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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July 2016: DBAs

DBA (doing business under an assumed name) certificates filed at the Jefferson County Clerk’s June 1 office  to June 30, 2016

June 30:

Emelia Kennedy Clothing Boutique, 20515 Weaver Road, Watertown, Kirsten Colburn, 20515 Weaver Road, Watertown.

June 29:

Ineffable Deal, 464 Bugbee Drive, Watertown, Derek Thompson, 464 Bugbee Drive, Watertown.

Espinoza’s Yard Care, 123 Chestnut St., Watertown, Roman R. Espinoza, 123 Chestnut St., Watertown.

June 28:

Cooperative Real Estate North Country Specialists, 24685 State Route 37, Watertown, Jason G. Smith, 25683 Beckwith Road, Evans Mills.

June 24:

RPM Landscaping and General Maintenance, 110 Haley St., Watertown. Ryan Patrick L’Huillier, 110 Haley St., Watertown.

D.J. and Sons Trucking and Excavating, 28219 County Route 55, Fox Road, Watertown, Donald F. Jewett, 28219 County Route 55, Fox Road, Watertown.

June 23:

Chop Shop Auto Repair and Salvage, 787 Pearl St., Watertown, Andrew W. Farr, 27634 State Route 283, Lot 51, Black River.

Pat’s Handyman Service, 1087 E. Joseph St., P.O. Box 396, Cape Vincent, Patrick J. Lawrence, 1087 E. Joseph St., Cape Vincent.

Beep Trucking, 661 Factory St., Apt. 3, Watertown, Elaine Dorn, 667 Fairbanks St., Watertown, Brett Murdock, 667 Fairbanks St., Watertown.

June 22:

Live Love Lula Roe with Katie Lane, 677 Cayuga Ave., Watertown, Katherine E. Lane, 677 Cayuga Ave., Watertown.

June 21:

Upstate Enterprises, 9999 Nash Road, Mannsville, Caleb Alfred Tifft, 9999 Nash Road, Mannsville.

Country Roads Creative Content Solutions, 9730 Lawrence Road, Adams, Kathleen Rose Montgomery, 9730 Lawrence Road, Adams.

Laura Greene Consulting, 16427 Butler Drive, Sackets Harbor, Laura Greene, 16427 Butler Drive, Sackets Harbor.

Michael’s Property Services, 21965 Holcomb St., Watertown, Michael F. Jeschawitz, 21965 Holcomb St., Watertown.

BHR Racing, 11269 Bishop Street Road, Adams, Brian Hudson, 11269 Bishop Street Road, Adams.

June 20:

B-Hat’s Curry House, 1222 Arsenal St., Suite 14, Watertown, Prabin Rana Bhat, 21820 Heather Acres Drive, #1D, Watertown.

June 17:

Friends of Farm, 26327 State Route 283, Watertown, Dina L. Kelly, 26327 State Route 283, Watertown.

J B Farms, 9033 State Route 12E, Chaumont, Justin Marshall Bourquin, 9033 State Route 12E, Chaumont.

Collectors Paradise, 1015 Water St., Watertown, Jade Paul Coman, 12 James St., Apt. B, Pulaski.

June 16:

Above All Services, 221 Academy St., Watertown, Teresa Anne Clobridge, 221 Academy St., Watertown.

Walker PMC, 120 Pine Drive, Black River, Michael Christopher Walker, 120 Pine Drive, Black River.

June 15:

River Paws, 42781 State Route 12, Alexandria Bay, Michelle Kristin Steward, 41101 Smithering Heights, Clayton.

12 Smiles Photography, 9065 B Bassett St., Fort Drum, Natalie Marie Rodriguez, 9065B Bassett St., Fort Drum.

VIP Cigars, 20360 Derouin Drive, Sackets Harbor, Richard Francis Martin, 20360 Derouin Drive, Sackets Harbor.

June 14:

Underground Ink, 141 JB Wise Place, Watertown, Darrell Ernest Gardner, 532 Stone St., Watertown.

Let’s Bounce, 9910 Route 12E, Chaumont, Sheri Jo Robinson, 9910 Route 12E, Chaumont.

Sonny’s Landscaping, 25625 Industrial Blvd., Pamelia, Joseph Pickering, 17 Ferry St., Hudson Falls.

