Andes. Shared in the Watershed Post Flickr group. It's... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 - 12:34 pm
It's a year to the day since flooding from Tropical Storm Irene pummelled upstate New York. While a lot of commemorative events have already happened over the past week, the next few weeks will see more (including a picnic in Maplecrest that is underway... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 - 10:43 am
Today is August 28, the one-year anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene's arrival in the Catskills. To commemorate the anniversary of the flooding, we are publishing the Faces of the Flood Portrait Project, which tells stories of the flood through cinematic... Read more


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