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I love bears, so you don’t know how excited this makes me. Basically, my entire life has been a lead up to the moment in which I get to hold one (as long as the mama bear isn’t around). The Watertown Daily Times reports that the two...
Note: A more complete treatment of this story by Brian Mann can be found here. The state has awarded the Watertown Urban mission $40,850 to help cover the costs of its Bridge Program, the Watertown Daily Times reports. The program, one of 23 across...
In a somewhat anxiety-inducing article today, the Watertown Daily Times is reporting that a new Army analysis projects Watertown’s Fort Drum will lose about 2,800 soldiers and civilian workers over the next several years. Gah! What does this...
After a bomb threat this morning, Watertown High School was evacuated, according to a press release from the Watertown City School District. Police, school officials and a bomb-sniffing dog found no evidence of a bomb. They’re currently...
OK, it’s actually not videotape, it’s digital phone video. But a very strange story has made its way out of the Home Depot in that fine Jefferson County city: It all begins last Tuesday morning, when Chad A. Claflin was working at the...
News stories tagged with "watertown"
Feb 12, 2003 — Hundreds of thousands of people are preparing to march in anti-war rallies in New York, San Francisco, and more than 300 cities around this world this weekend. One of the smallest will be in Watertown, where organizers expect a dozen people for a vigil on the public square. As David Sommerstein reports, it's the first anti-war demonstration in the area of Fort Drum. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Feb 06, 2003 — A ?rooftop highway? connecting Watertown to Plattsburgh won't happen in the neat future. The State's Transportation Commissioner told New York leaders this week that a superhighway in the North Country may be built sometime, but ?it's a long way off?. Business and political leaders have lobbied for years to build a corridor connecting the two cities. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Jan 17, 2003 — Women who like to sing are invited to a special program of music Monday night in Watertown. The Northern Blend Chorus' Open House will feature a performance by the women's barbershop quartet For Heaven's Sake. Todd Moe talks with Northern Blend Chorus assistant director Katie Taylor about the joy of singing. Go to full article
Jan 13, 2003 — Stream International is hiring its first 175 customer support agents for its new call center in Watertown. David Sommerstein reports the first wave of employment comes three months later than expected due to the slow business climate. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Dec 30, 2002 — Hundreds of cities across the nation will take part this year in an alcohol-free New Year's Eve celebration. In New York state, including Watertown and Saratoga Springs, 13 cities will be host to First Night 2003. As Jody Tosti reports, events vary in each community, but usually include things like parades, music, food, visual arts and fireworks. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Dec 19, 2002 — Soldiers at Fort Drum, near Watertown, are preparing for possible war in Iraq. But the Army is also struggling with a more domestic issue. By the Pentagon's own estimate, thousands of military families across the country live in poverty. Despite recent salary increases, some enlisted men and women say they can't afford food and other basic needs. Brian Mann visited Fort Drum and sends this report. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Dec 18, 2002 — North Country officers of the Salvation Army say donations and the number of volunteers are lagging this season, more so than in recent times. In Watertown, the number of families asking for assistance during the holidays is up, while donations are down. In Ogdensburg, money and volunteers are also scarce. Captain Charles Whitacre attributes poor economic conditions with the decrease in offerings. Go to full article
Dec 03, 2002 — High-tech support company Stream International is delaying the opening of its call center in Watertown until it can find new clients. David Sommerstein reports the company is meanwhile completing renovations in its downtown office. Go to full article