June 13:

Woodys Hobby Farm, 10629 Cobbville Road, Adams, Jason M. Woodworth, 10629 Cobbville Road, Adams.

Lake Country Property Services, 42626 Cullen Camp Road, Redwood, Zachary A. Cullen, 42626 Cullen Camp Road, Redwood.

June 10:

Battlewolf Tactical Systems, 190 Stone St., Apt. 1, Watertown, Larry Allen Holly, 190 Stone St., Apt. 1, Watertown.

Old 34, 34897 County Route 28, Philadelphia, Hendrik William Vandervegt, 625 Seneca St., P.O. Box 294, Watertown.

June 9:

Luckies Professional Landscaping & Demolition Service, 12059 County Route 125, Chaumont, Lawren Michelle Luartes, 12059 County Route 125, Chaumont.

June 8:

Wellesley Hotel Restaurant, 42809 St. Lawrence Ave., TI Park, Sandy M. Jeffries, 84 N. Crossman St., P.O. Box 452, Alex Bay.

June 7:

Thai Cuisine Restaurant, 26390 State Route 11, Building A, Evans Mills, Saengdao Boonsom, 112 Leray St., Black River.

June 6:

Reel Commander Fishing Charter, 17 Starring Ave., Alexandria Bay, David Michael Cortright, 48730 County Route 1, Redwood.

Leading the Way Dog School, 15650 County Route 5, Clayton, Viola M. Foresman, 15650 County Route 5, Clayton.

Rise ‘n Shine Housekeeping, 26397 Ridge Road, Watertown, Christine Meyers, 26397 Ridge Road, Watertown.

Maple Walnut Farm, 28689 Perch Lake Road, Watertown, Claude Wilson, 28689 Perch Lake Road, Watertown.

June 3:

1000 Islands Home Services, 8824 County Route 5, Three Mile Bay, Christina L. Ottman, 8824 County Route 5, Chaumont, Larry J. Ottman IV, 8824 County Route 5, Chaumont.

Juniper Tree Yoga, 313 General Smith Drive, Sackets Harbor, Quincey Blanchard Oliver, 313 General Smith Drive, P.O. Box 454, Sackets Harbor.

Dale R. Felder Grass Lake Farms, Burns Road, Theresa, Dale Robert Felder, 29817 Hickory Lane, Redwood.

June 2:

Public Knowledge Records, 446 Ambrose St., Sacket Harbor, Jonathan Edward Thomas Huntsman, 446 Ambrose St., Sackets Harbor.

June 1:

Coffee Time, 21182 Salmon Run Mall Loop W., Watertown, Ippel Tofamamao Laufasa, 15675 Emicike Place #107, Watertown.

F.X. Caprara Honda is now open on Bradley Street

Employees and customers take to the showroom at the new F.X. Caprara Honda dealership, which opened Monday on Bradley Street, just off Interstate 81. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

Employees and customers take to the showroom at the new F.X. Caprara Honda dealership, which opened Monday on Bradley Street, just off Interstate 81. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

They say nothing beats that new car smell, and the newly-opened F.X. Caprara Honda dealership on outer Bradley Street is ripe with it. [Read more…]

April 2016: DBAs

DBA (doing business under an assumed name) certificates filed at the Jefferson County Clerk’s office March
14 to March 31, 2016.

March 31:

Beep Trucking, 661 Factory St., Watertown, Brett Parks Murdock, 661 Factory St., Apt. 3, Watertown.

1869 Tavern, 558 State St., Watertown, Antony Joseph Foster, 125 Smith St., Watertown

Teased Hair Salon, 262 State St., Carthage, Summer Freeman, 19676 Staplin Road, Black River, Brittany Hancock, 3832 Deer River Road, Carthage

Daryl’s Diesel Repair, 29651 Ashland Road, Chaumont, Daryl Scott Goutremout, 29651 Ashland Road, Chaumont

March 29:

Hunters Hauling, 43596 County Route 2, Redwood, Jeffrey Hunter, 43596 County Route 2, Redwood.

