99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR SATURDAY, 6/6/09
TWO SECURITY GUARDS AT CANTON HUMAN SERVICES COMPLEX--St.Lawrence County Legislators voted 13-1 Monday to move about 43-thousand dollars out of contingency to pay for the two additional guards, in response to threats made to staff. The two would be part of an already-existing contract for security at Social Services on Judson Street. Lisbon legislator David Forsythe voted no, as he feels the expense could become uncontrollable if other satellite offices ask for security.
LOUISVILLE BARN DESTROYED BY FIRE--Trucks from at least 10 departments in the area responded to County Route 39 about 4pm Friday to the property of Dean Rupert. The two-story barn with an addition on the back for pallet-making was declared a total loss. Crews were on the scene until well after 1 this morning. Nobody was hurt; a Norfolk Fire Department truck was damaged by flames. No cause has been found at this time.
POTSDAM ZAB ASKS STAFF TO DEVELOP PLAN FOR 500K REVOLVING LOAN FUND--Money from Brookfield Power deal sitting idle would be used to fund business ventures in the Potsdam Empire Zone. Board member Frank Cappello suggested a revolving system, as the expectation the investment would see a return sets up an automatic incentive for a development to succeed. The power deal gave zone tax breaks to the company's hydroeletric facilities in St.Lawrence County, in exchange for millions of dollars in cash. The state has now eliminated zone eligibility for utilities.
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