99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR SATURDAY, MAY 9TH, 2009
GOUVERNEUR JEWELRY STORE TARGET OF OVERNIGHT BURGLARY--Village Police say they were called to Brown's Jewelry on East Main Street about 1:20 this morning after store security received an alarm. Police arrived to find the front window smashed, and merchandise snatched from the display. Anyone with information is asked to call 287-2121.
AMP LEGISLATION TO SEE ASSEMBLY COMMITTEES, RUSSELL SAYS--Legislation making the Alliance for Municipal Power the North Country Power Authority is being carried in the Assembly by 118th District Democrat Addie Russell. Russell told reporters Wednesday she is in discussions with Corporations, Authrorities, and Commissions Committee Chair Richard Brodsky in the hopes of getting it reported out and to the floor this session. Russell says no doubt heated discussions about the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York City will bear on the AMP legislation.
ARTS COUNCIL PROJECT HAS HIGHER PRICE TAG THAN THOUGHT, DEVELOPER SAYS--Potsdam Planning and Development Director Fred Hanss told Trustees this week the renovation of Clarkson University Damon Hall into a multi-arts facility and Council headquarters will cost about 6 million dollars, far higher than projected. The application to "Restore-New York" is for the maximum, 2.5 million. Hanss says plans are to renovate the basement and auditorium portions of the building to start with.
OGDENSBURG INSURANCE AGENT SAYS DEC 'SCREWED UP' PROPERTY CLEANUP--Donald Forsythe, one of three defendants in litigation seeking money for the cleanup of contamination from a Gulf Oil gas station that was on his Ford Street property decades before he bought it in 1974, says he believes the State did not follow proper procedures as it let a statute of limitations expire for the oil company to clean it up.
ALSO ONLINE TODAY...DA'S OFFICE LOOKING INTO POTSDAM BIRD TORTURE CASE....POTSDAM FRATERNITY ALLEGEDLY INVOLVED IN DRINK-DRUGGING IS UNRECOGNIZED BY COLLEGE, POLICE SAY...HACKETTS ON TARGET TO PAY OFF CREDITORS...AND MORE
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