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By Julia Reischel on Friday, Mar. 2, 2012 - 11:27 am
Above: A ski lift at Belleayre. Via the Belleayre Mountain Facebook page.  A ski lift at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center malfunctioned yesterday, causing 40 people to have to be evacuated, according to Department of Environmental Conservation spokeswoman... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 - 9:40 am
Above: Flood damage from Tropical Storm Irene in the Greene County town of Lexington. Photo taken on August 30, 2011, by Flickr user kimmcg. Posted in the Watershed Post Flickr pool. Two big grant programs for storm-ravaged businesses, property-owners,... Read more
By Andrea Girolamo on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 - 10:56 am
NYSDEC issued a press release this week detailing the case against Fless 5 Development, Inc. and its CEO Shane Klein of Brooklyn, who stood accused of violating a court-ordered stipulation requiring the company to comply with stormwater permitting... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 - 10:21 am
Above: A slide from a 12/15/11 presentation by the SAGE Commission discussing a potential transfer of Belleayre to ORDA management. Read the full presentation below or by clicking here. Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration still wants to hand the... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 - 10:57 am
Above: A screenshot of the Star-Gazette's map of Tropical Storm Lee contamination in Sidney. Click here to get the the full interactive map. The Elmira Star-Gazette has published a great piece of journalism this week. The paper has tracked down... 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 Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 - 11:54 am
State Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner Joe Martens announced yesterday, December 7, that the long-anticipated sale of a 1200-acre parcel of land near the Belleayre Ski Center to the state is at last going through. The Times-Union... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 - 10:28 am
Above: Video taken by Sullivan County radio producer and anti-drilling activist Sabrina Artel at the DEC's public hearing on gas drilling in Binghamton, November 17, 2011. In what has become a familiar plot point in the unfolding saga of New York State's... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 - 10:07 am
Today (November 29), Sullivan County Community College in Loch Sheldrake hosts the third in a series of four hearings on proposed gas drilling regulations held by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Two similar hearings have... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 - 8:56 am
2pm update: Ryan Owens has been found! Click to read our follow-up story. 1:30pm update: This story has been edited to remove a quote from Mauer. Martha Frankel reports from Shokan that the search for Ryan Owens continues this afternoon. Original story... Read more


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