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Local Resources

Take a look at some of the great things Alexandria Bay, Black Lake, Ft. Drum, Thousand Islands, and Watertown real estate have to offer. These resources are designed to help you move and get settled, and to acquaint you with the area after your move.

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Schools
  Alexandria Central School - Website for Alexandria Central School, Alexandria Bay, NY
  ASD (American School Directory) - Browse through all out nations schools.
  Carthage Central School -
  General Brown Central School -
  Gouverneur Central School -
  Hammond Central School - Website for Hammond Central School, Hammond, NY
  Indian River Central School -
  Jefferson-Lewis BOCES -
  LaFargeville Central School District -
  Lyme Central School District -
  Morristown Central School -
  Sacket Harbor Central -
  School Information - free school profiles
  South Jefferson Central School -
  State dept. of education - school reports, statistics, demographics....
  Thousand Islands Central School -
  Watertown City School District -
Tax Information
  First-time homeowners -
  Homeowner deductions information -
  How to report moving expenses -
  Non NYS Resident IT 2663 Tax Form - All non-resident NYS sellers have to pay this at time of closing.
  NYS Equalization Rates By County -
  Selling your home -
  STAR Exemption Form - Fillable form to apply for your STAR Exemption
  STAR Exemption Rates by County -
  STAR Tax Exemption Explained -
  Watertown Empire Zone -
Become a Realtor!
  Professional Institute for Real Estate Training - Looking to get a Real Estate License? The course offered in Watertown NY in JUNE 2009!!
Accomadations
  Black Lake Accomodations - List and links of all accommadations on Black Lake from the Chamber of Commerce
Colleges & Universities
  Clarkson University - At Clarkson, no matter what your major, you'll work side by side with students from other disciplines. You'll come to understand the collective power of teams, become an efficient problem solver, learn to communicate effectively, and gain a better grasp of the big picture.
  Jefferson Community College -
  Paul Smith's College - Paul Smith's College is set in the Adirondacks of Northern New York amid awe-inspiring mountains, sparkling lakes and lush forests. Bachelor’s programs include Biology, Business, Culinary Arts and Service Management, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Forestry, Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management, Natural Resources, and Recreation, Adventure Travel and Ecotourism (RATE).
  St. Lawrence University - In an ideal location, St. Lawrence is a diverse liberal arts learning community of inspiring faculty, serious students, and accomplished alumni, guided by tradition and focused on the future.
  SUNY Canton - SUNY Canton is a vibrant, colorful community of people learning and growing together. Our college has a record of excellence in providing an educational experience that prepares students for transfer or employment.
  SUNY Potsdam - SUNY Potsdam, located in beautiful northern New York, is a small liberal arts college providing an education that is driven by quality delivered in a way that is uniquely personal. Explore further our three academic schools:The School of Arts and Sciences, The Crane School of Music, and the School of Education and Professional Studies.
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Area Information
  1000 Islands Water Trail - Your comprehensive guide to canoeing and kayaking in the Canadian Thousand Islands region.
  ATV Club - Indian River ATV/Snowmobile Club is a family orientated club that believes in safe and fun riding. We are located in Theresa, NY on the Rivergate Trail, the only legal trail in Jefferson County.
  Black Lake Association - The mission of the Black Lake Association is to further recreational opportunities and enhance the scenic beauty of Black Lake and the surrounding area.
  Black Lake Chamber of Commerce -
  City of Watertown -
  Community Information - free community profiles
  Farming in St. Lawrence Co. -
  Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce - Information about Watertown, Jefferson County and surrounding area.
  History of Macomb, NY -
  Local Information - Research the area before you move.
  Morristown Chamber of Commerce -
  NewzJunky.com - This is the premier local news site. Up to the minute local news. It has links for a lot of area attractions, news sources from around the state, and some fascinating tidbits from around the country.
