99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR FRIDAY, 6/5/09
'GROW YOUR OWN' HEALTH CARE WORKERS CONCEPT TAKING HOLD--SUNY Upstate Medical University President Dr. David Smith told the statewide Area Health Education Center Directors Association gathering in Potsdam last night that only 51% of admissions to Upstate education programs was from New York. Now it's in the 80 percent range. The number of students from rural areas like St.Lawrence County is also up by multiples. NAHEC introduced its first scholarship student cross-admitted to both St.Lawrence University and SUNY Upstate, Marc Delaney of Clayton.
HELENA TO START WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT PROJECT WITH STIMULUS FUNDS--1.4 million dollars has been awarded to the Town of Brasher for a wastewater collection and treatment facility for the hamlet. Helena has suffered from poor well water quality for years due to run-down septic systems. Discharges into the St.Regis River are also a concern.
ST.LAWRENCE COUNTY NOW HAS NOAA WEATHER RADIO--County Emergency Services and the National Weather Service Burlington, VT bureau have installed a transmitter on White Hill in Parishville. The 'all hazards' weather radio service is the same as that found in more populated areas. The frequency is 162.625 megahertz. The Weather Service reports transmissions began May 5th.
COUNTY LEGISLATURE TO HOLD ETHICS LAW HEARING JULY 6TH--The Board voted unanimously to hold the hearing on the local law revising the Ethics Law the first time since 1991. District 8 Legislator and Government Review Committee Chair Tedra Cobb says the document is not perfect, but better than what is now in place. The highlight of the Local Law is a board-appointed ethics panel that would review disclosures.