99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR TUESDAY, 2/3/09
POTSDAM TRUSTEE SAYS NORTH COUNTRY CAN DO BETTER WITH INCENTIVE PROGRAM--Steve Yurgartis told reporters Monday the North Country is not getting its fair share in economic development breaks the current Empire Zone program gives, as shown by benefits to Wal-Mart, Target, and other big businesses downstate. Trustees passed a resolution reflecting Yurgartis' idea last night with unanimous vote.
WEEKENDS IN JAIL FOR POTSDAM ARSON-FOR-CASH CONVICT--42-year-old Eleanor Cota was sentenced Monday to four months of weekends on her guilty plea to a charge she worked in concert with a male companion to set her house ablaze on route 11B in a scheme to collect insurance money.
GOUVERNEUR PRISON HEROIN CASE PROBED--5 grams of the narcotic has reportedly turned up missing from the correctional facility's evidence locker. The State Corrections Department is investigating. The heroin was taken as evidence in a case where it was smuggled to an inmate from outside.
POTSDAM SCHOOL BOARD TO ADD LANGUAGE TO DISCRIMINATION POLICY--The Board will soon revise its policy on discrimination to add federally-mandated bans on discrimination based on 'family and marital status,' 'sexual orientation,' and 'pre-disposing genetic characteristic,' the latter related to the possibility a potential employee could get cancer, diabetes, etc.
Lloyd Gilbo--79--Canton. Services 1pm today at O'Leary Funeral Home in Canton. Calling hours today 11am-1pm.