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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...
Update, 3:35 pm: We’ve received confirmation from Fort Drum in the form of this press release, pasted below: Classification: UNCLASSIFIED Caveats: NONE Press Release Release Nr. 1306-08 June 25, 2013 Fort Drum Public Affairs Statement by Major...
News stories tagged with "watertown"
Jun 27, 2002 — Today is Mountain Fest at Fort Drum. It's an annual fair and military parade to celebrate the 10th Mountain Division's relocation to the army base near Watertown. David Sommerstein reports the tenor - and security - will be different than in years past. Go to full article
Jun 13, 2002 — The army says inadequate training, operator error and complicated fire control software contributed to an accident during a live-fire training exercise at Fort Drum in March. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article
May 14, 2002 — $18 million in Fort Drum improvements are included in the Defense Authorization Bill passed by the House of Representatives last Friday. David Sommerstein reports the projects will help protect Fort Drum near Watertown from the next round of base closures. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
May 06, 2002 — Handcycling is becoming a booming sport and the predominant way for a person in a wheelchair to get a good aerobic workout. Todd Moe talks with Dr. Jon Franks, elite wheelchair triathlete, about handcycles and fitness training for the disabled. Franks is the featured speaker Thursday at the North Country Access Cycling event in Watertown. Go to full article
Apr 15, 2002 — Tenth Mountain Division soldiers who fought in Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan have begun a two week leave after returning to Fort Drum last week. Before they left base for vacations and family visits, they took time to reflect on their experiences with a pack of local and national media. David Sommerstein has this report. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Apr 12, 2002 — In early March, soldiers from Fort Drum fought a pitched battle at Shah-I-Khot in Afghanistan. 8 American soldiers died in the fighting. None of those men were based in the North Country. But more than 20 Fort Drum soldiers were injured. Now, the troops who took part in Operation Anaconda are coming home. They're being welcomed by eager families - and recognized for brave service. Brian Mann visited Fort Drum on Thursday and has our report. Go to full article
Apr 12, 2002 — A study of rural areas by the Public Service Commission will demonstrate ways to improve access to telecommunications in the North Country. State Senator Jim Wright says rural communities continue to fall behind more populated areas in technological infrastructure. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Apr 12, 2002 — On Thursday, officials at Fort Drum welcomed home hundreds of soldiers who fought in Afghanistan. Brigadier General Thomas Goedkoop is an assistant commander with the 10th Mountain Division. Speaking yesterday - to the soldiers and their families - General Goedkoop described the deployment as a proud moment for the North Country. Go to full article
Apr 08, 2002 — Some 400 10th Mountain Division Soldiers from Fort Drum returned home from Afghanistan this weekend after six months on the front lines in America's war on terrorism. Jody Tosti was at Fort Drum on Friday for their arrival. Go to full article