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A successful test launch of an intercept missile in 2013. Photo: U.S. Missile Defense Agency
A successful test launch of an intercept missile in 2013. Photo: U.S. Missile Defense Agency

Support at Ft. Drum for missile site that may never be built

Fort Drum is one of four locations the military is considering for a missile defense site for the East Coast. The project could bring up to 1,800 jobs to the Watertown region.

Most people who showed up to a public hearing Tuesday night in Carthage supported the idea. The biggest question is whether the project will be built at all.  Go to full article
Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division in Kunar Province, Afghanistan in 2009. Photo: <a href="">DVIDSHUB</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Ft. Drum's 3rd Brigade deactivates as part of cuts

FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) One of the Army combat brigades based at Fort Drum in northern New York is deactivating as part of Pentagon reductions announced last year.  Go to full article
Coast Guard checking a boat off Alexandria Bay. Photo: <a href="">Coast Guard News</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Coast Guard rescues five on St. Lawrence, one on Lake Ontario

ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y. (AP) It was a busy weekend for the U.S. Coast Guard patrolling the waters of the St. Lawrence River.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="">Lethbridge Transit</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY kicks in to help job-seekers in Jefferson and Lewis counties

New York is kicking in up to $1.3 million to help the long-term unemployed find work in Jefferson and Lewis counties.

The grant is funded through the United...  Go to full article
Smoke from an poorly controlled outdoor wood furnace. Photo: NYS DEC

NY wants to help you buy a high efficiency wood furnace

Winter's still somewhat far off. But North Country residents who burn wood to heat their homes are already stacking cords for seasoning.

According to state...  Go to full article
John Sullivan. Photo: NYS Police

Watertown postal worker charged with felony eavesdropping

State police in Watertown say they've arrested a Post Office worker for allegedly eavesdropping on other postal service employees.

John Sullivan, age 50, has been...  Go to full article
Photo: Brad Miller

NY Antique Boat Museum holds its 50th annual show

CLAYTON, N.Y. (AP) The Antique Boat Museum on the St. Lawrence River is holding its 50th annual show and auction this weekend.

The Watertown Daily Times reports...  Go to full article
Marina at Keewaydin State Park. Photo: NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Three Thousand Island-area state parks get upgrades

Long Point State Park in Lyme and Crane Point State Park in Redwood both have new boat launches.

Keewaydin State Park near Alexandria Bay also has two new...  Go to full article
Photo courtesy <a href="">Thousand Islands Tourism Bureau</a>

Thousand Islands want help on what's scenic

This summer, the Thousand Islands region is on a mission: to prove to the State of New York that it deserves recognition as an area of "Scenic and Statewide Significance."...  Go to full article

Life in Jefferson County? Good, not perfect

People in Jefferson County are pretty happy with their quality of life, but they have some worries. The annual Jefferson Community College survey finds 75 percent of...  Go to full article

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