99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR SATURDAY, 1/24/09
STATE FISCAL CRISIS PUTS POTSDAM AIRPORT GRANTS ON HOLD--Village Administrator Mike Weil told Trustees this week over half a million dollars in transportation bond act money for improvements at Damon Field will not be delivered at this time. He says the state's inability to borrow money because of a lesser bond rating is the reason why. Municipalities have been asked to put aside their matching funds until such time the state's bonding authority improves.
GM POWERTRAIN MASSENA TO SHUT DOWN MONDAY--Assemblywoman Addie Russell, who represents Massena told reporters Friday she was tipped off to the closure Friday. The original plan was to close by the end of 2008, but GM announced last August the closure would be in mid-2009 because of higher demand for the Chevy Cobalt engine block. Workers were on their annual layoff beginning in late December.
NEW YORK CITY MAN FREE ON BAIL AFTER 7-COUNT ARREST IN POTSDAM--Village Police say 20-year-old Darling Duran was stopped on Maple Street about 10pm Friday. He allegedly had two photo ID's belonging to other people, and a suspended driver's license. Duran was charged with numerous vehicle and traffic counts and arraigned. He was committed to county lockup on a thousand dollars cash bail or 2-thousand dollars bond; he posted bail and was released to appear in court later.
SIX SUSPENSIONS PUT POTSDAM WOMAN IN JAIL--State Police in Norfolk say 26-year-old Nicole Harmer of Cherry Street was stopped on Route 56 in Norfolk. She was found to allegedly have six driver's license suspensions, and was allegedly intoxicated. Harmer was charged Friday with felony aggravated unlicensed operation, misdemeanor DWI and other counts, arraigned and jailed on 2-thousand dollars cash bail or 4-thousand dollars bail bond.
Kenneth Foley--94--St. Regis Falls. Services 3pm Sunday at Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop; calling hours 1-3pm Sunday.