Mercy project clears zoning approval

The redevelopment of the former Mercy Hospital site cleared a major hurdle on Wednesday night when the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals approved a compromise that allows for an urban feel for the project and room for potential future widening of Arsenal Street. [Read more…]

Samaritan looks to fall groundbreaking for cancer center

Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, is starting a new advisory council that will include former patients as members. The health care provider aims  to receive feedback from people who have experienced care as consumers so hospital officials can better address patient needs and solve problems. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Business.

Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, is starting a new advisory council that will include former patients as members. The health care provider aims to receive feedback from people who have experienced care as consumers so hospital officials can better address patient needs and solve problems. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

Samaritan Medical Center officials hope to break ground in the fall on a new comprehensive cancer treatment center. [Read more…]

Retiring city planner helped Watertown grow in his 30 years

Watertown City Planning and Community Development Coordinator Kenneth A. Mix retired Wednesday after 30 years of service. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Watertown City Planning and Community Development Coordinator Kenneth A. Mix retired Wednesday after 30 years of service. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Kenneth A. Mix now knows what happens to rubber bands after they’ve been lost in a desk for 30 years.

Mr. Mix, 55, the city’s planning and community development coordinator, learned they become brittle and fall apart, something he discovered while cleaning out his desk in his City Hall office while preparing to retire on Wednesday. [Read more…]