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The formerly vacant and crumbling Woolworth building in downtown Watertown will soon host apartments and commercial space. Photo: Joanna Richards
The formerly vacant and crumbling Woolworth building in downtown Watertown will soon host apartments and commercial space. Photo: Joanna Richards

As downtown Watertown revives, some say city hall lacks vision

Watertown's downtown has been decaying for years, with boarded-up buildings and businesses dwindling. It's not an uncommon problem in America's smaller cities.

Now, a handful of big projects are reviving the historical structures at the center of town, and some new small businesses are thriving. But some say the city could be doing more to encourage growth.  Go to full article
F-35A fighters such as these may be in use by the Vermont Air National Guard by 2015
F-35A fighters such as these may be in use by the Vermont Air National Guard by 2015

VT Guard plans F-35 training over Adirondacks, Watertown

The Vermont Air National Guard is proposing to start training flights over the Adirondacks and Watertown area with F-35 jets.

The big, loud planes would replace the smaller, quieter F-16s the National Guard is using now --but not until at least 2015. The Guard is accepting public comments on the plan until June 1. It's held public hearings on the proposal in the Burlington area, and last night in Watertown. Joanna Richards reports.  Go to full article

One whopper of a fish story

Michele Whalen pulled a 10-pound Northern Pike out of the St. Lawrence River in front of her house. Next day it was the main ingredient for her prize-winning chowder in the Morristown Chili/Chowder Cook Off.  Go to full article

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