99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR WEDNESDAY, 2/18/09
POTSDAM TRUSTEES SUPPORT PROJECTS FOR STIMULUS REQUEST--The Village Board voted last night to send an application to the state in the hopes three projects will get funded by the federal stimulus money. The Village has asked for an update on the aeration system at the sewer plant, 75-hundred feet of sanitary sewer construction, and work on the cross-village canal. TRUSTEES ALSO TAKE COMMENTS ON HOSPITAL ZONING PROPOSAL--most speakers in public comments last night called for a one-year moratorium on establishing a zoning district for Canton-Potsdam Hospital.
AKWESASNE POLICE INVESTIGATE FATAL, WATER RESCUE INCIDENTS--A fatal auto accident with an as-yet unidentified female victim, and a water rescue involving a vehicle are currently under probe on the territory. More details will be released as the investigations continue.
CONSUMERS PREPARED FOR DIGITAL TV SWITCHOVER--Alison Carney, who manages video sales at Northern Music and Video in Potsdam told 99 News yesterday sales of digital-ready TV's and converter boxes for analog sets has been consistent, with no rush at the deadline yesterday. Carney says the amount of information available about the transition has helped keep the movement steady. Canadian TV reception is the most common question she has heard; as Canada will not convert for several years.
Harold Derushia, Jr.--Massena, former Norfolk resident. Services 10am Friday at Visitation Church, Norfolk. Calling hours at Buck Funeral Home, Norfolk Thursday 2-4, 7-9pm.