Sunoco finalizes $76.4 million deal for Valentine shops, gas stations

Sunoco, one of the nation’s largest gas distribution companies, said it finalized its deal to buy Valentine Stores Inc. entire collection of convenience stores, gas stations and restaurants. [Read more…]

City Council to consider $567,000 more for Factory Street project

Construction continues Wednesday morning on Factory Street in Watertown. Photo by Stephen Swofford, Watertown Daily Times.

Construction continues Wednesday morning on Factory Street in Watertown. Photo by Stephen Swofford, Watertown Daily Times.

Some miscalculations on the scope of work for the $12.9 million Factory Street reconstruction project will drive up its cost more than $567,000. [Read more…]

Roth Industries embarking on nearly $6 million project

Work is expected to start around July 1 on a nearly $6 million expansion at Roth Industries Inc. in the City Center Industrial Park on North Bellew Avenue. [Read more…]

North Country Regional Economic Council discusses other options for Downtown Revitalization

The north country communities that are unsuccessful in the competition for $10 million in downtown revitalization funding may have other funding options available to them. [Read more…]

Watertown business sees bounce since April opening

Kendal Dejourdan, 5, plays on some of the equipment at the Bouncing Bug in Watertown. Stephen Swofford, Watertown Daily Times.

Kendal Dejourdan, 5, plays on some of the equipment at the Bouncing Bug in Watertown. Stephen Swofford, Watertown Daily Times.

When the Snack Shack Family Fun Center closed business, Molly K. Dejourdan decided to rent the building and, with a little paint and a few bouncy houses, turned it into the Bouncing Bug. [Read more…]

Fourth wind farm proposed in Lewis County, solar included

The sun sets on a wind farm outside Lowville. Photo by Stephen Swofford, Watertown Daily Times.

The sun sets on a wind farm outside Lowville. Photo by Stephen Swofford, Watertown Daily Times.

A fourth wind farm — this one with an additional solar component — is now being planned in Lewis County on the Tug Hill Plateau. [Read more…]

St. Lawrence County’s golf courses, cycling, wineries and more draw tourists

Brooke E. Rouse, director of St. Lawrence County’s Chamber of Commerce, and Joseph R. Goliber, visitor center manager, pose with copies of the agency’s visitor’s guide and angler’s guide at their Canton office. Photo by Susan Mende, Watertown Daily Times.

Brooke E. Rouse, director of St. Lawrence County’s Chamber of Commerce, and Joseph R. Goliber, visitor center manager, pose with copies of the agency’s visitor’s guide and angler’s guide at their Canton office. Photo by Susan Mende, Watertown Daily Times.

Boxes filled with 3,000 copies of the 47-page St. Lawrence County Chamber’s Visitor Guide headed across the border Wednesday for the Ottawa and Kingston areas to showcase golf, cycling, fishing and other recreational opportunities that continue to attract people to the rural north country. [Read more…]

Coyote Moon Wins New York State Winery of the Year

Coyote Moon Vineyards won New York Winery of the Year Award from the New York International Wine competition Monday. Photo by Stephen Swofford, Watertown Daily Times.

Coyote Moon Vineyards won New York Winery of the Year Award from the New York International Wine competition Monday. Photo by Stephen Swofford, Watertown Daily Times.

Coyote Moon Vineyards won New York Winery of the Year Award from the New York International Wine competition Monday. [Read more…]

Saint Lawrence Spirits project gets ‘go ahead’ from Clayton

Saint Lawrence Spirits will be able to launch a distillery at the former Fairview Manor property on Route 12E in Clayton, following both a State Supreme Court decision and approval from the town’s Joint Planning Board. Submitted Photo.

Saint Lawrence Spirits will be able to launch a distillery at the former Fairview Manor property on Route 12E in Clayton, following both a State Supreme Court decision and approval from the town’s Joint Planning Board. Submitted Photo.

The town’s Joint Planning Board wasted no time following a State Supreme Court decision to approve the location of the Saint Lawrence Spirits distillery. [Read more…]

Fort Drum session spreads awareness of agriculture industry to soldiers

As a small handful of soldiers listened to a pitch about getting into agriculture, organizers said their military service could make them the right fit to build the industry’s future. [Read more…]