99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR TUESDAY, 6/23/09
NO RADIATION RISK FROM CANCER CENTER, CEO SAYS--Canton-Potsdam Hospital CEO David Acker told Potsdam Trustees last week the walls surrounding a radiation treatment area are six feet thick, so there is no risk of exposure to the neighborhood. The subject was brought up last week in an environmental quality review of proposed hospital zoning. The Hospital plans to move the Warner Cancer Treatment Center to the campus from its current location in Seacomm Plaza.
NOTORIOUS BAD CHECK WRITER ALREADY DOING FEDERAL TIME, ALSO TO DO STATE TIME--33-year-old Timi Lynn Baxter, formerly of Massena serving time in Federal prison for numerous bad checks, pled guilty in St.Lawrence County Court Monday to felony fraud charges related to another check-writing scheme where she ripped off banks, stores and other businesses to the tune of many thousands of dollars. The Courier-Observer says baxter will receive a state prison term of 3-9 years.
STIMULUS PROJECTS BREAK GROUND--Culvert repair on State Route 72 and other locations in Northern New York have officially started, according to the Governor's Office, the first stimulus-funded road work in the area. Plans are to have the work done by fall.
ALSO ONLINE TODAY...GILLIBRAND GOES TO BAT FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT...AND MORE
David Chambers, Sr--71--North Lawrence. No services or calling hours; arrangements are with Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop.
Michael Fisher--57--Hannawa Falls. Services Friday 2pm at South Colton Cemetery. Calling hours TODAY 2-4, 7-9pm at Buck Funeral Home, Colton.
Linda Powers--59-Crary Mills, longtime tax collector for Potsdam Village. Services 10am today at Garner Funeral Home, Potsdam.
John Purvis--56--Norwood. Services 2pm Wednesday at Buck Funeral Home, Norwood. No Calling Hours.