Ellis Taxi, 17747 State Route 11, Lot 31G, Watertown, Edward L. Stevens, 17747 State Route 11, Watertown, Ruby L. Stevens, 17747 State Route 11, Lot 31G, Watertown

March 28:

Lazy Days Café, 317 Washington St., Watertown, Sherry Lane, 17171 Fields Road, Watertown

Carmeleine Cleaning Services, 16108 Deer Run Road, Watertown, Reynaldo I. Estepa Jr., 16108 Deer Run Road, Watertown

Wind Hill Farm, 45606 Grass Lake Road, Redwood, Randolph Lynn Adams, 45606 Grass Lake Road, Redwood

March 24:

Michael Endres Home Renovations, 1815 Olmstead Drive, Apt. 223A, Watertown, Michael J. Endres, 1815 Olmstead Drive, Apt. 223A, Watertown

Max Mill Gold, 23227 State Route 342, Watertown, Malika S. Nobles, 231 Mechanic St., Watertown, Mason & Associate Holdings LLC, 231 Mechanic St., Watertown

N.L. Building Maintenance, 614 Franklin St., Watertown, Noel Lalonde, 614 Franklin St., Watertown

Fuller & Sons Office Supply 272 State St., Apt. 2, Carthage, Bobbie Jean Stokes, 272 State St., Apt. 2, Carthage

J.D.’s Place, 20707 Route 93, Lorraine, Jane Patterson, 29 Broad St., Pulaski

March 23:

Northman Industrial Services, 202 North Orchard St., Watertown, Jeremy L.H. Lawlor, 202 North Orchard St., Watertown

Houghton News, 122 N. Orchard St., Watertown, Carrie Lynn Houghton, 122 N. Orchard St., Watertown

Simpson Professional, 26 Regency Park, Carthage, Todd J. Simpson, 26 Regency Park, Carthage

About Face, 36020 State Route 12, Clayton, Chianna Jane Jones, 36020 State Route 12, Clayton

Gray Stone Self Storage, 45748 Otter St., Alexandria Bay, John L. Bartlett, 45748 Otter St., Alexandria Bay, Miles A. Bartlett, 45748 Otter St., Alexandria Bay

March 22:

Bates Farm, 19961 County Route 189, Adams, Lou Ann Parish, 19961 County Route 189, Adams, Patrick David Bates, 19961 County Route 189, Adams.

EB Exotic Boots, 9141 General Pike Loop, Apt. C, Fort Drum, Elicery Baugh, 9141 General Pike Loop, Apt. C, Fort Drum.

March 21:

DJ’s Cleaning Services, 148 Barben Ave., Watertown, Dusty Jo Paddock, 148 Barben Ave., Watertown.

Amish Basket Maker, 309 N. California Ave., Watertown, Sue E. Belch, 309 N. California Ave., Watertown.

Northern Arts, 122 East Grove St., Dexter, Amelia M. Decilles, 122 East Grove St., Dexter.

March 18:

Arborcare, 8161 Elm St., Harrisville, Andrew W. Swanson, 6070 State Route 3, Natural Bridge, Herbert Frost, 8161 Elm St., Harrisville.

Townline Livestock, 9509 County Route 82, Adams, Brittany Gehrke, 9509 County Route 82, Adams, Kyle Gehrke, 9509 County Route 82, Adams.

Happy Adventures, 437 Lachenauer Drive, Watertown, Leah Mae S. Carlisle, 437 Lachenauer Drive, Watertown, Thomas D. Carlisle, 437 Lachenauer Drive, Watertown.

March 17:

I Buy Houses, 9206C General Brown Loop, Fort Drum, Justin Digamon Fernandez, 9206C General Brown Loop, Fort Drum.

Cultivated Mushroom, 24096 Bisig Road, Rodman, Anthony Douglas Paroubek, 24096 Bisig Road, Rodman.

Smith’s Cleaning Service, 117 State Place, Watertown, Jami Smith, 117 State Place, Watertown, Rachel Smith, 117 State Place, Watertown.

March 16:

Shananigans Wreaths & More, 525 Wood St., Dexter, Shannon Romeo, 525 Wood St., Dexter.

E’s Bee’s, 57 North Park St., Adams, Anthony Alicea, 57 North Park St., Adams.

March 15:

Warm Rock Farm, 48385 County Route 11, Redwood, Matthew Joseph Wilton, 48385 County Route 11, Redwood.

Rosen’s Embroidery Creations, 25887 Bonney Road, Watertown, Margo Rosen, 25887 Bonney Road, Watertown.

Amrinder Kaur Photography, 818 Brady Road, Sackets Harbor, Amrinder Kaur, 818 Brady Road, Sackets Harbor.

