99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR WEDNESDAY, 2/4/09
POTSDAM CODE ENFORCEMENT RENTAL INSPECTION NO-SHOWS UP--Code Enforcement Officer John Hill told Village Trustees Monday the number of no-shows by landlords and property managers, resulting in re-inspections is on the rise, despite an aggressive fee schedule designed to prevent it.
SUNY TUITION HIKE IN 3-WAY BUDGET AGREEMENT--Undergraduate, resident tuition goes up 620 dollars in the deal reached by the Executive and Legislative branches yesterday. However, the deal includes a massive hike in TAP funding for next year.
SOME ALCOA WORKERS TO SEE HOURS CUT--About 140 unionized workers and about 30 salaried workers at the Massena operation will have their hours reduced to 32 per week. Spokesperson Laurie Marr told reporters yesterday the cuts result from declining market demand and increasing stockpiles.
MASSENA SEX OFFENDER GETS CHARGES DROPPED--Edward Remington, Sr., a level 3 offender from a 1995 sodomy conviction for relations with children, had charges he failed to register his whereabouts with police dropped in Massena Town Court this week. A lack of evidence was reported to be the cause, according to the Courier-Observer.
POTSDAM ROTARY TO BUY BENCHES FOR IVES PARK--Trustees were approached by the club Monday. A matching grant was awarded to Potsdam from the Rotary district organization for the project. Trustees had concerns about the placement of the benches so as not to disrupt large events in the park and to maximize the view of the Racquette River, if possible.
Peter Varco--82--Hopewell Junction, NY. Services 11am Friday at Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton. Calling hours Thursday 5-8pm.