Lissa Harris

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


Apr. 17, 2014
A Level 3 sex offender from Walton who was found hiding in a Hamden garage earlier this week has been charged with removing a GPS device that tracks his location and committing several break-ins.  Police say 32-year-old John Cumo took off his GPS device... Read more
Apr. 16, 2014
People across the Catskills awoke this morning to find April's first green shoots covered in snow. Above: A row of icicles that sprouted overnight from a Margaretville roof gleams under a dazzling blue sky. Photo by Lissa Harris. According to snow... Read more
Apr. 16, 2014
A driver fleeing police pursuit in a car reported stolen from a Marbletown home was shot by a police officer on Tuesday night, the Ulster County Sheriff's Office reports. Around 10:40 p.m. on Tuesday, police say, Ulster County 911 received a call from a... Read more
Apr. 15, 2014
Above: Temperatures around upstate New York around 8 a.m. this morning, showing a cold front moving east across the region. The National Weather Service in Albany writes: "Current 8 a.m. temperature in Albany is 63 degrees while behind the cold front in... Read more
Apr. 14, 2014
A 59-year-old Gardiner man who fired a gun near people on his neighbor's property held police at bay through the night on Friday and into Saturday morning, barricading himself in his house on Route 44/55 and refusing to come out.  Police responded to a... Read more
Apr. 9, 2014
It's a familiar story in small-town America: Little community bank strikes a deal with a giant national corporation, and suddenly there's a new logo on your local bank branch. Only this time it's the other way around. NBDC Bank -- also known as the... Read more
Apr. 9, 2014
Should you write "butt" in a newspaper? Mid-Hudson News is doing it. Help us, AP Stylebook. A 20-year-old Windham woman has been jailed on charges that she stabbed her live-in boyfriend in the aforementioned bit of his anatomy -- the right buttock, to be... Read more
Apr. 9, 2014
Above: Images from a photo gallery of arrests made during the recent URGENT investigation "Operation Spring Cleaning," posted on the Ulster County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page.  Over three dozen arrests were announced with great fanfare on Wednesday... Read more
Apr. 4, 2014
Above: The Phoenicia Library under construction. Photo by Nancy Howell.  Spring in the Catskills means new sounds in the landscape: the patter of raindrops, the tweeting of songbirds, and the sweet, sweet sound of hammers on nails. This season brings a... Read more
Apr. 2, 2014
  Post by Schoharie Co. Fire Wire & News. Above: Photo from the scene posted on Facebook by Schoharie Co. Fire Wire & News.  A 47-year-old woman threatening suicide, and splashing herself and her home with gallons of gasoline, triggered a... Read more
Apr. 1, 2014
Above: The Java Lounge, an upstairs café at Joshua's, overlooks Tinker Street in Woodsock. Photo courtsey of Joshua's.   It’s an exciting time for the Catskills restaurant scene. In the past few years, the area has launched many new restaurants. (For a... Read more
Mar. 31, 2014
Above: A Lenco armored state police vehicle brought in to assist with a situation on Route 212 on Monday, in which police crisis teams arrested a woman who was armed with a handgun and threatening suicide. Photo from the Woodstock Fire Department's blog... Read more
Mar. 31, 2014
A head-on collision between two BMWs on Route 9W in Highland claimed two lives early Saturday morning. The crash, which was widely reported by local media outlets, shut down 9W for hours.  Today, the Town of Lloyd Police Department identified the two... Read more
Mar. 30, 2014
Roads in the higher elevations of the Catskills are dangerously slick tonight, especially in the western Catskills counties of Delaware and Sullivan, where the National Weather Service's Binghamton office has issued a special weather bulletin about bands... Read more
Mar. 29, 2014
A mix of heavy rains in the forecast, late-spring snow still clinging to mountain slopes, and still-frozen ground could be a recipe for flash flooding in the Catskills region Saturday night through Monday, forecasters warn.  Heavy rain is expected to... Read more
Mar. 28, 2014
Police are looking for the driver of a car that struck and critically injured a four-year-old child in a Kingston street on Thursday evening, then fled the scene of the accident.  Around 10:10 p.m. on Thursday night, the four-year-old was crossing Koenig... Read more
Mar. 28, 2014
Two young Pennsylvania residents were arrested on Wednesday after state troopers caught them doing heroin in a Jeffersonville parking lot, according to a police news release.  The pair -- 19-year-old Andrew Ott of Equinunk and 20-year-old Chelsey Metz of... Read more
Mar. 28, 2014
More than 3,100 households in Delaware County were without power this morning, across an area that included most of NYSEG's customers in the towns of Stamford, Kortright and Harpersfield.  As of around 10:45 a.m., a NYSEG power outage map was reporting... Read more
Mar. 27, 2014
A year after it was begun, a New York State program to help homeowners pay for damage inflicted by Irene, Lee and Sandy is coming to a close. The NY Rising Housing Recovery Program, which funds repair, mortgage assistance, flood mitigation and buyouts of... Read more
Mar. 27, 2014
A man who allegedly barricaded himself in his estranged wife's house in Hurley, threatening to shoot anyone who came in after him, was arrested Wednesday after a three-hour standoff with police. The man, 45-year-old Edward Dixon of Sawkill Road in the... Read more