I recently moved to Denver in April '08. I am glad to say I love
Newzjunky now more than ever. I was a frequent reader in Watertown, but when I got here I
didn't have much of any other way to keep in contact with the busy schedule I have, and the hour difference
doesn't make it any easier since when I'm out of work, you all are sleeping. I just wanna let you
know, keep up the good work, and stay doing what you do. We all love you.
-Jordan Hines, Denver, Colorado
I check newzjunky about 4 times a day. Love the site!
It's the best hometown and national news site on the Internet. I live in Fort Pierce,
Fla. but really miss Watertown a lot. I visit there a few times per year. Keep up the good work.
-Tim A., South Beach, Allen's
Diner, Fort Pierce, Fla.
I moved out of NNY about ten years ago and I learned about Newzjunky in 2000. Having lived in the Watertown area for thirty-eight years, I was very glad to have found a site that gave me ALL of the information I needed from back home. My current best friend, who has never been to New York has Newzjunky as a Homepage and often asks me if I "heard about..." something she read on Newzjunky. We are addicted and surf for updates several times a day. Thanks very much!!
-Steven J., Costal Maine
I simply want to thank you for creating this great site. I haven't seen a more comprehensive web site to date and use yours several times daily. I especially appreciate your making available politicians' information who directly affect this area. Most people undoubtedly don't take the time to look at the actual voting records of these folks and have no idea how their votes jibe with our desires.
-Don P., Adams Center
In our retirement, my wife and I are fortunate to be able to travel. In fact, we were recently in China for three weeks and were able to stay
updated with the local news from home by visiting Newzjunky.com while on the
Yangtze. Since our internet availability is often limited, we always visit
Newzjunky first. You should be PROUD and keep up the good work.
Take a look at newzjunky.com -- a
brilliant collaboration of online content in one, easy to peruse package.
I have been using newz junky for years for all my news and information. It is always up to date and I would not use anything else. I'm hooked on this site! As the other writer said "I wake up to it and end my day with it." Keep up the great job!
-Lisa, Watertown, N.Y.
I still love Newzjunky and look forward
every day to checking all the latest news and events !! It is much superior
than other local sites.....accurate, non sensationalistic reporting and it's Free !!! Love it and keep up the good work !!!
I own property on Wellesley Island and having been looking at your site everyday for at least five years. It always has breaking news before anyone else!
-Ted W., Bradenton, Fla.
Just have to tell you I love your site. I have sent the link to all my
family in Westchester, Conn., Georgia, Fla., and La. They love to have a look
at what we are doing up here. Thank you for your wonderful site.
-Daryl A. Diekman
Left Watertown in 1995 for Arizona. I still check Newzjunky everyday...thank you!
-Dan Burkhard, Sun City West,
I grew up in Belfort in Lewis County and recently moved to Charlotte,
N.C., and track the local news thru Newzjunky. Keep up the good work!!!!!
-Andy Nortz, Charlotte, N.C.
I was born and raised on Tug Hill near Barnes Corners. I departed that part of
the country to serve my country and get out of the snow (Blizzard of '77). I
have only been back to visit. My niece told me about Newzjunky a couple of
years ago. I think it's great. Keep up the good work.
-Lewis G., Altus, Oklahoma
Newzjunky is our way of keeping in touch with the north country especially Jefferson and Lewis Counties, while we
"snowbird" it in Ormond Beach, Florida. I was asked by the WDT when I suspended my home delivery of the Times if I wanted to try WDT online and I informed them that I did not as I knew Newzjunky was already
three steps ahead. Thanks again for the site!
-Larry and Noreen, Ormond
Once again as we winter away from Watertown,
we find checking into NewsJunky daily a privilege. Our thanks to each of those who contribute the photos and news items which keep us abreast of the local and area happenings.
-Carol and Dan H.
This is Russ Hoffman. I am from Carthage, and now living in Darmstadt, Germany. I've been here now for 33
years and have been checking out Newzjunky for over two years. Its nice to know that so many people check this site out, as much as I do. (At least 5 times a day). I just want to say...
keep up the good work and many thanks to Steve Weed, for all his videos and
-Russ Hoffman, Darmstadt,
We are snow birds living in Florida. Our summer home is at Yellow Lake, N.Y. I love the fact that I can read all
the local news each morning. I check the weather and news several times a day.
Thank you for this service.
-Tony & Toots, Lake City,
Hi, my name is Stacie Bears Prince. I'm a Carthage native. I now live in Falmouth
Kentucky, with my two girls. I get on newzjunky everyday. I love newzjunky so much.
This is the only way I can stay in touch with what is going on in the north county. To everybody in the north county, Merry Christmas and Happy Year. Plus to all of the troops in Iraq, be safe and come back to your
family. (With my boyfriend in Iraq I pray everyday for all of the troops to come back).
-Stacie, Falmouth, Ky.
It is great to be able to check NNY
news, weather, and everything else on Newzjunky. I was born in Deferiet—attended Carthage
Central—and have been living in Washington STATE for over 30 years.
-Sandy, Oak Harbor, Wa.
We now live in Holiday, Florida, but always keep up with the news through
Newzjunky. we miss all of our friends in the Watertown and north country area and of course our families from Plattsburgh to Watertown to Cortland to Binghamton. I love to see the picture of the square every day.
Keep up the great work!
-Tom and Mary in Holiday,
My sister who lives in Louisville,
Kentucky, is a new fan of Newzjunky. She just retired at 81 and is bored. I told her how to get on
Newzjunky. She is so excited and sometimes knows more then I do about local
news. Thanks for a great place to get the news first.
-Nancy in Philadelphia, N.Y.
We were told about Newzjunky.com when we were home in November and it's a constant now.
My husband grew up in the backside of Castorland and myself in West
Martinsburg, but we now live in Virginia Beach, Virginia. So Newzjunky keeps us up on what's going on back home.
Keep up the great work!
-Sue in Virginia Beach, Va.
It's that time a year again, the transplants of
Florida are seeing the New York license plates slowing traffic down here in the land of sun and short
sleeve shirts. Most don't know yet that they are only a mouse click from the news of the great white
north. Newzjunky is great. Thanks and keep up the good work.
-Paul Desormo , Bushnell, Fla.
Yes, I am addicted to Newzjunky.
The first thing I do when I get up in the morning is get on Newzjunky. I also
get the Adams Journal mailed to me. I don't know when Newzjunky started, but I
was stationed at Pine Camp in 1943 with the 5th Armored Division. I spend my
summers in Rays Bay, Henderson, and winters in Casa Grande, Arizona. So keep up
the good work.
-Andy C. in Casa Grande,
I have been reading Newzjunky since my sister Eileen told me about the web
site. Great to see what’s been happening back home in the frigid north
country. I check NJ at least twice a day to catch up on what’s going on. Great site and one of my favorites. Keep up the great work.
-Robert H. Foy Jr. in Texas
We've lived in Florida for more than 30 years, but have very much enjoyed
reading Newzjunky each day to read the obits (unfortunately, too many we know are listed), local weather,
news and sports. It's always great "going home" if not for just a few minutes.
Keep up the good work.
-Pierre and Sandra, Bradenton,
I ived in Carthage since the age of 9 when my
father retired from the Coast Guard. I have been back and forth since 1990 and currently reside in Athens, New York, where my husband is an
Army station commander for the Hudson recruiting office here. I have traveled in Europe and the States and have been able to keep up with my hometown news thru Newzjunky. I check it several times a day and find it better than the
-Tanya, Athens, New York
I was born and raised in the
Watertown area and lived there most of my life, I now live outside of North Myrtle
Beach, South Carolina. I enjoy looking at Newzjunky daily and keeping up on all the local news and national news also.
-Kelly LaClair Kirland, North Myrtle
I am a former 10th Mountain
Division and N.Y. National Guard recruiter for Jefferson County. I still visit and read stories on Newzjunky everyday! Currently in
Iraq. Keep up the good work.
-Master Sgt. Russell Bledsoe,
I am an avid Newzjunky reader. This
is a great site. Keep up the great work.
-Lisa in Croghan, N.Y.
I read Newzjunky at least twice a
day. I enjoy the Syracuse Orange and Yankees coverage. I like everything that
cover on Newzjunky. I don't read any newspapers. Keep up the excellent work.
-Joel F. in Virginia Beach, Va.
I think Newzjunky is the best
thing. I was told of this site by my friend Yvonne and i go on every night. We are snowbirds
from Redwood. keep up the good work.
-Helen in Lakeland, Fla.
I am originally from Sackets Harbor and
I love reading the stories from upstate still. I am living in the New York city area
now, but lived in Sackets for 18 years. I love seeing the stories of the old home town and watching the sports
videos. They are great!!! Keep up the great work and i will be checking in at
least once a day.
-Jack S. in Peekskill, N.Y.
I wrote last year when I was in Switzerland, but now I am writing from
Islamabad, Pakistan. I am still reading Newzjunky no matter where I go. Many
thanks again for your site! Keep up the good work.
-Jon in Pakistan
I am from Saranac Lake. My parents are buried there. I am living in Florida for
a few years. I tried to find newspapers in the Adirondacks to keep me
updated on news and information. You definitely do the best and read Newzjunky
daily. I wish there were more media outlets in the Adirondacks that would list
more information about their areas. Keep up the good work.
I check daily Newzjunky daily for
news. It's better than the other local media. I also check
for the St. Lawrence county news since we have family and friends living there
also. Keep up the good work!
-Patty, Oolethaw, Tenn.
As an avid Newzjunky reader, I know you
are a major source of news and information for the North Country. Keep it up.
-Anonymous, Greig, N.Y.
I don't look at anything else on the web except newzjunky. I am moving soon and
I am so upset because there is no local news Internet source where I am
going... WHAT AM I GOING TO DO??? Thank you for being here.....
-Nicole, Watertown, N.Y.
I am a fan of this website. I check
Google for world and national news and Newzjunky for local.
-Karl, Potsdam, N.Y.
I am currently in a car driving between Phoenix and Los Angeles in the desert
current outside temperature 112 degrees and got all caught up on the local newz
using my blackberry. Thanks for keeping me up to date.
-Dan, Watertown, N.Y.
born and raised in Carthage, and this site is great. I now live in Coral
Springs, Fla., and I sometimes find out what’s going on up there before my
mom who still lives there! Keep up the great work.
-John Baillargeon, Coral
Just a note to let you folks how much I appreciate Newzjunky the last few
months. My husband passed away suddenly in February in Wickenburg, Ariz.,
and I find it a comfort to be able to check the news back in Watertown.
-Maggie Thomas, Arizona
I was born in Watertown, raised in West Carthage,
left to go to college in Albany and then to Europe during WWII. We now
live in Stuart, Fla., where a local story
about my singing of the national anthem at a N.Y. Mets baseball exhibition game
was featured on Newzjunky.com.
I am now flooded with messages from former students, friends and family
members. Newzjunky is a great source of news, especially good news, about
the people we knew and grew up with. Keep up the good work.
-Harley and Carole Norton
Thanks for setting up this site. I grew up on
the North Side of Watertown in the 50s and 60s, and left to join the military
during the Vietnam era. I didn’t have the sense to get out for over 25
years, traveled the world and settled in Beavercreek, Ohio. Newzjunky
helps me keep in touch with the North Country in spite of the distance.
-Rob Horth, Beavercreek, Ohio
I was recently referred to newzjunky by a friend
that lives in Upstate N.Y. I was born and raised in Massena and moved to
Southern Calif. in 1965, but have flown and driven back many times throughout
all these years. I still love Northern N.Y. I still have cousins
and many friends living in God's Country. The life style back there is so
much better than living in this concrete jungle, in Southern Calif. I
follow up on the weather report about 4 times a week for several up state zip
codes. I sincerely appreciate finding about this site, because my heart
will always be back there. I sure that I will become another NEWZ
JUNKIE, Thanks again.
Redondo Beach, Calif
I'm originally from Theresa and am currently
stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany, and Iraq. I log on to Newzjunky every
day to see what's new in the area. You guys do a great job! Thanks
for helping us keep in touch with what's going on back in the north country.
-SPC Matthew J. Gilbert,
I am from Watertown and have been living in
Weisbaden, Germany, for the last two years. My husband, Drew, was
stationed at Fort Drum before we were transferred to Germany. I love Newzjunky!
It's a great way to keep in touch with what's going on in my hometown.
-Kristin J. Sniffen (Bresett),
I have been living in Darmstadt, Germany for the
last 32 Years. I come from a big family, and they still in
Carthage. My brother Jerry told me about Newzjunky about a year ago and I
check the local and worldwide news at least 2 to 3 times a day. I miss
home a lot and Newzjunky makes me feel as if I'm still there. Keep up the
good work. I don't know how to thank you all for putting all the info on
-Russell Hoffman, Darmstadt,
About 20 years ago there was a billboard, facing
south on I-81 advertising fashion/clothing at the Mall. It went something
like: New York, Paris, Miami, L.A., Watertown ... the latest fashions at the
Salmon Run Mall. It was a joke to think Watertown, New York, would
be compared to clothing design capitals in the world market.
Newzjunky.com on the other hand is in a class of news leaders in an
Local, state, national and world events... Newzjunky covers everything.
Living in SW Florida seems a planet away from north country. It's good to have
a site where we can monitor goings-on in an area I spent much of 35 years.
Thank you for the service you provide to folks around the world who have an
interest in Northern New York activities.
I will continue to check Newzjunky.com periodically for happenings from home.
-P. Ferguson, Naples, Fla.
I love your web site and check it at least 10 times
a day. I no longer need the WDT and cancelled my subscription over a year
ago. You do a nice job. Keep up the good work.
-Rick B., Watertown, N.Y.
For years my home was the north country, but being
retired I am constantly traveling around. Newzjunky is the perfect way to keep
up on the news.
-Marie, Port Richey, Fla.
I moved from Watertown in 1992 to Florida, where I
still live. Although I hate Florida, I don't know if I'll ever move back
to N.Y. This doesn't mean I won't read Watertown area news on your
website. It's just great!! Thanks for the good work!
-Keith McCarthy, Dade City,
It's great to keep up with the Watertown and north
country news. Thank you, Newzjunky!.
-Tony Perritano, New Port
I love Newzjunky.com. Although I left Watertown and Sackets a long
time ago, I still call it home. My first job was at Ann's Stand, and now I
see Benny's Steak house is gone this year. Time marches on. The
site helps me feel connected to the family I still have there. Thank you.
-Katherine, Salisbury, Md.
I grew up in Henderson Harbor. I'm
now a North Carolina resident. My parents still live in the area. Newzjunky is
the best form of media for staying informed on matters "back home."
Thanks for staying up-to-date on your news and happenings. It's been fun
seeing the pictures of the snow and sharing them with the southern folks...maybe
more fun not having to deal with it! Goodbye from a northerner at heart!
-Cindy Greene, Taylorsville,
I go on Newzjunky every day, sometimes twice a day, to see what is going on at
home. I live in Punta Gorda, Fla., now but grew up in Natural Bridge, and
miss the north country very much. Not the winters though!!!! My
sister is the one who told me about your website and I am so happy she did.
