99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR SATURDAY, 1/31/09
POTSDAM SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT SAYS AID CUTS UNFAIR TO POOR SCHOOLS--Pat Brady told the Board of Education Tuesday the aid cuts to high-needs schools fall on more of the tax base than do cuts to low-needs schools. Potsdam is in between high and low need.
MOIRA BURGLARY NETS THREE FELONY ARRESTS--State Police in Malone say 18-year-old Dennis Mulverhill of Brushton, 16-year-old Maria White of North Bangor, and 16-year-old Emalie Collins of Brushton allegedly entered a store and stole cigarettes, snack food, and figurines Thursday. The store was identified only as a 'gift shop'. All three teens were charged with felony third degree burglary and misdemeanor stolen property possession counts, and released on court appearance tickets.
NOR'EASTER POSSIBLE TUESDAY--Meteorologist Peter Banacos of the National Weather Service in Burlington, Vermont says a hundred miles in either direction of a storn bringing moisture up from the Gulf of Mexico will determine how much precipitation we get, and what kind. If the storm hits just right, it could be a major snow-dumping.
POTSDAM FIGHT RESULTS IN FELONY ARRESTS--Village Police arrested 21-year-old Gregg Freeman of Rochester on a felony criminal mischief count this week, alleging he threw an object at a vehicle belonging to 21-year-old Robert Lower of Rochester, starting a fight that resulted in a third man, 22-year-old William Zinsmeister of Cazenovia kicking Freeman in the teeth, knocking out two. Zinsmeister was charged with felony, second degree assault; Lower was charged with disorderly conduct. All three men were released on court appearance tickets. The incident occurred toward the end of the last college semester in December.
Patricia Johnson--51--Potsdam. Services 10:30 this morning at Seymour Funeral Home, Potsdam.
Richard Baynes--72--Norfolk. Services in the spring at Bixby Cemetery. Arrangements with Buck Funeral Home, Norfolk.