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…]

Gov. Cuomo announces minimum wage increase for SUNY employees

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announces in a conference in New York City Monday a minimum wage hike to $15 per hour for all employees of the State University of New York’s colleges statewide. Photo from Watertown Daily Times.

15123145876136 NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s minimum wage hike to $15 per hour for all employees of the State University of New York’s colleges statewide, announced Monday, could modestly affect the north country. [Read more…]