-Mary Alice Delhoney, Punta
I read Newzjunky at least twice a day. I am a former resident of Adams,
and it is great to be able to read everything that's going on in the north
country. I just called my relatives in Adams Center, to comment on the
weather, and also about news that I saw before they did. Forget the
Watertown Daily Times. Keep up the good work.
-Janet R., Bunnell, Florida
As a longtime newspaper
subscriber, I am insulted the WDT would expect me to pay TWICE to read the
exact same information on a computer screen. Every online newspaper I have come
across is free or requires a simple registration. What makes the Times
believe they are above the Syracuse Post-Standard, Oswego Palladium, Rochester
Democrat-Chronicle, Albany Times Union, and on and on? Keep up the good work
-Jeff in Sandy Creek
I just recently heard of Newzjunky and love it very much. I check it at
least twice a day. I was born and raised in Watertown and moved away in 1985. I
have been living in Prospect Heights., Illinois, for 15 yrs. and plan on moving
to a suburb of Tamp, Fla., this year. I get to go back home about every
two years. Miss Watertown but love the variety of a bigger city.
-Edith Corbett Washer, Illinois
I grew up and lived in the north country until I was 25, between Philadelphia
and Lowville. I now live in the Va. Beach area of Virginia and go to
Newzjunky daily to see what is going on back home. Thank you for that!!
Northern New York will ALWAYS be 'home' to me and you keep it
current for me.
-Steve G., Virginia Beach, Va.
I was raised in Evans Mills. I've moved around quite a bit and am now in
California. My father sent me the link to your site and I love it because
it keeps me in the loop and I especially love the video clips. Your site
is really easy to navigate and I love the webcam of the Public Square also.
Keep up the great work!!
-Summer Dempsey, Oxnard, Calif.
I was born and raised in Watertown and the majority of my family still lives in
New York. As a military family we have moved all over and when we settled
here in Florida we thought we would try to get the Watertown Daily Times, and I
was so shocked at the cost. Then I heard about Newzjunky. My family
and relatives who don't live in New York all use this site. It is very
informative and current. Couldn't ask so a better news site and ...WOW....it's
-Cindy S., Tampa, Fla.
Newzjunky is a great service for us snowbirds. I used to read the TI Sun, never
did like the Watertown paper, too far right for me and biased reporting. I
liked the USA today......(For the colors, I think, but anyway...) Mary
and I moved down to NC in 1998 to live on the ocean and to be near my son
Patrick and our grandkids during the winter and go back to the Bay in the
summer to be near my daughter and our grandchildren there and do some pickin'
and grinin' with with my daughter and some great local players at the Top of
the Bay and cruise the St. Lawrence in my old Lyman. Keep up the great work.
-Pat and Mary, Emerald Isle,
I grew up in Watertown and had no consistent way to keep up with news from
“home”. Most of the people I grew up with have moved, but there remains
tremendous interest in Upstate N.Y. and Watertown in particular. I recently
found your site while reading about the storms hitting Mexico, Pulaski, and
Oswego. We live in Toccoa, Georgia, and truly appreciate the tremendous
effort put forth by you to publish relevant, accurate information. Thanks
-Jerry Bevens, Toccoa, Ga.
I have lived in Jefferson County
all my life. In October of 2006, I relocated to Tequesta, Florida.
I am thankful for Newzjunky. I have enjoyed following what's going on at
home, and the pictures of all the snow was great this winter. Thanks to all.
-Kathy House, Tequesta, Florida
I was recently turned on to Newzjunky.com. I grew up in Watertown, but haven't lived there for 40+ years. Since
learning of Newzjunky, I check out the news daily. It's a great site.
Sometimes I hear the news before my sister and brothers living in Watertown!
-Amy Marton, Costa Mesa,
I am a resident of northern New York
and have been all my life. thank you for making Newzjunky available
through the internet. Our son lives in Spain with his wife and son and he
stays in touch with what's happening here through Newzjunky.com. He is
aware of the goings-on in our community almost as soon as we are.
Thank you for making the world a little bit smaller for us!
-LouAnn Roggie, Lowville
Love your website! I am from Adams. It
is nice to keep up with the news from home. I also like showing my friends here
in Washington state what real snow storms are...
-Mitch Peebles, Kent,
We spend winters in Florida and I love your site so I can keep up with all the
news. Keep up the good work!!!
-Carol, Lakeland, Fla.
Hello to all my family in Upstate NY.....I am a new fan of Newzjunky.
I am currently living in Fremont, Ohio.....from Philadelphia.....Hello to all
the Indian River alumni 94'.....Thanks for keeping the site current as its
nice to stay up with the events taking place back home!!!!
-Julie, Freemont, Ohio
Tank You, Thank You, Thank You for Newzjunky.com. I live in New Vienna,
Ohio, now. I am originally from Martinsburg. I
read Newzjunky 2 or 3 times a day. It is so nice to be able to read about
the north country . It is really great to know what is going on back
home. I hope Newzjunky sticks around for a long time to come.
-C. Lanning, New Vienna, Ohio
Just a note to let you know I canceled my online subscription to the Watertown
Daily Times and use "Newzjunky" as my Jefferson County news source.
As a former native of Adams, N.Y., it is nice to have a FREE source to
keep up with news of the area. Thanks for all your efforts!
Do kids still shovel snow up there to earn money, and what is the going rate of
pay? Your current weather reminds me of the Blizzard of 1977 when all the
kids in the neighborhood were out shoveling to earn gas money for their
snowmobiles! Just curious, and could make a good
history - comparison story . . .
-Nancy Ring Kendrick, Port
I grew up in Alex Bay, but have lived in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.,
for the past eleven years. I really enjoyed the pictures and video
of the Blizzard of '77. I was six and remember it clearly! I
just want to let all you know that we got 1.6 inches of snow on Tuesday night.
It was enough to shut down my school system (along with many others) and
delay us this morning. I can't imagine what 88 inches of snow would do here!!
Keep up the good work!
-Cyndy, Fairfax, Virginia
We are natives of Alex Bay, but
have lived in Utica/Whitesboro, Bellville,Michigan, Edina, Minn. and
Syracuse... but now in Jacksonville, Fla.
We love that Newzjunky keeps us up-date about "Up-Home".
As it is said, "You can take the person away from the 1000
Islands, but you can never take the 1000 Islands out of that
person!" Newzjunky, thank you and continue the
-John A. & Beverly Keeler,
I love Newzjunky.com! I am living in Colorado
now and enjoy hearing about what is going on back home.
I really enjoy keeping up with the news of
Watertown and the north country via Newzjunky. I grew up in Black River
(1951 to 1973) and now live in Dallas, Texas.
-Bob Chisholm, Dallas, Texas
I moved to Gainesville, Missouri, a few years ago.
I've been able to keep up on what's going on in Watertown because of Newzjunky
and the news they publish. Thank you.
-Steve Helmer, Gainesville,
I am a former
Croghan resident working for the U.S. State Department at our Embassies
overseas and visit Newzjunky every day to keep in touch with the news from
home. My wife and I have 3 children who have lived all over the world but their
dream would be to live in Lewis County.
Thanks for keeping us in touch wherever we are in the world.
-Wilbur & Chiqui, San
Great website! Keep up the good work. I just found
out about Newzjunky yesterday. My Watertown Daily Times won't be renewed. I lived in
Watertown for years on Hancock St. and Black River Rd.
My husband and I moved to Crossville, Tenn., three years ago. We like the
weather, cheap taxes and cheap utilities, but my heart is still in Watertown.
-Bill and Cindy (Corbett) Jones, Crossville, Tennessee
I am a former resident of New York and enjoy
Newzjunky.com every day. When I sign onto to my computer each day, I
check my e-mail and then the local news on Newzjunky. It is a very well
run news site and has the other news sites beat by a long shot. I live in
Virginia now and we do not get much snow like you got today on Route 81.
Thanks again for this site.
-Jim Spencer, Virgina
We just returned from a 2 1/2 week vacation to
Singapore, Cambodia and Thailand. With the availability of a computer, we
were able to stay up-to-date on the happenings of Northern New York half-way
around the world. Isn't technology great? And so is Newzjunky!
-Dick & Nancy, Sackets
We appreciate this great site. We spend six
months in Henderson Harbor and are between Rochester and Florida the rest of
the year. We actually would spend more time in Henderson if the cottage
was winterized. Keep up the good work!
-Joan D., Henderson Harbor, N.Y.
Happy New Year to all my best friends on the Sand
Flats of Watertown!!! I miss you all. Come down to Vegas & bring some
-Scott, Las Vegas, Nevada
My husband and I both
grew up in Watertown and now live in Penn. We still have family in Watertown and I
enjoy all the news from our hometown on newzjunky. Thanks for being there.
-Kay and Robert, Lancaster, Pa.
We're from Mexico, N.Y. We are trying to sell
our home up north and move close to Knoxville, Tenn., where our daughter,
son-in-law and grandchildren live. While we're down here in Knoxville, we
check Newzjunky every day to see what is happening up north. We love the
weather down here, but miss our friends up north. But, with Newzjunky we
are able to keep track of everything and everyone. Newzjunky is great and
we are telling everyone about it. Keep up the good work!
-Merrylyn & Donnie,
snowbirds from Mexico, N.Y.
I visit Newzjunky everyday as it is a way for me
to stay in touch with my beloved home.
-Rick Perry, Key West, Florida
Hello to all our Lewis County friends and
relatives. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
-Al-Nina Schneeberger, Bradenton,
Merry Christmas to our sons and their families
on Cedar St. and Bonney Rd. We have been visiting Newzjunky ever since it
began. It's a fantastic website and very informative. We like the
Public Square webcam. It's great. We lived in Glen Park for over 30
years before moving to Fl. in 1999. We come up for a few weeks in the
summer in our motor home to see our family and grandchildren and also enjoy
Art's Jug, Sboro's, Alteri bread, Croghan bologna, Jean's Beans, and Jefferson
Bulk Milk Cheese. We miss Burrville cider, too. We don't miss the
weather. It's 80 here today. Great job Newzjunky! Thanks.
-Donna and Jon Richards,
Merritt Island, Fla.
Merry Christmas to the Woodward and Mitchell
families in the Watertown area.
-Diana, Omaha, Nebraska
Merry Christmas to all our family and friends in
the Watertown area.
-The Reilly Family, Lawton,
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my family
and friends in the North Country! Newzjunky keeps me informed on all that's
happening in Watertown and the world! May you all have a Blessed
Christmas and Prosperous New Year.
-Kehl and Sharon, Woodstock,
Hello to all our friends and relatives in the north
country. It's so great to read Newzjunky every day. We check it at least
twice a day. Keep up the good work.
-Ronald and Joanne, Sebastian,
Thanks Newzjunky. My wife and I read this site
every day. We also enjoy hotline and live at five when it's on. We also
enjoy the cameras of J. J. Stocker. Happy Holidays!
-Barb and Bob, Zephyrhills,
Merry Christmas to all our family and friends in
Watertown. I read Newzjunky every day. I especially like the Public
Square web cam so I can check the weather. It's balmy here tonight.
-Marry Ellen Clark Holm,
Merritt Island, Fla.
Merry Christmas to family and friends in
Northern New York!
-Gary and Cecilia Belch,
To all the newz junkies in Watertown and
Upstate New York...Merry Christmas from all the Watertown expats living in
Southern California...By the way, It's sunny and 75 degrees!
-Steve Behm, Burbank, Ca. "Beamer"
Merry Christmas to all of our friends and
family spread out across the country. and a special Merry Christmas to
Newzjunky for keeping us all connected.
-The Duffanys, Watertown Center
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2007
from wonderful Adana, Turkey. It's great to sign in each day and
read up on Watertown and the Thousands Islands area. I miss my family and
friends in Clayton. In closing, I must ask... where's your snow?
I wish you all a white and joyous and safe Christmas season!
-Thomas F. LaClair, Incirlik
Air Base, Turkey
I check into
your site the first thing in the morning and the last thing at night! You
are up-to-date and I love it! You are the best! Merry Christmas and
Happy New Year 2007.
-Florence Goodheart, Lowville
We lived in
Chaumont for 15 years before retiring to South Carolina. Thank you for keeping
us updated on all Northern New York news. I often learn the news
before I hear it down here. You keep us updated on national news as well
as local and regional news, and the weather.
Aside from friends the one thing we miss the most are the men and women of the
10th. Mountain Division and all personnel at Fort Drum. The nearest base
to us is Parris Island and/or Ft. Bragg, N.C., so we never see anyone in
uniform and they are greatly missed, but never far from our thoughts and
prayers. Thank you, again for keeping us in touch with the "North
Jeanne Comfort, Westminster, S.C.
Merry Christmas Newzjunky and have a
great 2007! You do a great job getting out the news of the north
country. I was born in Watertown, lived there for 50 years, and now live
-Robert Pugliese, Saint
I really enjoy Newzjunky.com! I was born in
the town of Pamelia. I lived in the area and in Watertown until moving in
1985 to New Port Richey, Fla. I also miss Alteri's bread. Italian
bread down here is not the same. When I go to visit my son I always go to
Friendly's for a hot fudge Sunday. I have to have a good hamburger while
I'm there. Of course, we have to go Arts Jug. My Mother worked for them
about 20 years. I check your site every day. I like reading the
obituaries. So many of my friends, class mates, teachers and co-workers
have passed on. My son is a Watertown policeman, but I sometimes tell him the
news before he hears it. Keep up the good work and thank you.
-Fran, New Port Richey, Fla.
I too wanted to send a huge thank you for the great
reporting everyone does for newzjunky. I read it every day. I been in Georgia
near on to 40 years, but still love catching up with my hometown. Thank
you so much. And Merry Christmas to you all, and a terrific New Year ahead.
-Mary and Buddy, Covington, Ga.
A quick note
to say how much I enjoy Newzjunky. I am a Carthage graduate living in the
Midwest. I am on your site daily. I enjoy the national and local
news. The links are nice too. I enjoy staying in touch with the
-J. Reed, Koontz Lake, Indiana
I am from Dublin, Ga. I was turned on to
Newzjunky by my mother who lives in the Villages, Fla. I, as well as
many people outside of Watertown, hear of the local Watertown news before the
people in Watertown do. I love the site and am very grateful to be able
to stay in touch with my old hometown. Thanks again!!!
-Shelly, Dublin, Georgia
What a privilege it is to have
Newzjunky available to us. We check in daily for news of home and friends
while away from Watertown. Thanks to each who participates in keeping
this site up and running!
-Carol and Dan H., Webster,
We, natives of
Watertown , are now in Florida for a few months. Don't know what I would
do without your keeping us informed of what's happening back home. Happy
Holidays to all and thanks for all the good reporting!!!
-Marge, Punta Gorda, Fla.
We are Snow Birds in Dade City, Fla. Our
hometown is "Watertown New York" and we just love reading
Newzjunky! We look forward to reading it and keeping in touch with our hometown
news. We have one son who lives in Oklahoma, and a daughter in Florida, and
rely on Newzjunky! We all appreciate it so much.
