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JCC plans $50 million expansion

Jefferson Community College recently unveiled a $50-million master plan for future development. The school's president, Carole McCoy, tells Jonathan Brown this is part of a push to make the community college in Watertown what she calls "a school of choice."  Go to full article

Legislature Races in Jefferson, Lewis Counties

Jefferson and Lewis County legislatures are up for a vote tomorrow. But the political landscape is quite different between the two. Lewis County districts have been redrawn, and 9 of 10 seats have two or more candidates. In Jefferson County, on the other hand, only 4 of 15 seats will be contested. David Sommerstein spoke with Ray Peterson, a political science professor at Jefferson Community College.  Go to full article

Watertown Copes With Growing Pains

The greater Watertown area is experiencing a period of tremendous growth. Once known as an industrial city powered by the Black River, Watertown's economy today is driven by the nearby Fort Drum Army base. Almost 6,000 new soldiers and their families are moving to the region as a part of a military reshuffling - almost a 20% population increase. The growth is fueling new home construction and new businesses. And the city is reshaping its downtown and its waterfront. Local leaders have invited renowned economic development expert Michael Kinsley to help them harness growth in the region. Kinsley will speak at a community forum at Jefferson Community College tonight at 7. David Sommerstein spoke with 3 community leaders about the challenges and opportunities they face. Mary Corriveau is the city of Watertown's manager. Don Alexander is with the Jefferson County Job Development Corporation. And Denise Young directs JCC's Center for Community Studies. Young says she wants to preserve Watertown's small-town feel as the community expands.  Go to full article

Tackling "Sprawl" in Its Early Stages

We tend to associate the North Country landscape with rolling farmland and deep forests more than sprawling strip malls and subdivisions. But Wednesday evening at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, nationally-recognized landscape architect Peter Flinker will answer the question: are we planning for the sprawl of the future? Martha Foley talks with John Deans, former president of Jefferson Community College and the current mayor of Sackets Harbor about how North Country communities are preparing for growth and change.  Go to full article
Grace Hargrave and Rev. Clint McCoy
Grace Hargrave and Rev. Clint McCoy

Farm to Table: JCC Hosts Foodbridge Saturday in Watertown

Martha Foley talks with the Reverend Clint McCoy and Madrid dairy farmer Grace Hargrave about why it's important to understand life on the farm.  Go to full article

Fire Protection Degree at JCC Could Increase Number of Firefighters in North Country

A new curriculum for future firefighters may be coming to Jefferson Community College. Its still in the early stages, but college and area fire officials are putting their heads together to find out if a Fire Protection Technology program is viable on the JCC campus. As Jody Tosti reports, the new course would allow students more time in the classroom instead of the car.  Go to full article

Senator Clinton Visits JCC

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton made a pair of appearances in upstate New York yesterday to outline her economic development plan and to reinforce her campaign commitments to revitalize the upstate economy. Senator Clinton spoke at events in Rome and at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, where she pledged to promote the North Country as a great place for businesses to locate and expand. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

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