99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR MONDAY, 8/3/09
JULY MUCH WETTER, MUCH COOLER THAN AVERAGE--Certified weather observer Rick O'Hanlon recorded an average temperature for July of 65.7 degrees, three degrees below the 30-year average. Total rainfall was a whopping 6.01", 2.41 inches above average.
PROSPERITY STAYS WITH FOUR-LANE HIGHWAY, UNLIKE SEAWAY--Jason Clark, Economic Developer for the Massena BDC and the main proponent of late for the 'Rooftop Highway,' says the transport of commodities that need not be processed is the key to future economic growth. The St.Lawrence Seaway generated construction jobs in the 1950's and some shipping and hydropower-related jobs afterward but nothing near what people anticipated..the prosperity of commodity processing ending up in Duluth, MN and Montreal, PQ; the ends of the channel.
HERMON BANK ROBBER CAUGHT--23-year-old James Russ, who allegedly confessed to entering the Community Bank branch in Hermon July 21st demanding money and then took off on foot, was arrested Saturday by State Police on a count of 2nd Degree Robbery. He was arraigned and jailed on 50-thousand dollars bail. Russ reportedly talked to investigators at length Saturday at the insistence of his father, who was convinced he had done it.
POTSDAM-CANTON COKE BUST NETS TWO SUSPECTS--Potsdam Police arrested 19-year-old Krystal Hart of Canton and 20-year-old Nathan Norquest of Canton Saturday afternoon on felony drug sale counts alleging they sold cocaine to an police informant in the Village of Potsdam. Both were arraigned before Canton Justice Cathleen O'Horo:Hart was jailed on 1500 dollars cash bail or 3-thousand dollars bail bond and Norquest was jailed on 5-thousand dollars cash bail or 10-thousand dollars bond.
Kathleen Bero--80--Wildwood, FL; formerly of Norfolk and Madrid. Services Tuesday at 4pm at Winthrop Cemetery. Arrangements are with Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop.