Orleans, Lowville, other communities to receive funds needed for water projects

Road salt contamination has caused extensive corrosion at Andy Greene’s home in Fishers Landing, as seen here in his basement where he sits behind a corroded pipe on a hot water heater ruined by salt, holding a kitchen faucet he replaces every few years. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

Road salt contamination has caused extensive corrosion at Andy Greene’s home in Fishers Landing, as seen here in his basement where he sits behind a corroded pipe on a hot water heater ruined by salt, holding a kitchen faucet he replaces every few years. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

Several north country municipalities, including the town of Orleans, are getting millions of dollars in state funding for various water infrastructure projects. [Read more…]

July 2016 Feature Story: Craft Beverage

Tapping into agri-tourism

From left, Kaneb Orchards owners Edward Kaneb Jr.  and Elizabeth  Kaneb  with Kaneb Orchards marketing/sales manager Nancy Badlam at their Massena cider operation. Photo by Jason Hunter, NNY Business.

From left, Kaneb Orchards owners Edward Kaneb Jr.and Elizabeth
Kaneb with Kaneb Orchards marketing/sales manager Nancy Badlam at their Massena cider operation. Photo by Jason Hunter, NNY Business.

Region’s craft beverage industry diversifies as it grows

By Karee Magee, NNY Business

Twenty-one years after the north country’s first craft brewery, Sackets Harbor Brewing Company, opened in 1995, the craft beverage industry in the region has hit its stride as a major contributor to agri-tourism. [Read more…]

July 2016: Small Business Success

In business, school is never on break

Sarah O'Connell

Sarah O’Connell

One of the basic tenets of good small business management is to keep learning as much as you can about the business you’re in, whether it’s watching the horizon for up-and-coming trends in other parts of the country, observing what innovations or new products are being introduced in your industry or scanning trade publications and websites to check out ways to make your business more successful. [Read more…]

New Route 68 bypass opens as Ogdensburg Airport expansion continues

A recent aerial photo shows the Ogdensburg International Airport expansion. To the right is the newly rerouted Route 68. The state road was moved about 3,000 feet to allow for the runway to be expanded by 1,200 feet. Submitted Photo.

A recent aerial photo shows the Ogdensburg International Airport expansion. To the right is the newly rerouted Route 68. The state road was moved about 3,000 feet to allow for the runway to be expanded by 1,200 feet. Submitted Photo.

Traffic is flowing smoothly through a new portion of State Route 68 that was engineered to allow the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority room to expand its airport runway by 1,200 feet. [Read more…]

Lowville Planning Board approves expanded Kraft Heinz plan

The Kraft Heinz expansion project has been officially expanded.

The village Planning Board on Monday gave final approval to an amended site plan that now includes 103,353 square feet of additions to the Utica Boulevard cream cheese manufacturing plant; that’s up from 75,848 square feet in the plan previously approved in March. [Read more…]

May 2016 Feature Story: Metal Recycling

Firm buys scrap metal facility

The management team for Ben Weitsman of Watertown. Upstate Shredding-Weitsman Recycling will own and operate the former Empire Recycling facility on Pearl Street, Watertown. From left, Mike E. Miner, general manager, Sophie G. Quackenbush, office manager, and Adam S. Weitsman, owner and CEO. Photo by Norm Johnson, NNY Business.

The management team for Ben Weitsman of Watertown. Upstate Shredding-Weitsman Recycling will own and operate the former Empire Recycling facility on Pearl Street, Watertown. From left, Mike E. Miner, general manager, Sophie G. Quackenbush, office manager, and Adam S. Weitsman, owner and CEO. Photo by Norm Johnson, NNY Business.

Owego company is largest recycler on East Coast, will add jobs

By Craig Fox, NNY Business

The largest metal recycling company on the East Coast has acquired an indoor scrapyard in the old Black Clawson plant at 511 Pearl St. [Read more…]

Minimum bid for naming rights for Watertown ice rink to be $50,000

City Council members want the city to get what it financially deserves for the renaming rights of the Watertown Municipal Arena, so they informally agreed on Monday night to increase the minimum bid to $50,000 a year. [Read more…]

April 2016 Cover Story: SUNY Potsdam’s Bicentennial

A celebration 200 years in the making

SUNY Potsdam President Kristin Esterberg celebrates the 200th anniversary of the university March 25 during a bicentennial bash at the school’s student union. Photo by Jason Hunter, NNY Business.

SUNY Potsdam President Kristin Esterberg celebrates the 200th anniversary of the university March 25 during a bicentennial bash at the school’s student union. Photo by Jason Hunter, NNY Business.

On March 25, 2016, SUNY Potsdam, the oldest of state system’s 64 campuses, marked the founding of St. Lawrence Academy. The present-day college traces its beginnings to 1816 when the Academy and its first Board of Trustees were formed. Two centuries later, SUNY Potsdam is a story of the evolution of educational excellence.

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New north country agricultural academy secures $200,000 in state funding

State Sen. Patty Ritchie looks at sheep with Natalie Chambers, left, a senior at Heuvelton Central School and president of the Northwest Tech FFA chapter, Thursday during a tour of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Farm in Canton. Ms. Chambers spoke to the New York State Senate Agriculture Committee in Albany. Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

State Sen. Patty Ritchie looks at sheep with Natalie Chambers, left, a senior at Heuvelton Central School and president of the Northwest Tech FFA chapter, Thursday during a tour of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Farm in Canton. Ms. Chambers spoke to the New York State Senate Agriculture Committee in Albany. Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

Starting next school year, 15 to 20 high school seniors from St. Lawrence County will have the chance to attend a full-day agricultural program at the newly-created North Country Agricultural Studies Academy. [Read more…]

March 2016: Real Estate Roundup

Understanding residential transactions

Lance Evans

Lance Evans

In the coming months, I will discuss some common forms a buyer or seller encounters during a real estate transaction starting with the Agency Disclosure Form. This is the one form you should see in any transaction involving real estate agents and sales of property ranging from single-family residences to four-family homes. Remember that all parties should always be given a copy of any contract or form that is signed. [Read more…]