By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, May. 9, 2012 - 12:56 pm
A state-owned property at 67 Wurts Street in Kingston that Ulster County executive Mike Hein wants to convert to county-owned veterans' housing. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Ulster County Executive. At a lofty price of $1, it won't be the biggest... 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
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, May. 1, 2012 - 11:25 am
At their regular meeting tonight, the Onteora Board of Education is scheduled to vote on a new contract for superintendent Phyllis McGill. The new contract would cut her salary from $160,000 a year to $150,000 a year, and extend the end date on her... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2012 - 2:58 pm
The AP reports today: Mitt Romney did what was expected, easily winning New York's Republican presidential primary and padding his delegate lead in his all-but-inevitable march toward the party's nomination. Romney easily outdistanced Ron Paul and Newt... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2012 - 4:04 pm
In life, Levon Helm was incredibly generous about inviting fans and fellow musicians into his home to share music. It seems only fitting that Levon's door should be opened to the community one last time. Posted on Levon Helm's website today: Levon’s... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2012 - 11:19 am
To the editor: As I run for re-election, along with Tony Fletcher, to the Onteora school board, I would like to remind voters of the many things this board has accomplished, with the help of our administration, during the four years I have been on it.  We... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Apr. 23, 2012 - 2:23 pm
Tuesday, April 24 is the New York State presidential primary -- but with frontrunner Mitt Romney coasting toward the 2012 GOP nomination, the press isn't too excited about it. "Every four years, the New York primary becomes less significant," the New York... Read more
By wateradmin on Monday, Apr. 23, 2012 - 12:01 pm
Above: Footage of The Band performing at Woodstock, August 17, 1969. The Band was not featured in Woodstock, the famous documentary about the festival, but their set was filmed, and clips from their performance can be found on YouTube. In 1968, when most... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Apr. 22, 2012 - 10:31 pm
Heavy rains forecast across much of the region for tonight and tomorrow morning mean a flood watch for the eastern Catskills, as well as western New England. An alert from the National Weather Service warns that Greene, Ulster and Schoharie County could... Read more


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