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May. 31, 2010
In honor of the holiday, Bovina historian Ray LaFever looks all the way back to the Civil War: Bovina lost eleven young men in the actual war: Sinclair Burns, Andrew G. Chisholm, Solomon Coulter, Robert Dysert, James C. Elliott, Thomas Elliott, William T... Read more
May. 31, 2010
Are we living in a "dollar-store economy?" That's what the Times Herald-Record asked yesterday in a story about the opening of new dollar stores in Livingston Manor, Florida and Wallkill. The answer is a resounding yes:While more upscale retailers... Read more
May. 30, 2010
Sounds like a good time was had by all at the Tannersville Duck Race yesterday -- an annual event that, as of this year, now includes a Crazy Boat component. From the Catskill Daily Mail: Among the more inventive boat designs were the Canoe Quack, a blue... Read more
May. 28, 2010
Kingston's a tough town -- and with a massive federal crackdown on gang activity in Newburgh just wrapping up, locals are worried it could get tougher. But civic-minded residents are determined to fight back. Yesterday, Kingston's energetic new... Read more
May. 28, 2010
The legendary 80s band is playing a benefit for the Woodstock Day School at the Bearsville Theater tonight. In anticipation, the Daily Freeman interviewed Chris Stein, the band's guitarist: The band’s connection to Bearsville comes from Stein, who lives... Read more
May. 28, 2010
U.S. District Judge Lawrence Kahn just ruled that 100,000 state workers can't be furloughed and will get their raises, budget issues be damned. From the AP. 
May. 28, 2010
You know it's a political hot potato when legislators stay up all night. The New York State Assembly passed Gov. Paterson's keep-the-state-parks-open bill around 3am last night, according to WPTZ. The Senate is reportedly considering the bill right now.... Read more
May. 27, 2010
A proposed resolution by Oneonta Democrat Richard Murphy, which would have called on the state to pass a moratorium on hydrofracking, has died in committee, the Daily Star reports. It's possible the bill could go back to the drawing board: Murphy said he... Read more
May. 27, 2010
John A. Sanzone Sr. allegedly used false mortgage documents to give himself a loan while he ran Catskill Mortgage in Stamford, NY. Via WBGH in Binghamton.
May. 27, 2010
All week, there's been talk of a hail-Mary agreement that would manage to re-open the parks for Memorial Day. Now the AP reports that Gov. David Paterson says that there really is a deal: Paterson said negotiations that ended early Thursday morning would... Read more
May. 27, 2010
The Times Herald-Record documents that rarest of events: an apology from the New York City DEP to an upstate town. "We forgot about Wawarsing," Paul Rush said at a meeting with homeowners and local lawmakers. "We should have been more connected. We... Read more
May. 27, 2010
And a reality TV show is following their every move. Former drag queen Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his partner, Martha Stewart alum Brent Ridge, are starring in the Fabulous Beekman Boys, slated to air on Planet Green on June 16. The couple runs Beekman 1802... Read more
May. 27, 2010
The New York Times declared on Monday that Rosendale has reached a Brooklyn hipster saturation point. How can you tell? Maggie Gyllenhaal has been spotted there, as have "vintage clothes and skinny jeans." And there's one cafe, Market Market, that seems... Read more
May. 27, 2010
Small-town newspaper articles usually begin with a sober account of the news. But today, Windham Journal staff writer Michael Ryan broke the mold and decided to start an article about municipal improvements in the town of Ashland with a little more pow... Read more
May. 26, 2010
The Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center in Kingston is looking to hire a new executive director. Big Gay Hudson Valley has a job description: This person will be responsible for overseeing all operations of the Center, working with the Board to expand and promote... Read more
May. 26, 2010
It's official: New piglets are cute as hell. Ulla Kjarval of Spring Lake Farm has the photographic proof.
May. 26, 2010
Youngsville resident Robert Roach allegedly tried to hold up a pharmacy in Jeffersonville this afternoon with a baseball bat, only to discover that  he'd tangled with the wrong pharmacist. From the Times Herald-Record: Deputies say that Robert Roach, 55... Read more
May. 26, 2010
Tomorrow, New York's Department of Environmental Protection will open boating season with an announcement that it has opened up 33 percent more of the Cannonsville Reservoir -- 1,473 acres between Cannonsville Bridge and the Cannonsville Dam -- to... Read more
May. 26, 2010
When Courtney Love's daughter, Frances Bean, didn't make the lead in the 2006 show at the intense Catskills summer theater camp Stagedoor Manor, Love acted like any meddlesome stage mom would, according to a new book called 'Theater Geek" by Mickey... Read more
May. 25, 2010
We've always hoped to run that headline one day. (Hat tip to Adam Gaffin at Universal Hub.) The Catskill Daily Mail is reporting that a trio of alleged copper thieves was caught red-handed in the act of stripping the piping from a house in Athens. Looks... Read more

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