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By Julia Reischel on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 - 2:15 pm
Above: Photo via Flickr user rabiem22.  A 28-year-old man wearing nothing but a pair of boots turned up on the porch of a residence in Summit after spending 14 hours naked outside on Sunday, Dec. 7, police say. "You've never seen a guy shake that much in... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 - 4:28 pm
Photos and video by Julia Reischel.  State bigwigs and local officials doused the massive new concrete spillway of the Gilboa Dam with buckets of reservoir water on Friday, Oct. 31 to celebrate the completion of the dam's $138 million rehabilitation... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 - 1:47 pm
Up here in the Catskills, in the heart of New York City's vast rural watershed, it's impossible to forget that one lives in the middle of the city's water supply. The city's huge reservoirs dominate the landscape. Watershed affairs dominate local... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 - 3:40 pm
Volunteers and New York State Department of Conservation staff picked up tires and filled over a dozen large garbage bags with trash during a litter clean-up event in Greene County's Kaaterskill Clove on Sunday, Oct. 5, according to a press release from... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014 - 12:45 pm
William Hrazanek, the embattled owner of multiple Catskills junkyards, was arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 23 in connection with a chemical spill on Wittenberg Road in the Ulster County hamlet of Mount Tremper last year. Left: William Hrazanek in a DEC mugshot... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Sep. 24, 2014 - 3:22 pm
Route 23A in Kaaterskill Clove -- a narrow road that winds down a deep notch known simply as "the Mountain Road" by locals -- is one of the most breathtaking drives in the Catskills. It's also covered with trash. When two Haines Falls sisters, Colleen and... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014 - 4:57 pm
Above: Retired Congressman Maurice Hinchey, third from right, helps break ground at the site of the future Catskill Interpretive Center in Mount Tremper on Sept. 23, 2014. The center is named in his honor. Photo via the Town of Shandaken's Facebook page... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Sep. 9, 2014 - 10:30 am
Cassie Merwin sent us this video of what appears to be a moose walking on Main Street in the Delaware County village of Fleischmanns on Monday, September 8.  It's unusual to spot a moose in the Catskills; you expect them in Maine, Canada, and on the... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Sep. 4, 2014 - 12:16 pm
Above: Kaaterskill Falls shot from behind in January 2014 by Dave Hebb, who shared the photo in the Watershed Post Flickr pool.   After two people fell to their deaths off Kaaterskill Falls in Greene County this summer, the New York State Department of... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 - 4:08 pm
Above: The Schoharie Creek. Photo via  A 73-year-old Rotterdam man went fishing in the Schoharie County town of Esperance on Saturday, August 9 and never came home, according to a press release from the Schoharie County Sheriff's... Read more


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