February 2016 Feature Story: Stefano’s Pizzeria & Restaurant

Three decades strong

Destroyed by fire in 2002, Stefano’s Pizzeria & Restaurant on State Street, Carthage, has endured changing times. The business marked its 30 years in 2015 and now operates locations in Pulaski and Mexico. Watertown Daily Times file photo

Destroyed by fire in 2002, Stefano’s Pizzeria & Restaurant on State Street, Carthage, has endured changing times. The business marked its 30 years in 2015 and now operates locations in Pulaski and Mexico. Watertown Daily Times file photo.

30 years of pizza, pride and persistence for Stefano’s

By Joleene Moody, NNY Business

Stefano’s Pizzeria & Restaurant in the village of Carthage is nothing short of iconic. Started in 1985 in a tiny building on State Street in the historic village, the pizzeria began quite small and unassuming, pumping out fresh Italian pies baked to perfection by Sicilian-born founder and owner, Stefano Magro. Thirty years later, the Northern New York pizzeria has grown by leaps and bounds and today is primarily managed and operated by his two adult children, Stefania and Salvatore “Savie.” [Read more…]

January 2016 Business History: The Railroad Writer

‘My greatest hobby is the railroad’

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Despite his lackluster pursuit of academics, Watertown native Edward Hungerford achieved remarkable success once he parlayed his love of the railroad and trains into a career. Watertown Daily Times File Photo.

Watertown man turned lifelong love of trains into a successful career

By Dave Shampine, NNY Business

The letter with its unique signature — a pencil-sketched railroad steam engine — is in as good condition today as it was nearly 76 years ago when Edward Hungerford rolled the stationery out of his typewriter. [Read more…]