99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR WEDNESDAY, 3/35/09..OPEN BURNING BAN IN ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY EXTENDED UNTIL 7PM SUNDAY, MARCH 29TH
PROPOSED POTSDAM SCHOOL BUDGET CUTS EXPLAINED--Superintendent Pat Brady told the public in a budget hearing Tuesday the hope is that programs can be preserved as much as possible; for example half the Agriculture program and half a science position would be cut, but the Ag teacher is certified in science and can fill both spots. The Board is looking at a current budget draft with a spending hike of about 1 percent, and a levy hike of about 1 percent; it is expected tax rates would drop.
MASSENA POLICE MAKE CONTRABAND TOBACCO BUST--Police pulled over a vehicle Monday night on South Main Street. A search turned up 36 unstamped cigarette cartons with a street value of about 800 dollars. 44-year-old Joleen Coffey of Norfolk was issued tickets to appear in Village Court and was released.
MANUFACTURED HOUSING QUALIFIES IN STIMULUS PACKAGE FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER TAX BREAK--10 percent of the purchase price, up to 8-thousand dollars is directly refundable with no repayment to the government required. Lisa Roberts, a sales consultant at Morning Star Homes in Ogdensburg, says the flexibility of the program is a real advantage for people that qualify, as any type of home is eligible as long as it is the primary residence.
Richard Demo--69--Norwood. Services 10am Friday at Visitation Church, Norfolk. Calling hours at Buck Funeral Home, Norfolk Thursday 2-4, 7-9pm.