Lissa Harris

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


Jul. 16, 2014
A fierce storm that blew through the tiny Sullivan County hamlet of Parksville on Sunday, July 13 has been determined to be a tornado, National Weather Service meteorologists say. A team from the NWS's Binghamton office, whose territory includes Sullivan... Read more
Jul. 15, 2014
  Post by The Festive Owl. Above: A Hudson Project festgoer earns her 15 minutes of Internet fame, as she shrieks at the river of trash and belongings running through her campsite. Source: The Festive Owl's Facebook page. It was billed as the... Read more
Jul. 10, 2014
Jul. 10, 2014
The regional authority that runs Belleayre Mountain Ski Center in the Catskills, along with Gore and Whiteface in the Adirondacks, has some troubling financial problems, according to a new audit released Wednesday by the New York State Comptroller's... Read more
Jul. 8, 2014
Look out, Catskills: Yet another round of thunderstorms is taking aim at the region, with the possibility of high winds, damaging hail and even the chance of a tornado.  As of late Tuesday afternoon, a line of storms is organizing in western New York and... Read more
Jul. 8, 2014
A fight at a Newburgh nightclub spilled over into a shooting on I-84 early Saturday morning, when one car full of nightclub-goers pursued another, ramming and shooting at it, police say.  State police say that around 4:36 a.m., a Honda Civic with several... Read more
Jul. 3, 2014
Hanover Farms, a Route 28 farmstand that has been embroiled in legal battle with the town of Shandaken since 2012, is looking for a fresh start -- a new town, and a new name. Outside the shuttered farmstand, a new sign has appeared, announcing that the... Read more
Jul. 3, 2014
The forecast for Fourth of July weekend in the Catskills looks bright and clear -- but before Friday arrives with cooler temps and sunnier skies, another round of intense thunderstorms has the region under flash flood watch.  All five of the Catskills... Read more
Jun. 16, 2014
Late on Sunday night, a massive propane explosion leveled a house on River Road in the Pennsylvania town of Damascus. Across the Delaware River, on the New York side, residents of the Sullivan County hamlet of Callicoon heard the blast and saw the flames... Read more
Jun. 13, 2014
Bands of thunderstorms and heavy rain are headed eastward across western and central New York, prompting National Weather Service forecasters in Binghamton to issue a flash flood watch for south-central New York and the western Catskills. Forecasters are... Read more
Jun. 11, 2014
Green Door, a Liberty-based quarterly magazine about Catskills life and culture, is shutting down. It's been a good run; in their three years and 13 issues, Green Door's founders have launched a multi-use art space on Liberty's Main Street, popularized... Read more
Jun. 9, 2014
Water is everywhere in the Catskill Mountains, even their name: The “kill” in “Catskills” is a Dutch word for “creek.” There’s plenty of open water to go around for kayakers, canoers, sailors and rowers — especially now that four of New York City’s vast... Read more
Jun. 5, 2014
The charge is "burglary," but according to state police, the only thing taken was a dump. A Saugerties man was arrested on Wednesday, after allegedly paying a visit to the Saugerties Chiropractic Center before opening hours and defecating on the carpet... Read more
Jun. 2, 2014
Above: The newly-restored Rosendale Trestle over the Rondout Creek, reopened in 2013 as a pedestrian walkway on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. Photo by John Fischer Photography ( To celebrate National Trails Day, which is this... Read more
May. 29, 2014
Trooper Christopher Skinner, a 13-year veteran of the New York State Police, was killed on duty shortly after noon on Thursday, May 29 after he was struck by a car during a traffic stop on I-81 in Broome County.  Police say the man driving the car -- a... Read more
May. 27, 2014
A severe thunderstorm watch was issued Tuesday afternoon for central New York and the western Catskills region, including Delaware and Sullivan counties. The watch is in effect until 9 p.m. Hudson Valley Weather writes that the storms in the forecast are... Read more
May. 27, 2014
A section of Route 32 in the town of Ulster was shut down around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, after a propane truck overturned on the roadway.  According to an official announcement from the state Department of Transportation (DOT) on NY-Alert, Route 32 is... Read more
May. 27, 2014
The Catskills region is renowned as the cradle of American dry fly-fishing. It’s the place where, in the 1800s, local anglers first began to alter English flies into shapes and patterns that mimic our own native insects. Today, the fly-tier’s art thrives... Read more