Tapping the Family Tree

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Entrepreneur Josh Parker with wife Alessandra and son Rhett at the Parker’s Real Maple road side stand in front of his County Route 21 business in Canton.

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Breaking Ground: New facility to increase program capabilities

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Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell, left center, and SUNY Potsdam President Kristin Esterberg participate toss dirt in the air during a groundbreaking ceremony for SUNY Potsdam’s new Child Care Center.

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Orleans, Lowville, other communities to receive funds needed for water projects

Road salt contamination has caused extensive corrosion at Andy Greene’s home in Fishers Landing, as seen here in his basement where he sits behind a corroded pipe on a hot water heater ruined by salt, holding a kitchen faucet he replaces every few years. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

Road salt contamination has caused extensive corrosion at Andy Greene’s home in Fishers Landing, as seen here in his basement where he sits behind a corroded pipe on a hot water heater ruined by salt, holding a kitchen faucet he replaces every few years. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

Several north country municipalities, including the town of Orleans, are getting millions of dollars in state funding for various water infrastructure projects. [Read more…]

Green Construction Expo to showcase products, offer demonstrations on sustainability

Construction crews poured concrete with a recycled glass content of about 10 percent for a Clarkson University sidewalk project. The project was undertaken between Price Hall and the Cheel Campus Center parking lot, with crews using a donated byproduct from a glass bead manufacturer, Potter’s Industries, as a replacement for Portland cement. The new concrete formulation was part of a process developed at Clarkson. Submitted Photo.

Construction crews poured concrete with a recycled glass content of about 10 percent for a Clarkson University sidewalk project. The project was undertaken between Price Hall and the Cheel Campus Center parking lot, with crews using a donated byproduct from a glass bead manufacturer, Potter’s Industries, as a replacement for Portland cement. The new concrete formulation was part of a process developed at Clarkson. Submitted Photo.

Clarkson University is seeking vendors and sponsors for its upcoming Green Construction Expo, which will bring together individuals and businesses striving to make the north country community a more sustainable place. [Read more…]

Economic developer seeks microenterprise grant applicants

Economic Developer Leigh B. Rodriguez has until July 22 to submit her application for a microenterprise grant through the Community Development Block Grant Program, but needs to pre-screen applicants for monies first, in order to show cause. [Read more…]

Tru North Pizza ‘90 percent ready’ to reopen

Scott P. McKeever, owner of Tru North Pizza, bakes a breakfast pizza Saturday morning. Mr. McKeever said Tru North is about 90 percent ready to open once again. Photo by Jake Newman, Watertown Daily Times.

Scott P. McKeever, owner of Tru North Pizza, bakes a breakfast pizza Saturday morning. Mr. McKeever said Tru North is about 90 percent ready to open once again. Photo by Jake Newman, Watertown Daily Times.

After nearly a decade, Tru North Pizza will once again be serving their renowned pizza to the north country. [Read more…]

Canton’s Luna Boutique benefits from Roopreneur challenge

Hailey Hodge, owner of Luna in Canton, sits Friday at her Canton business. SUNY Canton management and advertising students presented Ms. Hodge with ways to increase her sales by reaching more college customers. Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

Hailey Hodge, owner of Luna in Canton, sits Friday at her Canton business. SUNY Canton management and advertising students presented Ms. Hodge with ways to increase her sales by reaching more college customers. Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

A business challenge at SUNY Canton has provided a local business owner with ideas on how to connect more with the college student population as a way to increase foot traffic and sales. [Read more…]

“Warm and friendly” atmosphere the goal for Stadium Sports Bar

The owners of Main Street’s newest bar want to bring back the family-friendly and community-oriented atmosphere that they remember at a bar that closed nearly 12 years ago. [Read more…]

The Little Cake Co. combines Canton sisters’ creative skills

Canton natives Megan Morley, left, and her sister Morgan Hetu, pose for a portrait at their new bakery, The Little Cake Co., at 13 Hodskin St., Canton. Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

Canton natives Megan Morley, left, and her sister Morgan Hetu, pose for a portrait at their new bakery, The Little Cake Co., at 13 Hodskin St., Canton. Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

When The Little Cake Co. opens its storefront at 13 Hodskin St., sisters Megan Morley and Morgan Hetu will be looking to serve their hometown with a creative array of sweet treats. [Read more…]

New Pizza Hut approved by Canton Village Planning Board

CANTON — The village Planning Board on Tuesday night unanimously approved a site plan for a new Pizza Hut in the University Plaza on Route 11. The new site is about 200 yards from the existing Pizza Hut and will include a drive-through area. [Read more…]