I believe the phrase goes as the going gets tough, the tough get going. Our member of Congress, Elise Stefanik, has certainly been going these past few weeks. As she works to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in our area, Elise has been speaking to local media in multiple interviews a… Read More ⇒

The last few weeks have seen a lot of changes as we all work to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic that is affecting our world. While politics is of little concern at a time like this, I recently announced that as a result of the necessity for social distancing I have canceled all in-p… Read More ⇒

My book “Flypaper” is about a pandemic that starts in China and sweeps across the world. It came out in 2014. I’m not the only one who has written about this possibility. Stephen King wrote a book about a pandemic that was published in 1979. And then there was Albert Camus who wrote “The Pla… Read More ⇒

Dear Cynthia Graham: In response to your letter to the editor published March 28 (“Trump and supporters bear blame for crisis”), you asked where I stand. I stand with the 63 percent in Jefferson County who did not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. The silent majority, if you will. Read More ⇒

The team at the Greater-Watertown North Country Chamber of Commerce continues to work for not only our members, but the entire business community, during these trying times. Each of our employees are working remotely to ensure we are keeping businesses connected and informed. We have been on… Read More ⇒

These uncertain times have inspired many acts of kindness and generosity among family, friends and neighbors, particularly toward the elderly, a group considered high-risk for coronavirus complications. Read More ⇒

The COVID-19 disease is testing our ability to function collectively as a nation. Individuals must look after their own health as well as the health of others. Gov. Cuomo is doing a superb job of looking out for the welfare of our citizens as well as working with Democratic Gov. Lamont of Co… Read More ⇒

I wonder if Jerry Moore (“Cuomo may be doing more harm than good,” March 22) ever reads his own newspaper (or any news at all). If he did, he would read that Gov. Cuomo is not the only government official who has seen the real and urgent need for serious public health measures at this time o… Read More ⇒

Right now, the world as we know it has changed overnight. As we navigate this uncharted territory together, we must remember that we are not alone. During these challenging times, the Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce will continue to serve our community with pride, standin… Read More ⇒

Saturday night, I ordered takeout from my favorite Chinese place. I did this as a gesture of solidarity after hearing that people have been avoiding Chinese restaurants because of the coronavirus pandemic that originated in Wuhan, China. Read More ⇒