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By Lissa Harris on Friday, Mar. 30, 2012 - 10:21 am
Still waters run deep. Photo of New York City's Ashokan Reservoir by Flickr user Doug Kerr. Published under Creative Commons license. Ulster County's battle with NYC over the muddy Esopus has made the pages of the New York Times at last. Reporter Mireya... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Mar. 9, 2012 - 3:19 pm
Mike Hein's Facebook page: Now a DEP-free zone. The latest skirmish in Ulster County executive Mike Hein's ongoing war with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection is being fought on the battlefield of social media. Capital Tonight... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 - 5:12 pm
Ulster County meeting with DEP at SUNY UlsterAbove, join our live blog at 6pm covering tonight's DEP forum in Ulster County. Tonight, a long-anticipated public meeting will be held at 6pm at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge, for Ulster County officials and... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 - 2:31 pm
A breaking-news tweet from DC news blog Politico a few minutes ago: Wonder what @MikeHeinForExec thinks of this. Though he did have a few words on the topic for Hudson Valley Magazine, in this month's issue: And although [Mike Hein] has been approached... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 - 2:44 pm
While Ulster County executive Mike Hein is busy pouring lighter fluid on long-smoldering conflicts between New York City and its upstate watershed, Delaware County politician Jim Eisel is quick to distance himself from the feud. Yesterday, Eisel, who... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 - 2:09 pm
Above: "David and Goliath," a cartoon by Gary Mayer showing Mike Hein as a stone-throwing David to NYC's Golaith, which ran on the Watershed Post a year ago. Maybe Ulster County Executive Mike Hein is a bona-fide upstate firebrand representing the... 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 Anne Pyburn Craig on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 - 9:14 am
Video: Saugerties resident Ralph Childers speaks against the privatization of Golden Hill, and has his words echoed by members of the crowd, in a "human microphone" technique used by Occupy Wall Street protesters. Fifteen individual members of the public... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 14, 2011 - 12:53 pm
New York State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli paid Kingston a visit yesterday to congratulate Ulster County on saving its taxpayers money, thanks to its new shared-services program between town and county highway departments. From the Daily Freeman: State... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jun. 10, 2011 - 6:54 pm
Teeny-tiny Hardenburgh (population: 208) is used to being ignored. With less than three people per square mile, the smallest town in Ulster County is so remote and underpopulated, it doesn't even have its own ZIP code. With less than a tenth of the... Read more


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