By Julia Reischel on Friday, Sep. 16, 2011 - 11:27 am
The IRS is giving you a break if you live in Sullivan, Ulster, Greene, Delaware or Schoharie county this year, with a special Hurricane-Irene tax deadline extension. Normally, third-quarter estimated tax payments would have been due yesterday. Now they... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011 - 2:15 pm
When towns flood, all the household appliances, hay bales, and contents of grocery stores and pharmacies end up downstream. Riverkeeper has posted some proof of that axiom on its Facebook page today (see photo above), in a new feature it calls "Catch of... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011 - 10:51 am
To the Editor: We’re now hearing there will soon be a second indictment of a Kingston Police Department (KPD) officer, this time a retired one. It looks like getting to the bottom of KPD corruption will require a full investigation, and it ought to be... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011 - 10:47 am
To the Editor: It’s almost been a year since we learned that Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency’s chief executive was fired after employees complained about bullying, sexual harassment, documents being falsified, improper storage of waste materials... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011 - 10:44 am
To the editor: I was elated to hear that Jon Sennett is running for Ulster County District Attorney. I am a partner in a large Mid-Hudson law firm, but years ago as Assistant DA in the Bronx, it was Sennett who trained me, on-the-job in one of the... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011 - 10:18 am
Dear Editor: Phoenicia is open for business, and wants to welcome everyone back to our lovely town. But, to many who live far afield and read the New York Times, a recent article questioning Phoenicia’s location in a flood plain, may have served to... Read more
By wateradmin on Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011 - 10:05 am
Downtown Phoenicia. Photo by Daniel Case, via Wikimedia Commons. In this case “you” refers to anyone who periodically enjoys spending time -- and, preferably, a little money also -- inside Shandaken. With only a few exceptions, the town is open and ready... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011 - 8:40 am
Above: Appliances ruined by flooding in Prattsville. Photo by Larry Dauer, from the Huntersfield Christian Training Center's website. On Wednesday, September 14, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state has created a new fund to offset the... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2011 - 6:01 pm
Lissa Harris in the WIOX studio. Photo by Julia Reischel. After two weeks of airing special hour-long, all-flooding-all-the-time episodes of our weekly radio show, the Watershed Post Half-Hour News Hour, today we're back to airing our standard 30-minute... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2011 - 11:52 am
The unofficial results from yesterday's primary elections around the Catskills are in -- and you can find them here. Schoharie County had no primary elections this year, which was a stroke of luck for them, as their own offices were hit hard by flooding... Read more


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