Lissa Harris

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

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Jan. 21, 2010
Seriously. They have a whole section called "HDYGTFAJ?" Hotelier (er, motelier?) Greg Henderson breaks it down for Ready Made editor Katherine Sharpe: I guess you could say that we’re re-creating the fantasies of our childhood. I always wanted to live in... Read more
Jan. 21, 2010
Jan. 21, 2010
The Kingston nursing home's hot water system is contaminated with bacteria that cause Legionnaire's disease. County officials aren't sure if they can fix it. But in the interim, the county and state say it’s a safe place to live. Just ask Beckman: “My... Read more
Jan. 21, 2010
RFK Jr.'s in West VA right now, debating Don Blankenship on coal, mountaintop removal and the future of American energy. Watch it live here, or follow on Twitter by searching for #coaldebate.
Jan. 21, 2010
Bad news for Texas: A lot more burritos full of Hudson River gloop are coming your way. According to an EPA survey, the river is even more polluted with PCBs than the agency thought it was.
Jan. 21, 2010
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office just released a statement on a settlement with Lafarge. The cementmaker, one of the nation's largest, owns plants around the state. Lafarge has come under fire for its relatively high levels of mercury, nitrogen... Read more
Jan. 21, 2010
Ask not on whom the budget axe falls; it falls on thee. Paterson's proposed budget contains deep cuts across the board, and it's drawing howls of protest from affected agencies. The Times-Union has a roundup. State Senator John Bonacic, whose district... Read more
Jan. 21, 2010
Ulla Kjarval, whose family runs Meredith's Spring Lake Farm, has a great editorial on the Civil Eats blog today. The topic: a proposed 72,000-cow CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation) in New York State that if built, she writes, would be the... Read more
Jan. 20, 2010
Both friends and foes of natural-gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale in New York plan to rally at the Capitol building in Albany next Monday. Catskill Mountainkeeper, Environmental Advocates of New York and other anti-drilling groups are organizing buses... Read more
Jan. 20, 2010
Travel and Leisure reviews the Copperhood Spa on Route 28 in Shandaken, where spa-goers can opt for a juice detox program or an all-raw menu. Recent guest Nina Combs, an NYC-based copy editor, raved about Copperhood's wonderful owner, Elizabeth Winograd... Read more
Jan. 20, 2010
About Olive muses on Pete Seeger's old banjo head, currently up for auction on eBay to benefit development efforts in Haiti. I have heard all sorts of wonderful tunes on this instrument. I have carried it from sloop to dock and slept next to it below... Read more
Jan. 20, 2010
The Senate joined the Assembly in passing a broad ethics reform bill this afternoon, calling it "the strongest ethics reform in a generation." But Gov. Paterson has already vowed to veto it, saying it doesn't go far enough.
Jan. 20, 2010
Live cam from the Senate henhouse, where foxes are debating a sweeping ethics bill even as I type. NY Senate's chief policy adviser Michael Kink is liveblogging the session on Twitter. Also livetweeting: @albanycitizen1.
Jan. 20, 2010
Vera Farmiga, best known for her off-the-grid goat farm in the Catskills starring roles in Up In The Air and The Departed, had a gushy profile recently in the London Times. You have already been nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress... Read more
Jan. 20, 2010
Well, that didn't take long. The ink was barely dry on Gov. David Paterson's proposal to slap a three percent tax on gas revenues from the Marcellus and Utica shales when IOGA-NY issued a statement condemning it. Brad Gill, IOGA of NY executive director... Read more
Jan. 20, 2010
Out-of-towner Danielle Azoulay wonders what's up with all those "Save The Mountain" signs in Mt. Tremper, stops at a nearby shop and gets herself an education in local politics.
Jan. 19, 2010
Dick May, author of the witty and perspicacious Seeing Greene blog, takes a potshot at the Catskill Village police force, for their longstanding practice of not providing public access to police reports: NOT recorded in the Blotter, for the past four... Read more
Jan. 19, 2010
NPR's All Things Considered has a terrific radio piece on the late Killian Mansfield, a masterful ukelele player from Woodstock who died of cancer last August at age 16. Mansfield's first and last album, Somewhere Else, was recorded last year. Host Guy... Read more
Jan. 19, 2010
The New York State governor's office has released its proposed 2010-11 budget. Press release here. There's plenty of pain to go around in Paterson's proposed budget, from deep cuts to education, healthcare and environmental protection funding to a $1... Read more
Jan. 19, 2010
Kingston Citizens contributor Arthur Zaczkiewicz has some ideas on what Kingston could do to be a better place to live. (Ten of them, to be exact.) Here's Number One: Greater Unification. From the socio-economic to business to the political, Kingston –... Read more

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