Maple producers and experts see economic opportunity for birch syrup

AMANDA MORRISON / WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES Tomm L. Maxon, at Farmhouse Maple in Dexter on Thursday, which he owns with his wife, Marsha A., said farmers would need more birch sap to produce a gallon of syrup because it has 50 percent less sugar than maple sap.

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Winter Film Festival Success

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The board of directors for the Snowtown Film Festival (from left) Marc Knapp, President, Steve Hunt, Member, Kylie Peck, Treasurer, Jason Maurer, Vice President, and Terry Brennen, Secretary.

Snowtown Film Festival sells record number of tickets drawing large crowds to downtown Watertown

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February 20 Questions: Eric Virkler

 

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February 2017: Small Business Startup

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Erika Turck, owner of Vigilante Yoga, demonstrates an aerial yoga technique in her new studio in the Lincoln building on Public Square.

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North Country Downtown Development Builds New Opportunity

 

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Gary Beasley, director of Neighbors of Watertown, explains the layout and reconstruction of the commercial space in the former Empsall’s Building.

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Home sales and median price rise in north country last quarter

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36114 County Route 46,Theresa, NY 13691 is a cabin on the Indian River.

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Saving a river: Plan 2014 seen as major win for St. Lawrence River dwellers

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A long-awaited and much-debated plan to regulate water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River was adopted by the U.S. and Canadian governments Dec. 8. Clayton’s Save the River was among the groups that pushed for nearly two decades for an updated regulation strategy. We sat down with the organization’s executive director, Lee Willbanks, to talk about the environmental and economic impacts of Plan 2014.

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Flux in Canadian dollar impacts NNY economy

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Gary DeYoung, executive director of the Thousand Islands International Tourism Council, stands in front of the Thousand Islands Bridge.

Despite exchange rate IMbalance between U.S. and Canadian dollar businesses maintain vision towards continued economic partnership

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Early snow leads to strong holiday week for Tug Hill businesses

STEPHEN SWOFFORD / WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES Snowmobilers took advantage of an extra day off Monday near the Montague Inn. Area businesses catering to snowmobilers say they had a strong holiday week, thanks to all the snow.(Virkler story)

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Snowmobilers take advantage of an extra day off Monday near the Montague Inn. Area businesses catering to snowmobilers say they had a strong holiday week thanks to all the snow. Strong business was also reported at the MontagueInn and on-site motel.

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Many businesses experience most satisfying tourism season in 18 years

Areal view of Clayton, NY, along the St. Lawrence River.

Areal view of Clayton, NY, along the St. Lawrence River.

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