99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR FRIDAY, 9/25/09
LITIGATION FILED RELATED TO POTSDAM MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE DEATH--A notice of claim has been filed against the Village of Potsdam in connection with the death by mesothelioma of employee Sharon LaDuke. The Courier-Observer says the notice was delivered to the Village Thursday, and seeks monetary damages related to alleged shoddy asbestos-handling matters.
DAMON FIELD MAY BREAK EVEN, OR START PAYING FOR ITSELF SOON--Potsdam Municipal Airport Manager Brad Clements told Village Trustees Monday there has baan a tremendous amount of activity recently; non-based flyers like State Police, the US Border Patrol and others have brought in nearly triple the revenue they did in 2007, with one more quarter to go this year. Trustee Steve Yurgartis pushed Clements to get going on marketing the new conventional hangar to recoup the Village's investment.
BEE BLAMED FOR LISBON CAR ACCIDENT--Sheriff's Deputies say 38-year-old Nicole Rayburn of Baker Road lost control of her vehicle Thursday evening on her own road when she was startled by a bee in the passenger compartment. The vehicle went off the road into a swamp. Rayburn was transported by Lisbon Rescue to Canton-Potsdam Hospital; she received one minor traffic ticket.
REALTORS LOBBYING MALONE TRUSTEES AGAINST SIGN FEE--The Village seeks to impose a 50 dollar annual fee for real estate signs. New York State Association of Realtors St.Lawrence and Jefferson-Lewis County chapters Executive Director Lance Evans told 99 News real estate is unfairly targeted by the fee, which could become onerous on top of the investment a realtor hopes to recoup by selling a property.
Marion Gabri--87--Norfolk. Memorial Mass 1pm Monday at Visitation Church, Norfolk. Arrangements with Buck Funeral Home, Norfolk.