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The nature of the facilities have changed over the last 20 years… and somebody's got to ride herd on it.

Watertown reorganizes troubled rec department

The city of Watertown will reorganize its Parks and Recreation Department after learning about years of outstanding bills owed to the city for use of Fairgrounds facilities.

In late May, an audit revealed a pattern of messy bookkeeping and billing practices resulting in tens of thousands of dollars of lost revenue for the city. Joanna Richards has the story.  Go to full article

Watertown Mayor Under Fire in Quick Draw Case

A multi-page report in Sunday's Watertown Daily Times is making waves in Jefferson County. It details how a compulsive gambler stole millions of dollars from his supermodel step-daughter to pay for his addiction to Quick Draw lottery games. Sentencing of John Breen Jr. has been delayed while prosecutors attempt to tally exact how much money Breen stole. Meanwhile, the controversy has reached Watertown's mayor, Jeff Graham. Graham operates one of the bars where Breen played Quick Draw. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Bars Light Up in Protest of Smoking Ban

Some bars in New York plan to light up tonight to send a year-end message that the state's new smoking ban is riddled with inconsistencies. Watertown's mayor-elect is leading the effort in the North Country. The protests come a day after a bar near Syracuse won a waiver allowing smoking. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Jeff Graham in his bar, the Speak Easy.
Jeff Graham in his bar, the Speak Easy.

Graham Eyes Watertown's Top Job, Again

Watertown politician and bar owner Jeff Graham announced Sunday he's going to seek another term as the city's mayor. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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