By Lissa Harris on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 - 3:22 pm
With almost a foot of new snow for the Catskills since Sunday, we're off to a precipitous start to the week -- and we may get another dusting before the week is through. [Hudson Valley Weather] The political data wonks at FiveThirtyEight are crunching... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 - 4:44 pm
Struggling to keep up with the firehose of news coming out of our nation's capital lately? You're not alone. Here at WP HQ, we're searching for a happy medium somewhere between scrolling through dumb clickbait GIFs on Facebook and having the Washington... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 - 11:12 am
Happy Friday the 13th, Catskills. This week’s NewsShed is a blockbuster edition, on account of us missing last week. (Pardon the interruption; the hamster that makes the news wheel spin has been fending off some sort of seasonal plague.) Talk about being... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 - 2:37 pm
The week between Christmas and New Year’s is usually pretty slow, news-wise — and that’s just fine with us. Enough already, 2016. Still, a few things happened in the Catskills this week, like they do. Gov. Cuomo’s taking some flak for using the state... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 - 12:53 pm
Naughty: -Former Delaware County Department of Social Services commissioner Bill Moon -- who's now deputy commissioner in Sullivan County's Health and Family Services, and who may be under investigation by the FBI, according to a brief yet tantalizing... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 - 10:09 pm
Heads up, Catskills: We're bringing back NewsShed, our recurring roundup of what's new, what's hot, and what's just plain weird in local news. (Love it? Hate it? Got a news tip for us? Let us know at -Big story this week in the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 - 12:26 pm
Above: Middleburgh's newest business, Valley Tax and Accounting, which opened at 296 Main Street on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Downtown Middleburgh was devastated by flooding from Irene and Lee, and recovery has been a long process. But with several new... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 - 11:59 am
Above: Belleayre Mountain looking good on the first ski weekend of the season. The Catskills' three large ski centers -- Belleayre, Windham and Hunter -- all opened for ski season last weekend. Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury is slated to join them for the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 - 6:11 pm
Above: AccuWeather graphic showing potential scenarios for a storm that's slated to move up the coast toward the Northeast next week, just in time for Thanksgiving. For more on that, see AccuWeather's Friday story about the storm. Hang onto your Pilgrim... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 - 12:29 pm
Earlier this month, schoolchildren across the Catskills learned about fire safety during National Fire Prevention Week. Here's Gianna Muellerleile, daughter of Shandaken ambulance captain Rich Muellerleile, suiting up for the cause. Rich, who sometimes... Read more


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