Watertown seeks minimum $50k annual bid for arena naming rights

The city is asking for a minimum of $50,000 a year for naming rights at its recently renovated municipal arena at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds. [Read more…]

$36.7 million investment could bring 100 jobs to Potsdam

Clarkson University has submitted a consolidated funding application to help fund a plan for the refurbishment of Damon Hall, Snell Hall and Congdon Hall on Clarkson’s downtown campus, build a whitewater park on the Raquette River and enhance streetscapes in the village’s downtown business district. [Read more…]

Developers, city to apply for $950,000 for Lincoln Building

The owners of the Lincoln Building intend to seek up to $950,000 in state funding to kick start the next phase of renovations to the Public Square landmark. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

The owners of the Lincoln Building intend to seek up to $950,000 in state funding to kick start the next phase of renovations to the Public Square landmark. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

The owners of the Lincoln Building intend to seek up to $950,000 in state funding to kick start the next phase of renovations to the Public Square landmark. [Read more…]

Antique Boat Museum announces new director

The Antique Boat Museum has picked Rebecca Hopfinger, its current acting director, to become its executive director. [Read more…]

Job fair Monday in Canton will connect job seekers with employers

CANTON — More than 20 employers, mostly in the health care and education-related fields, will participate in a job fair scheduled for Monday at the St. Lawrence-Lewis Board of Cooperative Educational Services Center, 40 W. Main St. [Read more…]

Lewis County recycling center upgrade bids come in around $300,000

Bids for an upgrade project at the Lewis County recycling center intended to improve its no-sort system came in around the $300,000 mark, as anticipated. [Read more…]

Mercy project clears zoning approval

The redevelopment of the former Mercy Hospital site cleared a major hurdle on Wednesday night when the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals approved a compromise that allows for an urban feel for the project and room for potential future widening of Arsenal Street. [Read more…]

New Potsdam restaurant offers barbecue, bourbon with American flair

Robbie Castro, Potsdam, a bar tender and server at Bourbon Barrel Bar-b-que, makes a Jim beam and lemonade drink for a customer Tuesday night while working at the new Potsdam restaurant. Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

Robbie Castro, Potsdam, a bar tender and server at Bourbon Barrel Bar-b-que, makes a Jim beam and lemonade drink for a customer Tuesday night while working at the new Potsdam restaurant. Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

Decked out with American flags, a new downtown restaurant is offering customers smoked meats, warm and cold side dishes and a selection of 20 kinds of bourbon. [Read more…]

Dry weather troublesome for local farms

The lack of rain is drying out north country corn crops, such as this one on North Community Drive in the town of Rutland. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

The lack of rain is drying out north country corn crops, such as this one on North Community Drive in the town of Rutland. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Year to year, north country farmers expect hot spells and dry weather, but not enough that it would severely affect crops. [Read more…]

New city of Watertown water superintendent set to be hired

The city will soon have a new water superintendent to replace Michael J. Sligar, who retired two weeks ago after 36 years of service with the city. [Read more…]