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By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jun. 4, 2012 - 3:52 pm
The latest chapter in the ongoing saga of the muddy lower Esopus is being written -- and officials in Ulster County are clamoring to be more than just a footnote in it. On May 23, the state Department of Environmental Conservation announced that they had... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Mar. 30, 2012 - 10:21 am
Still waters run deep. Photo of New York City's Ashokan Reservoir by Flickr user Doug Kerr. Published under Creative Commons license. Ulster County's battle with NYC over the muddy Esopus has made the pages of the New York Times at last. Reporter Mireya... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Mar. 9, 2012 - 3:19 pm
Mike Hein's Facebook page: Now a DEP-free zone. The latest skirmish in Ulster County executive Mike Hein's ongoing war with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection is being fought on the battlefield of social media. Capital Tonight... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 - 12:22 pm
Above: A video from the Daily Freeman about a new exhibit in the Ulster County Clerk's Office, telling the stories of people who had their property seized over a century ago to build the Ashokan Reservoir. The Freeman reports today that a new exhibit at... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 - 5:12 pm
Ulster County meeting with DEP at SUNY UlsterAbove, join our live blog at 6pm covering tonight's DEP forum in Ulster County. Tonight, a long-anticipated public meeting will be held at 6pm at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge, for Ulster County officials and... 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 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 Monday, Sep. 12, 2011 - 4:37 pm
This just in from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection: The DEP is releasing water from the west basin of the Ashokan Reservoir through the release channel and into the Little Beaverkill and Lower Esopus Creek, as a precaution against... Read more
By wateradmin on Monday, Sep. 12, 2011 - 4:20 pm
Above: Main Street Phoenicia during Tropical Storm Irene. Photo by Jay Conasa. Tsunamis aren’t a concern here in the Catskills. Neither are forest fires, really, or major earthquakes. Hurricane storm surges will never threaten us, and hurricanes... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 - 1:33 pm
To the editor: Kayak, canoe, row, or sail the Ashokan Reservoir! This is the second season for AshokanBoaters.org, a boating group dedicated to bringing the DEP's recreational boating program to the Ashokan. A visit to the Cannonsville Reservoir will show... Read more

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