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…]

Momentum continues for the downtown Watertown development boom

Christopher Marshall of Augliano Painting in Clayton preps the front of the Lincoln Building on Thursday on Public Square. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

Christopher Marshall of Augliano Painting in Clayton preps the front of the Lincoln Building on Thursday on Public Square. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

WATERTOWN — Downtown is welcoming another round of a development boom, this time with a series of smaller projects that are dotting the city’s central business district. [Read more…]