Lissa Harris

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

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May. 23, 2014
It's not easy being a little post office in the rural Catskills. The U.S. Postal Service is forever threatening to cut your hours or shut you down. And as if that weren't enough: Local post offices seem to be weirdly prone to car crashes. On Wednesday, a... Read more
May. 23, 2014
Five corrections officers at the Greene Correctional Facility, a medium-security state prison in Coxsackie, have been placed on leave amid allegations that they forced inmates to fight one another, according to a story in today's Times Union.  The state... Read more
May. 22, 2014
Above: Video of hail falling in the Delaware County town of Hamden on Thursday afternoon, taken by local videographer Jess Vecchione.  Intense, fast-moving thunderstorms are moving through the Catskills region, bringing rain and, in some places, hail. ... Read more
May. 21, 2014
It's not even Memorial Day yet, and it's already begun: The season for reminding boaters that placid-looking local rivers and creeks can pack a deadly wallop. Local firefighters got a chance to put their swift water rescue training into action on Tuesday... Read more
May. 21, 2014
Voters went to the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of local school budgets, and elect members to school boards.  In the five counties of our Catskills coverage area -- Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster -- all school budgets passed, most... Read more
May. 20, 2014
Above: A rock that slid from a steep bank above Route 42 in Lexington last week lies next to the road's damaged guard rail. Photo taken Thursday, May 15 by Lissa Harris. A stretch of Route 42 in the town of Lexington, which was shut down last week after... Read more
May. 20, 2014
Tuesday, May 20 is election day for school districts across New York State. Today, voters go to the polls to decide the fate of school budgets, elect candidates for local school boards and vote on school propositions.  Statewide, increases in school... Read more
May. 19, 2014
@watershedpost a closer shot of the building. Roof still on fire. I was not allowed to get closer. pic.twitter.com/maWb6wF42a — Lucas Fox (@JPSXeserox) May 19, 2014 Above: A photo of a blaze on Main Street in Catskill, tweeted by a Watershed Post reader... Read more
May. 19, 2014
Upstate New York is notorious for its rough winters. But even for those inured to feet of snow and frozen mountain passes, the winter of 2013-14 was a brutal one, marked by long stretches of subzero temps and winter weather that lasted well into April. ... Read more
May. 19, 2014
A Bloomingburg man was arrested on Friday after he allegedly threw large rocks at another man and an occupied pickup truck, sending the man to the hospital and smashing up the truck. Arrested was 41-year-old Bloomingburg resident Hugo Afamasaga, who is... Read more
May. 16, 2014
Oorah, a New Jersey-based nonprofit that runs two summer camps for Jewish children in Schoharie County, filed a lawsuit this week against the town of Jefferson, where Oorah's Boy Zone camp is located.  In the lawsuit, filed in Schoharie County court on... Read more
May. 16, 2014
Above: A graphic produced Friday morning by the National Weather Service in Albany, showing widespread flood watches west of the Hudson River.  Flood watches are in effect across the Catskills region for Friday afternoon through Saturday morning, as... Read more
May. 15, 2014
Above: A landslide on a steep bank overlooking Route 42 in Lexington. Photo by Lissa Harris. A stretch of Route 42 in Greene County was shut down on Thursday morning after a mudslide, and remains closed. Traffic has been shut down from Spruceton Road in... Read more
May. 14, 2014
An Upper East Side man who was arrested in March on charges of attempted pedophilia -- and possessing over 11,000 images of child pornography -- now faces a new charge of creating child porn in the Sullivan County town of Lumberland, police say.  The... Read more
May. 13, 2014
A SUNY New Paltz student and two of his recently-graduated roommates got a real-life ethics test this March, when they bought an old couch for $20 -- and found $40,000 in cash stuffed into the cushions.  The Little Rebellion, a student publication at... Read more
May. 13, 2014
A Sullivan County man has been arrested and charged with committing a rape in the city of Kingston in September of 2013, Kingston police reported Tuesday.  Arrested was 42-year-old Jonathan Johnson of Monticello, who is charged with felony rape in the... Read more
May. 13, 2014
This Wednesday, Woodstock's eateries will be putting their best food forward at the second annual Taste of Woodstock.  The event kicks off at 6 p.m. with a wine tasting at the Film Center on Rock City Road. There, participants can pick up a wristband and... Read more
May. 12, 2014
Photo by Flickr user Mark Menzies; published under Creative Commons license. Casino developers hoping to land one of four prized licenses from New York State will have to prove that they're investing enough in the project. But although the state's... Read more
May. 12, 2014
A Cobleskill man has been jailed on assault and weapon charges after an incident at an Athens construction site, in which police say he struck a man in the head with a masonry trowel.  Arrested on Friday was 44-year-old Glen Gallup, who faces charges of... Read more
May. 9, 2014
Above: A WWII plane that crash-landed at the edge of a field on North Montgomery Hollow Road in Roxbury on Friday. Photo by Lissa Harris. A small airplane with a single occupant crashed on North Montgomery Hollow Road near Hubbell Corners, in the... Read more

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