99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR THURSDAY, 7/16/09SD
TOWN OF POTSDAM COUNCIL 'ALMOST POWERLESS' OVER ASSESSOR--The Council told members of the Town of Potsdam Taxpayers' Association Tuesday they cannot, by law, order the Assessor or the Board of Assessment Review to give the rationale behind why assessments are changed, or give a directive to re-examine a property to see if it is assessed incorrectly.
OGDENSBURG WOMAN 'CRITICAL' FROM COLLISION--82-year-old Lila Bigelow was struck by a car as she was crossing the intersection of State and Washington Streets Tuesday afternoon. She was airlifted to Fletcher-Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vermont where she remains with a serious head injury. The driver of the car, identified as Alyssa Rupert, has not been ticketed pending further investigation.
SENIORS CONCERNED ABOUT HEALTH CARE ACCESS AND COVERAGE--Carlton Doane, a local resident who is President of the New York Statewide Senior Action Council, says older people from age 55 to 65 are worried about access to health care, as many are forced to retire before they want to due to health, pensions are lower and Social Security draws at 62 are less. Medicare eligibility begins at 65.
Arnold Bassman--64--Monticello, NY; partnered to Mary Wert of Potsdam. Services 1pm Friday at Phillips Memorial Home, Madrid. Calling hours Thursday 6-8:30pm
Lena Arquitte--86--Massena, formerly of Norfolk. Services 1pm Saturday at Buck Funeral Home, Norfolk. Calling hours 11am Saturday until the service.
Charlotte Regan--68--Pierrepont. Services 11am Friday at St.Patrick's Church, Colton. Calling hours today 2-4, 7-9 at Buck Funeral Home, Colton.