-Donna & Harry, Dade City, Fla.
We like staying
in touch with the North Country, and look forward to our return for the
summer. I would like to thank all our friends and customers that visit our
Kettle Corn tent at the Watertown Farmers Market. See you all in May!
-S& D Rutigliano, Eustis,
My wife and I enjoy reading Newzjunky every day. We
moved from Cape Vincent (I am originally from Beaver Falls) to a small town in
Tennessee. We enjoy keeping up with the news in Northern New York.
-Bob, Delano, Tennessee
I just have to tell you how terrific this site
is. I come here daily now that I found you. Please, keep up the
good work. I especially enjoyed the video of the Christmas
-Marge, Theresa, N.Y.
I am from Dexter and have been in South Carolina
for over 8 years. I was just told about Newzjunky and think it
is great to be able to read hometown news and keep up on the local news every
day. Keep up the good work!
-Carolyn Simpsonville, South
My husband and I have been in Beaufort, South
Carolina, for 8 years now. We came her from Dexter. Newzjunky is a
great way to keep up with things in the north.
-Ray and Betty, Beaufort, South Carolina
Originally from Clayton, I enjoy Newzjunky
regularly. Congratulations on great web site!
-Darryl Hayward, Omaha,
I am a snow bird in Florida for the winter and
check Newzjunky every day to keep current on Northern New York news.
-M. Maxon, Florida
I also no longer pay for the WDT online during
the winter months. It was too expensive. Why is the WDT the only
newspaper that charges? I guess I shouldn't be surprised.
I now I get every thing I am looking for and more for free from Newzjunky.
I know about local obituaries and news before my sister who still lives in
Watertown. Keep up the good work!
-Marilyn, The Villages, Florida
l live in Croghan, N.Y. I arrived in
Wilmington, N.C., last night to visit my son, Kevin, for a few days. The first
thing I did in the early morning of my first day here was to click on Newzjunky.
it in his favorites. I do the same when I am home. What a site,
with everything anyone could want for news and entertainment!
-Liz Jones, Croghan
I was raised
near Barnes Corners at the 7x9 corner. The U.S. Army landed me in
Hinesville, Georgia 30 years ago. I still do love and miss my friends and
family in the "north country"! Newzjunky is wonderful!
-Randy Clark, Georgia
Weed Productions (SWP) would like to thank Newzjunky and all the
viewers from all 50 US states and 39 countries especially those serving in Afghanistan
and Iraq for making this hometown "Video Only" site possible to come
-Steve Weed, Watertown, N.Y.
I just want to
take a moment to thank you. Newzjunky is top notch for all of the local,
regional and world news all in one place. It can't be beat. You all
do a superb job! I especially like the 24.7 internet radio links that
your fabulous site provides.
I am from Alexandria Bay, and I go to school in
Brooklyn, so it helps to have a site like this to know what's going on.
I am currently in Afghanistan and I use
Newzjunky to stay up with what's going on back home.
-Aubrey Russell, Afghanistan
With Newjunky, a person doesn't need any other
local news web site.
Husband and I are from Cape Vincent, and the U.S.
Army just stationed us here in Hawaii, and we keep up with news at home
everyday from Newzjunky.com. THANK YOU for keeping us in touch with
everything that is going on at home!
-Tony and Holley Phillips,
I think that was
one of the loveliest presentations you have had and would like to see more
along this line. I "read" NJ every morning as I do not
subscribe to our local newspaper. Thank you.
I am from Watertown, and being here at Canton
State has me far away from the local news, but not with Newzjunky. It's
all here for me too see, thanks!
I am from Dexter and I check Newzjunky every
day to keep up on local news. I am at Alfred State College so I am a good
distance away from Dexter. Newzjunky is a great way to keep up with all
the hometown news. This news site is great!
-Andy, SUNY Alfred
I am from good ol' Dexter, and I'm a student
at the University at Albany. Checking newzjunky 20 times a day keeps me
sane so far away from my friends and family!!!
-Danyelle, University at Albany
I am from
Watertown, and Frankly, Newzjunky is the only place I get my news. It's
the best way to keep in touch with Northern New York events, and as soon as
something happens, you guys are covering it. Everyone I know checks
-Dave Bova, SUNY Potsdam
I am from Alexandria Bay and while I'm at
school in Ithaca at Cornell University I keep in touch with what's going
on in the North Country through Newzjunky. My whole family is
addicted to Newzjunky!
-Nicole, Cornell University,
I work, live and go to college in New
Hampshire and check Newzjunky from Franklin Pierce College, soon to be Franklin
Ridge, New Hampshire
I was born in Canton, N.Y., and lived in Watertown. I now live in Gris Fiord,
Nunavut, with my beautiful wife and 4 kids. NewzJunky, THANK YOU FOR
BEING SO INFORMATIVE AND UP TO DATE!!! I would not imagine not knowing
what was going on where all my friends and mother lived. THANK YOU!
-Christopher Smith, Gris Fiord, Nunavut
Just want to tell you that I love Newzjunky !!! I am from upstate N.Y. ( and
now live in Jackson, Tenn.) I check the news back home every day. I often
know the news before my mother does, who lives in Evans Mills !!! Keep up the
good work !
-Rhonda, Jackson, Tennessee
Newzjunky keeps me up-to-date with local
news, sports scores, and everything else Northern New York that I am missing!
-Joshua Aubertine, Nagoya,
I love Newzjunky!!! It keeps me updated on things back home while I'm
away at college in the Sunshine State. My family & friends are still
live there, and I can get up to date information on what's going on before I
fly back to visit. Newzjunky is the best, and NOTHING can replace it.
-Rebecca Cooper, St.
Augustine, Florida, Flagler College
My family told me about Newzjunky and I now read it every day. I left
Watertown 26 years ago when I joined the USAF and have missed home since.
I’m now living in Oklahoma City and am thankful that I’m able to visit this
site to keep up on the local current events. I was home the end of August and
beginning of September for my parents' 50th anniversary and even went online to
look at Newzjunky rather than pick up the local paper. Thanks for all the
info and the taste of home from so far away.
-Joe Comet, Oklahoma City
Man, it is so great to be able to see what is going on in Watertown with this
web site. I have lived in Barstow, Calif., for the past 43 years,
but still have family there that we come back and visit. Newzjunky lets
me stay on top of the news from Watertown and the events going on there.
Keep up the great work.
-Walt LaMora, Barstow,
I was raised in Watertown and now reside in Tazewell, Virginia. I
read Newzjunky every day. It is good to be able to read news of what is
going on in Watertown. This site keeps me updated of all the new stores
and restaurants that are been built. Keep up the good work on making this one
of the successful news sites around the globe.
--Darleen and Gary, Tazewell,
We would like to say thank you for what you do! We are currently in Pittsburgh,
Pa., with our daughter Lindsey, who had a double lung transplant last
month, and we have been able to keep up with what's going on "back
home" while we are here! We don't feel as out of touch with
everything up there as we might have if not for Newzjunky! We can't
wait to come home to the north country, but rest assured, Newzjunky will still
be on our favorites list once we're home, as it has been almost since it's
inception. You guys ROCK,,, THANKS!
-Tammy and Jim Frost, Carthage
Great site! My wife and I are originally from Brantingham and Turin, and
we enjoy catching up on the local NNY news when we log onto newzjunky. Although
we still hear all the NNY rumors from family and friends, we get our NNY
news from newzjunky. Keep up the great work!
-Ryan and Tracey Bush,
I was born in Carthage, raised in Natural
Bridge and am a 1982 graduate of Carthage Central. I moved away
from the North County in 1989 and have now lived in North Carolina for 12
years. Thank you for giving me a way to keep up with the news at home.
-Carol Smith Upadhyaya,
Robbins, North Carolina
Newzjunky keeps us former Northern New Yorkers (raised in Watertown) now living
in the Mid-Hudson Valley current with all that is happening at “home”.
Keep up the great work! It’s a wonderfully informative site!
-Vicky, Kingston, N.Y.
I was born and raised in Carthage. My husband and I moved to Tennessee 15 years
ago. I check Newzjunky every day from work to find out what is going on.
I work in Alabama with several people from Carthage and it is great to be
able to talk about home and what we read on Newzjunky. Keep up the good
-Kim (Sayer) Hurst,
We are so fortunate to have Newzjunky
in the Watertown area!!! Without newzjunky, we would never have current
news which is up-to-date daily.
-J. Miller, Watertown
Born in Lowville, raised in Croghan, married a Swiss man and now keeping
updated with NNY news while living in Alsace, France!
-Heidi (Schamback) Lehmann,
I was born and raised in Watertown, and after 32 years, my husband and I moved
to Smyrna, Tennessee (outside of Nashville). I check Newzjunky every day
to keep updated on what is going on "back home". Thank you for
a wonderful, current newz site!!!
-Betty-Jean & Shawn
Maclachlan, Smyrna, Tennessee
My husband and I are both from Carthage. My brother, who still lives
there, turned me on to Newzjunky. We now can see what is going on in our
hometown. It's a wonderful news site and full of all sorts of information.
Thank you, Newzjunky!!!
-Ron, Tina, Jake, Shane and
Taylor Guyette, Summerville, S.C.
I have lived in South Portland, Maine, going on five years. I lived in
Watertown for 35 years. My family still lives in Watertown. On a daily
basis, NJ keeps me informed so much better than any local newspaper could, not
to mention the price! Thank You.
-Frank, South Portland, Maine
Having started reading NJ while living in Sackets Harbor, I just had to keep up
with the news after I moved to Maine. A friend gave me one of the NJ
coffee mugs, so I can have my morning coffee while reading the news just as I
did while living there. Thank you for keeping the site updated so
-Tara, Scarborough, Maine
There is a newz junkie in Bangkok, Thailand...
Love your news site! No subscription
required. I used to read the times online until I found Newzjunky.
I no longer read the times online because of the membership fees. I
read your site multiple times a day to keep up with the NNY news.
-Tammy, Summerville, South
This site is the greatest!! I lived in Watertown for 33 years, now I
reside in Florida and I can still feel like I'm at home with Newzjunky.
Thanks for having this available for us.
I was raised in Watertown. I moved to Biloxi Mississippi two years ago. My
brother who still in Watertown told me about Newzjunky. It help me to stay up
to date on Watertown. Thank you Newzjunky!
-Lori, Biloxi, Mississippi
have lived in Wickenburg, Arizona, for 12 years now and do
appreciate Newzjunky. We moved here from Highland Ave., Watertown.
-Lyle and Maggie, Wickensburg,
I love this website. I was born and raised in Adams Center, and
now live in Herkimer, N.Y. This site keeps me up to date with what's
happening where I used to live. My sister told me about this site.
I check it three to four times a day. Keep up the great work!
-John, Herkimer, N.Y.
My husband and I now live in Valparaiso, Indiana, and keep up
with our hometown news via Newzjunky. It is the ONLY place to read all
the Jefferson County news. Thanks!
-Lynn and Tom, Valparaiso, Indiana
I was born and raised in Watertown on Black River Rd.
I now live in Valparaiso, Indiana, just outside of Chicago. I read
Newzjunky all the time, especially if I get home sick. Keep up the
good work and Thank You!!!!!
-Lori, Valparaiso, Indiana
I am so glad that I can keep tabs on what is going on in my
home of northern New York. I am a military wife whose husband is stationed
in Fort Irwin, California. I look forward to coming home each day and seeing a
little bit of home. Thank you so much for such a great news site. Keep up
the great work!!
-Nancy Rivera, Fort Irwin,
Having moved around over the years in the military, it was hard
to keep up on events in the North Country, where I grew up. Other news
sites only let you see tid-bits of a story and then require a fee to see the
complete story. Not Newzjunky! You folks offer the whole
story and seem to always be there when the newz breaks. Thanks.
Keep up the good work.
-Troy, U.S. Coast Guard,
I lived in Northern New York all my life until a year
ago. It is great to be able to still keep up with the news from home.
-Joe Coleman, Charlotte, N.C.
I am a newz junkie!!!!!! I read your site at least 4 times a
day and I cannot get enough. It is my home page at work and I even have it on
my cell phone as well. I don't get to Watertown very often at all, but if
you have an extra one kicking around I would love a coffee mug or a hat.
-Matt, Norwood, N.Y,
This is a great place to find out what’s
going on back home no matter were I am in the world. I grew up in Brownville.
Joined the Navy in 1988. I don't get to come home very much, but now I can keep
up with all that’s going on in Snowtown, U.S.A. Thank you and keep up the great
-Todd, Goose Creek, South
I was told about Newzjunky by a good friend
of mine, and now I read it EVERYDAY. I was born in Watertown, and I use
Newzjunky to keep up to date on my hometown. Thank you for being a free
-Scott Schall, Washington D.C.
It is great to see the number of people
who continue to want the news about Watertown, New York even after they have
left for a number of years. Without Newzjunky, we wouldn't be able to get such
great coverage for our hometown. So, we thank the Newzjunky Team for a great
-Frances, Lakeland, Florida
I was born in Watertown NY, my sister told me about this Newzjunky, I read it
every day, Now I can see what's going on in my old home town. It's great to
read all the news. And thanks for being a FREE news site!
-Fran, Olympia, Washington
I spent the last 17 years in Copenhagen and
just moved here to Anderson, Alabama, in April of this year. I'm still
reading Newzjunky every day. It is still one of the best sites for news I
have found on the internet!
-Patty, Andersen, Alabama
grew up in Carthage and lived and worked in Watertown. We moved to Utah
in 1982 and for the last 15 years have been in Salt Lake City, but I
still enjoy reading about what’s happening ‘back home’!
Salt Lake City
Newzjunky is my home page and
primary source for local, state, national, international and Hollywood newz. I
guess you could say I am "addicted" to this wonderful news service because it is
continually updated, accurate and gives people direct access documents and
press releases in their original form. It has been amazing to actually
read press releases before the other media filters it or puts their spin on
it. I also enjoy the ability to see photos of breaking news as it
happens. Keep up the great work and thanks for my free coffee
mug. My co-workers are jealous.
We would like to compliment you on the wonderful job you are
doing with your web site. My wife and I were raised in Lewis County and
although we are now in New Jersey, we still have our house in Lowville. Being
that we only get home a couple of times a month, less in the winter, it is hard
to keep up with the news from the area.
We read Newzjunky every day to find out the news and happenings in the North
Being that you update even on weekends is great! The TV station sites do not do
that and they also are slow on "Breaking News". You are right on top
of it all. Thank you for keeping us and everyone else up to speed, and to
everyone who e-mails news tips to Newzjunky as they happen.
-Dianne and Harold, Clementon,
I worked for the city of Watertown for over twenty years, I
retired in 1984 & moved to Florida, I find newzjunky a great site to keep
up with my home town news. I am real happy to see the growth & the large
dept. stores taking a interest in the area. It is a great city & I still
miss it, but the winters just got to long. The area can be proud to have
newzjunky spreading the news for a growing area.
