Job fair Monday in Canton will connect job seekers with employers

CANTON — More than 20 employers, mostly in the health care and education-related fields, will participate in a job fair scheduled for Monday at the St. Lawrence-Lewis Board of Cooperative Educational Services Center, 40 W. Main St. [Read more…]

Watertown meat plant developer: Proposed St. Lawrence County slaughterhouses could be outcompeted

This artist’s rendering shows how the New York Meat Co. at the Jefferson County Corporate Park would look when fully built. Submitted by Lunco Corp.

This artist’s rendering shows how the New York Meat Co. at the Jefferson County Corporate Park would look when fully built. Submitted photo by Lunco Corp.

Planners of small-scale slaughterhouses in Potsdam and Oswegatchie should be afraid of being overwhelmed by a larger meat plant being developed in the Watertown area, contends the developer of that plant. [Read more…]

Sparx seeks new site for slaughterhouse in Potsdam

POTSDAM — Now that a proposal to build a small-scale slaughterhouse in Canton has failed, United Helpers’s business Sparx is considering a site off Pine Street in the village. [Read more…]

Business Briefcase – Sept. 2014

Massena orchard earns best craft cider award

From left, New York Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy, Edward Kaneb Jr., Nancy Badlam, Elizabeth Kaneb and Jim Trezise. Courtesy Kaneb Orchards.

From left, New York Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy, Edward Kaneb Jr., Nancy Badlam, Elizabeth Kaneb and Jim Trezise. Courtesy Kaneb Orchards.

The New York Wine & Grape Foundation presented Kaneb Orchards, Massena, with the New York Best Craft Cider Award last month during its 2014 Classic in Watkins Glenn.

Called St. Lawrence Cider, it is the first hard cider released by Kaneb Orchards.

The award was presented by Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy during an awards ceremony along with the best wines, distilleries and breweries from across the state.

Kaneb Orchards, 182 Highland Road, grows its own apples and presses cider on location.

The cider house offers tastings for patrons 21 and older. It is open weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday through Nov. 2. [Read more…]