  NorthCountryNOW.com -
  St. Lawrence Co. Places of Worship -
  St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce - St. Lawrence County is a rugged, wild, and yet cosmopolitan home to people from all over the globe. We have a long heritage of agriculture, forestry, mining, and high-quality education. New York State's North Country offers diversity in natural and cultural resources.
  Thousand Islands International Tourism Council - The Thousand Islands area is a great place to live or visit. This site will allow you to check out the many wonders of the area with links to attractions, accomodations, restaurants, chambers of commerce, etc. (Official site of the 1000 Islands Tourism Council)
  Thousand Islands Winery - The Thousand Islands Winery is New York's most northern winery.
  Town of Alexandria -
  Town of Clayton -
  Town of Gouverneur -
  Town of Hammond -
  Town of Morristown -
  Town of Theresa -
  Village of Alexandria Bay -
  Village of Clayton -
  Village of Morristown -
  Village of Theresa -
Maps
  Get Directions -
  Google Maps & Directions -
  Mapquest - maps, driving directions, road trip planner....
Insurance/Accounting
  Furgison & Co., CPA - Furgison & Co., CPA is a full service accounting firm with two locations in Northern New York. Our firm provides clients with a broad array of services relating to tax, audit and assurance, advisory, and financial planning services.
  LP Thompson Insurance - Serving St. Lawrence and Jefferson Counties. Auto, Home, Seasonal Property, Commercial, Farm, Boats, ATV & Life
Organizations
  Ducks Unlimited - Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl.
  Save the River - Save The River! is a non-profit, member-based environmental organization whose mission is to preserve and protect the ecological integrity of the Thousand Islands Region of the St. Lawrence River through advocacy, education and research.
  Seaway Trail - The New York State Seaway Trail is a 454-mile scenic route paralleling Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.
  T.I.L.T.- 1000 Island Land Trust - The 1000 Islands Land Trust is a non-profit organization working with private landowners, community leaders, foundations, and government resources to conserve the open lands, wetlands, grasslands, forests, scenic areas, historic sites, and recreational preserves of this unique region.
Border Crossing Information
  Border Crossing Wait Times - Find out how long the wait is to cross into the US. Alexandria Bay and Ogdensburg are the crossings servicing the Thousand Islands.
  How to get a Passport - Steps & costs to getting your passport.
  Thousand Islands Bridge Authority - THE THOUSAND ISLANDS BRIDGE SYSTEM extends from Collins Landing near Alexandria Bay, New York to Ivy Lea near Gananoque, Ontario covering a distance of 8.5 miles and provides direct connection between US Interstate Rt. 81 and Canada Highway 401.
Destination Spots
  A&J Riding Stable - Horse riding facility in Chippewa Bay
  Alex Bay Fishing Guides - Our association provides fun-filled personalized fishing trips, for the individual, novice or experienced fisherman.
  Aqua Zoo - View over 100 sparkling clear aquarium exhibits up to 1500 gallons each featuring fresh and saltwater fish, coral, and invertebrate.
  Bay Drive In - Areas best movie deal. Old fashioned drive in experience. 2 screens. Four movies nightly.
  Boldt Castle - Boldt Castle in the 1000 Islands Region of the St. Lawrence River stands as a remembrance of the magnificence of a bygone era . . . a monument of love on Heart Island of George C. Boldt for his wife Louise.
  Dive 1000 Islands - Information on area diving & location of wrecks. St. Lawrence now has some of the best freshwater wreck diving in the world.
  Frederick Remington Museum - The Frederic Remington Art Museum, located in Ogdensburg, New York, houses a comprehensive collection of original Remington paintings, sketches and sculptures, as well as a broad array of personal effects and correspondence that serve to bring the artist and his vision to life.
  Michael Ringer's St. Lawrence Galleries - Artwork of Michael Ringer, St. Lawrence River & Adirondacks
  Singer Castle - Singer Castle on Dark Island is open to the public to visitors who wish to have a guided tour of the intricate architecture, beautiful furnishings and puzzling secret passages of our magnificent 100-year old Castle.