-Richard G., Lakeland Florida
I live in Melbourne, Florida, but I am originally from Felts
Mills. My grandparents owned an operated Wilson's Restaurant, (Bert &
Wilbur Wilson) up until 1976, and my dad owned Bob's Barbershop outside gate 2
of Fort Drum for several years, (Bob Lester). I constantly read Newzjunky,
to keep up on what's going on up there. I truly miss my friends and family, but
honestly can say I don't miss the winters. Thank you for the great website!
-Susan Lester, Melbourne,
I am a newz junkie in Omaha, Nebraska. I am headed back to
NNY today to spend the 4th with my family. I cant' wait to get back to
eat at Jreck Subs and Art's Jug. See you all soon.
--Jennifer Saunders, Omaha,
Excellent site! I am from Carthage and now live in
Hawaii. I am in the Navy with the Submarine Fleet Pacific.
This news site keeps me updated on all the newz in Jefferson County.
-Chief Charles Johnson, Hawaii
I grew up in Watertown and moved to Michigan in 1999. I read
Newzjunky almost everyday. I love to see all the new pictures and how my home
town is growing! I try to visit at least once a year to see friends and family,
and to get a Jreck sub!
-Sunday F. in Michigan
Love your website!!! My Husband and I live
In Wingdale NY. We plan on moving up to Jefferson County in the near future.
Your site keeps us up to date. Keep up the great work. We are Newz
-Milt & Judy, Wingdale,
Just want to say Great Job!!! My wife and I live In New Hampshire. We
moved here 5 years ago after living in Turin. Your site keeps us up to date.
Keep up the great work. We are Newz Junkies.
-Bruce & Charlene,
Hinsdale, New Hampshire
Thank you for giving me the newz from home! It is the way I keep up with
everything going on in my hometown.
-Missy, Albemarle, North
Wonderful job! Not only the latest news
on local happenings, but excellent national and world stories. All the
newz that's fit to visualize!
-Marty & Jayne, Clearwater,
My son in Carthage turned me on to Newzjunky several months ago when he
mentioned a fire near his home and pictures you carried in your publication. I
have not missed a day checking in since then.
Imagine my surprise when I came across an article about a deer attacking a lady
and her dog in the North Country....you even documented attacks we have had
right here in Carbondale on the Southern Illinois University campus...Wow!
And, hey, we had been told it just does not happen anyplace... but here!!!
-Joyce, Carbondale, Illinois
I love Newzjunky. I am formerly from Watertown
and I live in the Twin Tiers. I would be lost without
Newzjunky. It keeps me in touch with everything that
happens in Watertown and surrounding areas. Thank you for
being there for people like me.
-Stacey, Savona, N.Y.
Working away from home as I do, I appreciate any little piece of the hometown I
I thoroughly enjoy the video clips from WWNY-TV 7 and now Steve Weed
Along with all the audio clips you post from the local Mance Radio Mall, I can
keep up with what's going on. They all are a good compliment to the newzjunky
I don't miss a day without clicking on Newzjunky.com.
I was born and raised in Watertown. I moved to Indiana in 2004 and my son told
me about Newzjunky. I read it at least 3 times a day to keep up on the news in
my home town. Your site is awesome and very informative. Keep up the good work!
-Lori, North Vernon, Indiana
My husband and I are natives of Watertown. We moved to Kentucky last
July, but we read Newzjunky everyday just to keep in touch with what is going
on at home. Your site is awesome.
-S. Turner, Florence,
I have Newzjunky set as my home page at
work, and at home. My boss, my coworker, my husband and my self all
check Newzjunky several times a day. In my eyes, it's the number one
website. Thank You!!!
-Jackie, Beaver Falls, New
is the fastest way to get breaking news information out to the public.
Newzjunky is my homepage and I check it a dozen times a day for breaking news.
-Jan, Theresa, New York
I canceled my expensive newspaper
subscription and now depend on Newzjunky for the latest local, state and
national news. It's amazing. I check the site morning, day and
night. Keep up the good work. I also use the free classifieds
web site. Thank you!
-Brenda F., Sackets Harbor, New
I check Newzjunky about 15 times a
day. It's the best web site in NNY.
-Bruce, Adams Center, New York
My Mom and Dad live on Chase Lake and I used to live in Pulaski.
I moved to Pensacola, Florida a couple years ago, but still like to see what's
going on in the North Country. Your website is awesome! Thank you for
providing a wonderful service.
-Donald Grimes, Pensacola, Florida
We came down to Florida after Thanksgiving and will be returning
to Chaumont at the end of April...Several times a day my husband and myself
check Newzjunky.com. It made us feel so in touch with home.
-The Ecklers, Chaumont and
I enjoy your professional and entertaining
north country news website!
-Peter, Sharpsburg, Georgia
I just returned home after a month visit to Florida. Every morning I went to
the library to get the hometown news from NEWZJUNKY. I got the news
faster than some people in Watertown with their stale newspaper. We are
always in touch no matter where we travel.
I would just like to thank you for airing both City Council and County
Legislature Meetings on your web site NEWZJUNKY. Thank you for being civic
minded enough for giving us with online access the ability to be able to
view these since a most of us are unable to attend these meetings.
I know you are doing this on your time and again KUDOS to you, your site, and
your persistence to keep us in the north country informed.
I have seen NJ grow and developed over the years into something that IMHO is
better then all local media period. If you even get the ability to have your
own news staff with reporters, the local media just might as well close up
shop...........LOL. Again thanks for all you hard work and please be humbled by
what you have accomplished so far.
-David V., longtime newz
I would like to thank you for your up to date information regarding Northern
New York and for including other areas of NY State via newspapers online.
I frequently visited "Newzjunky" while living in
N.Y. Now that we've moved to South Carolina, I visit throughout the day.
Keep up the excellent reporting. God Bless You.
-Jeanne C., South Carolina
It's refreshing to see the north country has many alternatives for news
now. I would never pay to read the newspaper online. Thank you for
providing this wonderful service and I look forward to seeing many new
additions. I check your site 4 to 6 times a day.
Everybody that I know uses Newzjunky for
their local news. I have an uncle in Binghamton who canceled his subscription
to the Watertown Times because you had all the news for free that he was paying
Aloha, my brother Matt said to visit you
all's web site. Does the Mercy Hospital still exist? Before Vietnam era
duty, late 69-74, I did Volunteer Fire Department TMB ambulance runs
in1968 & through fall of 69 to Mercy and Good Samaritan Hospitals.
-Erin, Maui, Hawaii
As north country new comers, we are using
your web site for all our news and information needs. Thanks for the help.
-Aleks & Deb of Aviano,
I read Newzjunky every morning with my coffee, and every night before I go to
bed. I no longer buy the newspaper, I have newzjunky who is always current on
the news and whatever is happening in town. Keep up the good work Newzjunky,
you are so much better than the local newspaper.
My wife and I keep up with news of the North Country from Okinawa, Japan by
checking your site. Thanks for the great service.
And Alice Spink, Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan
We enjoy reading Newzjunky every day. We lived
in Lowville for 50 years and now live in Florida year round the past 9 years.
I came across Newzjunky by chance several months back and have been a faithful
reader since. Just a suggestion - if you have more stories on the 10th Mountain
Division currently in Afghanistan - please include! Thanks for
I am 18-years-old and read Newzjunky 3 or more times a day. It is my homepage,
and I can't get enough of it. Thanks for everything you do. It
keeps me aware of what is going on .. not just around me, but all around the
Thank you Newzjunky. I moved from the Watertown area to Florida. I return home
once a year for vacation and was delighted to hear about your site! i love
viewing the pictures you have...those pictures take me home every time. Please
keep up the great work. We really, really need you to keep the nation informed
-Penny Baker Smith, Tampa,
A huge thank you to all who work at putting Newzjunky together. I live in
Florida, do really appreciate it.
I got rid of the Watertown times and now get all my news on Newzjunky. It
is much cheaper and you don't have papers that pile up. And you get the news faster
than waiting for the paper. You have a great news site.
My wife reads the Watertown Times, I read Newzjunky. She asked what the
difference was. I told her "what you're reading today, I read yesterday.
What I read today, you'll read tomorrow!" 'Nuff said.
As life long residents of Jefferson County, we moved to Olivia, North
Carolina four years ago. Through newzjunky, we can keep up with what is
gong on in the north country. We miss our friends and relatives,
but with newzjunky it makes still feel close. Thanks again, Newzjunky!!!
-Tom and Elaine Bovee,
Olivia, North Carolina
Newzjunky is great at getting breaking news stories posted first and
I am a snowbird, here in Myrtle Beach, SC, originally from Clayton, NY. I check
the newzjunky, every day!
-Phyllis Ball, South Carolina
Since your web site first came up I have been reading it at least daily and
sometimes more often. I still subscribe to the Watertown Times, but
seldom read it. My wife does, but generally when she comments on a
subject, I am already ahead of her and have the answer. You have a
tremendous effect on the local community, thank you.
- William M.
I like Newzjunky a lot. I don't read enough like I should, but Newzjunky is sure
making me a reader lately. Keep up the good work!
- Joe L., Fort Drum
Thanks for your great site! I am a huge newz junkie fan
and check your website 3 or 4 times a day. It is great being able to keep
in touch with not only what is going on in the area, but I am able to link to
sites and check out my old stomping grounds in New Jersey and Florida! I notice
you do not have much on the local fishing, I do check out the ice fishing site,
and snowmobiling. I have a lodge in Altmar and have a website that updates what
is going on the river and the trails. It would be great if you would link me
up! Thanks for the great site!
Terrific site! Easily the best site
for all things NNY and beyond. Keep up the great work!
I stumbled upon this website after my sister had mentioned something about
newzjunky to me- I was paying for an online subscription to both the WDT and
Classmates.com, but felt it was a waste of money.
I have been looking for a way to stay connected with the NNY snd WHS events.
I'm glad to see someone take interest enough to provide this site. Hopefully,
as the word spreads, this site will grow and become a conduit for many other
curious NNY natives.
I have to laugh every time I see Newzjunky post a picture with the caption
'Amish on Arsenal St.'
Having lived in Lancaster, Pa. for 20 years, I deal with driving around the
buggies every day. You can always tell the tourists, because they sit
behind the buggies with cameras in hand. Maybe you can attract some
tourists and onlookers up your way. Keep up the great work!!!
-Olivia L., Lancaster, Pa.,
(T.I. Class of '79)
I moved to North Carolina 11 years
ago. It's great to see all the news about Watertown. I remember the
old town lots of year ago when everything was centered on the Square. It
was great back them. Keep up the good work. It is very enjoyable to
visit Newzjunky every day.
-Mike Oddi, Winston Salem,
Wow! I moved to Star Lake, N.Y. about a year and a half ago and didn't
know much about St. Lawrence, Lewis or Jefferson County.
This site tells it all. It's my start page and ending page.
With all the other comments I have read, I tend to agree it's the best
I also love the Watertown FREE classified
ads as I am always looking for
something for myself or others and come spring I am sure I will be selling
also. Happy New Year to all and keep up the fantastic work.
- David White, Star Lake, N.Y.
Thank you for all Newzjunky offers to the community. I check it constantly throughout
I love this site. It's much faster than calling my aunt to find out
what's going on up there. I can find out all of the news everyday.
This is much better than any newspaper and no ink on your fingers. Keep up the
good work and thank you.
I have been living in Texas since 1971 and to be very honest I love the warm
weather and lack of snow. And as a final note- Derryl, if you read this ,
I still remember learning to do the foxtrot with you at Dee's.
-John Eldridge, Midlothian,
on the list of those who are glad to have news from back home. I grew up
in Carthage, and have been living in Syria for the past 18 years. Tried
the WDT, but refused to pay.
Keep up the good work. Newzjunky is the best local web site - HANDS DOWN!
-Carolyn, Watertown, N.Y.
I had to laugh when I saw the Watertown
Times was asking for my personal credit card number to read their news.
NO THANK YOU!!!! What a joke. Some things in Watertown
never seem to change. Keep up the good work, Newzjunky! I'm sure
your readership will continue to grow as more and more people stop reading the
newspaper. As someone who works in the internet and journalism fields,
there are sites like Newzjunky popping up all over the country. Newzjunky
provides an important public service and the creators should be commended
-Ben, Sunnyvale, California
We love NEWZJUNKY. We hit it at least
5 times a day for weather updates alone. Trying to get my boss to post our
place of work. I feel we are missing out by not being here.
-Stacey, Carthage, N.Y.
My husband and I are originally from Watertown and Dexter. We love
Newzjunky and keeping up on what's happening. Great site!
-Bob and Darcy, Saugerties,
I was born and raised in Watertown, N.Y. Currently, I am living in Germany
because my husband is in the Air Force. I get on Newzjunky almost every
day to find out what's happening around Watertown, etc. It's a great
local news source because you don't have to pay for it!
-Amanda F., Germany
Formerly from West Carthage, I have always wanted to keep in touch with the
events of the north country. Since the Watertown Times charges for an
online subscription (and I refuse to pay when I can read many reputable papers
for free) it is great to be able catch up on the north country without
paying. Maybe they will realize they have competition and get with the
Many thanks for site and for permitting me to keep in touch with my roots.
-Jon Beaulieu (Boulio), Geneva,
Thanks to newzjunky for keeping me informed
while working in Iraq. It allows me to keep up with what's going on In
Watertown and the surrounding areas. I liked to say hi too my wife Naomi
and daughter Heather and Keith and Michelle that live in Adams. Happy
holidays from Iraq.
-Tobi Montgomery, Iraq
Thanks for the fantastic site. I've
left Watertown in 1969 to join the US Air Force. I ended up living in San
Antonio, Texas for the past 20 years. I'll always keep the connection
with Watertown as home. I check NewzJunky on a daily basis.
-Dave Edwards, San Antonio,
What a joy it is to go to Newzjunky daily to
see what's going on in Watertown. Even though I don't get back as often as I'd
like, visiting the site is the next best thing to being there. I love the news,
the links, the web cam of the Square and especially the photo gallery.
I'd love to see more pictures of the city--more scenic than just what new
stores are going up. For example, I love seeing the shots of downtown Watertown
posted last week. My father (Frank Augustine) and his Rotary friends planted
the big "Christmas" tree on the square several years ago and it's
lovely to see how it has grown and how it's decorated this year. Also, any
chance for a
one-line caption under the photos to tell you what you're looking at? I've
downloaded many of your photos to my computer and they're now a growing part of
my screen saver slide show.
I wish you had a place on your website for a reminiscences section. I'm sure
there are lots of people with wonderful stories to tell about the people who
used to live there and how things were like "back then." I've got one
I'd love to share about Mrs. Mider, the fourth grade teacher at
John C. Thompson elementary school from the 50's.
Thanks again for a great web site. I know
you can't be all things to all viewers, but you come close. And it's free!
-Jane Simpson, North
I love reading about Watertown
and other small town life. I graduated from Watertown High School in 1959
and didn't come home for 45 years. I visited this summer in August for a
week and met with five of my old friends. It was great. I read
Newzjunky every day and find the article on the Amish moving into the area very
interesting and positive. I think a special lane will have to be arranged
for horse-drawn carriages. Thanks for all the good stuff.
