Lissa Harris

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Lissa Harris is the founder and publisher of the Watershed Post.

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Mar. 25, 2014
Top: Fire engulfs the historic Rexmere Hotel around 11 a.m. on March 25, 2014. Photo by Chris Becker. To see a slideshow of the fire as it destroyed the building in about 20 minutes, see the bottom of this story.   Above: Video of the Rexmere collapsing... Read more
Mar. 24, 2014
A woman in labor who just couldn't make it to the hospital got an assist last week from New York State Police Trooper Timothy West, Jr., who responded to a 911 call just in time to help deliver a baby in a car on a dark, lonely stretch of Route 28 in the... Read more
Mar. 24, 2014
So far, there are more questions than answers in the Greene County town of Windham, where state police conducted a raid on the town hall on Friday in which computers were seized.  The Daily Mail reports that town officials are keeping mum about the raid... Read more
Mar. 24, 2014
A Shokan woman has been jailed on felony assault charges, after an incident in which police say she stabbed a family member in the back with a kitchen knife.  Around 11:30 p.m. on the night of Friday, March 21, Ulster County police got a call from... Read more
Mar. 24, 2014
A house on 850A South Street in the town of Plattekill, the home of a convicted man on probation, has earned a reputation for drug dealing in the neighborhood. On Friday, a police search of the house turned up heroin, cocaine and guns, along with a six-... Read more
Mar. 20, 2014
Photo by Lissa Harris. Snow flurries heralded the first day of spring in the upper altitudes of the Catskills today, and there's a chance for more snow showers on Friday. But on Margaretville's Main Street, snowdrops blooming in front of the village hall... Read more
Mar. 18, 2014
For over a decade, Tello's Green Farms has been a well-known producer on the Catskills local food scene, and a beloved vendor at the New York City Greenmarket. Customers rave about Tello's eggs; restaurant chefs wax rhapsodic about their marigold-orange... Read more
Mar. 18, 2014
Police responding to a burglar alarm at a Woodstock home on Saturday found a New Paltz man hiding in the attic, according to a news release from state troopers.  The man, 44-year-old David Weisner, was arrested on Saturday, March 15 and charged with... Read more
Mar. 17, 2014
Above: A view of New York City's Cannonsville Reservoir in late spring. Photo by Flickr user kmitschke; published under Creative Commons license. A sound that won't be heard on most of New York City's reservoirs this summer: The whir of electric trolling... Read more
Mar. 17, 2014
At Windham Mountain, even the slopes were clad in St. Patrick's Day green over the weekend. There was plenty of snow on Saturday for Windham's "Irish I Was Skiing/Riding Festival," which featured live music and a skiing leprechaun. Pictured above: Johan... Read more
Mar. 14, 2014
Illustration by Flickr user Adreson Vita Sá; published under Creative Commons license. 'Tis the season for green beer -- and rural voting. The day after St. Patrick's Day, New York State's littlest municipalities head for the polls to pick their elected... Read more
Mar. 14, 2014
A raccoon that attacked a dog in the Delaware County village of Stamford has tested positive for rabies, county health officials announced Thursday. It is the first animal in the county to be found with rabies in 2014. No rabid animals were found in... Read more
Mar. 13, 2014
Above: Alan Via and Bookah on the trail. Photo by Joanne Hihn, who also took the photos used in the Times Union's story; reproduced by permission. In her nine brief years on the planet, the four-legged Bookah racked up more hiking experience than most... Read more
Mar. 13, 2014
An artist's rendering of the Adelaar in winter. Source: AdelaarNY.com. Developers unveiled plans today for a massive 1,700-acre casino and resort on the grounds of the Concord resort in Monticello. Backers of the $750 million project are betting on... Read more
Mar. 12, 2014
Above: Looking Glass Pond in Fulton, where two of a statewide list of 50 proposed projects to increase access to outdoor recreation are located. Photo by Flickr user Doug Kerr; published under Creative Commons license. Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently proposed... Read more
Mar. 10, 2014
More charges have been filed against a paramedic with the Ellenville Rescue Squad who was jailed last fall on charges that he stole from his patients. In October, 48-year-old German Lobaton was arrested after a police investigation into a series of... Read more
Mar. 10, 2014
Above: Still deep winter at the icy cathedral of Kaaterskill Falls. Photo taken March 5 by Rebecca Balzac; shared in the Watershed Post's Flickr group pool. The Northeast is bracing for yet another late-season snowstorm, due to hit the Catskills region... Read more
Mar. 7, 2014
Three Sullivan County residents are facing felony drug charges after a police raid at a Glen Spey home turned up large quantities of crack cocaine, heroin and oxycodone, police say.  The search, carried out on Wednesday, March 5, followed an... Read more
Mar. 5, 2014
Above: A former rail bed in Hurleyville, part of a 9.2-mile stretch recently acquired by the Open Space Institute and slated for development into a public rail trail. Photo taken by Jesse Wall in October 2013; courtesy of the Center for Discovery.  The... Read more
Mar. 5, 2014
The village of Fleischmanns is currently under a boil water advisory due to a break in the water main.  Village officials think there may be more than one leak in the system, deputy mayor Ben Fenton told the Watershed Post. "Because of the severity of... Read more

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