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Ulster County Wildfire Scorchs over 300 acres...

Ulster County Wildfire Scorchs over 300 acres... Amanda J. Purcell, Poughkeepsie Journal 12:34 p.m. EDT April 24, 2016 ELLENVILLE - Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed additional state emergency personnel Sunday to a wildfire that has scorched nearly 300 acres at Sam's Point Preserve. Approximately 80 firefighters and emergency medical technicians...

Winners and losers in upstate New York casino...

Winners and losers in upstate New York casino... By David Klepper, Associated Press, Posted: 12/20/14 ALBANY >> The new casinos coming to upstate New York won’t open for at least a few years, but there are already winners and losers as the state expands into Las Vegas-style gambling. While officials and developers in Schenectady, Sullivan...

Three Monroe County PA Townships Remain Closed...

Three Monroe County PA Townships Remain Closed...   The Pennsylvania Game Commission has lifted within all of Pike County the temporary prohibition on hunting and trapping, but all seasons remain closed within three townships in Monroe County.           Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough today amended the executive order...

10 Reasons Why Earthships Are Freaking Awesome!

10 Reasons Why Earthships Are Freaking Awesome! Posted By Expanded Consciousness on April 2, 2014 Earthships are 100% sustainable homes that are both cheap to build and awesome to live in. They offer amenities like no other sustainable building style you have come across. For the reasons that follow, I believe Earthships can actually change the...

Long Island Bow Hunters Allowed Closer to...

Long Island Bow Hunters Allowed Closer to...   Originally published: April 1, 2014 NEWSDAY By DAVID M. SCHWARTZ   Bow hunters on Long Island will be allowed closer to homes -- though not with crossbows -- under terms of a new law included in the state budget package. Bow hunters won't be able to shoot within 150 feet of buildings,...

China-themed project in Catskills draws critics

China-themed project in Catskills draws critics By GEORGE M. WALSH, The Associated Press Posted: 01/20/14 ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- It is an audacious plan that seems out of place for the Catskills: a $6 billion China-themed cultural, business and amusement park to be built on 2,200 acres of forest and former farmland nearly two hours from New York...

As Food Programs Are Cut, Deer Hunters Share...

As Food Programs Are Cut, Deer Hunters Share...   Texas Tribuneby Edgar WaltersPublished: December 26,2013 For hunters like Rick Prekup, deer season is the happiest time of the year. “I go hunting every chance I get,” Mr. Prekup said in a telephone interview from his home in Horseshoe Bay. Several times each week from November to early...

Bethel, Capital of the Woodstock Nation

Bethel, Capital of the Woodstock Nation By ELSA BRENNER New York Times - Published: September 21, 2007 IN August 1969, Bethel, N.Y., was a once-in-a-lifetime weekend getaway for some 400,000 people who swarmed Max Yasgur’s 600-acre farm for the Woodstock Music & Art Fair to hear rock acts like the Who, Jimi Hendrix and Country Joe...

Hastings-on-Hudson To Curb Deer Population...

Hastings-on-Hudson To Curb Deer Population... HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) -- This suburban village overlooking the Hudson River is a mere 2 square miles, home to a hip downtown, neighborhoods of neatly kept homes and an ever-growing population of deer that overrun woods, chew through gardens and cause more than a dozen car crashes a year. Grasping...

New York Fracking Study Results Likely Years...

New York Fracking Study Results Likely Years... AP  |  By MARY ESCH Posted: 03/09/2013 ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A health study cited by leading environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as pivotal in helping persuade Gov. Andrew Cuomo to hold off on plans for limited gas drilling is likely years away from conclusions about whether the technology involved...

A Load of Crop

A Load of Crop By NOREEN O’DONNELL via NY Post While taxes rise, some NY millionaires get paid to farm – or even just own – empty land. These New Yorkers are raking in the green. More than 1,500 city residents are getting federal farm subsidies, 374 on the Upper East Side alone. The recipients include some...

Major Coal Company To Stop Mountaintop-Removal...

 Major Coal Company To Stop Mountaintop-Removal... By Ken Ward Jr.   The Charleson Gazette 11/16/2012  Major coal company agrees to stop mountaintop-removal mining  Patriot Coal has agreed to phase out mountaintop removal and other forms of strip mining, in a move Patriot officials say is in the best interests of their company, its employees and...

Squirrel population boom frustrates fruit...

Squirrel population boom frustrates fruit... By WILSON RING, Associated Press – MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Don't let the bright eyes and bushy tails fool you. These squirrels are up to no good. Last year's mild winter and a bumper crop of nuts have caused an apparent explosion in the squirrel population in patches of the country, bewildering...

N.Y.’s Urban Archers Deal With ‘Setback’

N.Y.’s Urban Archers Deal With ‘Setback’ N.Y.’s urban archers deal with ‘setback’ By Steve Piatt Editor Posted on September 20, 2012 - New York Outdoor News Albany — Deer management – and deer hunting – in New York state has changed a great deal over the years as urban sprawl has created a patchwork landscape where hunting access...

Using IRAs to Buy Real Estate

Using IRAs to Buy Real Estate SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- One of today's soundest investments is never touted in financial-services ads. The reason: Wall Street wouldn't make any money off it. Since 1974, Americans have had the ability to use IRA assets to buy investment property. Yet the means to do that -- called a self-directed...

New York Fracking Ban In Towns Upheld By...

New York Fracking Ban In Towns Upheld By... By Dan Wiessner ALBANY, N.Y., Feb 24 (Reuters) - A New York state judge on Friday upheld an upstate community's ban on gas drilling, marking the second victory this week for opponents of the drilling method known as fracking. The authority vested in towns and cities in New York to regulate use...

Tiny House Lumbers Towards Occupy Wall Street...

Tiny House Lumbers Towards Occupy Wall Street... Sebastopol, CA (PRWEB) December 08, 2011 “When I found out that living in a tiny house is illegal, I just had to get myself into one. This is the coziest form of civil disobedience I’ve found. It’s the tiny Trojan horse with curb appeal.” Jay Shafer, Tiny Activist and founder Tumbleweed Tiny...

Drilling for Natural Gas in Upstate NY Causing...

Drilling for Natural Gas in Upstate NY Causing... As natural gas drilling has spread across the country, energy industry representatives have sat down at kitchen tables in states like Texas, Pennsylvania and New York to offer homeowners leases that give companies the right to drill on their land. For the whole story http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/20/us/rush-to-drill-for-gas-creates-mortgage-conflicts.html Story...

Why Invest In Land During Economic Downturns...

Why Invest In Land During Economic Downturns... The world's economies are experiencing tremendous falls. In the media through television, radio and newspaper people are constantly talking about economic crises, recession and credit crunch. The trembling terror of bank crisis and financial bailout forces the brainy investors to change prospect from...

BASIC Internet Marketing for Real Estate...

BASIC Internet Marketing for Real Estate... BASIC Internet Marketing for Real Estate Investors In today’s marketplace, everyone selling anything needs to have a website. It’s not optional. When it comes to creative real estate investing and marketing, having a presence online is the best way to establish your credibility and create a...
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