C & C Road Service, 406 Stone St., Watertown, Christopher Davis, 406 Stone St., Watertown.

March 14:

NNY Art Trail, 28279 Route 126, Black River, Karin Robertson, 28279 Route 126, Black River.

Kuhner Properties, 531 Washington St., Suite 2501, Watertown, Andre Luiz D. Kuhner, Hauptstrasse 64A 67678 Mehlingen Germany.

Spun Up Fairy Floss, 22026 Brown Road, Watertown, Terry L. Law Jr., 22026 Brown Road, Watertown.

Perfect 10 Salon, 223 J.B. Wise Plaza, Suite 27, Watertown, Stacia A. Ward, 246 Coffeen St., Watertown, William Bouck, 246 Coffeen St., Watertown.

March 11:

Pristine Marine, 16 Sisson St., Unit 9, Alexandria Bay, Jamison Lloyd, 16 Sisson St., Unit 9, Alexandria Bay.

Reiki by Niesha, 6460A Smallwood Court, Fort Drum, Niesha M. Porter, 6460A Smallwood Court, Fort Drum.

Triple J. Home Repair, 217 E. Main St., Apt. 2, Watertown, Joshua Ray Johnson, 217 E. Main St., Apt. 2, Watertown.

Open Meadows Promotions, 42990 County Route 2, LaFargeville, Rebecca K. Davis, 42990 County Route 2, LaFargeville.

Mowtivated Property Services, 15722 Lyleton Drive, Clayton, Michael M. Dangerfield III, 31550 State Route 3, Felts Mills.

K and A Contracting, 29545 Martin Road N., Evans Mills, Patrick J. McGhee, 29545 Martin Road N., Evans Mills.

March 10:

Dragonfly Pottery Studio, 29811 Cottage Hill Road, Redwood, Ann Marie Donovan, 29811 Cottage Hill Road, Redwood.

March 9:

Livewire Quartet, 137 Bishop St., Watertown, Lorie Autote, 137 Bishop St., Watertown.

Harts Road Service #2, 406 Stone St., Watertown, Christopher H. Davis, 406 Stone St., Watertown.

March 8:

Lonis Cottages, 1016 State St., Clayton, Vani P. Mekala, 1210 Emerald Lane, Riviera Beach, Fla.

March 7:

G.L. Cleaning, 522 Stone St., Watertown, Joseph Micqueal Patterson, 522 Stone St., Watertown.

Kim’s Barber Shop, 31140 State Route 3, Felts Mills, Hui S. Mooney, 23788 Patterson Road, Watertown.

Upstate Strategies, 111 N. Broad St., Sackets Harbor, Mark Pacilio, 111 N. Broad St., Sackets Harbor.

March 4:

Cabe’s Auto Sales, 808 W. Main St., Watertown, John Ray Jarrell, 256 Michigan Ave., Apt. 415 B, Watertown.

Vibrant Cleaning, 232 W. Main St., Watertown, Brensley Montgomery Gibson, 232 W. Main St., Watertown.

MAC Homes, 146 Ten Eyck St., Watertown, Megan Converse, 146 Ten Eyck St., Watertown.

Quencer Farms, 18400 State Route 12 E, Brownville, William J. Quencer, 605 Brown St., Dexter.

R&J Lawncare and Snow Removal, 3900 County Route 121, Mannsville, David Michael Flory Sr., 3900 County Route 121, Mannsville.

Rolled in Sugar, 17007 County Route 161, Watertown, Melissa Ann Kempfer, 17007 County Route 161, Watertown.

Hellz Hobbies, 28449 County Route 160, Watertown, Helen Louise Ziegler, 28449 County Route 160, Watertown.

March 3:

Busy B’z Cleaning, 632 Adelaide St., Carthage, Shawna Beth Burke, 632 Adelaide St., Carthage.

A2Z Custom Crafts, 20427 Sunrise Ave., LaFargeville, Vicki Lynne Schmitt, 20427 Sunrise Ave., LaFargeville.

March 2:

Robo Spray, 430 Dimmick St., Watertown, Kerry Lavere, 430 Dimmick St., Watertown.

CJ Colt The Sassy Lass Cook, 44392 County Route 191 #5, Wellesley Island, Colleen Jo Kearney, 44392 County Route 191 #5, Wellesley Island.

March 1:

Bait Barn Trash Removal, 17673 Miller Road, Adams, Donald David Nier, 17673 Miller Road, Adams.

