99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR JULY 2ND, 2009
POTSDAM Z-A-B ASKS FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPER JOB DESCRIPTION--The Empire Zone Program, that gives tax breaks and other incentives to eligible businesses, is expected to sunset in 2010. Most of that work is done in Potsdam by Town-Village Economic Developer Jim Murphy, based at the Civic Center. Town Supervisor Marie Regan, who chaired yesterday's meeting says she cannot buy something without knowing what it is; board member Abby Lee, a Village Trustee says its important to note what benefits the Village, also benefits the Town. ALSO FROM ZAB--The board voted to split about 194-thousand dollars between the Village and the Town; the Village will take an administrative fee of one-half percent.
SIMONDS RAN MARIJUANA FOR MULTI-STATE CARTEL, INVESTIGATORS SAY--Daniel Simonds, fatally shot in the back last May in a Stockholm home invasion, was a runner in an operation involving the Russian Mob that moved between 18 and 27 million dollars worth of pot from Franklin and St.Lawrence Counties to the Cleveland, Ohio area. Agents and prosecutors revealed the connection between Simonds and the operation yesterday.
CONSERVATIVES STILL ANGRY OVER COURT RULING ON ATV ACCESS TO ADIRONDACK LAND--St.Lawrence County Conservative Party Chair Hank Ford and other pro-motorsport committee members say the anti-ATV movement in the Park gets around the ban on ATV's when it's convenient for them; for example when the Ironman Triathalon is held in the Tri-Lakes area, ATV's are used to transport participants who cannot finish.
LISBON WILD ANIMAL KEEPER ARRESTED--State DEC officials arrested 44-year-old Susan Sattler on numerous counts alleging she kept owls, hawks, and raccoons at her residence when she was not authorized to do so, and also exposed them to children. Sattler had been a certified wildlife rehabilitator for a time, but was no longer. Sattler could be fined up to 250 dollars and jailed 15 days for each violation.