Dec 12, 2013 — The big news across this region today is about money, and local hopes for what state support will do for their communities. The North Country was awarded 81.3 million dollars in Regional Economic Development Council funds yesterday in Albany.
New York State spends about $7 billion on tax incentives and business subsidies each year. Regional Economic Development Councils, or REDCs, were put in place in 2011. The governor's press release yesterday describes this as a redesign, from a "top-down model to a community-based, performance-driven approach."
This is third year the region has been named a top performer and received a one of the biggest chunks of money - money that funds projects from Watertown to Plattsburgh. Go to full article
Dec 11, 2013 — BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) More than a foot of snow has fallen in towns south of Buffalo and more is expected as sections of upstate New York get a wintry blast from lake-effect storms.
The National Weather says the storms that began Tuesday have dumped 14 inches in Perrysburg in Cattaraugus County and 12 inches in Cassadaga in neighboring Chautauqua County. Forecasters say another 4 to 8 inches is expected Wednesday in some southwestern areas of the state, with several more inches likely on Thursday. Go to full article
Dec 11, 2013 — Type E Botulism, a disease caused by a toxic bacteria, is back in Lake Ontario. And over the last month or so, it's killed several hundred loons, ducks and other birds.
Type E Botulism has triggered annual bird kills in several Great Lakes since the late 1990s. But they've been largely minor on Lake Ontario for the last seven years. That is until residents around Henderson Harbor and Ellisburg in Jefferson County started calling the DEC in late October. Go to full article
Dec 09, 2013 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced the recipients of the 2013 New York State Historic Preservation Awards.... Go to full article
Dec 05, 2013 — A proposed wind farm in Cape Vincent, in Jefferson County, has been in limbo since energy company BP said earlier this year that it's planning to sell off its entire wind... Go to full article
Dec 04, 2013 — An Inspector General's report finds that Clayton's town supervisor is among dozens of current and former state prison officials who misused their work-issued vehicles at... Go to full article
Dec 02, 2013 — The Watertown Urban Mission is busy around the holidays. Along with running its regular programs like the food pantry and thrift store, it also distributes warm winter coats... Go to full article
Nov 20, 2013 — The state of Watertown's historic Woolworth building tells you a lot about the health of the city. And for years, the message hasn't been good. But the vacant eyesore is on... Go to full article