Friday, February 10, 2012

Another Week That Was

Sometimes time is a blur - other times - many times this week - to me it seemed as if time were running slow - I can't tell you how many times I looked at the kitchen clock expecting it to be 6pm or 8pm or whatever and it was an hour or two earlier!

This week I reported on the Atlantic Sturgeon's impact on the building of a new Tappan Zee Bridge and on the Indian Point re-licensing after the fish was added to the Federal Endangered Species List.

I also did a piece on Mercury and the effect it is having on songbirds in the Catskills.

On Friday I put together a follow-up piece entitled "Six Months After The Flood" to my series of stories about Phoenicia, Catskill and Goshen...

Here's one of the snapshots I took of Frank Wathley while I was out gathering information and conducting interviews for my story: he's standing under the replaced Route 32 bridge over the Kaaterskill.
Frank is an interesting fellow indeed - he had many tales to tell about the flooding and about himself. Many of the people I meet in my line of work are truly amazing!

This is a picture Frank took when crews were putting in the new bridge over 32. I didn't mention it in my story, but Frank has doubts about the installation, and thinks if there's another severe storm, the bridge will come down once again.
Frank suspects this may be the place Tanya Walsh once called home... the entire area around Story Farms, he says, was under water after the Summer 2011 flooding.

The high point of my Friday afternoon was a "healing touch" session with Richard Sahr. Amazing!

Oh and I had one heck of a car dilemma this week to contend with - a bad wheel bearing! A tip of the hat to the guys at MAVIS on Central Avenue in Albany. They did a great job with the repair and save me a fortune!
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