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By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 - 2:41 pm
The little engine that could: A Delaware & Ulster Railroad engine pulls into the Belleayre depot on Thursday, October 3. Aboard, left to right: Donald Bishop, executive director of the A. Lindsay & Olive B. O'Connor Foundation; Dave Riordan,... 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, Jun. 13, 2013 - 5:51 pm
On Wednesday, a simmering dispute over the future of the Ulster and Delaware rail corridor in Ulster County erupted in legal action: County executive Mike Hein has served the privately-operated Catskill Mountain Railroad with a legal "demand to cure"... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 12, 2013 - 3:16 pm
Above: The Catskill Mountain Railroad's Kingston City Shuttle. Photo from the Catskill Mountain Railroad website. An ongoing battle between rail and trail supporters intensified this week, when the chair of Ulster County's Railroad Advisory Committee (RAC... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, May. 10, 2013 - 9:39 am
Dear Editor: The Catskill Mountain Railroad Company, Inc. (CMRR) Is a for-profit company. It was organized in 1983 to make money for its owners. Its main asset was a lease of the rail line from Ulster County. The goal of the company, as I understand it,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Apr. 29, 2013 - 4:18 pm
A City of Kingston dump truck blocks the Catskill Mountain Railroad tracks near the Washington Avenue intersection in Kingston. Photo taken Saturday, April 27; courtesy of the Catskill Mountain Railroad. A City of Kingston dump truck recently appeared on... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 - 2:42 pm
The following is an open letter to Ulster County Executive Mike Hein from Harry G. Jameson III, the Chairman of the Catskill Mountain Railroad Company. Jameson submitted this letter as a letter to the editor. For other letters about the future of the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 - 4:16 pm
On Thursday at 6:30pm, Ulster County executive Mike Hein delivered his annual "State of the County" address at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge. The event was originally scheduled for Monday, January 28, but was rescheduled due to weather. Below: The text of... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 - 4:51 pm
Above: The Gilboa Dam. Photo by Flickr user mountain_man_ny_2, published under Creative Commons license. In the coming weeks, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection will install two massive siphons in the Gilboa Dam, which has been under... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 - 4:16 pm
Route 28 in Shokan near Winchell's Corners reopened this afternoon, after being shut down during Monday night's storm. We got the news via a tweet from the office of Ulster County executive Mike Hein, who has become quite a social media maven during Sandy... Read more


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