99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2009
POTSDAM SNOWFALL IN DECEMBER WAY ABOVE AVERAGE--Certified military weather observer Rick O'Hanlon recorded a total snowfall for December of 30.8 inches, eleven inches above normal. However, the total precipitation figure that renders all forms of precipitation (rain, sleet, snow, etc.) into liquid water was 2.77 inches for December. This means the snow had a low moisture content.
LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS PARTICIPATE IN FIGHTING BLAZE AT FORMER MEACHAM LAKE INN--St. Regis Falls, Dickinson, Moira and other fire departments responded to help crews from Paul Smiths-Gabriels battle flames that destroyed the restaurant on State Route 30 Wednesday. Over a hundred firefighters were on the scene at the peak of the effort, battling sub-zero temperatures and freezing equipment.
GOUVERNEUR TRAILER WITH BIBLE VERSES CAN STAY, PENDING COURT CASE--According to a story posted on the web site of WWNY televsion in Watertown, Dan Burritt of Acts II Construction may keep his trailer up at the roadside of US Route 11 south of the village while a Federal court hears the case with the State DOT. The DOT ordered the trailer be removed from the right-of-way; Burritt feels that infringes upon his Constitutional free speech rights. A case with the Town of Gouverneur was ruled in Burritt's favor.
Beverly Jean Wilson--Brasher Falls. Services 5pm today at Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop. Calling hours today 3-5pm.
Nelson "Bucky" Ramie--88--Ogdensburg, formerly of Potsdam. Services 11am Saturday at St. Mary's Church in Potsdam; calling hours today 2-4, 7-9pm at Garner Funeral Home in Potsdam.