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Runnings opens in old Watertown Kmart

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – An old big-box store location is filled in Watertown and the new store celebrated its grand opening Wednesday. Reporter Emily Griffin was live at the grand opening of Runnings during 7 News at Noon. The store is in the former Kmart building. The store has been preparing for the grand… Keep Reading

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Watertown seeks public input for downtown streetscape

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – The city of Watertown is asking the public’s opinion of plans for a streetscape project downtown. The project will be paid for from the $10 million the city was awarded from the state’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative. It’s targeting Court Street, Lachenauer Plaza, the 200 block of Franklin Street, the 200… Keep Reading

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DEC finding fatal deer disease in N.Y., suspected in Jefferson County

WATERTOWN — The state Department of Environmental Conservation has found cases of a fatal disease in deer in several counties and now suspects it’s in Jefferson County. The state DEC on Thursday confirmed Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Nassau, Oswego, Suffolk, and Ulster counties. DEC is tracking suspected cases in Albany, Jefferson, Oneida,… Keep Reading

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Town planners approve Route 202 apartment project

WATERTOWN — A Pittsford company on Tuesday afternoon got the green light to move forward with a 357-unit townhouse complex off Route 202 that was first proposed seven years ago. The town of Watertown Planning Board unanimously approved the site plans for the project, which will be completed in two phases over several years. It… Keep Reading

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New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate May Devastate the Healthcare System Read More: NY State COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate May Devastate Healthcare System

New York State has mandated that all state healthcare workers must receive the COVID-19 vaccination in order to retain employment. Well, some of those workers are fine with the alternative and it’s causing great pains for area healthcare systems. Now former Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in mid-August that all healthcare workers in the state must… Keep Reading

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What lessons does the last New York impeachment hold?

The last time a governor of New York was impeached, Europe was inching toward World War I. More than a century after the 1913 impeachment and removal of William Sulzer from elected office, state lawmakers may be heeding the lessons of that semi-forgotten drama. Political analyst and Sulzer enthusiast Jack O’Donnell in an interview on Capital… Keep Reading

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