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 Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 - 5:00 pm
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
By Robert Cairns on Wednesday, Jul. 20, 2016 - 8:20 pm
Weekly newspapers in the Catskills region have had a bad month. One local weekly quit publishing entirely, while two more that are part of a regional chain laid off veteran reporters. The Delaware County Times, a newspaper that traces its lineage back to... Read more
The front page of an issue of The Schoharie News
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:46 am
The Schoharie News, an online-only news website that reinvented itself as a print weekly broadsheet earlier this year, has thrown in the towel after 13 weeks. The paper's owner, editor and founder Tim Knight, said that he decided to close the paper after... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Mar. 2, 2015 - 9:37 am
The Schoharie News, an online digital newspaper covering Schoharie County, is becoming a weekly print newspaper. Left: Tim Knight. Photo by Erika Day.  Tim Knight, the paper's 21-year-old owner, founded the Schoharie News as a digital-only online news... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Sep. 27, 2013 - 11:52 am
Photo of empty post office box by Flickr user Bryan Alexander. Published under Creative Commons license. In news, timing is critical. As the old reporter's saying goes: Yesterday's news wraps today's fish. No wonder River Reporter managing editor Jane... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Sep. 5, 2013 - 4:38 pm
A Catskills bumblebee forages on clover. Photo posted on Instagram this morning by Sean Mahoney. Happy Thursday, Catskills. The hour has come at last: There's a chance of patchy frost in tonight's forecast, with temperatures expected to dip down into the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Apr. 8, 2013 - 10:37 am
A Prattsville home coated in ankle-deep mud after the 2011 Irene floods. Photo by All Hands Volunteers; published on Flickr under Creative Commons license. In August of 2011, flooding from Tropical Storm Irene wreaked incredible damage on the Greene... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Apr. 5, 2013 - 9:04 am
Above: The Times Herald-Record's office in Middletown, Orange County. Source: Wikimedia Commons. The News Corp-owned media group that publishes the Times Herald-Record may soon be on the market, according to a story this week in the Wall Street Journal (... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2013 - 1:59 pm
The latest local casualty of the crisis in the newspaper industry: Jobs and wages at the Kingston-based Daily Freeman, whose corporate parent, the Journal Register Company (JRC), is emerging from bankruptcy for the second time in four years. In February,... Read more


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