Allegiant Air to begin Ogdensburg-Florida flights in early October

Allegiant Air announced Tuesday that the low-cost carrier will offer its first flights from Ogdensburg International Airport to destinations in Florida starting the first week of October. [Read more…]

St. Lawrence County’s only city eyes $10 million economic prize

Officials in Ogdensburg are hoping the distinction of being St. Lawrence County’s only city — coupled with an abundance of vacant riverfront property — will help it secure a $10 million grant through Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative. [Read more…]

March 2016 Cover Story: Women in Public Service

Women answer the call for public service

Sharon A. Addison, 52, was appointed Watertown city manager in 2012 following a 27-year career with the National Security Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Md.

Sharon A. Addison, 52, was appointed Watertown city manager in 2012 following a 27-year career with the National Security Agency, Fort George G. Meade, Md.

From county and city managers to district attorneys, an assistant
attorney general, state lawmakers and the youngest woman ever
elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, north country women have blazed a progressive — and impressive — trail in public service.

By Norah Machia | Photos By Justin Sorensen

There are many women in the north country who provide invaluable leadership in the public sector as a result of their strategic skills, energy, knowledge and commitment. [Read more…]

January 2016: People on the Move

Named real property tax services director

Candy J. Akin

Candy C. Akin

Candy C. Akin, Lyons Falls, recently began duties as Lewis County’s real property tax services director

Mrs. Akin, who has worked in the county office for the past 5½ years, will earn $48,000-per-year in her new position. She succeeds her boss, Linda D. Hoskins, who was sworn in last month as the county’s first female county clerk. [Read more…]