Officials with Fort Drum buffer program optimistic about work in 2017

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JCC establishing new program for ex-soldiers with council funding

"Education" Button on Modern Computer Keyboard.

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New York gun laws may limit Fort Drum impact of military’s expanded concealed carry rules

STEPHEN SWOFFORD / WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES Ricardo Riostirado, an Army veteran and a National Rifle Association-certified instructor with Operation Steel Rain, Pulaski, said many of the students in his Operation Steel Rain courses are Fort Drum soldiers or family members.

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Ricardo Riostirado, an Army veteran and a National Rifle Association-certified instructor with Operation Steel Rain, Pulaski, said many of the students in his Operation Steel Rain courses are Fort Drum soldiers or family members.

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Study links skills found in military veterans to qualities of successful entrepreneurs

STEPHEN SWOFFORD / WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES Scott J. Tolan, owner of No Remorse CrossFit, Watertown, said that his 21 years in the Army gave him a ‘mission-focused’ mindset.

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Scott J. Tolan, owner of No Remorse CrossFit, Watertown, said that his 21 years in the Army gave him a ‘mission-focused’ mindset.

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FDRHPO picks Erika Flint as its new executive director

AMANDA MORRISON / NNY Business The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization has picked Erika F. Flint to become its new executive director, the group said on Monday.

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The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization has picked Erika F. Flint to become its new executive director, the group said on Monday.

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Program at Jefferson Community College to teach military personnel, veterans about creating a business

AMANDA MORRISON / WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES Soldiers receive instruction on providing support for explosive ordinance teams during a training exercise at Fort Drum in 2013. The Boots to Business Reboot offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration is a free two-day training program for veterans and spouses that gives them an overview of business ownership as a career vocation.

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Soldiers receive instruction on providing support for explosive ordinance teams during a training exercise at Fort Drum in 2013. The Boots to Business Reboot offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration is a free two-day training program for veterans and spouses that gives them an overview of business ownership as a career vocation.

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Director Denise K. Young leaves FDRHPO for Watertown Family YMCA

JUSTIN SORENSEN n WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES Denise Young, Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, speaks during a press conference Wednesday on the Samritan Medical Center helipad, at the top level of the SMC parkins garage.

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Denise Young, Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization, speaks during a press conference Wednesday on the Samaritan Medical Center helipad, at the top level of the SMC parkins garage.

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August 2016 20 Questions: Ben Moore III, River Hospital

Critical care redefined

River Hospital CEO Ben Moore III in talks about the future of health care in the north country in his Alexandria Bay office last month. Photo by Stephen Swofford, NNY Business.

River Hospital CEO Ben Moore III in talks about the future of health care in the north country in his Alexandria Bay office last month. Photo by Stephen Swofford, NNY Business.

Alexandria Bay’s River Hospital finds its niche in changing landscape

For River Hospital the last 10 years since Ben Moore III became CEO has been a transitional period as it experienced financial challenges, backlash from the Medicaid reimbursement changes, and then growth with the help of programs like the outpatient program for soldiers with PTSD coordinated with Fort Drum and TRICARE. Mr. Moore sat down with us this month to discuss how River Hospital overcame the challenges facing it and the future for the hospital and the north country’s health care industry as a whole. [Read more…]

August 2016 Feature Story: FDRHPO

A ‘mission-focused’ agency

Denise Young is the executive director for Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization. The agency, which was formed in 2005 and today employs a staff of 36 full- and part-time people, works to improve the health of the region’s residents through a variety of initiatives. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

Denise Young is the executive director for Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization. The agency, which was formed in 2005 and today employs a staff of 36 full- and part-time people, works to improve the health of the region’s residents through a variety of initiatives. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

FDRHPO works to fill gaps in region’s health care

By Norah Machia, NNY Business

The growth of telemedicine is just one of several goals that the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization continues to accomplish on its mission to improve the health of north country residents. [Read more…]

July 2016: Business Briefcase

MEDIA

Community Broadcasters expands into Florida

Watertown-based Community Broadcasters, LLC, has purchased four signals from Apex Broad Broadcasting, Inc., in the Destin/Fort Walton Beach, Fla., market and filed for transfer of the licenses pending approval from the Federal Communications Commission in June. [Read more…]