Schumer fights to protect north country businesses from counterfeit bills

WATERTOWN — In response to a surge of counterfeit bills circulating in the city, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer gathered with law enforcement Wednesday afternoon at The Mustard Seed, 969 Arsenal St., to encourage the Secret Service to step up its efforts and help local businesses.

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer holds up Monopoly money while speaking about the importance of stopping the use of counterfeit bills during a news conference Wednesday at The Mustard Seed in Watertown. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

June 2015 Cover Story: Tourism

Creating new tourism opportunities around natural resources Despite a falling Canadian dollar and a dip in cross-border visits to Northern New York, officials are working to market the region’s strengths, including its hundreds of miles of lakes and rivers and seemingly infinite number of outdoor recreation activities. By Norah Machia, NNY Business

Kate Montgomery, Rome, won the grand prize in the 2014 Camping Photo Contest with her submission of a starry night at Keewaydin State Park outside Alexandria Bay. The contest, sponsored by the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Department of Environmental Conservation, showcased New York’s scenic outdoors.
Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation/Department of Environmental Conservation.

June 2015 Feature Story: Real Estate

A professional education leader By Gabrielle Hovendon, NNY Business Magazine Do you know how to sell a house? How to manage a property or navigate license law? Do you know the difference between a real estate agent and a realtor?

Linda J. “Lin” Fields is the primary instructor and driving force behind Watertown’s Professional Institute for Real Estate Training. Photo by Norm Johnston, NNY Business.

June 2015 Business History: Cox Building

Rising from the ashes Home to Maxfield’s, Potsdam Building was once nearly razed By Lorna Oppedisano, NNY Business Potsdam’s Cox Building is now a staple in the town’s business district, but its very existence was once on the brink of destruction.

The ‘false facade’ of the historic, fire-gutted Cox building in Potsdam was ripped off the week of July 7, 1981, exposiong the first floor to passersby. Work crews, headed by Lawrence J. Hazen, owner, and Michael Walsh, began restoring the building, built in 1888. It housed the J. McCarthy Department Store, then the Lewis Shops and the Hi-Fi Shop before it was gutted by Fire in August of 1980. Photo from Watertown Daily Times Archives.

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