By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jun. 28, 2010 - 11:19 am
From the AP this morning: A tanker carrying chlorine gas crashed near Exit 21 on the New York Thruway, near Catskill, around 1:50 am. The spill closed I-87 northbound for almost seven hours: Sgt. Michael Kopp says it wasn't immediately known how much... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2010 - 3:00 pm
If you felt the earth shaking this afternoon, that was the 5.5 quake that hit Ottawa around 1:45. As far south as Kingston, NY, they were evacuating buildings: In Kingston, firefighters ordered the evacuation of buildings on Wall Street, the uptown... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jun. 18, 2010 - 3:55 pm
Mystery solved: It was a teenager with a scary-looking BB gun. Earlier: Unspecified incident has Saugerties school in lockdown.
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jun. 18, 2010 - 1:29 pm
The Daily Freeman reports the Grant D. Morris elementary school opened again around 10:15 this morning, after being in lockdown in response to, well, something: [Superintendent Seth] Turner said the lockdown stemmed from an 8:45 a.m. "incident" at the... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Mar. 31, 2010 - 2:02 pm
Coxsackie village residents should boil their tap water for the next three days. A water main broke last night and has been repaired, the Daily Mail reports.
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Mar. 23, 2010 - 5:02 pm
The Daily Freeman reports the town of Ulster is considering evacuations along Orlando Street because of Esopus Creek flooding. The Ulster County Red Cross will be opening a shelter in Kingston at 6pm.  Below: Live updating graph from NOAA of water levels... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Mar. 23, 2010 - 9:40 am
Yesterday's rain is swelling creeks and rivers throughout the Catskills region, and prompting a round of flood alerts. News 10: Schoharie County under flood watch. Daily Freeman: Flood warnings for Esopus and Rondout creeks; flood watch for Ulster and... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Mar. 12, 2010 - 9:32 am
Weather watchers are expecting moderate flooding this weekend around the Catskills region, but nothing massive. That's great news, considering the epic snowfall we got this month. A slow thaw over the past week has local emergency responders breathing a... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Mar. 8, 2010 - 5:46 pm
Catskills tsunami: A couple of feet of snow in late winter, followed by heavy rain. Anybody who was in the Margaretville area in 1996 can attest to the awesome might of a little poorly-timed rain. (Fourteen years ago, I was standing on my mother's front... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Thursday, Mar. 4, 2010 - 3:58 pm
Realtor Jennifer Grimes just got her power back on after a week of no electricity--and now the phone's out. Wait, now the power's out again, too. Rats. Seems a tree fell down behind Brooks’ Chestnut Woods and broke a phone pole. WIll investigate (and... Read more


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