Schumer fights to protect north country businesses from counterfeit bills

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer holds up Monopoly money while speaking about the importance of stopping the use of counterfeit bills during a news conference Wednesday at The Mustard Seed in Watertown. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer holds up Monopoly money while speaking about the importance of stopping the use of counterfeit bills during a news conference Wednesday at The Mustard Seed in Watertown. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

WATERTOWN — In response to a surge of counterfeit bills circulating in the city, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer gathered with law enforcement Wednesday afternoon at The Mustard Seed, 969 Arsenal St., to encourage the Secret Service to step up its efforts and help local businesses. [Read more…]

Jefferson County law enforcement, mental health agencies work together to fill gaps

WATERTOWN — Progress is being made on a countywide initiative aimed at preventing people with a mental illness from being jailed unnecessarily. [Read more…]

Two developers interested in restoring former Berow & Monroe shoe store

WATERTOWN — The city has received two proposals from developers interested in purchasing and restoring the former Berow & Monroe shoe store building on Court Street. [Read more…]

$20.6 million USDA meat processing plant planned at Watertown business park

Plans to build a $20.6 million meat processing facility at Jefferson County Corporate Park were unveiled Thursday. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Plans to build a $20.6 million meat processing facility at Jefferson County Corporate Park were unveiled Thursday. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

SACKETS HARBOR — A $20.6 million meat processing facility certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been planned at the Jefferson County Corporate Park by a local developer and a group of farmers. [Read more…]

FDRLO chief: Initial Fort Drum cuts may be small, but sequestration looms large

The next round of cuts at Fort Drum may be small, according to one advocate, but sequestration means more could be looming in the near future. [Read more…]

Convergys expanding into health care industry, creating employment opportunities

Convergys employees work at the call center Tuesday. The company plans to expand its customer services into the health care industry. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

Convergys employees work at the call center Tuesday. The company plans to expand its customer services into the health care industry. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

WATERTOWN — Convergys call center is planning to expand its customer assistance services into the health care industry, creating a demand for hundreds of full-time temporary employees. [Read more…]

Without a home rink, Wolves cancel hockey season, aim for 2016 return

WATERTOWN — Contrary to popular belief, winning does not cure everything. [Read more…]

Company looks to open medical marijuana dispensary in Evans Mills

WATERTOWN — A Brooklyn-based company is hoping to set up a medical marijuana dispensary in Evans Mills. [Read more…]

Brendon Webb pulls out of Watertown mayoral race

Brendon L. Webb, then 19, discusses his platform at a kickoff event for his campaign for Watertown mayor at Savory Downtown on May 11. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Brendon L. Webb, then 19, discusses his platform at a kickoff event for his campaign for Watertown mayor at Savory Downtown on May 11. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

WATERTOWN — Mayoral candidate Brendon L. Webb announced late Thursday afternoon that he has pulled out of the race. [Read more…]

Business owners say limited effect from partial return of Fort Drum’s Black River gate

BLACK RIVER — Businesses near the post say the partial reopening of Fort Drum’s Black River gate will do little to help them. [Read more…]