The three blazes in the Shawangunk fire complex include the Napanoch Point fire in Minnewaska State Park, which started Sunday afternoon as a result of a suspected lightning strike and is estimated at 270 acres on Wednesday afternoon. A smaller fire approximately two miles east of the Napanoch Point fire, named Stony Kill, was detected on Monday, grew to about 1.5 acres and was 95% contained on Wednesday afternoon. The Wurtsboro fire in the town of Mamakating was reported early Saturday afternoon and was approximately 70 acres on Tuesday afternoon. [Read more…] about The Shawangunk Fire Complex: Active Wildfires in Minnewaska State Park
On this week’s episode of The Borscht Belt Tattler podcast, Gary Dan talks about the former Sha-wan-ga Lodge, his family’s Catskills hotel which operated from 1923-1972 in the hamlet of High View, Mamakating, Sullivan County, NY.
Dan talks about how it all started, his memories growing up there, life after the hotel closed, and the tribute webpage he started with his late father Abby Dan which is contributing to the legacy of the Borscht Belt. [Read more…] about Borscht Belt Tattler: Sha-wan-ga Lodge, 1923-1972
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the release of the Draft Neversink River Unit Management Plan (UMP) for public comment. The plan guides the future uses and management of approximately 8,644 acres of DEC-managed public lands within the Neversink River Unit in the towns of Forestburgh and Mamakating in Sullivan County, and Highland and Wawarsing in Ulster County, NY. [Read more…] about Neversink River Management Plan Comments Sought