Potsdam barber expands to Main Street

POTSDAM — Hoping to increase the exposure of his vintage style barbershop, town resident Casey J. Dillon is transitioning to a downtown location on Main Street and looking forward to capitalizing on a busy area.

Casey Dillon shaves Ted Walrich’s beard Tuesday at his barber shop located at 6548 Route 56 in Potsdam. He just opened a new location at 2 Main Street in Potsdam where he will be working in the afternoon after working at this original location in the morning. Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

Ritchie unveils agricultural plan for 2016-17 State Senate budget

ALBANY — State Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie, R-Heuvelton, highlighted Tuesday a renewed agricultural focus in the 2016-17 Senate budget aimed at continuing financial, research and employment support for New York state’s agriculture industry.

New York State Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan, center, and State Senator Patty Ritchie, left, learn about milking from farm owner Michael B. Kiechle, right, while at the Garden of Eden Farm. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Clayton business donates bottled water to Orleans residents

CLAYTON — The owner of Frontenac Crystal Springs has decided to donate up to 1,000 five-gallon jugs of spring water, filling a void for town of Orleans residents affected by long-standing groundwater contamination.

A group of volunteers fills water jugs at Frontenac Crystal Springs, Clayton. The water is being donated to the company in order to provide clean water to residents in the town of Orleans who have been affected by groundwater contamination. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Alcoa in Massena to lay off 37 workers at end of February

MASSENA — What was originally 487 jobs that would have been lost at Alcoa’s Massena operation has been trimmed to 85, including 37 involuntary layoffs. The original 487 positions would have been eliminated had Alcoa followed through with plans announced on Nov. 2 to close the Massena East smelter rather than modernizing it, and idling… [Continue Reading]

Thirty-seven Alcoa employees will be involuntarily laid off at the end of February. The company had originally planned to cut 487 positions until a deal to keep the company operating in Massena was negotiated with state officials and Sen. Charles E. Schumer, who announced the agreement two days before Thanksgiving. Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

Study outlines 5-year strategy to boost St. Lawrence County’s economy

CANTON — A $4 million economic development study just released by the New York Power Authority lays out a five-year strategy for reversing St. Lawrence County’s stagnant economy.

Matt Warren, right, a customer support representative for Frazer Computing, Inc. provides phone support Wednesday at Frazer Computing, Inc., 6196 US-11 in Canton. Also pictured is Mike Burnett, left, also a customer support representative. Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

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