City finishing up $10 million downtown application

City officials are putting together the final touches on an application for a $10 million award from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative program. [Read more…]

May 2016: Real Estate Roundup

A final word on property disclosure forms

Lance Evans

Lance Evans

In March and April, I wrote about two state-required real estate forms. The first was the Agency Disclosure form, which is used by real estate licensees every time they work with a new client or customer in a residential real estate transaction. This includes a provision for advanced consent for the firm to represent both the seller and buyer in the transaction. There is a form for the seller/buyer transaction and a separate one for the landlord/tenant transaction. The other form, used in almost every transaction that involves the sale of a one- to four-unit home is the Seller Property Condition Disclosure. [Read more…]

Murray acquires three more downtown properties

Brian Murray purchased 505 Washington St. in 2014 through a bank foreclosure. He has now purchased adjacent buildings at 513 and 531 Washington St. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Brian Murray purchased 505 Washington St. in 2014 through a bank foreclosure. He has now purchased adjacent buildings at 513 and 531 Washington St. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Local real estate developer Brian H. Murray has completed another property acquisition with the purchase of the four-story Rouse Building at 531 Washington St. [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…]

Watertown home show opens in new home with 60 exhibitors

Eric Vanderlan, right, owner of N.V. Landscaping, installs tiles during Thursday afternoon set up of his booth at the 40th annual North Country Home Show at Watertown Municipal Arena. This marks the first major event at the newly renovated facility. Photo by Stephen Swofford, Watertown Daily Times.

Eric Vanderlan, right, owner of N.V. Landscaping, installs tiles during Thursday afternoon set up of his booth at the 40th annual North Country Home Show at Watertown Municipal Arena. This marks the first major event at the newly renovated facility. Photo by Stephen Swofford, Watertown Daily Times.

Phillip N. Reed, executive director of the Northern New York Builders Exchange, is ready to roll out the 40th North Country Home Show as the first major event in the renovated Watertown Municipal Arena. [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: Business Briefcase

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Watertown Chamber names award winners

The Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce recently announced recipients of 2015 Business of the Year awards. [Read more…]

First tenant slated for outer Washington Street business park

A Washington Street cardiology practice will be the first tenant to move into a business park that Purcell Construction Corp. is developing on 30 acres off outer Washington Street.

Cardiology Associates of NNY, now in leased space in the Samaritan Medical Center, will occupy half of a 7,000-square-foot medical office building once it is finished by Oct. 1, a company spokesman said. [Read more…]