99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR MONDAY, 2/2/09
TAXPAYERS' GROUP CLAIMS 'FOX GUARDING CHICKEN COOP' ON ASSESSMENT--Bruce Konkoskie, President of the Town of Potsdam Taxpayer's Association, says it just doesn't seem right that the State Office of Real Property Services gives the Town a bonus for having 100 percent valuation of its property, while at the same time generates erroneous taxpayer impact statements.
NO NOR'EASTER HERE--A metrorologist at the National Weather Service bureau in Burlington, Vermont that covers St. Lawrence County says the major storm moving up the coast will land further off the New England coast that expected Tuesday; the impact will be only possible snow showers here.
HORSES PERISH IN HAMMOND BARN FIRE--Hammond Fire and Rescue with mutual aid were called about 10:40 Sunday morning to the property of Arnold and Janice Kirk on County Route 1. A barn, six horses, tools and equipment were lost. A wood stove is believed to be the cause.
FATAL CRASH NEAR RICHVILLE--State Police Investigators say 61-year-old Nancy Ellingsworth of Gouverneur received fatal injuries when the car she was a passenger in was struck by an oncoming vehicle on US Route 11 in Dekalb late Friday morning. The driver of the vehicle contaning Ellingsworth, 73-year-old Leslie Jenne of Gouverneur was hurt, as were the occupants of the oncoming vehicle from the Syracuse area. None of the injuries was reported to be life-threatening.