99 NEWS FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD, 2009
SUNY CANTON STUDENT SCRATCHES MILLION-DOLLAR LOTTERY TICKET--33-year-old Kate Willbey received the million-dollar scratch-off ticket as a birthday gift August 18th. She is a full-time nursing student. Willbey says 'no more clunkers for me,' that a new car will be among her plans. She opted to take the annual payments, about $33,000 a year after taxes for 20 years.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, PARKING RESTRICTIONS ON LEROY STREET START TODAY--Potsdam Police will block off spaces near the high school to curtail parking as Canton-Potsdam Hospital builds new parking on its campus. That construction is expected to start within a week, and be done before winter.
BIG BUCKS FOR LOCAL PROJECTS--490-thousand dollars is headed for Pickens Hall in Heuvelton, and 2.1 million dollars for the Hotal Flanagan in Malone through the "Restore New York." program. The Heuvelton project involves creating a third floor performance venue and museum.
FORMER LOCAL STATE POLICE COMMANDER MISUSED STATE VEHICLE, INSPECTOR SAYS--The State Inspector General's Office has reportedly found former State Liquor Authority New York City Operations Director Peter Person, the retired Commander of State Police Troop B, had inappropriately used his state vehicle for personal travel. Person and others reportedly cost the state 20-thousand dollars in fuel alone by their alleged misdeeds.
COUNTIES WANT COST CUTS, NOT COST SHIFTS--The New York State Association of Counties, the lobbying group representing county governments, said in a teleconference yesterday counties are strapped by higher employee costs, reduced reimbursements for State programs, and losses in sales tax revenue...and that taxpayers can ill afford to shell out any more dollars. State Legislators are expected to be called back to Albany this month to close a 2.1 billion dollar deficit.
Lorraine Belt--55--Stockholm. Services 10am Friday at St.Mary's Church in Potsdam. Calling hours today 2-4, 6-8pm at Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop.