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3-Year-Old Boy Dies In Catskills Bungalow Fire

The fire broke out around 10:15 p.m. Sunday at a bungalow colony on State Route 55 in the Town of Liberty.

08/18/2014

Rendering of casino proposed in New York (Credit: CBS 2)

Developers Propose Casino Resorts For Upstate New York

Casinos are a jackpot of billions of dollars and thousands of jobs to begin with. And for the Catskills, a chance to reclaim the glory days of the old lavish resort hotels.

05/27/2014

Bloombingburg Development Battle

FBI Storms Sullivan County Town Amid Fears Developer Is Taking It Over

The struggle for control of a small town in Sullivan County has drawn the attention of federal agents.

03/14/2014

Mohonk Mountain House

Intestinal Virus Outbreak Shuts Down Mohonk Mountain House Resort In Catskills

An iconic mountain resort in the Catskills was temporarily shut down Friday, after an illness there left hundreds of people sick.

02/07/2014

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More Applicants Emerge As New York State Prepares To Grant Casino Licenses

More potential competitors for upstate New York casino licenses are emerging despite an increasingly crowded Northeast market.

12/07/2013

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Upstate New York Is A Step Closer To Getting 4 New Casinos

The approval of Proposition 1 in Tuesday’s voting allows for the building of four non-American Indian-owned upstate casinos in the Southern Tier near Binghamton, the Catskills and Mid-Hudson Valley region, and the Saratoga Springs-Albany area.

11/06/2013

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Casinos Off Indian Land A Big Decision To Be Made On Election Day In NYS

Casinos or no casinos – that the question. When New Yorkers go to the polls next month they will be asked to change the constitution to legalize gambling on non-Indian land. It’s contentious.

10/11/2013

Hunter Mountain ziplining course (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

One Tank Trips: Ziplining In The Catskills

Thrill-seekers don’t have to go far to get their adrenaline pumping. New York Zipline Adventure Tours runs several courses in the Catskills mountains.

07/31/2013

Judy Gottscho Eichinger, foundation chair, with kidney campers (left to right) Nadia Uddin, Stephanie Serrano and Brandon Roberts.(credit: http://gottschokidney.org)

Catskills Camp For Kids With Kidney Disease Makes Summer Extra Special

The back-to-school essay, “What I did this summer,” took on special meaning this year for a bunch of kids from New Jersey.

09/17/2012

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Contest Looks For New Slogan For Catskills

The Catskill Park Resource Foundation is running a contest asking people to come up with a new slogan to promote tourism in the area.

07/11/2012

Madeleine and Arthur Morris (credit: The Morris Family)

Elderly Manhattan Couple Arthur & Madeleine Morris Die After Minor Car Wreck In Catskills

Arthur Morris and his wife Madeleine died in Andes, New York after trying to make nine fruitless calls from a cell phone for help when their car slid 60 feet down an embankment.

05/11/2012

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WCBS 880 Presents ‘Living Green’ – Episode 3: To Frack Or Not To Frack In New York

New York is considering allowing hydraulic fracturing in the Catskills. “Fracking” is a controversial method of drilling for natural gas beneath shale rock.

04/25/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks - Albany, NY - Oct 17, 2011 (credit: Governor's Office)

Gov. Cuomo Economic Plan Includes Expanding Gambling, Tax Credits

Cuomo calls for “comprehensive reform of our tax code” to promote investment in jobs in New York. He doesn’t mention raising taxes or adjusting the tax code to raise taxes for wealthier New Yorkers.

12/04/2011

Buying Snowblowers at Lowe's in Butler, N.J. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

With Wintry Weather & Snow On Its Way, Tri-State Residents Say ‘It’s Nuts’

Starting Saturday afternoon, a wintry mix is expected to hit the Tri-State Area.

10/28/2011

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Stories From Main Street: Relay Race From Brooklyn To Catskills To Raise Funds For Cancer Charity

A 200-kilometer mega-marathon relay race fundraiser starting in Brooklyn and ending in the Catskills kicks off this week.

08/15/2011

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