By Lissa Harris on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 - 3:20 pm
Above: Postmaster Brenda Finch-Hasay checks out the damage to her car, behind the Arkville post office on Monday. Photos by Lissa Harris. An intense rainstorm that blew through Arkville around 2pm on Monday afternoon inflicted at least one casualty: The... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 - 5:10 pm
Waterfall on the Esopus Creek in Saugerties. Photo by Flickr user Sonja Stark; published under Creative Commons license. By state government standards, it's a small document: Just 34 pages. But to Lower Esopus residents, who have been waiting a long time... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Sep. 25, 2013 - 6:50 pm
Above: A dramatic photo of Lower Esopus turbidity, submitted to the Times Herald-Record in October 2010 and republished with permission. A long-overdue agreement governing New York City's release of turbid water from the Ashokan Reservoir into the Lower... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Sep. 12, 2013 - 3:45 pm
A round of intense thunderstorms is headed east across upstate New York this afternoon. We're keeping track of fast-moving Catskills weather updates in the Storify post below. As we add new updates, the latest news will automatically appear at the bottom... 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 Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 - 5:05 pm
A flowing Catskills stream, photographed by James McCracken in Hunter. A newly-revised midterm draft of a ten-year plan for the management of New York City's unfiltered watershed calls for almost $40 million in new funding to keep the Catskills' many... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 - 8:01 am
A flash flood watch is in effect today for eastern New York and western New England, including Greene, Schoharie and Ulster counties. The flash flood watch, issued around 3am by the National Weather Service in Albany, is in effect until 6pm.  Local flood... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2013 - 1:30 pm
Dear Editor:We'd like to say "Thank You!" to all of the people, organizations, and businesses who made the First Annual Juneteenth Celebration in Kingston such a resounding success.Thanks so much to all of you who provided your valuable time, talents,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2013 - 11:41 am
Photo from Town Tinker Tube Rental. In the summertime, Catskills life revolves around the weekend. That goes for the Esopus Creek, too -- a Class II/III whitewater that draws tubers and kayakers to the Catskills year after year. Recreational water... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Jul. 15, 2013 - 9:14 pm
Above: Piles of earth surrounded by hay bales and covered with tarps dot William Hrazanek's Wittenberg Road property in Shandaken on July 11. They are part of the remediation of a chemical spill on his property. Photo by Julia Reischel.  A large chemical... Read more


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