99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR THURSDAY, 1/15/09...Arctic cold freezing the North Country today...-36F in Helena, -31 in Chase Mills...
TOWN OF POTSDAM CONSIDERING VETERANS TAX BREAK EXPANSION--The Town Council is working toward expanding the tax break to all veterans, not just those who served in wartime. The change would be subject to a public hearing, as it would be a Local Law.
ROOFTOP HIGHWAY GROUP HOLDS FIRST MEETING--A group calling itself the "Citizen's Coalition for Economic Infrastructure Development" met at Norwood-Norfolk Central School last night. The group voted to sped 6 million dollars in Federal transportation funds to mount an environmental study, the next step toward a four-lane travel route from Watertown to Plattsburgh.
FEDS ENTER CANTON SEACOMM PROBE, ADD REWARD MONEY--25-thousand dollars from the FBI has been put up as a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect in the Canton Seacomm robbery last Friday. The money is on top of the 10-thousand Seacomm has already posted. Federal agents are expected to be in Canton today working on the case. An armed male of thin build held up tellers and forced them into the vault, then made off with nearly 222-thousand dollars in cash. A December, 2006 robbery at the same location netted 270-thousand dollars.
Mary Teabo--85--Norfolk. Services in the spring at Bixby Cemetery; arrangements with Buck Funeral Home, Norfolk. Calling hours today 2-4, 6-8pm.
Chester Theobald--97--Potsdam. Services Friday 11am at Koinonia Church, Potsdam. Arrangements with Seymour Funeral Home, Potsdam. Calling hours today 2-4, 7-9pm.