Places of Worship
  St. Paul's Lutheran Church - Redwood -
Local Businesses of Interest
  "CAMEO" fencing, inc. - Solid white monofilament fencing. Designed specifically for horse fence but works for all your livestock. Plus non-electric monofilament fencing, we offer a complete line of fencing products and supplies to meet your needs. Steel Pipe Fencing, Vinyl Posts, Electric Fencing.
  Dragonfly Pottery - Local artists offering Original Porcelain, Stoneware & Raku. Also Offering Adult & Children's Classes. Located in Redwood, NY
  Livestock-American Lowline Angus - American Lowline Cattle are Small Cattle 3 American Lowline to 1 Standard Size Bovine Per Acre.
  Vintage Doors - Fine craftsmanship. Nationally known but located in our backyard. Vintage Doors will custom make your cottage door, screen doors, pet doors and more.
National Realtor Directory
  Meredith NH Homes & Land Homes for Sale and Real Estate Info - Your one-stop source for real estate services covering the Meredith NH Homes & Land, Gilford NH Homes & Land, and Moultonboro NH Homes & Land areas. With a focus on exceptional service, you'll find everything you'll need from complete MLS listings, valuable home value calculation tools, and comprehensive area information!
  North San Diego County Real Estate - Find homes for sale, condos and area information for La Costa, Carlsbad, San Marcos, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Leucadia, and Del Mar, CA.
  Phoenix Arizona Real Estate - Are you relocating to the Phoenix Arizona area. Brian Culhane and his team is ready to work with you. The Brian Culhane team works throughout the Phoenix metro area including Ahwatukee, Chandler, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Fountain Hills and Paradise Valley.
Weather
  Local Weather - Up to the minute accurate weather reports on the area!
Relocation Links
  Get Real Estate Information -
  National Weather - find weather info anywhere in the US
  Official City Sites - find area info sites across the world!
  US State Departments of Education - see the list of all 50 states
  USPS' Movers Guide - help for planning and executing your move
Mortgage
  Association for Neighborhood Rehabilitation, Inc - ANR's mission is to assist individuals and families throughout St. Lawrence County to achieve the highest quality of life possible through the provision of housing, support services, community and economic development opportunities.
  Carthage Federal Savings & Loan - Applying for a loan is easy! Online, by phone or in person our mortgage specialists will aid you in securing your home financing in the way that’s most convenient for you. Contact Beth Augustus Today at 315-779-0161!
  Clayton Improvement Association, LTD - The Clayton Improvement Association, LTD. (CIA, LTD.) is a Rural Preservation Company based in Clayton serving 10 townships in Northern Jefferson County: Alexandria, Antwerp, Cape Vincent, Clayton, LeRay, Orleans, Pamelia, Philadelphia, Theresa and Wilna. This includes housing grants and home improvement grants for qualified individuals.
  Frontier Housing Corporation - Frontier Housing Corporation was established in 1975 for the following purposes: to acquire, construct, maintain and/or operate low to moderate income housing and related facilities suited to the special needs and living requirements of those having low to moderate incomes and needing living facilities in the Town of Brownville, including the Villages of Dexter, Brownville, and Glen Park
  Gouverneur Savings & Loan - Serving St. Lawrence, Lewis and Jefferson Counties since 1892. Contact John Barlett or Mindy Whitmore at the Alexandria Bay branch today 315-482-4197.
  Mortgage 101 - Mortgage information, interest rates, mortgage calculators, quick-and-easy pre-qualification forms, and much more.
  Neighbors of Watertown - Neighbors Of Watertown, Inc. is a full service Community Development Organization with ongoing programs such as First Time Homebuyer assistance, Home Rehabilitation assistance, Rental Apartments, Rehabilitated Homes for purchase, Historic Building Rehabilitation and Community Development services.
  North Country Affordable Housing - North Country Affordable Housing, Inc. programs include the Mobile Home Replacement Program, First Home Buyers Club, fiberglass building insulation program, homeowner counseling, available rental units
Janet M. Handschuh
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