Samaritan looks to fall groundbreaking for cancer center

Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, is starting a new advisory council that will include former patients as members. The health care provider aims  to receive feedback from people who have experienced care as consumers so hospital officials can better address patient needs and solve problems. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, is starting a new advisory council that will include former patients as members. The health care provider aims to receive feedback from people who have experienced care as consumers so hospital officials can better address patient needs and solve problems. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

Samaritan Medical Center officials hope to break ground in the fall on a new comprehensive cancer treatment center. [Read more…]

Lowville women turn airline discomfort into opportunity with Sky Skarf

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.

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.

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. [Read more…]

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

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.

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.

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

Newton Falls rail project demands Jefferson, Lewis involvement

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.

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.

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. [Read more…]

Local entrepreneurs discuss business success at North Country Symposium

For those who have been there and survived, starting a successful north country business is a difficult, but not impossible thing to do, provided the idea is a winner and the entrepreneur a person who is willing to work hard, and seek expert help to get it going. [Read more…]

Lewis County maple products promoted at food show in England

Lewis County maple products traveled “across the pond” to a major food show in England. [Read more…]

Thousand Islands Bridge Authority pushes forward on improvements

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.

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.

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. [Read more…]

Ogdensburg natives acquire Allen-Nichols Funeral home

Two Ogdensburg natives have returned home and purchased the historic Allen-Nichols Funeral Home at 324 New York Ave. [Read more…]

Lewis County kicks off economic development marketing plan

Lewis County has kicked off its “Naturally Lewis” economic development marketing plan, complete with a new logo. [Read more…]

“Warm and friendly” atmosphere the goal for Stadium Sports Bar

The owners of Main Street’s newest bar want to bring back the family-friendly and community-oriented atmosphere that they remember at a bar that closed nearly 12 years ago. [Read more…]