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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
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Jun. 6, 2010 - 12:10 pm
17-year-old Olivia Rose Belfiglio fell to her death Friday afternoon while hiking with friends in the Devil's Kitchen in Hunter. It's the second fatality in just over a month in the area. From the Times Herald-Record: Authorities said none of the hikers... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Jun. 4, 2010 - 12:31 am
A sunny moment at Mountain Jam. This weekend in the Catskills, you can ogle a tractor, quaff a locally-brewed beer, prance in a Pride parade, and mob the stage with the masses at the Mountain Jam music festival. Mountain Jam Festival - Friday, June 4... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Sunday, May. 30, 2010 - 1:36 pm
Sounds like a good time was had by all at the Tannersville Duck Race yesterday -- an annual event that, as of this year, now includes a Crazy Boat component. From the Catskill Daily Mail: Among the more inventive boat designs were the Canoe Quack, a blue... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, May. 27, 2010 - 9:29 am
Small-town newspaper articles usually begin with a sober account of the news. But today, Windham Journal staff writer Michael Ryan broke the mold and decided to start an article about municipal improvements in the town of Ashland with a little more pow: ... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, May. 25, 2010 - 12:38 pm
We've always hoped to run that headline one day. (Hat tip to Adam Gaffin at Universal Hub.) The Catskill Daily Mail is reporting that a trio of alleged copper thieves was caught red-handed in the act of stripping the piping from a house in Athens. Looks... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, May. 24, 2010 - 1:53 pm
An array of local and national celebrities took to the pages of the Times Herald-Record today to wish Levon Helm, who's celebrating his 70th on Wednesday, a happy birthday. Here's Simone Felice (of the Felice Brothers and The Duke & The King): Levon... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 24, 2010 - 11:57 am
Upstate New York is riddled with museums, landmarks, historical sites, preservation societies and the like. But here's one we haven't heard before: An outdoor museum for unspecified objects, consisting mainly of a giant wooden bobcat in a vacant lot.... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 24, 2010 - 9:50 am
Occasional media critic Tom Roe of WGXC checks out two new local newspapers -- the brand-new Greenville Mountain News Pioneer and the fresh-from-a-makeover Greene County News -- and helpfully shreds them for us here in Internet-land. (Neither paper has a... Read more

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