March 2016 Cover Story: Women in Public Service

Women answer the call for public service

Sharon A. Addison, 52, was appointed Watertown city manager in 2012 following a 27-year career with the National Security Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Md.

Sharon A. Addison, 52, was appointed Watertown city manager in 2012 following a 27-year career with the National Security Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Md.

From county and city managers to district attorneys, an assistant
attorney general, state lawmakers and the youngest woman ever
elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, north country women have blazed a progressive — and impressive — trail in public service.

By Norah Machia | Photos By Justin Sorensen

There are many women in the north country who provide invaluable leadership in the public sector as a result of their strategic skills, energy, knowledge and commitment. [Read more…]

Watertown Legislator Carolyn Fitzpatrick wins 25th Athena Award

WATERTOWN — Jefferson County Board of Legislators Chairwoman Carolyn D. Fitzpatrick was announced Thursday morning as the 25th Athena Award recipient.

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February 2015 Cover Story: A Battle for Bucks

The competition for economic development

From left, Justin A. Taylor, Clayton town supervisor, and Todd Buchko, 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel general manager. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

From left, Justin A. Taylor, Clayton town supervisor, and Todd Buchko, 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel general manager. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

Since 2011, the north country has received $338.1m in state money to develop infrastructure, housing and projects that will lead to sustainable local jobs. Last month, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo raised the stakes with a new competition that could send another $500m to NNY. Officials say the region is prepared for a tough fight.

By Ted Booker, NNY Business

Click here to see how REDC funds have helped the north country. [Read more…]