Greene County

By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jul. 13, 2010 - 11:05 am
Thanks to state Assemblyman and Attorney General hopeful Richard Brodsky, who has been demanding to know why quasi-public agencies have been handing out bonuses to their executives, we now know that Alexander Mathes, the executive director of the Greene... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jun. 28, 2010 - 11:19 am
From the AP this morning: A tanker carrying chlorine gas crashed near Exit 21 on the New York Thruway, near Catskill, around 1:50 am. The spill closed I-87 northbound for almost seven hours: Sgt. Michael Kopp says it wasn't immediately known how much... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Jun. 26, 2010 - 11:40 am
Remember Rev. Mother Cathryn Platine and the Maetreum of Cybele? We ran a story on the Maetreum's property-tax battle with the town of Catskill last month. Today, the Catskill Daily Mail has a feature on their brewing court battle -- and why its outcome... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jun. 24, 2010 - 3:11 pm
Three seniors at Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School won't be attending graduation tomorrow and might face jail time for painting "2010" with red house paint all over the school grounds, the Daily Mail reports: While much of the paint was subsequently... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jun. 22, 2010 - 8:46 am
In last December's issue of Harper's magazine, reporter David Cargill fired a shot across the bow of the $1-billion-plus effort to clean the Hudson River of cancer-causing PCBs by dredging: The General Electric Superfraud: Why the Hudson River will never... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Jun. 18, 2010 - 10:14 am
YouTube user 125sigbn somehow flew over the Mountain Jam music festival last week and posted the view on YouTube. (His profile page is a little thin on the details of how, exactly, he flies, but it looks pretty real.)
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jun. 17, 2010 - 11:12 am
Vincent Seeley, the president of the village of Catskill who recently floated the idea of closing the town's bars at 2am instead of 4am, is backing down, the Daily Mail reports: “As of right now, [the idea] is dead,” Seeley said. “I am not going to pursue... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Jun. 11, 2010 - 4:36 pm
The Daily Mail investigates local sentiment about outdoor wood boilers  -- in light of the Department of Environmental Conservation's opinion that they're bad for the environment and for human health -- and finds that wood boiler dealers are hurting: “... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jun. 9, 2010 - 4:00 pm
We must stress that it's preliminary, but what you see above is the gist of the new Catskills-specific design that will soon be perched atop road signs throughout Catskill Park. It's the result of months of brainstorming by a crack team of town... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jun. 7, 2010 - 2:00 pm
Summertime in upstate New York is rich in opportunities for log-pulling, pie-eating, livestock-admiring and tractor-ogling. Case in point: The Agfest in New Baltimore over the weekend. Points to the Daily Mail for their extravagant use of four-cent words... Read more

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