Lundy to buy three Washington Street buildings to launch downtown office campus

WATERTOWN — A West Carthage developer plans to give the four-story Rouse Building at 531 Washington St. a makeover after buying the property from a Massachusetts real estate firm. [Read more…]

Henderson plans nearly $20,000 study to have ‘guns loaded’ against Galloo Island wind project

HENDERSON HARBOR — Henderson is preparing to fight a proposed wind farm that calls for nearly 600-foot-tall turbines on Galloo Island, about 6 miles away from the town’s shoreline. [Read more…]

Labor union requests investigation into Guilfoyle Ambulance’s finances

The union that represents the employees of Guilfoyle Ambulance has asked for an investigation into the company’s finances. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

The union that represents the employees of Guilfoyle Ambulance has asked for an investigation into the company’s finances. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

WATERTOWN — The union that represents the employees of Guilfoyle Ambulance Service Inc. has asked the state attorney general’s office to initiate an investigation into the company’s finances. [Read more…]

Assembly Speaker Heastie says north country trip an eye-opening experience

Carl E. Heastie, center, speaker of the state Assembly, attends a meeting Wednesday at the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority. With him are Massena Mayor Timmy J. Currier and Lanessa L. Owens, Mr. Heastie’s secretary of intergovernmental relations. Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

Carl E. Heastie, center, speaker of the state Assembly, attends a meeting Wednesday at the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority. With him are Massena Mayor Timmy J. Currier and Lanessa L. Owens, Mr. Heastie’s secretary of intergovernmental relations. Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

OGDENSBURG — Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie, D-Bronx, admits his whirlwind tour of upstate and Northern New York over the past two days has been an eye-opener that will provide crucial insight when he returns to Albany to craft legislation that will benefit all New Yorkers. [Read more…]

Owner looks at Air Brake’s past, future during 125th anniversary

Heinz Hermann Thiele, owner of New York Air Brake, left, shakes the hand of local artist Garrett L. McCarthy, who created a painting to commemorate 125 years of the company. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Heinz Hermann Thiele, owner of New York Air Brake, left, shakes the hand of local artist Garrett L. McCarthy, who created a painting to commemorate 125 years of the company. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

WATERTOWN — When his company acquired it 24 years ago, Heinz Hermann Thiele wasn’t exactly sure how New York Air Brake was going to fit into Knorr-Bremse’s plans for the global rail transportation brake manufacturing firm. [Read more…]

Possible fast-food wage increase raises concerns from local franchises, eateries

Jreck Subs employee Kennedie Brown works on assembling an order of sandwiches at the franchise’s Adams location. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Jreck Subs employee Kennedie Brown works on assembling an order of sandwiches at the franchise’s Adams location. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

WATERTOWN — The hourly wage of a cashier at McDonald’s soon could be equal to that of a Watertown paramedic. [Read more…]

Cost of demolishing VanDuzee Street buildings could reach $1.3m

WATERTOWN — The cost to demolish the crumbling buildings and barns at 424 VanDuzee St. could reach $1.3 million, depending on whether the site is made shovel-ready once the buildings are removed. [Read more…]

Bird flu scrambles egg prices, affecting producers, restaurants and grocery stores

Nick Lehman and Marge Lyndaker, both of Croghan, buy eggs Thursday from Black River Valley Farms in Carthage, the largest egg supplier between Syracuse and Plattsburgh. Right, avian flu has been responsible for rising egg prices. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

Nick Lehman and Marge Lyndaker, both of Croghan, buy eggs Thursday from Black River Valley Farms in Carthage, the largest egg supplier between Syracuse and Plattsburgh. Right, avian flu has been responsible for rising egg prices. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

WEST CARTHAGE — Black River Valley Farms, the largest egg supplier between Syracuse and Plattsburgh, has heard lots of feedback in recent months from its customers about how rising egg prices have cut their profit margins. [Read more…]

Sackets Harbor plans solar array to power municipal buildings

SACKETS HARBOR — The village has teamed up with consultants to plan a ground-mounted solar array off Ambrose Street that would indirectly power its municipal buildings and street lights for 25 years at no cost to taxpayers. [Read more…]

Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt opens at space vacated by Yo-Johnny!

Sienna Wellein, Picton, Ontario, puts hot fudge on her frozen yogurt at Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt, which opened June 29 in the space formerly occupied by Yo-Johnny! Frozen Yogurt in the Towne Center Drive shopping plaza off outer Arsenal Street. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Sienna Wellein, Picton, Ontario, puts hot fudge on her frozen yogurt at Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt, which opened June 29 in the space formerly occupied by Yo-Johnny! Frozen Yogurt in the Towne Center Drive shopping plaza off outer Arsenal Street. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

WATERTOWN — It’s a case of out with the old and in with the new. [Read more…]