By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 - 2:09 pm
Above: "David and Goliath," a cartoon by Gary Mayer showing Mike Hein as a stone-throwing David to NYC's Golaith, which ran on the Watershed Post a year ago. Maybe Ulster County Executive Mike Hein is a bona-fide upstate firebrand representing the... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 - 3:11 pm
There's a wind advisory for all five Catskills counties today from the National Weather Service. In Delaware, Ulster, Schoharie, Sullivan, and Greene counties, watch for isolated gusts of 45 to 55 miles per hour, and possible downed trees and power lines... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 - 3:00 pm
A truck driver drove 40 feet off the New York State Thurway in Rosendale this morning and was flown to Westchester Medical Center with serious leg and chest injuries, according to a New York State Police press release. Sixty-two-year-old Ralph Rickert, of... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 - 9:10 am
Today at 1pm and 3pm on the Watershed Post Half-Hour News Hour, we talk with Ken McCarthy, the founder of rebuild123.org, a website that helps local flood relief organizations use the internet to solicit and receive the exact donations they need. Also, we... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 - 11:42 am
Photo by Flickr user Sonja Alves. Published under Creative Commons license. Everybody needs a holiday now and then, even new-media news junkies. We're going to be spending some time during these last two weeks of 2011 on things that can't be done while... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 - 5:14 pm
Above: A satellite image of the turbid lower Esopus spilling into the Hudson River. From Google Maps. Ulster County executive Mike Hein has fired another salvo in his ongoing battle with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 - 10:45 am
Batten down the hatches, and watch out for downed trees and power lines: Ulster, Greene and Schoharie Counties (as well as much of the rest of Eastern New York) are under a wind advisory through 1pm today. Via NY-Alert: Westerly Winds Will Blow At 15 To... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 - 5:38 pm
Town of Ulster police officer Travis Nissen was just 27 years old when he was killed in an off-duty car accident on Route 28 in Olive on Friday, December 9. Today in a ceremony attended by over 100 fellow police officers, family and friends gathered to... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 - 7:23 pm
Five years ago, Ulster County voted in favor of a charter form of government. Instead of being run solely by the legislature, the county is now managed by an elected executive who is responsible for the budget and for appointing department heads. Ulster... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 - 3:33 pm
Nineteenth-century stereoscopic image of a Catskills creek after a flood. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. The wheels of government turn slowly. Months after flooding from Irene and Lee struck the Catskills, several much-needed regional projects to... Read more


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