99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR FRIDAY, 1/9/09
BOARDS PASS RESOLUTIONS SUPPORTING 'ROOFTOP HIGHWAY' PROJECT--The Norwood-Norfolk Central School Board and Commissioners of the Alliance for Municipal Power voted last night to support the project for four-lane highway across Northern New York. Jason Clark, head of economic development for the Massena Buciness Development Corporation and the main agent pushing local boards to lend their support, says the opportunity is real for the project to be a part of a trillion-dollar federal stimulus package.
ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY LEGISLATORS WANT GAME FARM REOPENED--The Board voted Monday to pass a resolution supporting the reopening of Reynolds Game Farm, ordered closed by Governor Paterson last month. Legislators say the high-quality pheasants the Game Farm released into the wild were a major tourism and economic draw to the county.
LICE PROBLEM AT POTSDAM CENTRAL SCHOOL--An infestation of head lice, primarily in the elementary building but also in the middle school, has prompted Potsdam Central to implement a 'no-nit' policy. The Courier-Observer says a fluorescent light has been employed by the school nurse to help detect the eggs.
COUNTY-SCHOOL-NORWOOD VILLAGE SHARED SERVICES GRANT APPLICATIONS SUPPORTED--County legislators approved two resolutions this week supporting grant applications to the state for a shared garage and maintenance facility with Norwood-Norfolk School District and the Village of Norwood, and a shared salt storage and fuel depot. Highway Superintendent Bill dashnaw told Legislators Monday the shared services would increase efficiency and save money. He says not having an efficient central fuel facility leads to the use of credit cards to get gas elsewhere.
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