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PENNSYLVANIA — According to Gov. Tom Wolf and Health Secretary Rachel Levine’s weekly COVID-19 update on November 23, the commonwealth had seen a seven-day case increase of 36,133 cases, … more
Help wanted MONTICELLO, NY — Amid all the talk of layoffs, sick days, unfilled vacancies and furloughs, Sullivan County is trying to fill some jobs. But given the financial crisis, they … more
Two premier hiking seasons in the Catskills—fall and winter—will be rolling out their orange, yellow and white carpets for you over the next few months. These off-road pathways beckon you … more
Fall means different things to different people. Under normal conditions, fall means back to school for students and the beginning of another work year for teachers. Sadly, the virus has interrupted … more
For something completely different, I’m feeling slightly pensive, a little wistful—maybe even downright maudlin. But it’s temporary (I hope) and has a name. Autumn. To the best of … more
REGION — Restauranteurs in the Catskills and Poconos are no strangers to powering through slow months until business picks back up in the summertime, according to Randy Resnick, who owns … more
Census count extended, new Monticello mayor Local census-takers thought they were days away from being finished with this year’s Census Count, until this past Friday when a federal judge … more
According to phone call received from Aileen Gunther, Resorts World Catskills will open on September 9. more
U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) joined a roundtable discussion at Sullivan Catskills on the impact of COVID-19 on the tourism industry in Sullivan County. The conversation focused on businesses’ experiences with phased reopening more
Fly fishing is a fragile and fickle sport. By that, I don’t mean to imply that rivers are fragile, or that trout are fragile, although, in some instances, both are. What I do mean is, unlike a … more
REGION — Busy signals and recorded messages advising of heavy call volume and longer-than-usual wait times greet callers hoping to make reservations for a 2020 river-trip getaway. They are then … more
To wear or not to wear a mask is the question. With it, we weigh whether we approve or disapprove of some outside authority telling us what to do. With it, we weigh our sense of whether we are … more
As a group, it seems that fly fishers are always waiting. In the early spring, they wait for the equipment they might’ve ordered for the coming season. Then they wait for April 1, the opening … more
There is a conversation well underway about what the Catskills will look post-pandemic. Boom or bust? Some people believe that, as soon as the stay-at-home restrictions are eased or lifted, … more
For something completely different, I have an earworm. You know… that one song that keeps playing over and over in your head until you want to scream? Also known as brainworm, sticky music and … more
It was a long time ago—a cool rainy morning, late April in the Catskill’s. I was one of five instructors gathered in the little schoolhouse at the Wulff School of Fly Fishing on the Upper … more
Each year at this time, right around the end of March, anglers eagerly await the start of another trout season. In some angling circles, that is all the talk is about. I know I’ve been hearing … more
MONTICELLO, NY – In consultation with the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association (SCVA), Sullivan County Manager Joshua Potosek has issued an Executive Order to temporarily halt … more
MONTICELLO, NY — All casinos in New York State have shut down on an order from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and that include the largest casino in the state Resorts World Catskills in Monticello.This … more
In his book, “Small in the Eye of a River,” my old friend Frank Mele wrote: “On having turned his 75th year in reasonably good health, any fly-fisher must feel immense gratitude for … more
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