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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...
Hello! New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is in Watertown today, and as part of his visit (his office is also hosting a conference on leadership in local government) he’s released a new report on that city’s financial...
News stories tagged with "watertown"
by Jody Tosti
Nov 12, 2001 — The boundaries of the Empire State Development Zone in Watertown have been expanded to include a new paper manufacturing company that will renovate and expand the former mill in the village of Deferiet. Newstech New York Incorporated is expected to be up and running by February and if the company meets its commitments on hiring and investment, it could see millions of dollars in tax incentives. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article
Oct 23, 2001 — Senator Hillary Clinton returned to Fort Drum near Watertown Saturday. She scheduled the extra trip especially to show her gratitude for soldiers and their families in the wake of September 11. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Oct 22, 2001 — During her second visit to Fort Drum in less than two months, Senator Hillary Clinton called preparations for military downsizing, including base closures, a distraction. She said U.S. military personnel should be allowed to focus on stopping terrorism. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Oct 10, 2001 — Todd Moe talks with Will Murtaugh, an organizer of the First Frost AIDS Walk in Watertown this Sunday--participants will raise money for AIDS programs in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. Go to full article
Oct 08, 2001 — The Pentagon has confirmed 1000 soldiers from the army's 10th Mountain Division are headed to the former Soviet state of Uzbekistan. The soldiers leave behind families and communities with no easy answers about where their loved ones are and when they're coming back. David Sommerstein visited Evans Mills just outside Fort Drum. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Sep 14, 2001 — Brian Mann was in Watertown this week, talking with men and women based at Fort Drum. The soldiers and their families say they're anxious but ready. Go to full article
Aug 24, 2001 — This fall more than 2000 men and women will go to peacekeeping missions in Bosnia and Kosovo in the Balkans. That means right now the base is at its peak of activity as troops get ready to deploy, physically, mentally and socially. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
May 01, 2001 — As the Bush administration looks to trim federal spending to accommodate a trillion-dollar tax cut, North Country Congressman John McHugh is working to make sure Fort Drum is indispensible to any military budget. David Sommerstein reports McHugh is proposing 40 million dollars in enhancements to the Jefferson County army base. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Apr 10, 2001 — Congressman John McHugh says he expects another round of military base closings to start in the next couple of years... and he thinks Fort Drum may be vulnerable. As Brian Mann reports, McHugh says shuttering Fort Drum would be a disaster for Watertown. Go to full article