Lissa Harris

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


Jan. 6, 2014
Above: A chilly early-morning scene in the Schoharie County town of Esperance, taken Sunday morning by Flickr user A Man Called ACME. It's about to get chillier, as a front of Arctic air sends temperatures plunging across the Northeast. Photo shared in... Read more
Jan. 6, 2014
On Friday, New York State Police troopers announced the arrests of three Greene County residents on burglary charges in several incidents.  In one incident, which occurred the day before New Year's Eve, someone broke into the Jefferson Heights Pharmacy... Read more
Jan. 4, 2014
Thousands of households in rural Delaware County lost power during the early morning hours on Saturday, January 4, in a NYSEG power outage that struck on the same night as a brutal cold snap. The outage struck over 4,000 of NYSEG's customers in the... Read more
Jan. 3, 2014
Above: The view from the newly-opened Windfall trail at Windham Mountain, where about a foot of light, powdery snow fell during the recent snowstorm. Belleayre, Hunter and Plattekill are also rejoicing in a bumper crop of fresh powder. Skies over the... Read more
Jan. 2, 2014
In a news conference this afternoon, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared that several major roads in New York State would be closed late tonight because of the snowstorm bearing down on the Northeast. In the Hudson Valley, I-84 will be closed to commercial... Read more
Jan. 2, 2014
Three local residents and a dog were drowned in two separate accidents in Delaware County this week, the New York State Police announced Thursday morning. In both incidents, the victims apparently fell through thin ice and succumbed to hypothermia.  The... Read more
Jan. 2, 2014
A snowstorm moving into upstate New York from the southwest is expected to dump heavy snow on the Catskills, starting this afternoon and continuing overnight.  A combination of heavy snow, blowing winds and subzero temperatures will make travel in the... Read more
Dec. 23, 2013
Left: Photo of Barry Renert from the Cooperstown Police Department.  Shots were fired this morning inside the 7th Inning Stretch store at 137 Main Street, New York State Police have announced. Police have asked the public to stay away from the area while... Read more
Dec. 21, 2013
Above: A screenshot of the forecast hydrograph for the West Branch of the Delaware River in Walton, taken at 11:20 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21.  The National Weather Service at Binghamton has issued a flood warning for the West Branch in Walton, effective... Read more
Dec. 20, 2013
Not-so-heavy industry: A Scottish Highland cow grazes in a Meredith farm field. Photo by Ulla Kjarval; republished with permission. On Thursday, Dec. 19, the town board of Meredith passed a ban on heavy industry aimed at keeping hydrofracking out of the... Read more
Dec. 20, 2013
Above: Lucky Dog Farm Store in Hamden sells local groceries and serves lunch. Photo by Richard A. Smith.  In many ways, the Catskills region is the land that time forgot. Too rural to attract droves of big-box stores, and too stubborn to change fast, the... Read more
Dec. 19, 2013
Above: A screenshot of Ulster County's new website, online at The photo in the shot -- one of a series promoting Ulster County tourism -- is "Big Air At Belleayre," by local photographer Franz Edlinger. Launched today: A new and... Read more
Dec. 19, 2013
Left: Hector Padilla Jr. Photo courtesy of the Delaware County Sheriff's Office. A police search of a home in the village of Stamford turned up heroin, prescription drugs and several guns, leading to the arrest of a local man on multiple drug and weapons... Read more
Dec. 18, 2013
An investigation by the New York State Attorney General's office has led to the arrest of a former assistant manager at the Schoharie County ARC, who has been accused of stealing money from developmentally disabled ARC residents' personal allowance... Read more
Dec. 17, 2013
Soon to be seen in Margaretville? Photo of Best Western sign by Flickr user ninniane; published under Creative Commons license. A long-planned transformation of the Margaretville Motel into a 62-room Best Western hotel got a major boost from New York... Read more
Dec. 17, 2013
An multi-agency investigation into several area burglaries has led to the arrest of a Middleburgh man on weapons charges, state police announced Tuesday.  Arrested on Friday, Dec. 13 was 64-year-old Eugene Falco, who was charged after a search of his... Read more
Dec. 17, 2013
Above: Santas hit the slopes at Windham on Sunday. Photo from an album of Santa Day photos on Windham Mountain's Facebook page.  New York City has SantaCon; the Catskills have Santa Day at Windham Mountain. Both raise money for charity, and we're not... Read more
Dec. 17, 2013
A fund has been set up to benefit a developmentally disabled Schoharie County eight-year-old whose legal guardian is facing felony assault charges for pulling out three of her teeth with a pair of pliers, state police announced last week.  The fund was... Read more
Dec. 16, 2013
Above: One of the Catskill Mountain Railroad's Alco trains, running on the Kingston end of the old Ulster & Delaware corridor. Photo from the Catskill Mountain Railroad's Facebook page.  A rail trail deal struck last week between Ulster County and... Read more
Dec. 13, 2013
Might want to make sure your front door is shut this weekend. Photo taken in Thompsonville on March 8, 2013 by John of Catskills Photography; shared in the Watershed Post's Flickr group pool.  It's official: We're about to get whomped. A storm moving... Read more