catskills http://wamc.org en Ulster, Sullivan Officials Want Casino Gambling In Their Counties http://wamc.org/post/ulster-sullivan-officials-want-casino-gambling-their-counties <p>A number of business, labor, and elected officials joined together in Ulster County this afternoon to urge New Yorkers to vote in support of casino gambling in the state. A few opponents voiced their concerns as well.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 02:10:13 +0000 Allison Dunne 76035 at http://wamc.org Ulster, Sullivan Officials Want Casino Gambling In Their Counties "Kaaterskill Clove: Where Nature Met Art" at the Zadock Pratt Museum http://wamc.org/post/kaaterskill-clove-where-nature-met-art-zadock-pratt-museum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>Kaaterskill Clove: Where Nature Met Art</em> is the exhibition currently on display at the <a href="http://www.prattmuseum.com/">Zadock Pratt Museum</a> in Prattsville, New York.</p><p>The exhibit is intended to raise awareness about the importance of the Clove and the need for its preservation in the face of the environmental strain it has been under for the past several years as tourists flock to its swimming holes in the summer months, with many leaving garbage behind, polluting the creek, and even spray-painting graffiti across the cavernous rock walls.</p><p>The show is up through the summer until Columbus Day weekend and features Clove artwork by contemporary painters alongside one of the late Thomas Locker's renderings of Kaaterskill Falls.</p><p>Here now to share more are Andy Reid of the Zadock Pratt Museum and Dr. Kevin Avery, a Senior Research Scholar at <a href="http://www.metmuseum.org/">The Metropolitan Museum of Art</a>.</p><p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:15:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 67923 at http://wamc.org "Kaaterskill Clove: Where Nature Met Art" at the Zadock Pratt Museum DEP Opens Catskills Watershed Land For Guided Tours http://wamc.org/post/dep-opens-catskills-watershed-land-guided-tours <p>The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has a new program to help boost tourism in the Catskills.</p> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 20:16:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 67680 at http://wamc.org DEP Opens Catskills Watershed Land For Guided Tours Hudson Valley State Senator Wants Three Casinos In The Catskills http://wamc.org/post/hudson-valley-state-senator-wants-three-casinos-catskills <p>A&nbsp;state senator from the Hudson Valley has introduced legislation that would allow for up to seven casino licenses, three of which would be for the Catskills.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 19:04:20 +0000 Allison Dunne 65510 at http://wamc.org Hudson Valley State Senator Wants Three Casinos In The Catskills Day-Trippers: Head To Catskill http://wamc.org/post/day-trippers-head-catskill <p></p><div>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><p>Looking for something to do today? A Cinderella story of sorts is taking place this weekend in the Catskills.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 03 Mar 2013 12:50:59 +0000 Dave Lucas 58978 at http://wamc.org Day-Trippers: Head To Catskill Prattsville Flood Recovery: A Progress Report http://wamc.org/post/prattsville-flood-recovery-progress-report <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most Catskill Mountain communities have recovered from the damage wrought by twin storms Irene and Lee nearly two years ago. Things are not quite back to normal for hard-hit </span>Prattsville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> —&nbsp; the town that, for a time, became a poster child for hurricane destruction in New York.</span></p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:16:07 +0000 Dave Lucas 58603 at http://wamc.org Prattsville Flood Recovery: A Progress Report Study Puts Figures to Catskills Open Space http://wamc.org/post/study-puts-figures-catskills-open-space <p>There’s a new study that puts a dollar figure on the economic value of Catskills recreation land. The full report will be released next week, during a public forum.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 05:12:21 +0000 Allison Dunne 56377 at http://wamc.org Study Puts Figures to Catskills Open Space Janus Adams - Writers Retreat in the Catskills http://wamc.org/post/janus-adams-writers-retreat-catskills <p>For five days, August 6th through the 10th, <a href="http://www.janusadams.com/">Janus Adams</a> will host a <a href="http://www.janusadams.com/WritersRetreat.html">Writer&rsquo;s Retreat in the Catskills</a>.<br /><br /> The hands-on workshop intensive is for new and seasoned writers with a work-in-progress. With space limited to 8 attendees, the program affords each participant time to write, read, reflect, share positive criticism, and grow in a supportive environment.<br /> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 14:35:44 +0000 Joe Donahue 44499 at http://wamc.org Janus Adams - Writers Retreat in the Catskills Watershed Update http://wamc.org/post/watershed-update <p><font size="2">The vast New York City Watershed area has taken a prominent spot in the<br /> public eye thanks to the 2011 floods AND the hydrofracking issue.<br /> Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports the watershed is<br /> experiencing a burst of activity...<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> The 70-thousand acre watershed system employs a combination of tunnels,<br /> aqueducts and reservoirs to meet the New York City &#39;s daily need for<br /> fresh water.<br /><br /> The system is constantly being monitored and upgraded: the New York City Tue, 22 May 2012 16:07:53 +0000 Dave Lucas 39503 at http://wamc.org NYC Watershed: Waiting For Rain http://wamc.org/post/nyc-watershed-waiting-rain <p><font size="2"><strong>A dry winter coupled with record-breaking temperatures and concern about<br /> global warming have people in the vast New York City Watershed worried<br /> about what may happen to the ecology in the weeks to come... Hudson<br /> Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.</strong><br /><br /><br /> Severe drought conditions extend up and down the east coast, and the<br /> lack of water is of particular concern throughout the Catskills -<br /> potentially affecting everything from tourism to fire safety to the<br /> delivery of fresh water to New York City.<br /> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 19:24:48 +0000 Dave Lucas 36923 at http://wamc.org