99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR SATURDAY, 2/7/09
TWO POTSDAM RESIDENTS ARRESTED FOR DRUG-RELATED BURGLARY SPREE--Village Police with the assistance of several other agencies arrested 19-year-old Jessica Shober and 19-year-old Joshua Foley Friday in connection with a series of business and office break-ins January 27th and February 1st. Both were charged with numerous felony burglary and criminal mischief counts, and possession of a hypodermic instrument. Both were arraigned and jailed on 5-thousand dollars cash bail or 10-thousand dollars bail bond.
POTSDAM ANIMAL SHELTER POINTS RISING FOR NATIONAL MAKEOVER CONTEST--Board Chairman Bonnie Boyd told 99 News this morning Potsdam is now 1983 points away from 13th place. To make it into the the Top 20 in the zootoo.com contest and get a visit from the web site's evaluators, Potsdam must continue to gather points to hold its place. Participation is free and activities on the site bring varying numbers of points.
GRIFFO BLASTS AUBERTINE FOR SUPPORTING DEFICIT REDUCTION PLAN--Republican State Senator Joe Griffo told us he is disappointed in Democratic Senator Darrel Aubertine for joining with the rest of his party in approving a plan that results in a 620 dollar a year SUNY resident undergraduate tuition hike. SUNY Potsdam is mounting a formal protest for next Tuesday of faxes, e-mails, phone calls and letters against the tuition hike, and massive cuts to aid and programs.
POTSDAM POLICE MAKE SERIOUS DWI ARREST THIS MORNING--Police pulled over 23-year-old Brian Grems on Maple Street. He allegedly had a BAC of .20%. Grems was charged with aggravated DWI and several other counts, and released on court appearance tickets.
PRAHL SAYS P-U-D FOR CPH NOT A GOOD IDEA--Potsdam Village Planning Board Chair Ted Prahl says he feels the idea of a planned unit development for the hospital would not be advantageous to hospital zoning. Prahl says a P-U-D should only apply to a 'virgin' parcel, as it did with the NATCO Research Park many years ago.