99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH, 2009
COUNTY PLANNERS OK CANTON-POTSDAM HOSPITAL ZONING--The St. Lawrence County Planning Board voted unanimously Thursday to approve a two-tiered zoning plan specific to Canton-Potsdam Hospital. Planning Director Keith Zimmerman says the H2, or less-intensive area in the surrounding neighborhood should include four parcels at the intersection of Grove and Waverly Streets. Hospital CEO David Acker told the Board the Hospital owns two of the four, and Village Trustees will be asked to consider including the whole block.
CONDITION REPORTS--Bethel Snyder, 87, the Nicholville woman burned in a blaze at her home Wednesday is still in 'critical' condition at Fletcher-Allen in Burlington. 19-year-old Benjamin Chapman, the North Bangor man injured in a fall from a third-floor window at ATG Fraternity house in Canton last Friday, has had his condition upgraded from 'critical' to 'fair' at Fletcher-Allen.
STAR LAKE MAN ARRESTED, JAILED FOR ALLEGED TRUCK ARSON--31-year-old Charles Allen of Benson Mines Road allegedly set the electrical box on his pick-up ablaze with a torch, trying to make it look like an electrical malfunction. He then called 911. Allen was charged with Third Degree Arson, arraigned and jailed on 15-hundred dollars cash bail.
MASSENA CHILD SEX CRIME SUSPECT PLEADS TO ENDANGERMENT--Daniel Zera, 48; the owner of a gymnastics school in Massena pled guilty to Endangering the Welfare of a Child in St. Lawrence County Court, satisfying a long list of counts alleging direct sexual behavior with one 13-year-old girl, in the presence of another 13-year-old girl. Zera is free on 50-thousand dollars bail until sentencing June 1st; he could receive up to two years in jail.
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