Fort Drum Newswire (Page 5)

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  1. Union for Fort Drum workers opposes potential legislationRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2017 | Watertown Daily Times

    A major union for Fort Drum civilian workers is calling on Rep. Elise Stefanik to vote against three bills they say will make it harder for federal workers to serve as union representatives. One bill, H.R. 1364, appears to single out workers using official time, legally-protected time in which workers conduct union activities during work hours.

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  2. Ladies Day scheduled for Saturday at St. Lawrence Centre mallRead the original story

    Mar 13, 2017 | Watertown Daily Times

    Event coordinator Bonnie McCarthy said vendors with a variety of items will start setting up near the food court entrance and work their way down the mall's corridor. As of Friday, Ms.

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  3. Former Fort Drum family sees Appalachian Trail hike as chance to healRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2017 | Watertown Daily Times

    A former Fort Drum soldier and his family of seven will spend about the next six months hiking the Appalachian Trail, as they look to heal the wounds of post-traumatic stress and come closer as a family. “My service to my country has taken great amounts from them and from me, and that was voluntarily, but now's the time for healing and for changing our lives,” said Ryan J. Owen, a former Chief Warrant Officer 3 whose nearly 18-year Army career included four deployments.

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  4. Former Fort Drum family see Appalachian Trail hike as chance to healRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2017 | Watertown Daily Times

    A former Fort Drum soldier and his family of seven will spend about the next six months hiking the Appalachian Trail, as they look to heal the wounds of post-traumatic stress and come closer as a family. “My service to my country has taken great amounts from them and from me, and that was voluntarily, but now's the time for healing and for changing our lives,” said Ryan J. Owen, a former Chief Warrant Officer 3 whose nearly 18-year Army career included four deployments.

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  5. What is the point of endless, winless war?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2017 | Watertown Daily Times

    In his 2009 book “Obama's Wars,” Bob Woodward quotes Gen. David Petraeus, then considered our best military leader: “I don't think we win this type of war; this is the kind of fight we're in for the rest of our lives and probably our kids' lives.” In 2017, the new administration advocates huge increases in military spending while our generals plan for extended stays and increased troop numbers in our current combat zones.

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  6. New York offering expedited licensing process to military spousesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2017 | Watertown Daily Times

    The decision was announced on Thursday by state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia. New York is the last state in the country to approve such a measure for military spouses.

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  7. Fort Drum drone aviators begin overseas mission in fight against ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2017 | Watertown Daily Times

    The approximately 100 soldiers from Delta Company, 10th Aviation Regiment formally began their nine-month deployment in February in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Spartan Shield. The drone company flies the 3,600-pound Gray Eagle drone, which is piloted remotely by two soldiers.

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  8. Binge-drinking rates high in NNY countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2017 | Watertown Daily Times

    Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Oswego counties are among the top five counties in New York state with the highest binge-drinking rates. According to a 2015 New York Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System health-related telephone survey, those surveyed in those three counties reported binge drinking more than once within a 30-day period.

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  9. FDRLO: Fort Drum created hundreds of millions of dollars in indirect economic impact for communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2017 | Watertown Daily Times

    Beyond direct pay and construction on post, the activity of Fort Drum and its soldiers created an additional $386 million in economic value to the north country, along with about 6,300 jobs that advocates say exist as a result of the military's presence. The Fort Drum Regional Liaison Organization said that when combined with its calculation of the direct activity, the post had an impact to the region of $1.63 billion.

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  10. Extension offers help in filling out college aid formsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2017 | Watertown Daily Times

    Rochelle Runge, college financial readiness educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County, is offering free assistance with Free Applications for Federal Student Aid. “Thanks to our partnership with the Fort Drum RISE grant we are able to offer one-on-one support and actually walk students and parents through the FAFSA process,” said Ms.

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  11. Lewis residents continue to be satisfied with quality of lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2017 | Watertown Daily Times

    Lewis County residents continue to be satisfied with their quality of life, according to the 10th annual community study conducted by the Center for Community Studies at Jefferson Community College. “It's every single year,” Joel F. LaLone, research director at the center, told county legislators Tuesday afternoon.

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  12. Herrings board has final monthly meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2017 | Watertown Daily Times

    After years of discussion and studies on the matter, the dissolution of the village of Herrings will be complete March 31. The village Board of Trustees held its final monthly meeting Monday, talking about routine matters such as the annual spring cleanup and tying up loose ends to transfer matters into the hands of the town of Wilna. The Village Board decided to hold the annual spring cleanup early so residents would have this benefit which the town will not be providing.

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  13. Hospital to hold its fifteenth diamond fundraiserRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2017 | Watertown Daily Times

    The Samaritan Auxiliary is gearing up to host its annual “One Night, One Diamond” fundraiser on April 1. This year's proceeds will help Samaritan Medical Center purchase two new life-saving technologies - a cancer detection probe and a system to warm and cool body temperatures. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the nation.

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  14. Jefferson County busy laying the groundwork for urbanized area designationRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2017 | Watertown Daily Times

    Getting up to speed on Jefferson County's urbanized area designation has been a long process, but officials say it will be beneficial down the line. About four years ago, a portion of Jefferson County became the 14th region in New York state to be designated a Metropolitan Statistical Area by the White House Office of Management and Budget as well as the U.S. Census Bureau.

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  15. Fire destroys vacant Philadelphia houseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2017 | Watertown Daily Times

    Fire crews were dispatched to 34552 Route 11 just before 10 a.m. Crews had the fire contained within approximately an hour, but Philadelphia Fire Chief Christopher LaClair called the damage “a total loss.” No one was in the house at the time of the blaze, which started downstairs in the living room and spread upstairs, Chief LaClair said. The power was on at the time of the fire, but there was a “boot” restricting electricity in the house.

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  16. Fire destroys vacant Philadelphia houseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2017 | Watertown Daily Times

    Fire crews were dispatched to 34552 Route 11, Philadelphia just before 10 a.m. Crews had the fire contained within approximately an hour, but Philadelphia Fire Chief Christopher LaClair called the damage “a total loss.” No one was in the house at the time of the blaze, which started downstairs in the living room and spread upstairs, Chief LaClair said. The power was on at the time of the fire, but there was a “boot” restricting electricity in the house.

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  17. Hiring freeze to affect hourly child care at Fort Drum, military approves new hiresRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2017 | Watertown Daily Times

    Hourly child care on post will be affected due to staff shortages connected to President Donald J. Trump's hiring freeze for federal workers. Currently, parents could schedule hourly care up to 30 days in advance.

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  18. WWNY-TV anchor Anne Richter to retire in AprilRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2017 | Watertown Daily Times

    The station said in a news release that during Ms. Richter's time as anchor and producer of 7 News This Evening, the program has had some of the highest ratings for a 6 p.m. broadcast in the country.

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  19. Grand jury charges Watertown man with rapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2017 | Watertown Daily Times

    A city man has been indicted on allegations that he engaged in sexual conduct with a minor female last summer. A grand jury report handed up Tuesday in Jefferson County Court charged Troy P. Hattori, 18, with two counts of first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

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  20. Benefit dinner set for Watertown fire victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2017 | Watertown Daily Times

    A benefit dinner will be held at Our Lady of Sacred Heart Church on Friday for family members injured in a fire on New York Avenue this weekend. Benchmark Family Services will be serving the dinner, consisting of macaroni and cheese, green beans, tossed salad, a roll and dessert.

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