-Mary Margaret, Amesbury,
I am from Watertown and now reside in
Atlanta GA. I check Newzjunky periodically throughout the day, SEVEN DAYS
A WEEK! I love that when I speak to family and friends back home I
already know what big story they are going to talk about it! Keep up the
-Jess, Atlanta, Georgia
I grew up in Carthage, NY and Newzjunky is
my way of keeping up with the news and sports. Even though Plattsburgh is
only 160 miles away, the Adirondacks seem to be a barrier for the news
from that region. Plattsburgh is more interested in Vermont news than
other parts of its own state. We seldom hear sports scores from the
Watertown area. The only sad part is that in the 70s Carthage was a
Basketball powerhouse and for the last few years their program seems very weak
for the size of the pool they have to choose from. None of the Clinton
county schools are anywhere near the size of Carthage (enrollment).
-Mark Schwartz, Plattsburgh
I'm checking your site from Dexter,
N.Y. I think your site is better than the newspaper, by the time
you get the paper it's all old news by then.
-Kit, Dexter, N.Y.
My friend Donna told me about your
site and I am hooked. I always went to the Post-Standard web site, but
now I check Newzjunky first. I really enjoy your site!
I enjoy reading the news from
Watertown. My daughter and her family live there and this way I can keep
up with the 'Happenings'! The photo cam in the Square is particularly
nice, snow is very rare here and so pretty to look at... how about Christmas
lights around town?
-Shari Farrell, Crestview,
My family and I really appreciate being able
to keep up on local news which we miss (that sometimes involves us
indirectly). Luckily, we have Newzjunky.
-Lynne Murray, Palm Bay,
Hey I am reading your news from Daytona
Beach, Florida. I moved here almost 2 years ago, but I love to hear about the
north country. I love the newzjunky. Thank you.
-Yvonne Widrick, Daytona
Visiting Ottawa for the weekend and catching
up on the newz....thanks so much.
Thanks for keeping us informed about the North Country. You are doing a
great job. It is colder in Watertown than here in Alaska. Hi to
Doug and Sharon Reed in Punta Gorda. Hope to see you next summer in
-Jim Barkley, Seward,
I am a native of Lowville, although many years ago. I left there with my
family when I was 13 years old, but have always and ever considered it to be my
home. My cousin in Lowville told me about Newzjunky, and I now have it as
my opening page on the internet. I like keeping up with what's happening
and, at my age, of course, watch the obits. This is a very informative
web site, keep up the good reporting.
-Linda, Granger, Indiana
Keep up the good reporting of the local
news,,, as I am from Watertown,,, and now live in Orlando,
Florida....it's a lot better then the news stations and paper we used to get
when living there....keep up the good work...thanks.
-Dale, Orlando, Florida
I am from Watertown and I go to college at Florida Southern College in
Lakeland, Florida. I read
Newzjunky multiple times a day, and I normally know what is going on before my
friends that are in
Watertown! Thanks for this site!!
-Jessica Lawton, Lakeland,
I now live in Greensboro, North Carolina and check Newzjunky daily for news of
the North Country. Thanks for providing such a great service for free!
-Kelly, Greensboro, North
We moved to West Salem, Ohio two years ago. Newzjunky helps me keep up on
north country news at no expense. Why should I pay the Watertown Times
when you have all I need and more for free. We lived in Calcium for 35
years and Newzjunky helps me stay in touch especially on the lonesome days.
-Vicki Thayer, West Salem, Ohio
Hi. We just love your web site! The Watertown Times wants us to pay
for the paper they shovel online and your news is
-Mike and Joanne, Hinckley,
Just found you on the internet. Just a note to say hi and let you know
that my wife, sons and I were formerly of Watertown and had lived there for 14
years, in fact my eldest was born there. We live in the south east of England.
But have fond memories of Watertown and still have friends there. Please
pass on our best wishes and have a Merry X-mas and Happy New Year.
-Jim, Jackie, James, Shaun
Fischer in UK
Hello. I lived in Watertown for 8 years and just moved to
Greenville, South Carolina. I still check up daily on the local
news. Newzjunky is a great web site.
-Peaches, Greenville, South
Hi. My wife and I are from Sackets Harbor. We keep up on the
news from home by checking Newzjunky.com from Xichang, Sichuan Province,
People's Republic of China.
-James (Ted) and
Ernestine Hogancamp, People's Republic of China
My wife and I moved from Watertown in
2002. We live in Cuba, NY which is 15 miles from the PA border. We
are in the western southern tier and work in Olean.
I check Newzjunky all day long for the news and to see what type of weather you
are getting. We reside at Black Lake during the summer months and visit
friends and family in Watertown often.
-Rick Eustis, Cuba, NY
I left Watertown 35 years ago to move to
Rochester. Newzjunky allows me to keep up with what is going back
"home". Thank you and keep up the good work.
-Bobby in Rochester, NY
My wife and I live near Myrtle Beach, SC.
Every summer is spent at our cottage on Sandy Pond. During the five
months we are there we get the local news from the Syracuse
Post-Standard and the local airwaves media. Paying for the last page
of the WDT, which is about all the paper is worth, surely is a waste of our
resources. Your site is fabulous and is read on a daily basis.
-Dan Briggs, Myrtle Beach,
I check the obits and weather each
morning. This is where your interests go when you reach my age....who's
not around anymore and reaffirming my decision to move south.
-Joe Lofink, North Carolina
Your Newzjunky site is awesome.
I can't believe it is so up to the minute. We've lived in Ohio for
36 years and like to keep up on what's going on back in our hometown. Your
site is one of those priceless treasures for which we are so thankful. Keep
up the good work. Your readers appear to be wonderful people who have moved
away and, like us, keep the home-fires burning in our hearts for our roots in
Jefferson County. I nurture my nostalgia by collecting and typing
articles, etc. for my website which can be located by typing "Shirley
Farone" on a Google search. It's all about Jefferson County, N.
Farone, Ashland, Ohio
I am a Watertown native living in Windsor,
NY (near Binghamton). Newzjunky is my first choice for up-to-the-minute
news........plus it keeps me in touch with my hometown.
-Ben, Windsor, NY
I live in Gouverneur, NY. Having lived most
of my life in Jefferson County, it is a real treat to be able to read Jefferson
County News on your site since the Watertown Daily Times only delivers the St.
Lawrence County edition of their paper to Gouverneur which contains hardly ANY
Jefferson Co., news. Thanks for a great site!!
-Anne in Gouverneur, NY
We check Newzjunky from, West Stockbridge,
MA. I fave family in and around Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties and like
to keep up with the news in the area. Thanks Newzjunky.
-Larry, West Stockbridge, MA
I lived in and around Watertown for 37 years before moving Florida. I still
have friends in Watertown, and one of them sent me your website. It is great.
Best site to check for news and everything going on up there. Don't miss the
shoveling though. You don't have to shovel heat. Graduate of the
'73 class from Watertown High!
Hi, we are from Combined Locks Wisconsin.
Originally from the Watertown NY area. We check this every day.
Great way to keep in touch with the Good Ole North Country!!!!!!
-The Reinkes, Combined Locks,
Checking in from Ogdensburg, NY. There is
more up-to-date information here than other sources. Still a little light
on St. Lawrence County information though.
-Chuck, Ogdensburg, NY
I live in Dexter, N.Y. I have found Newzjunky to be my best source of
weather and news.
I started reading Newzjunky last year and read it daily. I live in
Groton, Connecticut and have family in Clayton. I will be moving up that
way sometime next year, so reading Newzjunky is helping me learn the area. Thanks
for the great information that you pass on to all readers.
-Linda Lowe in Groton, CT
I live 74 miles south of Watertown.
Newzjunky is an awesome web page!
-Bryan P., Syracuse
I'm in Palm
Bay, Florida. It's good to get news from Watertown after leaving
two years ago. I lived in Watertown for 83 years!!! Keep up the good
in Palm Bay, Florida
It keeps up up to date on North Country news when we are wintering in Ellenton,
Fla. The local paper here puts the Watertown Times to shame - 4 or 5
sections every day except Sunday where there are 9. All for 35 cents a
day and $1 on Sunday. When we get back to Potsdam this summer, we may not
start up the Times and just depend on your excellent site.
-Gil and Ann in Ellenton,
I am just thanking you for having this web site, so I can see what is going on
up there. Thanks for this excellent news web site.
-Amanda, Lehigh Acres, Fort
want to say that Newzjunky is a great site. It makes it easier for me to see
what is going on at home while I am overseas. I lived in Watertown before I
joined the military and I like to see how H2O town is expanding and what is
going on there, or just in the North Country in general. Thank you Newzjunky
for keeping me in touch with what is going on in the North Country and making
me feel closer to home.
-Jennifer Wood, United States
Navy, Sicily, Italy
live in Harrisville and come down to Florida in the winter. We used to get the
WDT on the computer but not anymore. Newzjunky is GREAT! Keep up the good
work. We sure enjoy reading it many times a day, because we have to know what
is going on up North.
& Hugh, Florida
a great job you are all doing on your website!!!! I am a Watertown native
living in Ft Myers, FL. I get ALL of my news from NEWZJUNKY.com. You are
the only place I have found that not only reports all the current news from the
North Country, but also lets me find treasures of articles and photos to
reminisce about days of old. I can't thank you enough for providing this
service without cutting corners!!! I truly appreciate everyone's hard work and
Gravelle, Fort Myers, Florida
would just like to start off by saying Newzjunky is great website.
check it several times a day. I lived in Carthage most of my life and
still have relatives there and it is real nice to just turn on the computer and
check to see what's going on in the north country..
Marcum, Honokaa, Hawaii
you Newzjunky for all your news, web cams and links to the north country.
I lived in Watertown for 27 years before i moved away 16 years ago. I
miss my family and friends there, but continue to keep in touch through them
and through this website. Hi to all my friends from Watertown High Class
of 80 and JCC Class of 82. So miss being up there in the snow now that I
live in Georgia, but I guess i have to suffer. Thank you Newzjunky
again....you will never know how much you have touched me.
-A. Chapman, Columbus, Georgia
so much for NewzJunky! Even though I now live in St. Paul, Minnesota, because
of your great website, I often know what's going on in NNY before my mother -
who's lived in Watertown all her life! It's particularly great to see the
pictures of the snow (which makes me realize how "tropical" it is by
comparison here). Keep up the good work!
-Douglas Shambo, St. Paul,
just want to start off by saying that my father has got me hooked on Newzjunky
(fish line, hook and sinker). Ever since I moved out of upstate NY, I have
always been curious of what happening back home. I was born in Fort Meade
Maryland and raised in Carthage since I was 2. I left Carthage when
I was 22 and miss all the things that take place. When I get on the
computer the first place I visit is Newzjunky. It's like a addiction,
information I need daily. I want to thank my Pops Mr. R. Moore from
Carthage for being such a great father and role model. I'll see you
during the holidays. Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry New Year.
-Robert Moore, Hooksett, New
me start off by saying that your site is unbelievable! Newzjunky is how I stay
up to date with all the north country news! You do a wonderful job keeping
people on top of anything and everything that goes on. I can’t say thank you
enough for your site. I have been a loyal newzjunky. I have your site set
as my homepage and I can’t help checking it out every time I sit down in
front of my computer. Luckily I have Newzjunky, because I doubt the Watertown
Times delivers to Rochester!
-Todd Nestor, Rochester, N.Y.
I'm a college student in Oswego, NY, so I'm not too far away
from my roots in Northern NY (Lowville), but not a lot of the NNY news travels
our way. I use newzjunky multiple times a day to keep up to date with
what's going on back home and around the world. You probably don't
know, but your site had better coverage of the downfall of mayor
Gosek in Oswego than most other sites, so I use it for Oswego news
sometimes too! You have a wonderful, useful, easy-to-navigate site that I
enjoy using. Thanks so much! Keep up the good work!
-Kimberly A. Rebeor, Oswego,
Thanks so much for Newzjunky. We winter in Golden Valley, Arizona
and are able to get all the news from home and New York state. We even
get to hear the local police/fire scanner.
-Bob & Eunie, Brownville, NY.
Great job! I lived in Watertown for over 50 years
& now live in Florida & I check your site often to get the news from my
hometown. Keep up the good work & thank you.
-Richard Gebo Sr., Lakeland,
Love your site. Check it every day for north country news.
Would like to see Jefferson County real estate transactions once a week. Did
you ever wonder why you can read the New York Times and the Syracuse Post
Standard online for free and the Watertown Times wants to charge $79, last time
I noticed? I guess it must be the depth and overall quality of the Watertown
Jackson, Clayton and Florida
Hello from St. Petersburg Florida.
I want to thank you for a great site. I'm on your site at least
five times each and everyday. Not only is it a great way to keep up
with all of the local news, but the world and national as well. I live in
Florida for 8 months out of the year and I don't miss the cold or the Times one
bit. We have a great paper here with a web site that looks just like the
paper and its free. Imagine that... Also the Sunday paper is only $1.00
and not only better, but larger.
With all of the links your site offers, I just can't believe that something
this amazing was created in good old Watertown, New York. I often
call up friends there and relate something I just read on your site and have
went from, "How did you know that?"..., to "Let me guess,
- Frank "Butch' Lamica,
St. Petersburg, Florida
We canceled our subscription and now get the latest NNY
news from Newzjunky! We depend on your site for the latest
obituaries. Keep up the good work.
- Henry, Lakeland, Florida
lived in Dexter for years.... now I'm in Texas. It seems a lot of bizarre
things occur in Jefferson County over the years... Your site is great...I
really enjoy it... Keep up the good work.
P.M., Houston, Texas
We love Newzjunky. We have been Fishers Landing residents for over 40 years and
are now in Punta Gorda, Florida for the winter months. Thanks for keeping us
informed about all the North Country news. We miss everyone, but we don't miss
the weather for sure!!
Doug and Sharon Reed, Punta Gorda, Florida
Moved from Carthage to Cambridge, Maryland in September. I check
Newzjunky 4 to 5
times a day, just to keep up with everything that's going on back home. Can't
say I love Newzjunky to loudly, because my brother
works for Channel 7.
I check Newzjunky 2 to 3 times a day to keep
in touch with the north country. I'm a displaced Claytonian living in
Mardela Springs, Maryland. I love Newzjunky.
I have lived in Maine for the past six years and Newzjunky.com has been my # 1
method of keeping up to date on all of my friends and family in Watertown and
the surrounding area. Thanks Very Much Newzjunky!!!
To all who have written the WDT,
on any comments regarding news content, or just suggesting ideas and or
upgrades on their web site, and have not received a response, do not even
think anything else could be possible.
I was an employee of the WDT.,
from 1961 thru.1978, in the Advertising Dept. under the staff of the
Publisher John B. Johnson Sr. along with Louis Saiff, General
Manager and Advertising Manager, Henry Thompson "1961".
The newspaper in "61"
was located on Arcade St., Prior to "61" and ensuing years until
1975. The transition from moving to a new location from Arcade St.
in 1972 to the present facility on Washington St. could never
have succeeded without all the expertise of veteran employees,
familiar with the letter press, to help forward the "OLD"
Technology, to "NEW", Technology" Offset
Printing" that the WDT has been using with a few updates since the 1990.
Getting back to "New
Technology" and Responses from the WDT.. Somewhere up in the
hollowed walls of the editorial rooms, or the present Publishers'
office of John B. Johnson Jr.,...My wish is this....Like the movie
"MOBY DICK" . Ahab, the Captain, got scarred from a mythical
white whale....He had a reputable record of seamanship,
however, his downfall was...His fixation with the White Whale, at the
expense of his crew, and ultimately with himself.
The Watertown Daily Times will
always be with me in my heart....But ...Like someone dear in a
family that has passed away,... In time...Memories fade, and sad to
say....A great institution of the North Country, "May Also."
-Dick Norfolk, Orlando, Florida
I have been living in Virginia (the Shenandoah Valley) for about 11 years.
I was very pleased to learn of your website, I get all the news from
newzjunkies..What a treat.
-Marty Norris, Woodstock,
I was born in Adams and lived in Watertown before leaving for service in USN. I
emailed WDT sometime back and told them they could learn a lot about online
newspapers from Pilotonline.com (Norfolk, Va). Never received a reply. When I
found out they had an online version I emailed congratulations but
recently found out they want to charge. I emailed the WDT Managing Editor
"I was pleased to see WDT updating to an online paper and sent you
congratulations. Now, I must rescind that as WDT now chooses to charge, whereas
other papers do not. It's no wonder more people use Newzjunky and other online
sites to get news of NNY." I received a reply, " OK. Good
I live in Copper Hill, Va. about 25 miles from Roanoke and check Newzjunky
several times a day. Thanks for providing such coverage.
-Stanley Burdick, Virginia
I'm a native of Utica and have also lived in
Binghamton. i now live in Cookeville Tennessee. i used to work for
Whitaker Trucking in Deposit New York, and they had a terminal in Watertown
just down from Longway's Truck Stop, so I have made many trips to the north
country. It's great to check on the comings and goings of everyone and
everything in the Watertown area. any "Whitaker people" can
contact me at email@example.com
. Keep up the good work and a big thanks to everyone at newzjunky.
-Rich Peenstra, Cookeville,
I just want to let you know that I'm obsessed with your
website and i check it several times a day (it's my homepage). It's probably the
best put together news sites that I have ever seen! I'm very thankful that this
area has the independent news source that is your website.
-Eric, Sackets Harbor, N.Y.
Keep up the great work, Newzjunky….you guys are updating
all of us who have moved away but still like to know what is going on “back
I am a GE employee that lives in Copenhagen. I travel
around the world and can always count on Newzjunky for the news from
home. The Times won't give you the time of day. I am presently in
Shanghai, China getting my hometown sports scores and news. Keep up the
web site is my first stop when I turn the computer on each morning. What
a great service you provide! I've been watching the site grow over the
last few years, and really like the way you have done the layout. There
are more links on your site than any web site I've ever seen! I love the
Public Square camera. I have so many wonderful memories of
Watertown. It was a very special place in the 50s & 60s.
Growing up, I had no idea how lucky I was. Like a lot of kids, I could
not wait to move away. Now, I treasure every visit. Made the 40th
reunion last summer. Drove by all my old houses. Where else can you can
go and see a stone porch in your old neighborhood that looks just like it did
50 years ago?
Sutton, Los Angeles, California
We enjoy reading Newzjunky daily. We moved to Green
Valley, Arizona after living and working in Watertown for 62 years. We
miss the people, not the winters. Thank you, Newzjunky!
-Jack and Mary Jo, Green Valley,
I view the newzjunky website almost every day to catch up on Northern NY news.
Born in Watertown and lived there more than 30 years, I miss Watertown and the
north country. I miss the great Italian food and pizza. I would just like to
say "HI" to everyone and to my family who still lives there. Thanks
for the great website!
Bibey, Kent, OH
We moved down here to the Sunny South a
couple years ago, a little community called Carolina Shores, NC, just north of
Myrtle Beach SC. What a great place. We enjoy looking at the
Newzjunky, just to keep tabs on people, places and the WEATHER. We miss
our families and friends, however the change was good for both of us.
-Petries in, Carolina
Shores, North Carolina
I was born and raised in Watertown. My relatives own Benny's Steak House and
Tommy's Pizza. My father came from the Flats of Watertown. It's so
good to get the news from newzjunky, it brings back a lot of memories of Watertown.
Now I live in Massachusetts and believe me I miss the north country.
Thanks again for the terrific job you have done to keep us updated on the news
from the north country.
-Nick, Holyoke, Massachusetts
Great site. I
really enjoy it. I check in several times a day. I never buy the
paper any more. Everything I want to read is here on NJ. Keep up the good
-fan, Black River, New York
Just reading up on Watertown news after a business trip to Hong Kong &
south China. Gas prices are cheaper over here than in Watertown!
Thanks for the news service.
-Vince, Hong Kong
We love the Newzjunky website!
It is fantastic. A friend of ours told us about it and we are so glad
that we listened to her and checked it out. It is far better than the WDT.
We just canceled our subscription to the newspaper. For 1 it's too expensive,
and 2 Newzjunky gives more news and it is far greater for reading
than the newspaper ever thinks of being. Thanks for doing such a
great job on the website and keep up the great work! We will keep
checking out the Newzjunky website. We had the WDT delivered on and off
for yrs. but they're not as good as they try to say they are. You are
-Jeff and Cindy, Watertown,
I was a life long resident of
Watertown. I lived what people call the FLATS, just before the bridge on
Arsenal St. I moved from Watertown to Southern California, after meeting my new
husband on the internet playing spades on POGO. I would have never thought I
would move from Watertown. It's a very nice place to live, and the people are
friendly, and I never had a problem speaking with people. They all speak
Here in California, no matter where you go, you hear SPANISH everywhere! Who
would have thought that one day I needed to know SPANISH? Not me ! I have a lot
of friends in Watertown, my BEST FRIEND Tammy, I really do miss a lot. She was
always there for me when I needed someone to talk to. And then there were my
card playing friends. Needless to say, I don't have time to play cards here.
I'm too busy. California is a very busy RUSHED placed. If you like FAST pace,
you need to come to California. The Traffic is outrageous though. Some freeways
we just call "Parking Lots", if you know what I mean.
I miss Alteri's bread and rolls. And I miss the "NEWS" cast on
Channel 7. There wasn't a day, I went without watching them, the 6:00 and 11:00
news. The one thing I don't miss is the SNOW, COLD, ICE, SLEET, my water pipes
freezing up, and the below 0 weather..and the humidity. I'll be coming to
Watertown on Sept 7th for a death in the family. One of my oldest brothers died
on July 31st from Cancer. I'm sure a lot of people in Watertown knew him. Doug
DeRouchie. He's sadly missed by all of his family, and his LIFE LONG COMPANION,
Al Capeto. May you REST IN PEACE DOUG. We'll all be seeing you again ! Miranda,
if you are reading this, I love you honey, and I'll be there soon.
(Misercola) Riggle, Long Beach, California
I am really really homesick for Watertown & Burrville where I grew up by
the Cider Mill some 50 years ago. I live in Virginia just outside of DC now. I
relocated here for work, have been here for 8 years now. You have brightened my
life. I can now log on & see everything going on. I log on at least twice a
day as do my children who live in England, Alaska, PA & VA.
-Rebecca Churchill, Woodbridge,
We are a part of a group of teachers from the Northern New York area who
are teaching English in Jochiwon, Korea (South Korea). We have been here for 3
weeks now and we will be returning to Watertown and the surrounding areas on
August 20th. We have been teaching English to Korean teachers. We wanted to
thank NewzJunky for keeping us connected to home. We have been able to share a
piece of our home with our students.
-Barbara Seifried, Katie Lane,
Gretal Fowler, Greg Lapinski in South Korea
I first clicked on Newzjunky, I was amazed by the variety of local information
available. I feel like I am at home every time I check the site (I visit
about five times each day). Best of all, it's free. No credit cards
or passwords needed. Keep up the good work, Newzjunky.
-Janelle, Anaheim, California
lived in Watertown for 26 years. I moved to Plattsburgh and have lived here for
22 years. Watertown and Plattsburgh are similar in many ways. Plattsburgh,
though is a short drive to Burlington, VT and Montreal, QC. I still have
relatives in Watertown and read Newzjunky every day!
-Vincent O'Driscoll, Plattsburgh, N.Y.
was born and raised in Watertown and spent 30+ years in Rochester, NY. I
returned home for two years and was the co-president of Preservation Watertown.
I have since relocated to Savannah, Ga. and log onto Newzjunky for the latest
news in H2O town. I hope to return each May to spend summers in the beautiful
north country. No place I'd rather be in summer. Thanks for doing a wonderful
job educating the ex-patriots. We all return home sometime in our lives.
-Derryl Rankin Johnston, Savannah,
I am originally from Watertown NY. I lived in Watertown for 48 yrs. I am now
living in Southern California. I moved to California after meeting my NOW
husband on the internet. A great guy I must say. We met in July of
1999, and got married in Vegas in Oct of 99. The weather here is a lot
different then Watertown, there's NO humidity, but, it does get HOT here. I was
a little upset when I found out the price of the Watertown News Paper to be
delivered to California. So, I sure am glad that someone told me about NEWJUNKY.
I get on this site everyday just about, and read what's happening in my HOME
TOWN. I only wish my youngest daughter would change her mind, and come back to
California. But, she does know I LOVE and MISS her very much. She'll be 19 on
Aug 4th. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIRANDA. I'll see you soon, I'm coming for a visit
-Terri (Misercola) Riggle,
Being an Alexandria Bay native of 45 years, I moved to the Fayetteville, NC
area over 7 years ago. I do miss friends and family left behind and the
clean clear water of the St. Lawrence River. I love getting on the computer
first thing in the morning and reading newzjunky. There is so much information
there. I used to get the T.I Sun (via snail mail) but not anymore. I can
find all the news I want here and get all the gossip via telephone.
Keep up the great work.
I would like to hear from anyone who remembers the same student from Alexandria
Central class of 1971 or 1972 even though I did not graduate.
-Jackie, Raeford, North
I know you are saying where to hell is Pahrump, Nevada. Pahrump is located 65
miles northwest of Las Vegas. I was born on a farm in the Town of Champion in
1935. I attended school in a one room School in Champion NY. I graduated from
West Carthage High School in 1952. I really enjoyed my childhood in Northern
NY, but went in the military in 1954, married a lady from Colorado and lived
there for 30 years before moving to Nevada. My wife and I just returned
from Upstate and really enjoyed my visit. My Dad was a lot of history of
Upstate NY. He was in the 1st graduating class for New York State Cheddar
Cheese makers at St Lawrence University. He and my mother also owned the Hotel
at Lake Bonaparte in the 1920's. He was a charter member of the order of Masons
in Copenhagen. Keep up the good work as I enjoy your website very much.
-Dave Peck, Pahrump, Nevada
your site, great job. I was born in Massena and lived there till 1965 –
Alvern Avenue. My father was chief engineer at WMSA in the 40’s and
50’s, and then went on to found “Massena Electronics Engineering.”
Parents were active at Sacred Heart Parish and went to school there when the
nuns still ruled! NNY gave me a true appreciation and love for “real
winters” the way they used to be.
Tarkulich, Lexington, Massachusetts
I am a long time resident of Watertown, but
presently living in Chappaqua NY with a friend. I make it a point to get the
news from home on NewzJunky every day....Keeps me informed as to what is
happening there.. Nice that you are here to do the job.
-Sue, Chappaqua, New York
I love Newzjunky! We were born in Watertown and lived in surrounding
communities for 36 years and most of my husband's are still there. Even
though I moved to Kingsport, Tennessee 7 yrs ago, I still like the
hometown area news and information that you provide. We visited a couple weeks
ago and it has changed a lot since we were there in 1999. Keep up the
good work Newzjunky.
-Ted and Robin, Kingsport,
Michele and I check Newzjunky everyday. Some
memories of the North Country are better than anything in Nevada. A year ago we
were worrying about snow. Now we worry about melting from the heat. We have
gone from a memory we give up to a living hell we cannot escape. Thanks
Newzunky for keeping us cool.
-Dr. Jerry and
Michele Naradzay, Nevada
My wife and
I were born and raised in NNY (Clayton & Potsdam) read newzjunky.com on a
daily basis, This is the only way we read up what is happening in NNY. Your
website is very helpful to us.
-Henry & Katie LaClair,
My wife is from Binghamton so she likes to visit here for some local stuff.
I like the way you cover a little bit of everything.
-Bob and Diane, Phoenix,
We lived in Carthage and Natural Bridge and
now live in Shelby NC. I love looking at your site. Keep up the good work.
-Charles & Sandy Goldthrite,
Shelby, North Carolina
I was born and raised in Watertown but haven't lived there in 20 years. I
still have a lot of family there and try to visit at least once or twice a
year. Just got back from a nice summer visit and I do truly miss the
area. I check Newzjunky every morning! Thanks for keeping me posted
on all the going-ons in my hometown.
-Dan in Princeton, NJ
Newzjunky is keeping me informed of what's going on at home. I love
in South America
This is the best way for
me to see what's still going on in Watertown. Live there for 35 years and now
is Florida for 30. Still miss Upstate New York. Keep up the good work, it's
really a great way for us to see what and who are happening in Watertown.
-Margaret, St. Petersburg,
I check Newzjunky 3 or 4 times a day. It
was nice to see news from St. Lawrence County. You are doing a great job.
-Ron Gardner, Kingston,
love Newzjunky !!! Was made aware of it nearly at it's inception and
since have turned both family and friends far and wide (even local Watertonians)
onto it. It's the bomb!!! We all love it and are thankful for it.
There's nothing like having a HOME link at your fingertips. Makes us feel
connected. Thanks! Now then, when's that next mayoral election??
Cook Howard, Portland Oregon
I love newzjunky, it beats paying to read the Watertown Daily Times, your news
is up to date. I grew up and lived in Northern NY. Now live in Ohio. I check it
twice a day. Keep up the good work.
I check in often at Newzjunky.com. It's been a great source to keep up
with old friends and see what is happening around the North Country. The
Best Web Site I have come across.
-Tim Joynt, Toledo, Ohio
Just wanted to say how
much I enjoy reading newzjunky here in Arvada, Colorado.
Betty Peck, Arvada, Colorado
I wanted to thank you for the good job of keeping us informed about the north
country. I lived in Watertown for over fifty years & now living in
It is great to check back and see what's going on in my old home town. I have
seen great changes in the past few years.
-Richard Gebo, Lakeland,
I just wanted to say to keep up the good work at Newzjunky! I check the site at
least 3 times a day. We are a military family originally from Gouverneur and
Newzjunky keeps me updated on all the local news from our hometown area.
-Rebecca Hansen, Alaska
I kept my eye on NewzJunky when I lived in the North Country, because it had
breaking news before anyone else. Now I keep my eye on NewzJunky because
I get a little homesick from time to time, and this is like being there to
experience the events. Thanks so much, and keep up the great work!
