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…]

Union still hopeful of saving Climax, but nothing is certain

Union officials remain hopeful that the Climax Packaging plant may be saved, but say it is still too early to speculate on if and when that could happen. [Read more…]

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…]

ReEnergy chief warns biomass plant could close in 90 days

A load of wood chips is unloaded in 2012 at ReEnergy Lyonsdale’s cogeneration plant on Marmon Road in the town of Lyonsdale. Watertown Daily Times photo.

A load of wood chips is unloaded in 2012 at ReEnergy Lyonsdale’s cogeneration plant on Marmon Road in the town of Lyonsdale. Watertown Daily Times photo.

LYONS FALLS — Without a power purchase agreement, the ReEnergy Lyonsdale wood-chip-burning cogeneration plant could close in 60 to 90 days, according to company CEO Larry D. Richardson. [Read more…]

Lack of snow curse for retailers, ski resorts, blessing for highway departments

A snowmobile for sale sits on green grass Friday on Route 11 in the Town of Watertown. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

A snowmobile for sale sits on green grass Friday on Route 11 in the Town of Watertown. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

The lack of snowfall in November and December has been a blessing for municipalities that have saved on fuel and road salt, but a curse for ski resorts and retailers of snowmobiles, snowshoes and other winter gear. [Read more…]