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Developer Erich Seber gives local officials a tour of the Woolworth building in downtown Watertown. Photo: Joanna Richards
Developer Erich Seber gives local officials a tour of the Woolworth building in downtown Watertown. Photo: Joanna Richards

Developers eager to revive Watertown Woolworth building

After founding his first stores elsewhere, Jefferson County's Frank Winfield Woolworth bought the building in Watertown where he'd gotten his start in the dry goods business, intending to raze it and build one of his own stores. Woolworth died before he could see it, but his company realized his plan and the building's a central part of the early history of the five-and-dime chain. After years of vacancy, two developers have plans to revive the landmark.  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs the 2013-14 budget in Buffalo on April 2, 2013. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/">Flickr</a>

Scandal overshadows Cuomo's triumphant budget tour

Governor Cuomo is on a statewide tour to promote the newly-passed state budget, saying it shows that New York is functional again. But in the wake of two recent corruption and bribery arrests of state legislators, not everyone is completely convinced.  Go to full article
Congressman Bill Owens hosted a group of security officials and business leaders at Clarkson University to discuss trade and travel across the US/Canada border. Photo: Natasha Haverty

Travel, job creation on table at Owens US/Canada border forum

In the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, crossing the border with Canada has become a much more difficult experience. Congressman Bill Owens hosted a group of security officials and business leaders at Clarkson University on Friday, April 5, to talk about how to move people and goods over the border securely, and create jobs.  Go to full article
Image: Veronica200626 via WXXI

Will the US follow Canada's entrepreneur visa lead?

Canada is aiming to woo bright young entrepreneurs with a startup visa program. The scheme offers immediate permanent residence to...  Go to full article
Manure pile. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/87255087@N00/3572826346/">Knitting Iris</a>, CC some rights reserved

Manure in the garden

Best practices in gardening can change over the years. Martha Foley and cooperative extension horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about new wisdom on the best ways to use manure in...  Go to full article