By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 - 2:31 pm
A breaking-news tweet from DC news blog Politico a few minutes ago: Wonder what @MikeHeinForExec thinks of this. Though he did have a few words on the topic for Hudson Valley Magazine, in this month's issue: And although [Mike Hein] has been approached... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 - 9:39 pm
The Daily Freeman reports that the PTA of Bennett Elementary School, one of three in the Onteora district, is circulating petitions calling on the school board to reject the only reconfiguration plan on the table that would allow Phoenicia Elementary to... Read more
By Anne Pyburn Craig on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 - 11:42 am
  Gale McGovern, 1938-2011Prominent activist Gale McGovern, who played a leading role in dozens of Hudson Valley causes and campaigns, died suddenly on Tuesday, December 27 at her home in Olivebridge. She was 73. An obituary published recently by the Mid-... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 - 9:02 am
Above: It wasn't a white Christmas this year in the Catskills. Photo of a Delaware County dairy farm on Christmas Eve this year by Mark Zilberman, via the Watershed Post Flickr Pool. After an oddly snow-less winter so far, Mother Nature is going to make... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 - 12:22 pm
Peter Applebome, the Our Towns columnist at the New York Times, has a nuanced article out this week about how the controversial issue of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has split the environmental movement down the middle, particularly in the Catskills... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 - 2:44 pm
While Ulster County executive Mike Hein is busy pouring lighter fluid on long-smoldering conflicts between New York City and its upstate watershed, Delaware County politician Jim Eisel is quick to distance himself from the feud. Yesterday, Eisel, who... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 - 3:43 pm
Above: A satellite image of the turbid lower Esopus spilling into the Hudson River. From Google Maps. The following letter, from New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) deputy commissioner Paul Rush, lays out the agency's reasoning... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 - 12:09 pm
Today at 1pm and 3pm on the Watershed Post Half-Hour News Hour, we come back from a winter vacation with the stories you may have missed while snoozing in front of the fire. Also: A look back at our top stories of 2011.  CLICK TO LISTEN LIVE to today's... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 - 12:02 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address, delivered from Albany earlier this afternoon: Watch live streaming video from newyorkstateofficeofthegovernor at livestream.com A copy of the speech was passed out to attendees in advance. Cuomo went off-... Read more
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


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