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Fri, 28 Oct 2016 02:01:54 GMT

Think Patricia Highsmith in the Catskills  -  The Boston Globe
The story is set in an affluent Catskills community during the summer of 2012. Shockwaves from the financial crisis are massively reverberant, and no one — neither callow one-percenters nor those who protest their excesses — is immune from Lasdun's ...
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:57:05 GMT

Rip Van Winkle: The local and mythic roots of Irving's timeless tale  -  Hudson Valley One
The Catskill Mountains were a preserved area of rugged wilderness in close vicinity to the centers of population in New York and Albany, and they, therefore, were becoming an attraction for Romantic tourists, who wanted to get back to nature and who ...
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:52:57 GMT

Tech conference meets summer camp at Catskills Conf  -  Hudson Valley One
By the time the last three speakers at this weekend's CatskillsConf gathering at the Ashokan Center in Olivebridge got their turn Sunday morning, October 23, almost everyone had a distinct woodfire scent to them. As many in the audience were knitting a ...
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:41:36 GMT

Your Next Weekend Escape: Scribner's Catskill Lodge in New York  -  Forbes
Before Marc Chodock was a country hotelier, he was a New York City finance guy. Working in private equity, the son of a small-business owner found himself drawn to funding small enterprises, where a modest investment could have a big, feel-good payoff.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:30:27 GMT

What to do in the Catskills for Halloween  -  Watershed post
It may be snowing in parts of the Catskills this morning, but the calendar says that it's Halloween weekend. It's time to frolic where the goblins go; time to choose a fantasy to embody and dress up for a night. Or maybe two. Or more: With our five ...
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:55:00 GMT
Cuomo Admin Accused of Profiting from Casino License in Catskills  -  The Jewish Voice
Empire's $1.3 billion Montreign Casino project (pictured above) near Monticello was one of three selected by NY State's Gaming Facility Location Board. The Cuomo administration is under federal inquiry after awarding a license to a Casino in the Catskills.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:43:45 GMT

The Romance Of Catskills Ruins  -  The Jewish Week
For three generations – that's all it was – in the 20th century, when Jews said “the country” we meant the Catskills, and “living in the country” was how we spent summer, and holidays in spring and fall. All we had to do was crack jokes, tell secrets ...
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 22:50:29 GMT
Snow showers with accumulations of 3 to 7 inches possible over the Catskills and Adirondacks in New York - NWS  -  BreakingNews.com
Snow showers with accumulations of 3 to 7 inches possible over the Catskills and Adirondacks in New York - NWS. See original on twitter.com Alert my friends Adirondacks, NY, US. Catskill Mountains, NY, US. New York, US. snow. weather. 40 WHOA!
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:46:22 GMT

A city rejoices as the Indians try to finish what Cavs started  -  NBCSports.com
There's a dusty Catskills joke that goes roughly like this: A man walks into a shoe store and says he would like to buy a pair of size-6 dress shoes. “Sir,” the shoe salesman says, “I'm looking at your feet. There is no way you are a size 6.” “No,” the ...
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:16:00 GMT
Unemployment rates decline in most of Mid-Hudson and Catskills  -  The Daily Freeman
September was a strange month for Columbia County on the unemployment front: It was the only county in the Mid-Hudson/Catskills region to record an uptick in joblessness from a year earlier, but it also scored the lowest unemployment rate in the state.