99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR FRIDAY, 12/19/08
1.53 MILLION DOLLARS IN CUTS PRESENTED TO POTSDAM SCHOOL BOARD--The Executive Budget introduced by Governor Paterson this week cuts Potsdam School District aid by 5.5 percent, or 685-thousand dollars. A contingency budget would carry a 9 percent tax levy hike. The cuts for the Finance Committee of the Board to prioritize and consider include 12 full-time teaching positions, 2 part-time teachers, and numerous programming and activity cuts.
MASSENA APARTMENT HOUSE FIRE BURNS--Trucks rolled about 4:45 this morning to a rental property on Water Street. Brasher-Winthrop firefighters were called with Massena Fire and Rescue. Nobody is believed to have been hurt; the building was evacuated.
CASH, CHECKS LIFTED IN RUSSELL BAR BREAK-IN--Sheriff's Deputies and Detectives say Pour Ole Satch's at Whipoorwill Corners was broken into late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. A bank bag was removed. Anyone with information is asked to call 379-2222.
NO BAIL FOR MASSENA MAN CHARGED WITH BURGLARY--Village Police picked up 32-year-old Seth Moyer of Dana Street yesterday on a County Court warrant charging him in connection with several incidents in recent days around the Massena. Moyer was arraigned on the felony count before Judge Jerome Richards and sent to the lockup until a court appearance Monday.
BOGUS LICENSE PLATES, STICKERS PUT MASSENA MAN IN JAIL--US Border Patrol agents stopped 20-year-old Joshua Barrett of Ames Street on County Route 42 yesterday, and found the Motor Vehicle documentation on the vehicle to be fake. State Police arrested Barrett on thee felony counts of third degree forgery, and a marijuana violation. Barrett was arraigned and jailed on 3-thousand dollars cash bail or 6-thousand dollars bond.
LISBON MAN CHARGED FOR ALLEGED INDECENT EXPOSURE TO CHILDREN--Sheriff's Detectives say 36-year-old Eric O'Marah of Route 37 allegedly showed a photograph of his male member, and exposed himself to two teens under 13, one of them a girl. O'Marah was charged with public lewdness and other related counts, arraigned and committed to lockup on 25-hundred dollars cash bail or 5-thousand dollars bail bond.
SALVATION ARMY DONATIONS DOWN IN OGDENSBURG, BIG-TIME--Captain Shane Budd told 99 News yesterday the annual red kettle campaign has only brought in about half what it needs to serve all the needy families it wants to this year; about 19-thousand dollars out of a goal of 45-thousand. About a thousand families are served by the Salvation Army in Ogdensburg each year.
SLU HONORS SULLIVANS WITH NAMINGS--Trustees agreed recently to name the Student Center after soon-to-retire President Daniel Sullivan and his wife, Ann. Also to be named in honor of the Sullivans will be the collection of funds for collaborative student-faculty projects.
Francis "Dutch" Mulvaugh--83--Kenmore, NY; formerly of Canton. Services 11am Saturday at Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton. Calling hours today 2-4, 6-8pm.
Leland Mc.Donald--83--Brasher Falls. Services 11am today at St. Patrick's Church, Brasher. Arrangements are with Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop.