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Second Look: Northern NY History Podcast

Sep 26, 2018

Interview with the Watertown Daily Times’ archivist: Learn more about Kelly Burdick, one of the hosts of Second Look. 

Also, visit the Watertown Daily Times website to read our story about our new podcast.


Sep 24, 2018

We think of “carjacking” as a fairly new crime but it’s been around since cars have. 

Sept. 5, 1918: A 1917 model Ford touring car, the property of Frank Nemier of Lacona, was stolen from its parking place in front of the Flower Library in Washington Street this morning. The theft was reported to Chief Singleton,...


Sep 17, 2018

Handwritten letters may be a thing of the past, but this Looking Back entry explores how meaningful they can be when a young girl offers sympathy and gets a personal response in return. Christina and Kelly discuss this chapter of local history and end up discussing communication today and what we think of how...


Sep 10, 2018

During World War II, people in the north country were doing their part on the home front to boost the moral of the troops — mailing as much tobacco as they could to those serving overseas. Join us as we discuss why cigarettes were so important to service members during World War II and how that compares to...


Sep 3, 2018

A teenage girl is on the verge of death and the only thing that can save her is a rare drug that's never been used locally and isn't available. Meanwhile, doctors struggle to get her treatment in time.

75 years ago
Aug. 21, 1943: After days of determined efforts to obtain the release of the rare drug, announcement...