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By Jason Dole on Thursday, Jun. 14, 2012 - 10:35 am
Above: Republican Congressman Chris Gibson. Photo courtesy of the Gibson campaign. While Democratic candidates Joel Tyner and Julian Schreibman will face a June primary before one of them moves on to the November election, Republican Congressman Chris... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 13, 2012 - 12:23 pm
In today's New York Times, reporter Danny Hakim writes that Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration is quietly pursuing an entirely new plan to regulate hydraulic fracturing. Anonymous sources, including a senior Department of Environmental Conservation... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, May. 29, 2012 - 1:59 pm
Via NY-Alert: There is a tornado watch on across northeastern New York and the Capital Region, including Greene and Schoharie counties, until 9pm. The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Central New York that includes... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, May. 25, 2012 - 7:58 pm
Above: Paul Rush, the Deputy Commissioner of the DEP, helps Jim Eisel, the Chair of the Delaware County Board of Supervisors, into a life preserver at the boat launch on the Pepacton Reservoir on May 24, 2012. Photo by Julia Reischel.  It's finally... Read more
By Andrea Girolamo on Friday, May. 18, 2012 - 6:26 pm
Above: Cycling on some Catskills roads. Photo via the Catskill Mountain Cycling Club Facebook page. Cyclists who ride the Catskills know this is a perfect place to get on the bike for a quick 20-miler. And what better time to do it than this Memorial Day... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, May. 15, 2012 - 9:57 am
A reminder: New Yorkers go to the polls today to vote for school budgets and board members. To find your local polling place, check your school district's website. Problems at the polls? Let us know at [email protected]
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 10, 2012 - 11:33 am
Above: A Google map of New York State post offices that will have reduced hours under the new plan. Click on a red dot to get information about a post office's current hours and their planned reduced daily hours. Use the controls on the left to zoom in... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, May. 8, 2012 - 10:04 am
At 12:30pm on Wednesday, May 9, the Gilboa Dam alert sirens will be tested. Regular tests of the system will be held on the second Wednesday of the month henceforth, the Times Journal reports. The sirens, which were heavily damaged during flooding from... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, May. 7, 2012 - 4:23 pm
In the Catskills this year, Memorial Day is going to be epic. For the first time in history, four of the six west-of-Hudson New York City reservoirs will be open to boating and paddling for the masses. A new bike event will bring the spirit of the Tour de... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, May. 4, 2012 - 10:45 am
Above: A comparison of last year's "supermoon," on March 19, 2011, with a more average full moon from December 20, 2010. File from Wikimedia Commons. Cross your fingers for clear skies this Saturday night, when a phenomenon called a "supermoon" should... Read more

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