Owners of Potsdam’s 1844 House plan to offer lodging through new bed-and-breakfast

Brian A. and Jenny D. Walker stand in front of their new bed-and-breakfast, the Guest House at 1844, next to their Potsdam restaurant, the 1844 House. Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

Brian A. and Jenny D. Walker stand in front of their new bed-and-breakfast, the Guest House at 1844, next to their Potsdam restaurant, the 1844 House. Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

POTSDAM — With an opening set for today, 1844 House’s new bed-and-breakfast promises to turn the restaurant and adjoining property into a destination not only for fine dining, but for weddings and other gatherings, according to owners Brian A. and Jenny D. Walker. [Read more…]

Watertown council candidates meet to discuss issues

Todd R. DeMar continues to provide his response to a question after the batteries on the microphone died during the City Council candidates forum at the Italian-American Civic Association. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Todd R. DeMar continues to provide his response to a question after the batteries on the microphone died during the City Council candidates forum at the Italian-American Civic Association. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

WATERTOWN — While the campaign was heating up away from a council forum, the discussion among the six City Council candidates Wednesday night produced few, if any, sparks. [Read more…]

Busted Grapes Winery to host grand opening Saturday in town of Rutland

Troy A. and Nickey L. Aubin have launched Busted Grapes Winery on Ball Road in the town of Rutland. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Troy A. and Nickey L. Aubin have launched Busted Grapes Winery on Ball Road in the town of Rutland. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

BLACK RIVER — Nickey L. and Troy A. Aubin say they’ve learned the art of “busting grapes” to make wine during the past five years — a process that’s resulted in the launch of their town of Rutland winery. [Read more…]

Supported by nearby businesses and church, Alexandria Bay bar disputes state Liquor Authority’s license rejection

Owner Anthony Menkel poses in front of his bar The Dancing Dog Cafe & Nightclub. Photo by Coty Giannelli, Watertown Daily Times.

Owner Anthony Menkel poses in front of his bar The Dancing Dog Cafe & Nightclub. Photo by Coty Giannelli, Watertown Daily Times.

ALEXANDRIA BAY — With its liquor license application rejected, the music and crowds that have filled the Dancing Dog Cafe & Nightclub have been silenced for weeks. [Read more…]

North Country Initiative works to bring health care partners together

This is the final installment of three stories that explain the state’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program, which is designed to bring about changes in the way health care is delivered in New York. [Read more…]

Fort Drum soldiers, spouses and veterans consider next steps at job fair

Soldiers listen to the positions available at a trucking company during a job fair Thursday at Fort Drum. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Soldiers listen to the positions available at a trucking company during a job fair Thursday at Fort Drum. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Looking around the crowded walkways of the Magrath Sports Complex on Thursday, Staff Sgt. Ladiedre V. Benjamin weighed her options. She had freshened her resume and set up an account on resume posting site LinkedIn. The question on her mind was what she wanted to do, and where she wanted to go. In about six months, her Army career will be over, and a job fair on post gave her a chance to see what was out there. [Read more…]

Democrats take time for toilet talk at Potsdam village caucus

POTSDAM — Frederick J. “Hank” Robar Sr. didn’t attend last week’s village Democratic caucus when two candidates were selected to run on the party’s line for trustee in the November election. But his art displays once again took center stage when talk turned to the major issues facing the community. [Read more…]

Developer could lock horns with Car-Freshner over proposed meat plant

meat-processor WEBWATERTOWN — A confrontation over a proposed meat plant continues to loom between Car-Freshner and developer Michael E. Lundy, who said he’s already invested “thousands and thousands of dollars” in the project. [Read more…]

BDC board approves grant that could lure firm to open small Massena facility

MASSENA — The Business Development Corporation for a Greater Massena has agreed to pursue a transportation grant that could rail in as many as 30 manufacturing jobs within five years. [Read more…]

Oswego developer looks at Watertown’s renaissance

Thomas J. Millar, Oswego, stands next to an old elevator motor at 259 J.B. Wise Place, which he is renovating for residential and commercial space, along with other neighboring buildings. He wants the city to hear his plans for the former Berow & Monroe building. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

Thomas J. Millar, Oswego, stands next to an old elevator motor at 259 J.B. Wise Place, which he is renovating for residential and commercial space, along with other neighboring buildings. He wants the city to hear his plans for the former Berow & Monroe building. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

WATERTOWN — After working on oil tankers as a merchant mariner, Oswego developer Thomas J. Millar was ready to spend time on dry land. [Read more…]