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Deadly waterfall in age of Instagram
Visitors come recklessly close to the edge of the Kaaterskill Falls, in Hunter, N.Y., Aug. 6, 2018. The last four people who died at Kaaterskill Falls in the Catskills were taking or posing for pictures, according to a New York forest ranger. Now the state is taking steps to make the site safer. (Pi
Poughkeepsie man indicted for murder in death of New Paltz woman in fatal crash in Lloyd
KINGSTON, N.Y. >> ThePoughkeepsie man responsible for the death of a New Paltz woman in a July 1 car crashon Route 299 in Lloyd demonstrated “depraved indifference to human life” and has been indicted for second-degree murder, the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday.
Regal Cinemas at Hudson Valley Mall closing on Thursday
Town of Ulster, N.Y. >> Regal Cinemas 12, the movie theater multiplex in the Hudson Valley Mall, will close Thursday, according to a sign at the theater.
New safety rules enacted at popular Catskills waterfall
HAINES FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — New regulations are in effect at Kaaterskill Falls, a 230-foot (70-meter) two-tiered waterfall in the Catskills and one of the region's most popular destinations for centuries.
OFD: Cigarette led to house fire
The fire was extinguished in about an hour by fire departments from Oneonta, Worcester, Franklin, Sidney and Otego. New York State Electric and Gas restored power to several streets after flames burned through wires and blew a transformer.
Male body found in Esopus Creek off state Route 28 in town of Ulster
TOWN OF ULSTER, N.Y. >> A male body was found early Wednesday in the Esopus Creek off state Route 28 and state police are investigating, Trooper Steven Nevel said.
Saugerties still locating documents for Mount Marion Dam replacement project
“We don’t have the resources to repair the dam, but, under New York Rising, the funds are available,” he said.
Resorts World Catskills struggling financially: report
Resorts World Catskills, the $1 billion casino that opened in February, incurred a $58 million loss in the first six months of the year, including $37 million in the last three months.
State announces new rules for Kaaterskill Wild Forest area
A view of the path at Kaaterskill Falls on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Hunter, N.Y. (Paul Buckowski / Times Union)
Cops: Worker falls through skylight at LI high school
A roof worker fell through an open skylight at a Westbury high school and was rushed to a hospital with traumatic injuries Wednesday afternoon, Nassau police said.The 40-year-old victim, who worked for a contractor, was backing up and tripped, plummeting through the open skylight and falling 20 feet
Bear spotted roaming in Greene County
ATHENS, N.Y. (WRGB) - A bear has been spotted in Greene County.A viewer submitted photos of an encounter on South Washington Street in Athens.The viewer says the bear was staring in her mom's kitchen window on Tuesday morning. The bear took down a bird feeder, ate some of it and took off."Beautiful
Street Talk: Have you done all you wanted to this summer?
"I have. I'm really very happy. We hosted artists from New Orleans and we have put in a proposal to the regional economic development council to renovate the back room of our arts center." — Nancy Barton, Prattsville"With my oldest going to college, it was a heavy duty set of expectations for the su
Man found with nearly 2 pounds of marijuana during Greene County traffic stop, state police charge
COXSACKIE, N.Y. >> A Long Island man who was allegedly transporting nearly two pounds of marijuana was arrested on the New York State Thruway after a traffic stop, state police said Tuesday.
Convicted kidnapper who maintained innocence dies in Coxsackie prison
Eighteen-year-old Heidi Marie Allen was working alone on Easter Sunday, April 3, 1994, as a cashier at the D&W Convenience Store in New Haven, Oswego County when she vanished.
The Deadly Waterfall in the Instagram Age
HUNTER, N.Y. — Ezra Kennedy had been hiking with his cousins and friends when he ventured up to a ledge between the tiers of Kaaterskill Falls. The 17-year-old was trying to get a photo, said his mother, Donna Kennedy.“I think he just went out a little too far and it didn’t appear to be slippery,” M
1.8 Pounds Of Pots Seized After Traffic Stop
COXSACKIE, NY — On August 13, around 10:51 a.m., State police stopped a vehicle on I-87, in the Town of Coxsackie for vehicle and traffic violations. During the interviewing of the driver for the traffic violations, probable cause to search the vehicle and its occupants was established.
Bus route helps Twin Counties
Greene County Transit, in partnership with the Arc of Ulster-Greene, is extending its reach into Columbia County with a new passenger-bus route, taking a long step forward in an effort to work with its neighbor to the east and reduce lingering feelings of separatism.
RUPCO offering housing assistance for Greene County
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Black bear spotted in local community
“The paws on that window it was no fun haha,” Ella Erceg, a 91-year-old Athens resident, said.
Wappingers woman charged with grand larceny: police
A 34-year-old Wappingers Falls woman turned herself into police on Monday after she stole a debit card and withdrew money, according to theUlster County Sheriff's Office.Jessica l. Mann was identified by security footage at aPort Ewengas station where she allegedly used a stolen debit card on Wednes