99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR MONDAY, 3/2/09
AUBERTINE:STILL TAKING INPUT ON TROUT-SALMON STAMP--State Senator Darrel Aubertine says he is hearing from fishing enthusiasts on both sides of the issue related to a proposed 10-dollar fee for trout and salmon licensing. He says some believe it's another onerous fee to balance the budget on the backs of sportsmen, while others feel it's good if the State can promise it will not go into the general fund, but into fish hatcheries and other worthwhile functions.
MISSING TAXPAYER IMPACT STATEMENT DATA FOUND--Town of Potsdam Taxpayer Association President Bruce Konkoski told 99 News Sunday he has learned computer files the state says could never be lost, but turned uo missing for several months, have reappeared. The information was used to generate 2008 estimates that were, in some cases 1600% off. Konkoski says the discovery of the missing files facilitates the next step in the Association's probe as to who erred.
SLU COMPREHENSIVE FEE CLOSE TO 50K NEXT YEAR--University Trustees voted Saturday in favor of a 5 percent increase in the Comprehensive Fee. The increase is the lowest percentage hike Trustees have approved in 7 years. University President Daniel Sullivan said in a statement issued late Saturday educational programs will be preserved and/or increased despite tough financial times, and student scholarship and grant aid will go up more than 8 percent.
Lulu Eakins--84--Hopkinton resident. Services 2pm Thursday at Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam. Calling hours Wednesday 2-4, 7-9pm.