Lissa Harris

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

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Feb. 12, 2010
Cairo residents: Beware cheerleaders bearing potpourri. Authorities have arrested a female suspect in connection with the fraudulent sale of flowers and potpourri throughout the Town of Cairo by two women posing as Cairo-Durham high school cheerleaders.... Read more
Feb. 12, 2010
The prize goes to the Kingston Times for this glorious specimen: Fowl Play: Catskill Animal Sanctuary volunteers travel 1,000 miles to rescue sickly chickens after crystal meth lab bust
Feb. 12, 2010
A testament to the mighty power of blog: Greene County chronicler Dick May appears to have scored a point for open government with a post he wrote a couple of weeks ago. Last month, May wrote in his Seeing Greene blog that Catskill village police were... Read more
Feb. 12, 2010
For their meat or milk to be labeled organic, the USDA ruled today, cows must have access to pasture for at least 120 days out of the year. That goes for sheep and goats, too. The final rule provides certainty to consumers that organic livestock... Read more
Feb. 12, 2010
Times Herald-Record has the story: Mayor Gordon Jenkins and Rochelle Massey were arrested yesterday afternoon and charged with selling counterfeit goods, weapons possession and marijuana possession. Allegedly. "How you doing?" Jenkins said to a reporter... Read more
Feb. 12, 2010
When he isn't running for public office, Justin Holmes, who became locally famous (or notorious) for battling his alma mater SUNY New Paltz a couple of years ago, is saving the world from behind the counter of a new New Paltz coffeeshop. Called /root (... Read more
Feb. 12, 2010
The literati descend on Woodstock this weekend for four days of workshopping, schmoozing, wining and dining. The guest list this year includes Shalom Auslander, Susan Orlean and Ruth Reichl. (If you want to get Reichl to dish about the tragic demise of... Read more
Feb. 11, 2010
Since last summer, an outbreak of mumps has been spreading in New York and New Jersey, mostly among Orthodox Jews. The AP has the story: The 7-month-old outbreak began last summer at a boys camp in the Catskills. The campers were from Orthodox Jewish... Read more
Feb. 11, 2010
L Magazine reviews the documentary about a family's hard luck in the Mohawk Valley. The documentary's co-director, never identified or referred to by the people onscreen, who took the photographs and wrote the essays that eventually led to its making,... Read more
Feb. 10, 2010
The Census Bureau recently announced that they would start identifying census blocks that contain prisons. It's a move hailed by advocacy group Prisoners of the Census, which calls it a first step toward ending "prison gerrymandering." Where prisoners... Read more
Feb. 10, 2010
The DEC is looking for a full-time fearless warrior in their New Paltz office to help combat the spread of exotic invasive giant hogweed. It's mostly a desk jockey job. But if you're spoiling for battle, you'll get your chance. Occasional fieldwork will... Read more
Feb. 10, 2010
The Gov. tells Don Imus this morning: I'm black, I'm blind, and I'm still alive. Rumors about a damning New York Times story about the Governor are flying in Albany, but the actual story has yet to materialize--prompting one Newsday columnist to quip... Read more
Feb. 10, 2010
The Freeman reports it was a landslide: 2,561 to 983. School board Trustee Daniel Torres, 19, said the number of voters was “probably the most amazing thing I have ever seen. No matter what happens at this point, it’s democracy in action.”
Feb. 9, 2010
Catskills Cycling blogger Michael Wentland is upset about a NY Dept. of Transportation proposal to put rumble strips on secondary roadways throughout the state. The installation of these strips has already taken place along key corridors in some regions... Read more
Feb. 9, 2010
More snow is on its way. From the Catskill Chronicle: Widespread snow will move into Northeast Pennsylvania, the Southern Tier of New York and portions of the Western Catskills late tonight and continue through the day Wednesday. Significant snow... Read more
Feb. 9, 2010
The New Kingston Film Festival wants you. From Twitter: @NKFF Viva la NKFF! New Kingston Film Festival wants your film! Submissions open until June 15, 2010: http://newkingstonfilmfestival.com
Feb. 9, 2010
45,000 mammals a year in St. Lawrence County alone. That works out to about a kill every other year for every person 18 and over in the county. The number, an estimate based on a year's worth of weekly surveys of typical roads in the area, comes from a... Read more
Feb. 8, 2010
Anthony Bourdain's show hit the Hudson Valley in tonight's episode. They made it as far north as the Mohonk Mountain House and the Rondout Bay Marina in Kingston. Meanwhile, the Times Herald-Record reports, a few local chefs are plotting their own TV... Read more
Feb. 8, 2010
Momma D has the details. I announced in November that my friend and I had ventured into a new project. One that would take a lot of time and a lot of organizing. We are diligently working to open a Children's Museum in our hometown.

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