Wednesday, March 7, 2018 10:26 am

Watertown first in state to have $1 million anti-poverty program approved

WATERTOWN — The city became the first one in the state to get approval to begin its $1 million anti-poverty program.

Organizers received word that the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance approved Watertown’s anti-poverty plan. The city’s Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative has already started its work, said Robert Gorman, CEO of the United Way of Northern New York.