After pressure from residents, clients and officials, state reconsiders closing sheltered workshops

WATERTOWN — Jefferson Rehabilitation Center’s sheltered workshops may get a second chance thanks to the support of the north country. [Read more…]

Lawmakers, Army officials discuss future of PTSD program at River Hospital

ALEXANDRIA BAY — Lawmakers and Army officials have begun weighing options for the future of River Hospital’s Community Wellness Program. [Read more…]

Davidson plans to make massive solar array off Route 11 even bigger

WATERTOWN — The largest solar array in the north country will soon get even bigger. [Read more…]

Fort Drum soldier killed in New Jersey Humvee crash remembered for his selflessness

Military members exit with the casket during Staff Sgt. Bryce E. Leek’s funeral Sunday at River Community Church in Clayton. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

Military members exit with the casket during Staff Sgt. Bryce E. Leek’s funeral Sunday at River Community Church in Clayton. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

CLAYTON — Those who knew Staff Sgt. Bryce E. Leek said he was selfless in all areas of his life. [Read more…]

Army pulling PTSD program from Alex Bay’s River Hospital

ALEXANDRIA BAY — River Hospital’s one-of-a-kind post-traumatic stress disorder treatment program has been discontinued by the Army. [Read more…]

Loonie likely to stay weak, slowing Canadian shopping in NNY

WATERTOWN — Jeremy S. Askins, manager of J.C. Penney in Salmon Run Mall, said he’s noticed Canadians are making fewer cross-border trips this year to his store. [Read more…]

All but one Northern New York school budget approved

Voters participate in the Watertown City School District Budget vote at the former National Guard building that was recently purchased by the district. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Voters participate in the Watertown City School District Budget vote at the former National Guard building that was recently purchased by the district. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Despite an 88-79 vote to approve their spending plan, Parishville-Hopkinton Central School voters were the only ones in the north country to reject their district’s proposed budget Tuesday, failing to reach the necessary supermajority approval rate of 60 percent. [Read more…]

With Autumn Ridge townhouses built, work shifts to 359-unit complex

WATERTOWN — Construction of the final townhouse building at the 394-unit Preserve at Autumn Ridge complex off County Route 202 was finished in April, and now workers have begun clearing trees for a sister development on the other side of the road. [Read more…]

Malone village hires company to oversee demolition of building ready to collapse

MALONE — Members of the village board agreed last week to hire an engineering firm to oversee the demolition of the dilapidated building at 395 W. Main St. [Read more…]

First phase of Lincoln Building restoration to begin soon

A fence has been installed in front of the Lincoln Building in advance of work that’s scheduled to begin in the next few days. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

A fence has been installed in front of the Lincoln Building in advance of work that’s scheduled to begin in the next few days. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

WATERTOWN — Much-anticipated renovations will begin soon on the exterior of the now-empty Lincoln Building, the third major project that local officials say will change the downtown landscape forever. [Read more…]