99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR THURSDAY, 12/18/08
GROUP DWELLINGS IN CANTON NOW SUBJECT TO CODE INSPECTION--Village Trustees voted Monday to change the definition of group dwellings, making them subject to review by code enforcement. A group dwelling is defined by village code as a dwelling with four or more unrelated persons living together. Mayor Charlotte Ramsay says there are many single-family houses that serve as off-campus student housing, which would otherwise not be inspectable.
MASSENA MAN RECEIVES SERIOUS INJURIES FROM PICK-UP CRASH--Massena-based State Police say 49-year-old Chris Musante of Chase Street sustained back fractures when his pick-up traveled off North Racquette River Road and struck a utility pole. Musante was transferred from Massena Memorial Hospital to Fletcher-Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vermont. No condition report was available this morning.
1.5 MILLION DOLLARS FOR POTSDAM BIOFUELS COMPANY--Zero Point Clean Tech, developing organic alternatives to natural gas with plant-based raw materials, is the recipient of the second cash investment from the State Pension Fund in about a year's time. Last year the fund gave Zero Point 1-million; the second investment is based on meeting projections as prescribed last year.
PAROLEE CHARGED WITH FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COUNTS--Massena Village Police arrested 29-year-old Kenneth Snyder Tuesday on counts of felony unlawful imprisonment and several other misdemeanor and violation counts alleging his role in a recent incident on Woodlawn Avenue. Snyder was already in St. Lawrence County Jail for an alleged viiolation of state parole on an unrelated matter. Snyder was arraigned on the new charges and sent back to jail until future court dates.
MASSENA WOMAN CHARGED WITH FELONY CHECK FORGERY COUNT--Village Police arrested 25-year-old Rebecca Cloutier of West Orvis Street Tuesday. She is accused of stealing checks from her mother, whose signature she allegedly forged on the checks. Cloutier was arraigned and jailed on a thousand dollars cash bail or 2-thousand dollars bail bond.
ALCOA POWER DEAL CLOSER TO FINAL--The Trustees of the New York Power Authority voted this week in favor of the energy and job preservation/expansion agreement between the aluminum manufacturer and the state for the Massena plant. The deal now goes to Governor Paterson for his approval.
ALSO ONLINE TODAY....COLTON-PIERREPONT GETS 12 PERCENT AID CUT IN NEXT YEAR'S BUDGET.....HAMMOND MAN JAILED FROM MORRISTOWN TRAFFIS STOP...AND MORE!
Maisie Daby--83--Hopkinton. Services 11am Saturday at Hopkinton Congregational Church. Calling Hours at Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam this evening 7-9pm, and Friday afternoon and evening 2-4, 7-9pm.