Lissa Harris

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

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Feb. 16, 2017
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
Feb. 15, 2017
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
Feb. 13, 2017
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
Feb. 9, 2017
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
Feb. 8, 2017
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
Feb. 7, 2017
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
Feb. 7, 2017
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
Feb. 6, 2017
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
Feb. 2, 2017
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
Jan. 30, 2017
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
Jan. 30, 2017
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
Jan. 27, 2017
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
Jan. 26, 2017
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 $... Read more
Jan. 23, 2017
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
Jan. 23, 2017
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
Jan. 21, 2017
Public protests aimed at the new Trump administration will occur across the world, timed to coincide with today's Women's March on Washington. More than 600 events are planned for today, a few of them in the Catskills region. Women's March organizers... Read more
Jan. 20, 2017
Image via John Faso's campaign. Congressman John Faso, the newly-elected Republican representing New York's 19th district, was named last week to the House's budget, agriculture, and transportation and infrastructure committees.  The 36-member House... Read more
Jan. 18, 2017
A Long Island man has died after a snowboarding accident that occurred at the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center on Saturday, Jan. 14. 25-year-old Brian Conners of Centerport, NY was snowboarding on the Wanatuska Trail when he had the accident, said... Read more
Jan. 13, 2017
If you're looking to spend Martin Luther King Day reflecting on justice in America and the meaning of the holiday, there are a few local events happening that fit the bill. (If you're looking to spend it skiing, we've got you covered there too: It's... Read more
Jan. 13, 2017
Happy Friday the 13th, Catskills. This week’s NewsShed is a blockbuster edition, on account of us missing last week. (Pardon the interruption; the hamster that makes the news wheel spin has been fending off some sort of seasonal plague.) Talk about being... Read more

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