Greene County

By WP Newsroom on Friday, Apr. 30, 2010 - 1:39 pm
Local officials in Greene County are mounting an effort to get the DEC to reconsider their decision to close the Devil's Tombstone campground. From the Windham Journal: The campground, located amidst Route 214’s Stony Clove, has been slated for closure... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Apr. 29, 2010 - 6:40 pm
Call it builder's remorse. Many years ago, the town of Ashland hopelessly contaminated its underground water supply, and the town's few hundred residents have been paying the price ever since. At last, relief is in sight, though it's going to be expensive... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2010 - 8:30 pm
First the farmer's market got moved downtown. Now the village elders are moving the fireworks, too. Quoth village board president Vincent Seeley in the Freeman: “There is a potential public safety issue with cramming upwards of 3,000 people down at the... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2010 - 11:03 am
After a year of operating out of a school building a few blocks away, the Greene County Courthouse in Catskill is finally re-opened for business, reports the Daily Mail.
By WP Newsroom on Sunday, Apr. 25, 2010 - 2:12 pm
Catskill High School and Middle School went on lockdown on Thursday after the superintendent heard what she thought was a gunshot. Turns out it was actually a tree limb crashing, she later told the Daily Freeman: The schools immediately went into lock-out... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Apr. 22, 2010 - 2:05 pm
Photo of a Delaware County sunset by Catskill05, via Flick. / CC BY-ND 2.0 Ah, Earth Day, one of the most nebulous holidays of the year. Celebrations and commemorations are underway, and it seems like pretty much... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Apr. 19, 2010 - 2:49 pm
So sayeth Dick May in his latest Greene County roundup: Paganism evidently is alive and growing in GreeneLand. It is practiced with special fervor in Palenville, in a three-acre grove and a venerable 18-bedroom former inn (Central House) that houses the... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Apr. 19, 2010 - 10:35 am
Douglas Kalajian, one of the two writers behind The Armenian Kitchen, has fond memories of the once-large Armenian community that vacationed in the Catskills: Maybe you think of the Catskill Mountains as the Borscht Belt, but I remember when the heights... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Apr. 19, 2010 - 10:13 am
The final numbers will be decided on May 18 at a Board of Education meeting, but it looks like Catskill plans to cut teachers and raise taxes 2.75 percent. The Daily Freeman has the story.
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2010 - 11:39 pm
The thing is, it doesn't really seem to need it, according to the village clerk (via the Daily Freeman): “There is an intercom right outside the front door of our office that they can press and we will come down, or the sign on the door says for them to... Read more


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