Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:00 am

Organizers begin first phase of $1 million effort to fight Watertown poverty

A lot of work already has gone on behind the scenes with the $1 million effort to combat poverty locally. And a lot more must be completed before the program gets rolled out in June. In the project’s first phase, organizers are filling out forms and learning about the many state requirements that must be met before the city receives $1 million in state funding from the state'sEmpire State Poverty Reduction Initiative.