By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 - 12:39 pm
This week's must-read story for upstate New York: An editorial by Times Union columnist Fred LeBrun, titled "End of the anti-frack world is near." In it, LeBrun claims that a gubernatorial plan to greenlight hydraulic fracturing by the time the leaves... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jul. 25, 2012 - 2:31 pm
Above: A bear in Roscoe, who would have a better shot at making international news headlines in the next county over. Photo by John Rosetti; shared in the Watershed Post's Flickr group pool. Breaking news: Newspapers everywhere are unable to resist news... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jul. 3, 2012 - 6:00 pm
The Daily Freeman announced this morning that Jan Dewey, formerly the advertising director for the Poughkeepsie Journal, has been named the publisher of the newspaper. Dewey will also be in charge of overseeing operations at all of the Journal-Register... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2012 - 11:33 am
As promised in last week's town meeting, the Delaware County town of Middletown launched an official town website this week, with help from a grant from the O'Connor Foundation. The site is still something of a work in progress -- the official launch date... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Apr. 12, 2012 - 11:23 am
Photo of check presented to Roxbury Central School by GRLIC for a new media and technology center at the school. Courtesy of Jenn Schuman. With school budgets under fierce pressure, and enrollments dropping throughout the region, many local schools are... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Mar. 15, 2012 - 12:13 pm
Photo of card catalog by Flickr user Aaron Schmidt. Published under Creative Commons license. In a small town, everybody's entangled with their neighbors, even those whose job it is to stay out of the fray: News reporters. Every community newspaper... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2012 - 1:09 pm
Screenshot of the Walton Reporter's new website at Congratulations to the Walton Reporter on rolling out their new website this week. The paper, which covers a wide swath of Delaware County along with their Walton home base, has been... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 - 1:42 pm
In a radio broadcast aired today, Dave Lucas, WAMC's Hudson Valley bureau chief, checked in with some of the people he spoke to shortly after Irene's floods raged across upstate New York. Lucas found that life isn't quite back to normal yet for flooded-... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 - 4:59 pm
A decaying bathroom at former Borscht Belt jewel Grossingers. Photo taken in 2008 by Jonathan Haeber; published under Creative Commons license. Dean Gitter, the developer whose Crossroads Ventures has spent over a decade trying to build a luxury resort on... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 - 11:42 am
On Monday afternoon, Windham-based radio station WRIP 97.9 began broadcasting in the Stamford area, thanks to a new translator that picks up WRIP's signal and re-broadcasts it on 104.5 FM. WRIP's Joe Loverro told the Watershed Post that staffers at the... Read more


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