-Rachel, Boston, MA
just discovered your website about a month ago and I agree with others that
your website is much better than the WDT for getting all the news of the NORTH
COUNTRY. I lived in Carthage and Philadelphia, NY all my life, until 1999
when I retired from Fort Drum after 31 years of civilian service. I still
have a lot of relatives in the north country. First thing every morning,
I check the hometown news from your web site. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
-Anne Burr, Paris, Tennessee
It's good to see someone understands what the internet is all about. The
WDT wants $80 bucks to look at their web site to which I say, "No
way!". Keep up the good work, Newzjunky.
I look forward to checking your site each morning and evening.
W. Melbourne, Florida
really appreciate your
your site on line as it keeps me up on the latest news from my old home town.
I just got back from visiting Watertown and was there for the fireworks at the
park and the fire at Black Clawson company. Being a retired firefighter from
there I was real interested in that fire. Keep up the good work.
Deline, Ormond Beach, Florida
after 32 years away, I always want to know what is going on in
. Thanks Newzjunky for allowing me to keep up with hometown news.
You always seem to get it first….and best.
-Lee Van Brocklin, Ames, Iowa
I love the newzjunky website!! Being from the
Watertown area, we still want to know the happenings out that way.. thanks so
much for doing a GREAT job on the site. Keep up the good work!
-Jennifer, New Hampshire
newzjunky for keeping me informed. I work in international development
and newzjunky has kept me in touch with the news from Upstate where I have
landed. I am now in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia listening to the Border on the
web and catching up on hometown news through newzjunky. Keep up the good
-Barbara, Addis, Ethiopia
I read Newzjunky
every day to keep up with my hometown of 36 years, Watertown NY.
-William Parks, Cairns,
I read Newzjunky every day to keep up to date on everything going on in the
north country. I just returned to Omaha after spending a week in Clayton
and Alex Bay. The fireworks at the Bay are still as beautiful as they
were 12 years ago.
-Jennifer (Woodward) Saunders
and Family, Omaha, Nebraska
While visiting my daughter and son in law in Kansas, I keep track of things
back in NNY via Newzjunky.
-Roy Randall, Pulaski, NY
We check Newzjunky
everyday to keep up on what's going on in NNY.
-Ron, Diane and Cindy Kines,
It is great to
keep tabs on the north country, being born and raised there, I find myself
wondering what's up often, with this site I can keep informed. My mom
also still lives there, so when she rambles on about something happening in Watertown,
I can turn to this site to figure out what she said... keep up the great job.
-The Gill Family, Yardley, Pa.,
former town councilman in Town of Watertown
is a great site! I moved back to California this past December and I stay
up to date on the news back home in NNY by checking Newzjunky every night!
You keep me up dated on everything going on in NNY. Thanks for the
great pictures and stories.
Spending the last ten years in Philadelphia, NY I consider NNY as my home!
Newzjunky keeps me up to date on what's making the news in Jefferson
County. Before I left the North Country, I was a professional firefighter at Fort Drum
Fire Department. This site keeps me connected to the stories that
affect my Brother Firefighters at Fort Drum Fire Department, my friends at
Watertown City Fire and my Volunteer Brothers at Philadelphia Fire
Department. Even though I'm 3000 miles away Newzjunky makes me feel like
I'm back home! I hope ALL my Brother Firefighters out in Jefferson County
are all doing well! Take care guys!
-Kevin Tonn, Sacramento City
Fire Dept. Sacramento, California
I am able to read up on Northern New York events from my deployed site here at Manas
Air Base in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. I was born raised in Clayton,
New York and love spending my vacations in the Clayton and Watertown areas.
I first learned of Newzjunky.com about four years ago and have used it
from my military locations in Qatar, United Kingdom, Florida, and of course
Manas Air Base. I think it’s a perfect site for world, national and
local news. It’s my desktop favorite.
I’m Senior Master Sergeant Thomas LaClair with the USAF’s 376 Air
Expeditionary Wing, 376 Logistics Readiness Squadron.
-Thomas F. LaCalir, SMSgt, USAF,
Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan
I am in Wagewan, South Korea for the next 11 months. My wife and I
have been reading newzjunky for several years now. We refuse to buy
a local news paper because we can get it all on line. We used you
site for three years in Belgium and I am now using it in Korea. My
wife back home relies on your site as well for breaking news. Keep up the outstanding
service, it is a blessing.
Newzjunky.com keeps me in touch with all that is going on back home while I am
here in Tikrit, Iraq for a year.
I have been able to keep in touch with all the changes and things going on in
Northern New York. It is better than picking up the local newspaper and always
updated. I first found Newzjunky.com when I was in Afghanistan several years
ago and have gone to it ever since.
Keep up the greatest web site in Northern New York.
Cass, with the 42ND Inf Div, Tikrit, Iraq
Newzjunky is an
important part of my day that helps me keep in "Touch" with H20town. I've been apart of Newzjunky almost since it began. Thanks.
Whitbeck in Sicamous, British Columbia, Canada
We moved here to
Virginia 4 years ago and just became aware of Newzjunky 4 or 5 months ago.
The first thing I do every morning when I get up is to check the local weather,
then Newzjunky to keep abreast of the Watertown area news. You are doing a
great job and hope you keep it up.
and Marcia Bowers, Virginia
up in Watertown and was a paperboy for the Watertown Daily Times. Too bad
I can't even look at more than one sentence of a news article online without
having to pay them money.....until my wonderful father told me about your site.
Thanks for keeping this Connecticut resident informed.
-Paul Trimper, Connecticut
I am now a full
time resident of Bradenton, Florida Leaving Watertown and the Watertown Daily
Times behind. I read Newzjunky many times each day as I would never
pay for the paper online. Keep up the good work.
Lloyd Bradenton, Florida
Thank you for
Newzjunky.com. My sister told me you were online and it has been great to get
frequent updates from the north country. I grew up in Evans Mills
and went in the service in 1963 and this is the 1st time I have been able to
see things from the home area. Thanks and keep up the good work for those
of us away, but our hearts are still a part of the north country.
Shawcross, Yukon, Oklahoma
Was so glad
someone told me about your web site. Was born and raised in Watertown but left
in the 70's and have have lived in Texas ever since. Still have family in
Watertown so they keep me up to date on a lot of things about Watertown . I
check Newzjunky.com every morning and catch up all the back home news. Thanks
and keep up the great job!!!
-Sylvia Glover, Porter, Texas
We moved from
Watertown and now live in Florida. We keep in touch with what is going on in
the north country through Newzjunky. We are so glad you people are doing such a
About the fire at the Black Clawson site, oh well, now more parking or will
someone put something there besides a bar. Or will it make more parking for the
Speak Easy or Shooties??
and Tosha Soluri, Florida
I left Watertown
in the 1960's, but enjoy newzjunky very much. Brings back lots of
memories and I still recognize many names and places. Your coverage of
national news is very well done, too.
-Judy, Greenville, South
for the great site, you guys rock! We moved in 1997 to Fort Worth, Texas.
And it’s good to look back at the north country, check prices, what’s
happening, etc. Gas here is 30 cents or more a gallon cheaper, and cost
per kilowatt on electricity is only 6 cents, vs. 14 when I left in ’97, who
knows what it is now! I use my snow shovel to pick up grass clippings, it
hasn’t seen anything frozen in 8 years. The scenery in NNY is so nice,
but that doesn’t pay for food or rent – the economy here is sooo much
better and cost of living is so much cheaper. Plus, there’s no state
income tax – an automatic 10% raise! Thanks again for all your hard
C. Fassett, Sr.
, Fort Worth, Texas
husband and I moved from NNY to Tempe Az in 1996. I check in with Newzjunky
every morning to see whats going on back home. I just love your website and it
is so great to see the pictures from back there. My husband and I are both
graduates of Lowville Central and we lived in Martinsburg while growing up. His
name is Mike Souva and I used to be Rose Grandjean. We love it here in Tempe
and if anyone back there needs a place to stay if out this way then give us a
call. Your site is the best. Thanks for all the news and pictures.
-Rose and Miks Souva, Tempe,
I live year around in Florida and was so
happy to hear about your site over a year ago. I check it 2 -3 times a day. As
a longtime Adams resident, I love keeping up with the "Obits" in the
area. I wish all the north country funeral homes would use it. Great to get
your news fast.
-Phyllis Matteson, Florida
want to say thank you Newzjunky for the great NNY news you put out. We
are originally from Sackets Harbor and Watertown area. Since my spouse and I
retired to North Las Vegas almost 2 years ago, we enjoy keeping up on the
latest news. I worked for the railroad and we did foster care in
Jefferson County and read Newzjunky daily. You're far better then the WDT !!!
We still have family and friends there and enjoy staying on top of the
current events. Thanks again for a wonderful job at keeping all of us who
have moved away posted. Gotta admit sometimes miss the Watertown area but enjoy
the hotter days in VEGAS!!!! Winters are short here!!!
& Della, North Las Vegas, Nevada
Keep up the great work! I have lived in the
Baltimore Maryland area now for over 17 years, formerly from the Dexter area
and my daughter turned me on to your site recently. I thoroughly enjoy starting
my days reading the news from several sites STARTING with Newzjunky, my daily
dose of "home".
-Todd Chase, Reisterstown,
used to live in Watertown New York for many years, and we now live in
Jamestown, Tenn. This site is the best when it comes to finding out information
on all sorts of things. Thanks again.
-Keith, Jamestown, Tennessee
from LaFargeville, NY. I live and work in Kingston, Jamaica. A
friend of mine told me about your web site and I have been using it to keep
track of what is going on up there ever since. Just wanted to let you
know that you are doing a good job and Thanks for keeping me connected.
-D. Gibson, Jamaica
is nice to be able to tap into Newzjunky from afar to stay abreast of local
news and excerpts from the Hotline while on vacation 4,000 miles away.
-Fred and Betty Bresler in
like to say thank you to Newzjunky.... I have been deployed in Iraq for
the past year and I love keeping up with what is going on.... thank you
for all your support..... will be home soon and have you as my home page.
-Greg, Camp Liberty, Iraq
Newzjunky. It's a bit of home for me. I grew up in Watertown and graduated from
Watertown High Class of '76, but have lived in Boston since 1981. My mom, dad
and in-laws all live up north still and it's nice to keep in touch with the
local news and events. I love Boston, but my heart will always belong to the
north country. Keep up the good work.
-Jeff, Boston, MA
for a great website. I visit your website 3-4 times per day from San
Antonio, Texas. I am originally from Chaumont, NY and come back for a
visit once a year or so and I appreciate being able to get all the news from
around my hometown in "real-time". Also it is great to get the
national news on the same website. The format is great and easily
readable. Thanks for a great news resource - who needs a newspaper or the
TV? When you are a Newz Junkie, you get it all!
-Ron, San Antonio, Texas
was glad when my cousin in Carthage
told me about Newzjunky. I grew up in
& have lived in Texas
for the past 12 years. It’s great that you have the web cams. I checked out
the ones on the St. Lawrence. Just nearly made me feel like I was back home
again! I come home once a year, but with this web site, I can be “home” any
time of the day. I like being able to catch up on the local news. Texas
is home for me, but the
will always be “HOME”. Thanks.
-Jennifer, Eustace, Texas
SITE IS THE BEST AND LONG OVER DUE. I have friends and family that have moved
out of the Watertown area and they now and keep up on the news here in Northern
New York. It's GREAT. THANKS SO MUCH for the up to date information all the
time and keep up the great work. 100 times better than WDT.
-Nichole, Carthage, NY
just have to say that NewzJunky is by far the best place for
News, and national news for that! I am originally from
and just recently moved to
about a year ago. Whenever I want to find out the latest about my old
stomping grounds NewzJunky is definitely the place to go! Keep up the
- Tara, Raleigh, NC
found out about your website from my brother in New Jersey, I come from a
family of eleven, we all grew up in West Carthage; many of us have left New
York. This has been a real thrill for me, to be able to read about and see
what's happening back home, yes, back home even after 25 years in Lincoln, California,
Jefferson County is still home. And also, to look at the other comments, and
find that there are people from there, that now live within a few miles of
where I do now. Thanks for the memories.
- Jim in Lincoln, California
called my brother Carl in Chaumont, and asked him the best way to stay updated
of what goes on in my old hometown, Watertown. He suggested NewzJunky.
What a great web site. I now live in Fayetteville NC and really enjoy
keeping up to date on NNY's events. Kudos to all responsible.
Jim & Alice, Fayetteville, NC
lived in Watertown last year, I made the short move south to Syracuse and still
like to see the news in the area. Great website! It sure beats the Times
........in my opinion.
I used to live in Felts Mills, NY and I now live in Lawton, Oklahoma and I keep
up with the latest NNY news on newzjunky. Keep up the good work.
-Albert, Lawton, Oklahoma
I am so glad I read your site, you had mentioned my dad Merle Maracle on it. I
miss him so much you can never imagine, I live here in Gainesville Florida and
I think about him often. Thanks for remembering my dad.
really appreciate the newzjunky
site. It is very informative. I check it at least twice a day. Thanks for
getting the public square camera back in operation.
I wanted to let you know that I visit Newzjunky every day to
catch up on the latest North country news.
I left Watertown in 1972 after college and have only been back a few times in
the mid-70's. My dad, Earl Kelly, worked for WWNY for 40+ years and my mom,
Marion taught music in the Brownville, Cape Vincent, Chaumont public schools.
They left for North Carolina (Hendersonville) after the winter of 77/78. I now
live in Raleigh, NC with my wife and 2 sons/1 daughter. I have been
a Registered Nurse in cardiac electrophysiology for the last 12 years;
first at Duke and now at WakeMed.
I would love to make it up there for the fall colors again; the smell of crisp
leaves on the wind and a slight chill in the air.
Also being able to dip my feet in clear stream water and see the rocks on the
bottom. The water down here is always murky from red clay.
Anyone who feels like dropping a line feel free to do so. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
-Paul in Raleigh
Thank you so much for the service you are doing for the
north country. This site is the most helpful and informative news source
that there is in NNY. I no longer purchase the Watertown Daily Times, as
they have become very expensive as well as less informative over the last few
years. Your service is appreciated by us as we are senior citizens and
cannot afford another bill every month. You are doing a great service to
the people of the north country as well as people who have moved away from
the area and want to stay in touch.
Thank you again for a wonderful news site. I read your news
everyday and find valuable information that is placed on your site free of
charge. Keep up the good work!
I never realized until recently, what a
wonderful service you are providing to the people of the North Country.
As you know the recent loss of Jay
Brown has left a gaping hole in many lives. You have provided an
outlet for people to communicate how important he was to us. There are
many people, no longer in NNY and cannot be here, who were able to express
themselves to his family and friends.
I have a subscription to the Watertown Daily Times online, which I will be
canceling. I tried to print Jays obituary, and couldn't. I tried to
e-mail a link to friends far away, and couldn't. You need a password that
costs money to read it, or you must purchase the article if you don't want a
whole subscription. I remembered Newzjunky,
and the information was there, for free, and I got it out. Thank you.
The WDT has been the only local news paper for a long time.
