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…]

Company official: Car-Freshner will move out of Watertown if meat plant gets approval

Daniel Samann, general counsel of Car-Freshner, announces the company would leave the Jefferson County Corporate Park over odor concerns if the $20.6 million USDA meat processing plant is built, after an informational meeting Tuesday at the Watertown Town Hall. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

Daniel Samann, general counsel of Car-Freshner, announces the company would leave the Jefferson County Corporate Park over odor concerns if the $20.6 million USDA meat processing plant is built, after an informational meeting Tuesday at the Watertown Town Hall. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

WATERTOWN — A senior Car-Freshner company official promised Tuesday night that he will start pulling his company out of the Jefferson County Corporate Park on the same day a proposed 42,000-square-foot meat processing plant gets approved in the park off Coffeen Street. [Read more…]

Council makes no decision on Court Street building

WATERTOWN — Two developers will have a couple more weeks to put together more definitive information on how they would finance their plans to refurbish the old Berow & Monroe shoe store building on Court Street. [Read more…]

To mark National Health Center Week, north country agencies share renovations and statistics

Greyson J. Horton, 2, plays in the newly renovated pediatric waiting room at the North Country Family Health Center. Photo by Eli Anderson, Watertown Daily Times.

Greyson J. Horton, 2, plays in the newly renovated pediatric waiting room at the North Country Family Health Center. Photo by Eli Anderson, Watertown Daily Times.

WATERTOWN — In celebration of National Health Center Week, the North Country Family Health Center unveiled recent renovations to its pediatric waiting area on Thursday. [Read more…]

Dignitaries ‘honor the mountain’ with Thompson Park ground-breaking

Guests dig the first holes at the site of the monument Wednesday. Photo by Coty Giannelli, Watertown Daily Times.

Guests dig the first holes at the site of the monument Wednesday. Photo by Coty Giannelli, Watertown Daily Times.

WATERTOWN — About a year from now, a granite monument honoring the 10th Mountain Division and its relationship with the community will stand tall in the middle of Thompson Park. [Read more…]

Consultants field questions from Sackets board about risks of 25-year solar project

SACKETS HARBOR — Addressing concerns from members of the village Board of Trustees about risks of the proposal, energy consultants from a Pennsylvania firm gave a presentation Tuesday about a plan to build a solar array that would indirectly power the village’s buildings and streetlights for 25 years. [Read more…]