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By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, May. 10, 2011 - 12:48 pm
Governor Andrew Cuomo burying Sullivan County casino dreams. Illustration by Gary Mayer. After an ambitious plan to put a casino in town of Thompson in Sullivan County crashed and burned earlier this year (see image above), a new casino dream is rising in... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Apr. 21, 2011 - 8:56 am
The latest news in the glacial saga of the maybe-someday-to-be-built Belleayre Resort happened yesterday -- the resort's developer, Crossroads Ventures, filed its revised environmental impact analysis of the proposed Shandaken resort project with the New... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2011 - 10:03 am
WGXC, the Daily Freeman, and the Daily Mail all have reports sparked by a press release issued yesterday: The Holcim cement plant in Catskill is being "mothballed." The press release reports that 100 jobs will be lost: "We deeply regret having to mothball... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Mar. 4, 2011 - 3:30 pm
Another Kind, an independent horror movie, has just finished shooting in the Catskills, according to the website Shock Till You Drop:  Another Kind follows four unprepared hikers from New York City on a winter camping expedition in the Catskills. Their... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 - 10:30 am
The Times Herald-Record and the New York Times broke the news this week that the federal government almost certainly won't approve ex-governor David Paterson's plan to build a massive casino in Sullivan County. Both papers obtained a leaked letter from... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 - 6:15 pm
Opponents of former governor David Paterson's plan to allow the Stockbridge-Munsee Indian tribe to build a resort casino in Sullivan County testified at a hearing in Albany today. Critics of the plan are hoping to persuade Governor Andrew Cuomo that the... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 - 2:25 pm
Hand-dyed yarn made by Witch Hazel Feltworks, an Etsy user located in the Catskills. News broke this week that, an online marketplace that allows craftspeople to sell their wares online directly to customers, is opening a call center in Hudson,... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Nov. 22, 2010 - 5:36 pm
Detail of this week's "Potshots" cartoon, by Gary Mayer. As anticipated last week, Governor David Paterson announced today that he has struck a deal with the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans to build a gaming resort in the hamlet of Bridgeville in... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010 - 9:31 am
"Potshots," by Bovina artist Gary Mayer, runs every Sunday. For some context for this week's cartoon, click here. You can see Gary's collected Sunday cartoons by clicking here. Mayer is an artist who's lived in Bovina for the past seven years. Originally... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 - 4:53 pm
Big, surprising news out of Sullivan County this afternoon. The hamlet of Bridgeville, which has been the focus of several Indian tribes' casino dreams for years, just got closer to becoming the home of a major gaming resort. The Stockbridge-Munsee Band... Read more


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