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Fed Budget Includes Money to Study Rooftop Highway

The 2003 spending bill also includes $2 million for further study of a four-lane highway to link Watertown and Plattsburgh. Congressman John McHugh says the funding takes an incremental approach.  Go to full article

Watertown Peace Activists Not Anti-Military

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

NY Transportation Chief Says "Rooftop Highway" Not Likely in Near Future

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

Preview: Northern Blend Chorus Open House in Watertown

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

Stream Begins Hiring

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

Communities Prepare for First Night Festivities

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

At Fort Drum, A War On Poverty

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

Salvation Army: Volunteers and Donations Down This Holiday Season

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

Jefferson County Republican Head Steps Down

Jefferson County's head Republican will step down at the end of the month. Jim Leana cites personal reasons for his decision, not defeats in last month's elections. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Stream Awaits Clients in Watertown

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

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