The Town of Shandaken uses Facebook as a venue for quick notifications and emergency warnings as well as updates of local town events and happening. If you are on Facebook, search for the Town of Shandaken and like the page. That way you will see everything the town posts on your home page.
Also, another great group on Facebook is the UPSTATERS group. It is a closed group and so you have to ask to join it and be verified. But people share a lot of good information about living upstate on the page.