Lowville women turn airline discomfort into opportunity with Sky Skarf

When they invented a silk scarf to make traveling by air a warmer, quieter, more germ-free experience, Lowville area residents Heather E. Hlad and Amber Stevens never expected that their invention would get as much feedback as it has, and be used for purposes outside an airplane cabin.

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. Submitted Photo.

New imaging equipment gives Canton-Potsdam Hospital a ‘clear view’ of the future

New medical imaging equipment at Canton-Potsdam Hospital is giving physicians a clearer view of patient care and the future of medicine.

Danielle Parent, an MRI technologist at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, speaks with Violet Tiernan, of Potsdam, following her MRI on Thursday at the hospital. Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

Newton Falls rail project demands Jefferson, Lewis involvement

A St. Lawrence County project to rebuild the rail line between Newton Falls and Carthage requires the involvement of Jefferson and Lewis counties in order to proceed.

Rotten railroad ties lie along a rail line outside Natural Bridge, part of the line that would be repaired. Photo by Stephen Swofford, Watertown Daily Times.

Thousand Islands Bridge Authority pushes forward on improvements

The Thousand Islands Bridge Authority is pushing forward with renovations to its toll booth areas on both sides of the border, as they look to eventually become compatible with the E-ZPass system.

Vehicles pass through the toll booth at the Thousand Islands Bridge on Thursday afternoon. The Thousand Islands Bridge Authority is making improvements to toll areas on both sides of the border, as they look to make it E-ZPass compatible. Photo by Gordon Block, Watertown Daily Times.

Watertown home show opens in new home with 60 exhibitors

Phillip N. Reed, executive director of the Northern New York Builders Exchange, is ready to roll out the 40th North Country Home Show as the first major event in the renovated Watertown Municipal Arena.

Eric Vanderlan, right, owner of N.V. Landscaping, installs tiles during Thursday afternoon set up of his booth at the 40th annual North Country Home Show at Watertown Municipal Arena. This marks the first major event at the newly renovated facility. Photo by Stephen Swofford, Watertown Daily Times.

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