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Hudson Valley News
10:10 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Ulster, Sullivan Officials Want Casino Gambling In Their Counties

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein
Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

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.

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Arts & Culture
11:15 am
Wed June 26, 2013

"Kaaterskill Clove: Where Nature Met Art" at the Zadock Pratt Museum

  Kaaterskill Clove: Where Nature Met Art is the exhibition currently on display at the Zadock Pratt Museum in Prattsville, New York.

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.

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.

Here now to share more are Andy Reid of the Zadock Pratt Museum and Dr. Kevin Avery, a Senior Research Scholar at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hudson Valley News
4:16 pm
Sun June 23, 2013

DEP Opens Catskills Watershed Land For Guided Tours

Credit Patrick Stahl, flickr

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has a new program to help boost tourism in the Catskills.

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Hudson Valley News
3:04 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Hudson Valley State Senator Wants Three Casinos In The Catskills

A 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.

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Catskills
7:50 am
Sun March 3, 2013

Day-Trippers: Head To Catskill

  

Looking for something to do today? A Cinderella story of sorts is taking place this weekend in the Catskills. 

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Catskills Area News
12:16 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Prattsville Flood Recovery: A Progress Report

Credit Young's General Store, Prattsville NY

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 Prattsville —  the town that, for a time, became a poster child for hurricane destruction in New York.

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Hudson Valley News
12:12 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Study Puts Figures to Catskills Open Space

Credit Andy Arthur

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.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Janus Adams - Writers Retreat in the Catskills

from janusadams.com

For five days, August 6th through the 10th, Janus Adams will host a Writer’s Retreat in the Catskills.

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.

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Hudson Valley News
12:07 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Watershed Update

The vast New York City Watershed area has taken a prominent spot in the
public eye thanks to the 2011 floods AND the hydrofracking issue.
Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports the watershed is
experiencing a burst of activity...

The 70-thousand acre watershed system employs a combination of tunnels,
aqueducts and reservoirs to meet the New York City 's daily need for
fresh water.

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WAMC News
3:24 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

NYC Watershed: Waiting For Rain

A dry winter coupled with record-breaking temperatures and concern about
global warming have people in the vast New York City Watershed worried
about what may happen to the ecology in the weeks to come... Hudson
Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

Severe drought conditions extend up and down the east coast, and the
lack of water is of particular concern throughout the Catskills -
potentially affecting everything from tourism to fire safety to the
delivery of fresh water to New York City.

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