Impact Graphixs, 594 West Main St., Watertown, Jason J. Gilmore, 24200 Perch Lake Road, Watertown.

Connection Education Consultants, 17801 County Route 75, Sackets Harbor, Mary I. Pennock, 17801 County Route 75, Sackets Harbor.

Cuomo to push upstate initiatives to counter regional disparity

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, left, and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, right, put their arms around Jim Ridgeway, a District 4 representative for the United Steelworkers Unions from Pulaski, in November at the Alcoa West Plant in Massena. Gov. Cuomo held a conference call Monday with media outlets to discuss the upstate rehabilitative initiatives in his 2016 Executive Budget. Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, left, and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, right, put their arms around Jim Ridgeway, a District 4 representative for the United Steelworkers Unions from Pulaski, in November at the Alcoa West Plant in Massena. Gov. Cuomo held a conference call Monday with media outlets to discuss the upstate rehabilitative initiatives in his 2016 Executive Budget. Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

Downstate New York gets a lot of love, and upstate is left out in the cold.

That was the underlying message in a Monday conference call between Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and media outlets to discuss the upstate rehabilitative initiatives in his 2016 Executive Budget. [Read more…]

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…]

February 2016 Business History: Carriage Industry

Carriage sent to pasture

Watertown Daily Times file photo.

Watertown Daily Times file photo.

Auto fueled death of ‘buggies’ at turn of 20th century

The appearance of the automobile in Watertown in 1909 marked the beginning of the end for the once-flourishing carriage industry and the horse and buggy days. [Read more…]

February 2016 Cover Story: Auto Industry

North Country’s Auto Industry Rolls with Change

Construction continues on the interior of F.X. Caprara Honda off interstate 81 at Bradley Street in Watertown. The dealership is on schedule to open to customers in April, marking the return of a Honda franchise to the north country after the former DealMaker Honda closed its doors in 2010. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

Construction continues on the interior of F.X. Caprara Honda off interstate 81 at Bradley Street in Watertown. The dealership is on schedule to open to customers in April, marking the return of a Honda franchise to the north country after the former DealMaker Honda closed its doors in 2010. Photo by Amanda Morrison, NNY Business.

With Honda franchise set to open after years-long hiatus, dealerships across the north country invest in growth

By Joleene Moody, NNY Business

Traveling south on Interstate 81 from the north country to Syracuse, one can’t miss the F.X. Caprara car complex just south of the Pulaski exit. Less than two years old, the campus is the Caprara family’s largest dealership to date. It’s not their first family-owned dealership and it won’t be their last. Charlie Caprara, president of F.X. Caprara Chevrolet Buick and Ford in Pulaski is proud to add a shiny, new Honda franchise to the portfolio of auto dealerships. [Read more…]

January 2016 Feature Story: Salmon River Wine & Spirits

A vision uncorked

Salmon River Wine and Liquor owners, from left to right, Nina Zehr, Gary Zehr, Brian Mellis and Elaine Smith. Photo by Stephen Swofford, NNY Business.

Salmon River Wine and Liquor owners, from left to right, Nina Zehr, Gary Zehr, Brian Mellis and Elaine Smith. Photo by Stephen Swofford, NNY Business.

Pulaski liquor store celebrates adventurous first quarter

By Joleene Moody, NNY Business

It happened on a cold night last January. Four friends, talking over a bottle of Ménage a Trios’ Midnight Dark Red wine, decided they would throw caution to the wind and embark on a new adventure. That adventure would include wine, spirits, and the uncharted territory of owning a business. It was new ground for the two couples, but no matter. Gary Zehr, wife, Nina, Brian Mellis, and Elaine Smith have gumption, a powerful trait that moved them to start a business in Pulaski that was crisp and fresh and could thrive from the influx of tourism dollars in Oswego County. Within days of their decision, the foursome began to take some first steps toward realizing their vision. [Read more…]

Lack of snow curse for retailers, ski resorts, blessing for highway departments

A snowmobile for sale sits on green grass Friday on Route 11 in the Town of Watertown. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

A snowmobile for sale sits on green grass Friday on Route 11 in the Town of Watertown. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

The lack of snowfall in November and December has been a blessing for municipalities that have saved on fuel and road salt, but a curse for ski resorts and retailers of snowmobiles, snowshoes and other winter gear. [Read more…]