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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.