By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 - 10:19 am
Above: A running spigot at Hubbell Bros. in the Delaware County town of Middletown gets the polar vortex treatment. Photo taken on Wednesday by Watershed Post reader Burr Hubbell, who writes, "The water's still running inside that icicle thingy. It's just... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 - 5:10 pm
Waterfall on the Esopus Creek in Saugerties. Photo by Flickr user Sonja Stark; published under Creative Commons license. By state government standards, it's a small document: Just 34 pages. But to Lower Esopus residents, who have been waiting a long time... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Sep. 25, 2013 - 6:50 pm
Above: A dramatic photo of Lower Esopus turbidity, submitted to the Times Herald-Record in October 2010 and republished with permission. A long-overdue agreement governing New York City's release of turbid water from the Ashokan Reservoir into the Lower... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Sep. 16, 2013 - 4:43 pm
Above: A document showing a roughly 1,200-acre parcel acquired by the state in Big Indian, near the Belleayre Ski Center. Source: DEC website. The state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that the agency has completed a proposal to... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 - 8:10 pm
Above: Turbid water from the Lower Esopus mixes with clearer water in the Hudson River. Photo taken by Riverkeeper in November of 2011, when turbidity in New York City's Catskill watershed and the Lower Esopus Creek was still high as a result of the Irene... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 25, 2013 - 8:18 pm
A Cairo man was recently charged with off-season poaching for shooting a 150-pound black bear near his house on May 29, according to officials from the Department of Environmental Conservation.  Joseph Budz, 40, admitted to shooting the bear, and agreed... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 23, 2013 - 12:08 pm
Above: More than 100 people pack the Discovery Lodge at the Belleayre Ski Center for an informational meeting about proposed upgrades to the ski center, held by the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) on Wednesday, May 22. Photo by Lissa... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2013 - 2:58 pm
Above: Scale model of the planned hotel and lodge buildings at Highmount -- part of the proposed Belleayre Resort project -- from a supplemental draft environmental impact statement released Wednesday by the DEC. The long-planned Belleayre Resort project... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Apr. 1, 2013 - 12:34 pm
Above: Photo of a brown trout fresh from the Pepacton Reservoir on April 1, 2013, the first day of trout season, posted on Facebook by the Vineyard Wine Bar in Downsville. From April 1 through October 15, it's open season on trout in New York State -- the... Read more


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