Lissa Harris

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


Jan. 13, 2017
If you're looking to spend Martin Luther King Day reflecting on justice in America and the meaning of the holiday, there are a few local events happening that fit the bill. (If you're looking to spend it skiing, we've got you covered there too: It's... Read more
Jan. 13, 2017
Happy Friday the 13th, Catskills. This week’s NewsShed is a blockbuster edition, on account of us missing last week. (Pardon the interruption; the hamster that makes the news wheel spin has been fending off some sort of seasonal plague.) Talk about being... Read more
Jan. 3, 2017
Woodstock town supervisor Jeremy Wilber died at home on Jan. 1 after a battle with cancer, the Daily Freeman reports. He was 66. Wilber had been in hospice care for several months, though he continued working on town business until shortly before his... Read more
Dec. 30, 2016
The week between Christmas and New Year’s is usually pretty slow, news-wise — and that’s just fine with us. Enough already, 2016. Still, a few things happened in the Catskills this week, like they do. Gov. Cuomo’s taking some flak for using the state... Read more
Dec. 29, 2016
The Catskills might not be exactly Times Square -- but that's a plus, right? If you're looking to go out on New Year's Eve, we've got local options, from sit-down dinners to DJ-fueled dance-offs.  DELAWARE COUNTY Fleischmanns retreat center Spillian is... Read more
Dec. 23, 2016
Naughty: -Former Delaware County Department of Social Services commissioner Bill Moon -- who's now deputy commissioner in Sullivan County's Health and Family Services, and who may be under investigation by the FBI, according to a brief yet tantalizing... Read more
Dec. 22, 2016
Conservation creates local jobs. That was the message at a public meeting held to celebrate the recent passage of the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act, held at the headquarters of Friends of the Upper Delaware River in Hancock on Thursday. It was a... Read more
Dec. 20, 2016
The site of the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival is at the top of a list of places around New York State nominated for inclusion in state and national Registers of Historic Places.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office announced the list of 26 locations, nominated by... Read more
Dec. 20, 2016
Divers are working to recover a tugboat that sank in New York City's upstate Schoharie Reservoir on Monday, Dec. 19, spilling a small amount of fuel oil into the reservoir.  According to DEP spokesman Adam Bosch, the tugboat was being used for ongoing... Read more
Dec. 16, 2016
Here in small-town America, never let it be said your vote doesn't count.  This year, the fate of a substantial budget hike for the Phoenicia Library lay in the hands of voters in the town of Shandaken, with a proposal on the ballot to increase the... Read more
Dec. 16, 2016
It's the weekend before Christmas, and all through the Catskills, there's a lot of holiday action going on: Main Street shopping, Santas on snowboards, and more. Here's a guide to what's going on in the region this weekend, starting tonight. DELAWARE... Read more
Dec. 15, 2016
Heads up, Catskills: We're bringing back NewsShed, our recurring roundup of what's new, what's hot, and what's just plain weird in local news. (Love it? Hate it? Got a news tip for us? Let us know at -Big story this week in the... Read more
Dec. 13, 2016
The Schoharie News, a local newspaper that launched in 2013 as an online-only news site, announced this week that they are in the process of buying the 34-year-old Mountain Eagle, a print newsweekly based in the Delaware County town of Stamford. Here's... Read more
Dec. 12, 2016
Every December, organizations across New York State get an early stocking stuffer from the state's ten Regional Economic Development Councils: millions of dollars in grant funding. The grant funds come from a variety of state programs aimed at boosting... Read more
Dec. 12, 2016
GSACC & the Stamford Rotary Club present: A Holiday Pop-Up Farmers’ Market At the Historic Delaware Inn, 54 Main Street, Stamford, NY 12167 Saturday, December 17th, 2016, from 10am-1pm   Vendor List: Abbas Acres- Chicken, Turkey, Dog Treats, Eggs,... Read more
Dec. 8, 2016
A SUNY Delhi student has been charged with second-degree murder in the Jan. 1 stabbing death of Scotchtown resident Justin Speights, a Silver Lake volunteer firefighter who was just two weeks past his 20th birthday when he was killed at a New Year's Eve... Read more
Dec. 6, 2016
Story updated Wednesday, 12/7. A New York State Supreme Court judge has ruled to toss out a lawsuit by opponents of the long-planned Belleayre Resort project. The plaintiffs, an alliance of environmental advocates and wealthy neighbors of the land on... Read more
Dec. 5, 2016
A fire that broke out at a Main Street home in Hobart on Saturday afternoon was put out quickly thanks to local firefighters -- and a quick-thinking state trooper who grabbed a garden hose, the Daily Star reports. When [Hobart fire chief Josh] Mason... Read more
Dec. 5, 2016
Even above the poverty line, households across New York State aren't making enough money to get by.  That's the message of a recent report published by the United Way, which takes an in-depth look at household finances across the state and concludes that... Read more
Nov. 23, 2016
Aided by the sudden arrival of wintry weather in the region, all three major Catskills ski resorts are slated to open for the season on Thanksgiving weekend.  Belleayre, Windham and Hunter are all gearing up for Opening Day on Friday, Nov. 25. Snowmaking... Read more