99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR WEDNESDAY, 6/10/09
PUBLIC HEARING ON POTSDAM ANNEXATION REQUEST TURNS INTO DEBATE--The Town Council and Village Trustees met in joint session Tuesday to take input on the proposed annexation of the Snell Office and Apartment Complex and two other parcels he owns on Route 56 North. While Trustees support the annexation, the Town is skeptical. Councilman Harold Demick says his fear is the 'domino effect,' that every parcel in the area will want it for reasons not in comprehensive planning.
KLAGES PLEADS--Harry Klages II, the Massena man accused of torturing and mutilating Andrew Lesperance in January of 2008, took a deal offered by prosecutors and pled to two counts of felony, first degree assault satisfying attempted murder charges for which he was prepared to stand trial. He will be sentenced to 38 years in state prison.
CASKINETTE PLEADS--Terry Caskinette, 20 of Norwood accused of setting the blaze that destroyed the residence at 515 Sissonville Road this past January, pled guilty in St.Lawrence County Court Tuesday to a count of felony, fourth degree arson satisfying a more serious, third degree arson charge in superior court information. Caskinette is already in prison for an assault in Franklin County; the Courier-Observer says the additional 1.5-to-3 years in the pen will be served concurrently.
COLLINS: MICRO, NOT MACRO IN THE NEW ECONOMY--Clarkson University President Tony Collins says the small, high-tech, bio-fuel companies generating 50-100 jobs at a time is the trend, not large factories employing hundreds at once. Collins participated in a press conference about the new economy with Governor Paterson in Syracuse Monday.
ALSO ONLINE TODAY....ENTIRE NORTH COUNTRY DELEGATION SAYS NO TO FARM WORKER OVERTIME, COLLECTIVE BARGAINING BILL PACKAGE...
George Mattice--71--Norwood. Services 6pm tonight at Buck Funeral Home, Norfolk. Calling hours today 3-6pm.
Helen Whitman--81--Schnectady, formerly of St.Regis Falls. Mass 11am Friday at St.Ann's Church in St.Regis Falls; calling hours Thursday 2-4, 7-9pm