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By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Sep. 7, 2011 - 11:04 am
Update, 11:00am: The shelter currently operating at the upper lodge at Belleayre is still open, although the FEMA office at the lower lodge is closed for the day. From the Town of Middletown recovery website: The Belleayre Mountain Recovery Center is open... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Sep. 6, 2011 - 10:48 am
Chuck Schumer was in Shandaken yesterday to see the damage caused by the floodwaters of Hurricane Irene, according to the Daily Freeman: The visit was conducted with Federal Emergency Management Agency Regional Administrator Lynn Canton, with Shandaken... Read more
By wateradmin on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2011 - 4:57 pm
Yesterday, the first of many Disaster Recovery Centers slated to open in New York State as a result of Hurricane Irene’s fury began operating at Belleyre Ski Center in Highmount, Ulster County. Today, a second Disaster Recovery Center opened in... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Sep. 3, 2011 - 4:21 pm
We heard this morning from the Onteora Central School District that school will be opening as usual on Wednesday. Here's the press release that was sent out today: As of 10:00 am this morning Phoenicia Elementary has power. All Onteora Schools will open... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Sep. 1, 2011 - 11:25 pm
Our Shandaken correspondent, Tom Rinaldo, did a tour of the damage in Shandaken caused by Hurricane Irene this week. This is his report, with additional reporting by Julia Reischel, Aaron Bennet, and Carol Seitz. Above: Woodland Valley Bridge during Irene... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Sep. 1, 2011 - 2:52 pm
I talked on the phone with Bill Moon, the Comissioner of Delaware County Social Services, this morning. He told me that the county is tracking down vehicles to launch a bus service that will ferry Margaretville, Arkville and Fleiscmanns residents between... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 - 3:57 am
Above: Video of damage at the Frost Valley YMCA, created by stranded YMCA staffers up the blocked-off Oliverea Road.  Anyone with updates, please post them on our Hurricane Irene Catskills live blog. 4am, Wednesday, 8/31/11:  Frost Valley YMCA, the Full... Read more
By wateradmin on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 - 2:11 pm
Photo of elephant herd courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. The kind and usually wise publishers of the Watershed Post foolishly gave me the go ahead to develop this new feature with very few fixed guidelines. So until they realize their rare error in judgement... Read more
By Rusty Mae Moore on Wednesday, Jul. 20, 2011 - 9:28 am
Children learn to drum at the Thunder in the Valley Pow-wow in Big Indian Park. Photo by Rusty Mae Moore. On Saturday, Native American vendors, dancers, and drummers from across the region and as far away as Mexico gathered in Big Indian for the Thunder... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, May. 17, 2011 - 2:47 pm
Calling all seniors at Andes, Margaretville, Onteora and Roxbury schools: You could win $300 bucks by waxing poetical about growing up here in the Catskills. The deadline for the annual Catskill Heritage Alliance essay competition is this Friday, and all... Read more


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