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Adam Bosch

I've been a life-long resident of the Hudson Valley, and a staff reporter at the Times Herald-Record since early 2007. I cover the environment and military affairs at the newspaper, and these blogs are a good way to expand our conversation about stories related to those topics. Feel free to e-mail me any time at abosch@th-record.com or call me in the newsroom at 845.340.4910.

Dynegy bankruptcy case includes complicated ownership puzzle

We’ve been writing a lot about Dynegy’s bankruptcy case the past few weeks. You can click here to read about the initial filing, and click here to read about how Dynegy’s case could affect Newburgh, Marlborough and Orange County. In a nutshell, the company is trying to get rid of its Danskammer and Roseton power […]

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NYC loses bizarre fallen-tree case in Ulster County

A state appellate court has ruled against the New York City Department of Environmental Protection in a bizarre fallen-tree case in Ulster County. The case stems from an incident that happened roughly six years ago. John K. Whalen, formerly of Shandaken, was driving on Route 28 near the Ashokan Reservoir when an 80-foot-tall pine tree […]

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NYC’s water supply….performed by puppets?

This is maybe the greatest flier I’ve ever seen. For those of you who follow the New York City water supply and its Catskill-based reservoirs, you might want to swing by SUNY New Paltz this Thursday night for the rarest of performances. According to the above flier, students from the group Students for Fresh Water […]

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Joint statement on state’s buyout deal for Wawarsing

State officials have just announce a deal that would buy out home in Wawarsing that have been flooded for decades because of the huge leak in NYC’s aqueduct tunnel. You can read that story here. Here’s the full test of a joint statement issued by Sen. John Bonacic, R-Mount Hope, and Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, D-Kingston. “We are […]

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NYC reservoirs overflowing

Here’s a graphic that says 1,000 words. New York City’s upstate reservoir system is currently full. Actually, more than full. The reservoirs currently stand at 101.1 percent full, which is roughly 12 percent than the average for this time of year. Seems like a series of big rainstorms last week, combined with the melting snowpack […]

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Indian Point’s parent company issues statement amid Japan disaster

Entergy Corporation, Indian Point’s parent company, has issued a statement amid the ongoing disaster in Japan. The statement seeks to assure the public that nuclear plants are safe, and that ongoing risk assessments are happening to assure that they adjust to new information. As we wrote in today’s cover story, which you can read here, […]

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Full list of land-conservation grants announced Monday

The Land Trust Alliace announced $1.4 million in state grants to land trusts and conservancy groups throughout New York on Monday. You can read a story about the local recipients here. A complete list of grant recipients is included below: LandTrustGrants

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Video of Wawarsing flooding

Ulster County Legislator Terry Bernardo posted the below video this weekend after Wawarsing residents were flooded again. As you’ve read for years now, folks along Route 209 are the victims of a unique one-two flooding punch. Their basements are more prone to flooding during times of heavy rain because their houses sit over a huge […]

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Announcement of $$$ for land trusts coming Monday

Some local land trusts are likely going to receive a boost on Monday. The Land Trust Alliance will announce roughly $1.4 million in grant funding on Monday during a press conference in Albany. I’m told that at least some of this money will land in local coffers in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties. The money […]

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More on NYCDEP flood preparations

As many of you know, our region is once again bracing for floods. The Hudson Valley and Catskills are supposed to get walloped with 2-4 (and possibly even 5!) inches of rain from Wednesday night until Friday morning. The forecast has already pushed New York City to change the way it’s operating its reservoirs. The […]

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