Plans for the 10th Mountain Division monument continues

WATERTOWN — Organizer Michael T. Plummer likes the design planned for a new monument in Thompson Park honoring the 10th Mountain Division. [Read more…]

Despite water damage, city has hope for former Berow & Monroe shoe store building

City planning and community development coordinator Kenneth A. Mix walks the second floor at an open viewing of the old Berow & Monroe shoe store building in downtown Watertown. Photo by Norm Johnston, Watertown Daily Times.

City planning and community development coordinator Kenneth A. Mix walks the second floor at an open viewing of the old Berow & Monroe shoe store building in downtown Watertown. Photo by Norm Johnston, Watertown Daily Times.

WATERTOWN — Going through the Court Street building on Wednesday, Jeffrey M. Smith was surprised by the amount of water damage that has accumulated in the former Berow & Monroe shoe store building over the years. [Read more…]

CitiBus fares may increase by 50 cents

Travelers ready to embark a CitiBus at the downtown terminal. Photo by Norm Johnston, Watertown Daily Times.

Travelers ready to embark a CitiBus at the downtown terminal. Photo by Norm Johnston, Watertown Daily Times.

WATERTOWN — CitiBus riders may need to fish another 50 cents from their pockets each time they take a ride. [Read more…]

Thousand Islands shipping halted after sugar freighter runs aground (VIDEO)

A Coast Guard boat circles the freighter Juno, which ran aground near the Thousand Islands Bridge early Monday morning. The vessel, carrying sugar to Toronto, did not leak any cargo or fuel into the St. Lawrence Seaway, Coast Guard officials said. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

A Coast Guard boat circles the freighter Juno, which ran aground near the Thousand Islands Bridge early Monday morning. The vessel, carrying sugar to Toronto, did not leak any cargo or fuel into the St. Lawrence Seaway, Coast Guard officials said. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

ALEXANDRIA BAY — Shipping along the St. Lawrence Seaway has been halted after a freighter carrying sugar ran aground under the Thousand Islands Bridge early Monday. [Read more…]

Heather Spezzano joins volunteer committee to build dog park in Factory Square

WATERTOWN — The woman who was instrumental in opening a pet adoption center at the local Petco store has been tabbed to help create a dog park at Factory Square Park. [Read more…]

From antelopes to zebras, vet gives the OK before they can cross the border

WELLESLEY ISLAND — Dr. Jeffrey J. Huse, 59, inspects all creatures, great and small, as a veterinarian at the Alexandria Bay Port of Entry.

“You wouldn’t believe the stuff he has to check here,” said Shawn P. Lewis, a Canadian trucker waiting for Dr. Huse to approve the load of cattle he was taking south on Thursday morning. [Read more…]

Community Foundation eyes former Black River Valley Club building

WATERTOWN — After less than two months on the market, the building that once housed the Black River Valley Club might once again have a promising future.

The Northern New York Community Foundation announced Wednesday that it is “actively exploring” the 110-year-old building as a potential site for a nonprofit resource center. [Read more…]

St. Lawrence County legislators want Amish to install orange triangle signs on back of buggies

CANTON ­— A long-standing controversy has resurfaced over whether St. Lawrence County’s growing Amish population should be required to display triangular slow-moving vehicle signs on their buggies. [Read more…]

Some area residents scrambling to meet Wednesday’s tax deadline

WATERTOWN — Time is short to pay the piper.

Local income tax preparers said people are scurrying to make sure their tax returns are done by Wednesday, the deadline for filing taxes to the state and federal governments. [Read more…]

K&J Spirits offers upscale product mix in Evans Mills

EVANS MILLS — Customers who stroll into K&J Spirits next to the Stewart’s store on Noble Street will notice “free tasting” notes posted on certain wine bottles. [Read more…]