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By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Mar. 12, 2017 - 12:10 pm
This isn’t an easy thing to announce. I’ve been drafting and discarding different versions of this essay for more than a week now. Let's get right to the point: As the Watershed Post’s sole full-time employee, I’ve come to the conclusion that we can’t... Read more
By Jane Margolies on Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2017 - 4:14 pm
A couple years ago, Bovina resident John Finn, founder and CEO of Indiepay, which has offices in Delhi, was sitting around with his partner, Wendy Buerge, and his brother, Delhi dairy farmer and cheesemaker Dan Finn. They were talking about the... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 - 3:39 pm
Left: Schoharie County DA James Sacket, who recently announced his upcoming retirement. Schoharie County District Attorney James Sacket has announced that he will be retiring after 20 years on the job as the county’s lead prosecutor, kicking off what is... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 - 3:41 pm
It's a little late for a Valentine, but it looks like Belleayre Ski Center will be getting some love from New York State after all this year. In a press release Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $8 million in funding for upgrades at the ski center in... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 - 11:54 pm
In a meeting on Wednesday evening, the Shandaken Zoning Board of Appeals voted to affirm that Belleayre Resort developers' plans for more than 200 condo-style "lodging units" do not violate the town's zoning law. The decision is the latest development in... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 - 3:22 pm
With almost a foot of new snow for the Catskills since Sunday, we're off to a precipitous start to the week -- and we may get another dusting before the week is through. [Hudson Valley Weather] The political data wonks at FiveThirtyEight are crunching... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 - 3:08 pm
An Orange County man suffered a fatal fall while skiing on an expert trail at Hunter Mountain on Wednesday, according to a statement from state police.  58-year-old Edwin Wood was skiing on the Annapurna Trail, an expert-rated double black diamond trail,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 - 2:42 pm
A winter storm is headed toward the Catskills and Hudson Valley, with forecasters calling for anywhere from a few inches to a foot of snow to fall from Wednesday night through Thursday morning.  The storm is expected to hit the Thursday morning commute... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 - 4:44 pm
Struggling to keep up with the firehose of news coming out of our nation's capital lately? You're not alone. Here at WP HQ, we're searching for a happy medium somewhere between scrolling through dumb clickbait GIFs on Facebook and having the Washington... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 - 9:49 am
A 40-year-old Phoenicia man died after being injured by a firewood processing machine in West Hurley on Monday afternoon, the Ulster County Sheriff's Office reports.  Deputies said Lewis Peck was operating a machine that cuts and splits wood when he... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 - 12:00 pm
The Catskill Park will have its day in Albany on Tuesday, Feb. 7, when local advocates descend on the state legislature to lobby for tourism and recreation funding for the region. Unlike its larger cousin, the Adirondack Park, the 700,000-acre Catskill... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 - 10:47 am
A Delhi man has been charged with attempted murder after a brutal assault on a woman at the Buena Vista Motel on Friday night. Police say the man, 38-year-old Jamal Abrams, punched, kicked, and beat his girlfriend with a glass bottle, leaving her with... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 - 3:10 pm
For the past few weeks, staffers at the Hanford Mills Museum have been getting ready for Saturday's annual Ice Harvest: clearing snow from the surface of the mill pond, measuring the ice layer, and preparing for the arrival of more than 1,000 visitors... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 - 7:35 pm
Two hikers were injured in unrelated falls on Greene County trails over the weekend: one on Kaaterskill Falls, and another in Platte Clove.  Both hikers suffered head injuries, according to a New York State Department of Conservation press release. At... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 - 11:55 am
Local congressional representative John Faso, a Republican representing the Catskills and Hudson Valley in the 19th District, has joined a small group of Congressional Republicans criticizing President Donald Trump's recently-issued executive order on... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 - 3:46 pm
In a closed-door session at a Republican policy retreat in Philadelphia this week, GOP members of the House and Senate privately worried about the political consequences of their party's push for a rapid repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Among those who... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 - 2:59 pm
Is it Snub The Catskills week in New York State? A couple of recent comments by prominent New York pols have us feeling a bit overlooked. On Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo made an appearance in the Adirondacks announcing that his proposed budget contains a $20... Read more
By Michael Ryan on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 - 11:46 am
The winter sun seemed to shine specifically on the mountaintop when ceremonies were held naming a rural section of Route 23 in memory of former Greene County Legislature chairman Wayne Speenburgh. Senator George Amedore and Assemblyman Peter Lopez, who co... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 - 2:53 pm
A nor'easter is churning through the Northeast states, aiming a nasty mix of rain, sleet and snow at the Catskills region.  As of this post, Delaware County is under a winter storm warning issued by NWS Binghamton through 1pm on Tuesday afternoon. The... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 - 2:13 pm
Police say a Stamford man caused a dramatic scene at a local restaurant last Thursday, assaulting a restaurant patron and then fighting with first responders who showed up to handle the fracas. The man, 35-year-old Brian Bennett, faces charges of second-... Read more

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