Lissa Harris

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


Feb. 5, 2014
A boil water advisory for Stamford that has been in effect since the weekend was lifted today, village officials announced around 11:30 a.m.. Except for the announcement, the village office was closed Wednesday due to the snow emergency.
Feb. 4, 2014
Above: A photo of Aron Thomas posted on a GoFundMe page dedicated to a fund drive for his wife and children. Photo used with permission. A fund has been started to benefit the wife and two young children of Aron Thomas, a 33-year-old Olivebridge man who... Read more
Feb. 4, 2014
Above: Rowboats wait for the return of sunnier weather in the Sullivan County hamlet of Kiamesha Lake. Photo taken Monday, Feb. 3 by John of Catskills Photography; shared in the Watershed Post's Flickr group pool. For a larger view, click on this link to... Read more
Feb. 4, 2014
That pink swath over most of the Northeast and Midwest? That's winter storm warnings, issued for a band of snow and sleet that's moving northeastward across the nation. Source: National Weather Service. Skies over the Catskills are dazzling blue, but by... Read more
Feb. 3, 2014
Left: David N. Reese, who was arrested and charged with murder in the 2nd degree after allegedly shooting a coworker at the DEP on February 3, 2014. Photo via the Kingston Police Department's Facebook page.  A 33-year-old Olivebridge man was fatally shot... Read more
Feb. 2, 2014
Stamford is currently under a boil water advisory due to a water main break in the village that occurred on Friday evening. The break was discovered around 7 a.m. on Saturday, February 1, according to a post on the village's Facebook page. Before the... Read more
Jan. 31, 2014
Water, land and sky: The colors of the Catskills landscape take on a subtle, unearthly beauty in deep winter.  The photo above was shot at the Ashokan Reservoir on Thursday, Jan. 30 by landscape photographer Michael Neil O'Donnell, and shared on Flickr... Read more
Jan. 31, 2014
A boil-water advisory issued Sunday, Jan. 26 for the Phoenicia Water District has been lifted, town officials in Shandaken announced Friday.  The advisory was declared last week because of the extreme cold weather, which froze underground springs and... Read more
Jan. 30, 2014
Fishing on the Pepacton Reservoir: Has that umbrella been steam-cleaned? Photo taken July 17, 2013; from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection's Flickr page. In the past few years, there's been a shift of attitude at the New York City... Read more
Jan. 30, 2014
A 56-year-old Saugerties man was struck by a truck Thursday morning, Jan. 30, while crossing Partition Street, the Daily Freeman reports. He died of his injuries later in the afternoon:  Robert G. Carlson, of 210 Main St., was crossing Partition Street... Read more
Jan. 30, 2014
Left: Timothy Nodine. Photo courtesy of the Delaware County Sheriff's Office. A 24-year-old Hobart man has been accused of committing a burglary a a Stamford house in December, and also linked to stolen guns taken from the estate of a deceased South... Read more
Jan. 29, 2014
Above: A trailcam captures a nighttime view of a wild boar in Delaware County. Photo taken in August of 2013; courtesy of Justin Gansowski of the USDA. This week, federal wildlife agents armed with cameras and sniper rifles are patrolling New York State... Read more
Jan. 28, 2014
Above: A couple of Cobleskill firefighters suited up for an ice rescue drill in the town of Summit on Saturday, Jan. 25. Photos by Sandra-Lynn White VanValkenburgh; reproduced with permission from Schoharie County Fire Wire & News.  If you fell... Read more
Jan. 28, 2014
Above: Pete Seeger performing at the Yorktown Heights High School in Yorktown, N.Y. on Feb. 2, 1967. Photo by the New York World-Telegram & Sun's James Kavallines; donated to the Library of Congress and placed in the public domain. Pete Seeger,... Read more
Jan. 26, 2014
Photo of water faucet by Flickr user Tom Raftery; published under Creative Commons license.  The Phoenicia Water District is currently under a boil water advisory until further notice. The bitterly cold weather has caused a water shortage, forcing the... Read more
Jan. 25, 2014
Above: A screenshot from GoogleMaps showing the location of the Home nightclub at 3353 Route 9W in Highland, in the Ulster County town of Lloyd. The nightclub recently changed its name, and was formerly known as the Primetime.  A shooting at a nightclub... Read more
Jan. 24, 2014
New York City's newly-inaugurated mayor, Bill de Blasio, made it clear he's opposed to hydraulic fracturing in New York State in a speech to fellow mayors in Washington D.C. on Thursday. De Blasio told the U.S. Conference of Mayors that "the one thing I... Read more
Jan. 24, 2014
Above: Tim Cox of Olive paid an out-of-season visit to the famous Peekamoose Blue Hole on the Rondout Creek on Thursday, a day when the mercury hovered in the teens to single digits. Anyone care for a swim?  In summertime, the deep, famously cold waters... Read more
Jan. 24, 2014
A tow truck operator was injured in a hit-and-run accident while walking on the shoulder of I-87 near Exit 21 in the town of Athens on Thursday night, leaving him injured. Police are looking for the driver who left the scene. The accident occurred around... Read more
Jan. 23, 2014
A Delhi 16-year-old was arrested Wednesday after leading state police on a high-speed chase on Route 28, eventually ditching his car and fleeing into the woods. Around 4:40 in the afternoon on Wednesday, Jan. 22, state police responded to a report of an... Read more