Community shows enthusiasm for city’s downtown revitalization application

Mayor Joseph M. Butler Jr. called for the crowd to make noise on Thursday at a pep rally to show support for the city’s efforts to win a $10 million award from the state.

Mayor Joseph M. Butler Jr. speaks at a rally for the $10 million downtown initiative competition that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is holding. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

JCC President Carole McCoy announces retirement next year

Jefferson Community College President Carole A. McCoy announced she is retiring at the end of the 2016-17 academic year.

Jefferson Community College President Carole A. McCoy, seen here congratulating Charles Hartley upon receiving his diploma during last Friday's commencement ceremony, announced she is retiring at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

May 2016: Feature Story

Sky Skarf takes flight Lewis women turn airline discomfort into entrepreneurial venture By Alan Rizzo, NNY Business When they invented a silk scarf to make traveling by air a warmer, quieter, more germ-free experience, Lewis County residents Heather E. Hlad and Amber Stevens never expected that their invention would get as much feedback as it has,… [Continue Reading]

Amber Stevens, left, and Heather E. Hlad are creators of the Sky Skarf. The product, which provides comfort when traveling, was launched with help from Clarkson University’s Shipley Center.

May 2016: Small Business Startup

Finally Fresh Barbershop THE INITIAL IDEA Massena native Ray Cruz, owner of Finally Fresh Barbershop, experienced his first shave by a professional barber as a child visiting his grandfather in New York City for two months in the summer.

Ray Cruz, owner of Finally Fresh Barbershop, puts the finishing touches on a client in Watertown. Photo by Stephen Swofford, NNY Business.

May 2016 Cover Story: Economic Development

Securing a stronger future for the north country Despite workforce challenges, regional economic development continues to power positive growth across Northern New York By Karee Magee, NNY Business A rural and historically challenged region where economic development was often stagnant, the Great Recession dealt a significant blow to New York’s north country as its counties… [Continue Reading]

COR Development’s Mercy Health Center Redevelopment project is set to begin its first phase of construction this summer on 30,000 square feet of commercial space and 108 apartments. Overall, the project will house 168 units and a community center on the grounds of the former Mercy Hospital in Watertown. Photo by Stephen Swofford, NNY Business.

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