We have supported it, sometimes because there was no other choice. When
we are in need, they will help, for a price. Well now there is another
choice. I'm not sure how long Newzjunky has been around. I've only
recently learned of you. But I will make sure that everyone I know, knows
Thank you for the service you provide to the citizens of NNY and beyond.
Also, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the "guest
book". I don't even have words to describe how helpful that has
been to us. Please continue the work you do. We appreciate it more
than you know.
"I love Newzjunky! Even though I moved to Mesa, Az. over 20 yrs ago, I
still like the hometown area news, ex. Lowville's Journal and Republican.
It's great that I also can get online something similar to what I used to
remember as Channel 7 News,,, that also had Danny Burgess.
I grew up in Lowville, right between the library and the Drive-Thru Bank,
behind IGA, formerly The A&P. The Lowville Fire Dept moved from the East
side of the Drive-Thru to the old P&C behind my old backyard.
Yes, you guessed it. My Dad had The Lowville Auto Body Shop. I am Dave Kovach,
moved to AZ in Sept 1984. I love getting the local news, and showing the Snow
to the AZ Natives I work with."
"I just wanted to tell you my son turned me onto your site. I was
skeptical but I love it. News before it is reported plus extras. I Love It!!!
Keep up the good work."
"I moved from St. Lawrence County to SC in 1998 and really miss the north
country. It's great to be able to keep up with local news. I've
told many people about your website. Keep up the good work!"
-Rosemary K. in Batesburg, South Carolina
"I grew up in Watertown and i moved to NC in 1997 and really miss NNY! I
found your website and really love it! Now I can keep up with all the news and
read it several times a day. Keep up the good work Newzjunky!"
-Jim Premo in North Carolina
husband is from Watertown and grew up in Cape Vincent and my in-laws currently
live in Chaumont, we both read Newzjunky several times a day. The Air Force
stationed my husband in South Carolina 18 years ago and when he got out he
decided to make our home here in Irmo, South Carolina.
Although I'm not from Watertown I love to visit there several times a year and
it feels like home, we love to keep up with the happenings back in Watertown.
Keep up the good work."
--Donny and Michelle Knight, Irmo, South Carolina
husband and I are both from Great Bend, NY and we have lived in South Carolina
for 4 years. I do get home sick from time to time and Newzjunky takes the
edge off. Keep up the great news reporting and I will continue to view
your web site several times a day! Thanks again!"
-Sherri in Blythewood, South Carolina
"We were raised in Carthage, NY and now
live in the warmer south, but both of us have deep roots in northern NY. We
check out Newzjunky almost daily to keep up on current events at
"home". Keep up the good work."
-Dan and Cindy Weir in Six Mile, South Carolina
"I was raised in Watertown and left in
1960.It is appalling the way the great Watertown Daily Times wants to charge
for nothing. I check your site daily for the latest news. I now reside in South
Carolina but like to see what is happening in the old town GREAT WORK!!"
-Martin in Sumter, South Carolina
"Thank you for Newzjunky.com. I am away from NNY for three months
and read your news each day. Thank you for having this free
service. It is great reading. I am in Harlington, Texas... a winter
snowbird they call us down here."
-Jean in Texas
look forward to reading the news about my hometown. I've been gone since 1970
and the last visit I made was in 1998 when my mother died. She was my last
connection with Watertown. I am pleased to see that some of the old buildings
are finally being preserved, something that should have been started in the
1960's when urban renewal funds destroyed much of the character of the city.
Newzjunky site has provided me with this information and the website of the
people helping to preserve Watertown's architectural heritage.
I enjoy seeing Public Square at each season of the year and other photographs
of sites around Watertown. I have learned of the passing of several people I
knew as a child from reading the obituaries. Thank you for providing this news
service to a former Northern New Yorker who is homesick at times.
-Eric Trahan, Citrus Heights, California
a resident in the city of Watertown and learned about newzjunky a few weeks
ago. Wow, what a site this is. A whole lot more information than the
local newspaper. Keep up the great work you guys are great."
-Robin in Watertown
is the best local news web site. I am able to keep track of the news in
-Nancy in Tennessee
just discovered your informative web site. I spent the first 20 years in
Brownville, NY and moved to Durham, NC in 1976 . I enjoy living
here but have missed getting the news from the Watertown area. Keep up
this great service and thanks again for your efforts."
-Mark Phelps in Durham, North Carolina
sister told me about this site. I moved from Watertown to Arizona in
1968. Since then it has been hard to know exactly what goes on at home.
With newzjunky I can go home with just a click. Sensational. The
site is very informative. More news than I've ever seen on the internet
for any particular town. Keep it up. You've got my interest. "
-Patricia Adderley MacRae in Arizona
husband and I were born and raised in Watertown! We read Newzjunky
several times day. When my mom lived in Watertown I'd call her
up to ask her about something I read on your site and she wouldn't even know
anything about it yet ! Your the best online news site!
Keep up the great work ! and Thanks for keeping us a lil closer to
-Kelly & Tim in Venice, Florida
up the good work, I check the site for hometown, national and international
news at least 10 times per day. Newzjunky is always on the ball.
Thank you and everyone in the North Country who submit the photos and news
tips that keeps us up to date with almost instant updates. Its good being
able to know what is going on in Northern New York while living in our Nation's
-Jason in Washington D.C.
longer living in Watertown where I was born and raised, this is the website I
go to several times weekly. It is a great source for all types of news,
and is updated daily. Thank you, to you and your sponsors, for a great
-Chris R. in Syracuse
from Seattle, WA! After spending 4 years in the Hudson Valley I have
relocated to the Pacific Northwest. I can't come home as often, but I can
go to Newzjunky everyday!!! The Webcams are Great! Just a quick
question... when are you going to put in a classified section?"
-James Kostoroski in Redmond, WA
find it very amusing that the Watertown Daily Times said that when people leave
Watertown they never come back. When you look at the places that people
live commenting on this website, it is obvious that just because you do not
live there, doesn't mean you don't come back. Maybe not physically,
but we all have ties. I talk to my family on a daily basis and it is
a joke amongst us because I know what is going on before they do. Thanks
Newzjunky for making me feel apart of home even though I live 3000 miles
-Diana in California
lived in Watertown all my life until 4 years ago. It's hard to shake the old
North Country news. My wife and I stay in touch via your website. It's great to
know there is an alternative to The Watertown Daily Rag. I have no idea why
they feel it necessary to charge such a hefty fee for the news. Most online
newspapers are free. Why pay for good news. I'm getting better news for
free at NewzJunky. Great work."
-Mark Chauvette in Las Vegas, Nevada
is the best way to get news from Watertown, NY."
-Darryl in Sarasota, Florida
"I, too, am now a "newzjunky".
I moved from Adams Center to the sunny south over 5 years ago, but still have
family and many friends in NNY. I probably will not renew my WDT subscription
when it expires. I enjoy your up-to-the-minute news, especially those local
stories. I enjoy your site and have it running on my desktop all day at
-Howard in Elgin, South
"I'm a seasonal resident of the North country for 3 to 6 months of the
year. While living in Florida I attempted to convince the Watertown Daily Times
that it was doing itself a disservice by charging for their web site. I pointed
out to them that numerous major news papers and new periodicals can be accessed
online free of charge. Their response was "we believe we offer a
unique perspective on news in the North country." They would
continue to charge for their site. When I suggested that it might help their
revenues if their advertisers could be accessed online by seasonal residents,
thus increasing their advertising base, their response was "When people
leave here they don't usually come back." I stopped attempting to
beat a dead horse.
I'm very pleased with Newzjunky.
I check the site frequently each day. Keep up the great work."
-Jim Bates, Spring Hill, FL and Point Peninsula
"Ever since the WDT went to a morning paper, by the time I get home in the
evening to read it, I already know what is going on via Newzjunky. The Times
news is old news, and if not for the local sports coverage, and a few other
things, I would cancel. I can't believe the WDT doesn't realize what is happening
to their empire. It's to bad, because I am very loyal to that paper, but will
NOT pay a subscription fee to view it online. You guys do a great job! I
am so much more informed than ever, thanks to Newzjunky!"
-Dave in Watertown
"I just canceled my online subscription to Watertown Daily Times. I had it for
over two years but it is going down hill fast and doesn’t compare to
Newzjunky. The news is outdated and the site is very depressing."
-Tony in Florida
"I just wanted to thank you for the website. It is the best!!! I have been
away from home for 6 years and I am currently living in Japan. I am also very
happy that your site is fast with the news and free. Thanks again for keeping
me updated about things around town. I'll definitely spread the word about this
site to anyone from Watertown who is currently away. If you ever feel like
giving a shout out to the troops, We would love to be a part of it. We miss you
-Leslie & Mark Harrington, United States Air Force, Japan
"I think the Watertown Daily Times is no longer a Monopoly in Watertown
for news. I no longer buy the Times for the simple reason I get the news
faster through newzjunky. The electronic super information highway is
here and it is NEWZJUNKY! Leaving the times in the DUST."
-Todd in Watertown
"After being away from Northern NY for over 35 years, we took a trip back
there in 2003 and then again in 2004. My wife liked it so much on the St.
Lawrence that we are making plans to move back there from South Dakota. I was
disappointed to see that I would have to pay for the online version of the WDT
and an old grade school friend turned me on to Newzjunky. I now read it
at least twice a day. See ya this summer."
-John in South Dakota
the Watertown Daily Times went to the morning issue, I hardly ever read it
anymore. It is old news by the time it sits overnight and is delivered to me.
And since they seem to be one of the few papers in the nation to require an
internet subscription fee, I have no interest.
It is just a matter of short time before I quit purchasing it altogether. I
read internet news every morning, including newzjunky. The internet news
services are fresh and diverse, plus I can listen to many of the internet radio
news services as I read. I have to believe that the "stale news"
Watertown Times and others will soon feel the impact of the internet services.
Thank you newzjunky.com!"
-Richard Wiley in Cape Vincent
"I just wanted to say thank you for the
great job that you do following local news stories. I now live in
but I am from
. I check newzjunky.com all the time to keep up on the local news. I
appreciate the coverage that you have for our friend Bryan who recently passed
on New Years Day. It is a huge tragedy and we feel sorry for the victims and
families of those involved. It’s sad when something like this could have been
avoided with a little common sense, but this isn’t the time to point fingers,
compassion is what is needed. Keep up the great work with newzjunky
and we all will keep reading.
-Todd in Rochester
"When I decided to rent my home in Watertown
and travel for a few years, I was concerned about keeping up on the local news.
So, I paid the Watertown Daily Times for their Internet service. As time
went on, I realized that most newspapers, even the large ones, provided
Internet service for free. I was perturbed to say the least, but
kept subscribing in order to get the news.
Traveling in my motor home, I often would rise early to leave for a full day of
motoring and always checked the Watertown news before I left. But,
sometime in 2004, the Times changed their schedule and didn't have their
website ready for the day until later in the morning. That was too late
for me and on top of the frustration of having to pay for the service, I
cancelled my subscription and utilized friends to keep me updated.
A friend then
told me of Newzjunky and I find that everything I need to know is there...news
headlines, in-depth stories of important happenings, pictures, obituaries,
marriages, births, etc., etc. In fact, the important stories are left on
the site for several days, so if I should happen to miss a day or two, they are
still there without having to search the "archives" for stories I
know nothing about
It's a great service to those of us who aren't
in the north country full-time, but still consider it home. Thank you."
-John Phillips in Punta Gorda, Florida
" I am originally from the area and always
felt the Watertown Times thought they owned the news and stopped subscribing to
them many many years ago. It wouldn't bother me if they stopped printing
the paper or the whole chain of Park news papers. I check in with
newzjunky every day. Great site."
-Phil in Ogdensburg
"I couldn't agree more with
Mayor Graham's comments regarding the "new media" and Newzjunky in
particular. The old line media folks just don't seem to get it.
Living away from Watertown for all these years made it difficult to get
information and news from the area. I never considered the "Watertown
Daily Times" a particularly good newspaper when I lived there, so to
discover they wanted money to view their "website" was out of the
question. The overwhelming majority of their "news" is AP or other
wire services and I can get that anywhere!
With Newzjunky, news is updated immediately. The other cool thing is that
almost anyone with a digital camera can participate...It's all good! Keep
up the good work and best of luck..."
-Steve in California
"We love this site. It is so
informative. They know the news long before the Times gets it, plus it is
very accurate. Thank you so much. We check it out at least
three or four times a day. We use to live in Watertown, but have moved to
Florida. This is such a valuable site for us."
- Bonnie and Bill in Florida
"I was a Times employee way back in the glory days of the 50's. I remember
some years ago telling John B. Johnson about looking forward to reading the
paper on-line. What a disappointment when they finally produced
their version. The Washington Post, NYT, and Boston Globe are a pleasure
to read every day, but not the WDT. Thanks to Newzjunky, at last I can
keep up-to-date with the North Country."
-Don in MA and FL
"The Watertown Daily Times filters the
truth far too often to represent any decent form of news media. It is a
relic. I, too, appreciate the Watertown Internet sources and I am
impressed by the speed and accuracy of the information. I noticed that
the postings generally clarify the extent of verification when an event is
posted. Anyone with any knowledge of world events wants access to
information without the prejudice of an overseer. Keep up the good work."
-Paul in Watertown
"I also agree with the mayor. I grew up in
Carthage and now live in Clayton, North Carolina. I start everyday with "NEWZJUNKY"
to catch up my home town news. I do not agree with The Watertown Daily
Times charging people to access their site. Thank you."
-Dan in North Carolina
"Well said by Jeff Graham. The
immediacy of the Newzjunky site is what draws me there. I have long ago
given up on the Watertown Day Late Times as a source of current
-Dave in Watertown
"Why waste money subscribing to the
Watertown Daily Planet...when you can access a far more informative database
for free? Keep up the good work, Newzjunky rocks!"
-Thomas in Watertown
"I thank you so much for this site. I do
not spend a lot of time in Watertown NY. I still have an apartment there but
reside somewhere else in NY. I accidentally found this site and make it the first
thing I do to begin my day and get the news from my home town......thanks for
"Just a holiday greeting and thanks for
this web site. I live in the
Rochester area but still have family and friends around Watertown. This
site is probably one of the best of its type I’ve ever seen.
Thanks for keeping us informed on what’s up in Watertown and vicinity.
-Chuck, Fairport, NY
"I recently moved to South Carolina and
really value your website. It has the most up to date news all of the
time, it is nice to know that I can count on it to keep me informed."
"This is late... but I spent Thanksgiving
in Maryland with my daughter and family and was able to check NJ every day to
see what I might have missed in Carthage. Thanks for your great website and
keep up the good work!"
"Long over do and better than the
-Floyd in Utica
"Thanks for a great news site. I
read it first thing every morning. I have sent it to friends in
California so they can keep up with area news. I get the news on your
site for free a day before it comes out in the WDT. Keep up the good
you for updating the most informative NNY web site. When I
stumbled into this site while searching for news from my
hometown I felt like I discovered a goldmine. Keep
up the good work."
-Tom L. in Utica