99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR THURSDAY, 10/1/09
OFF-RESERVATION SMOKE SHOP LEGAL, TRIBAL SPOKESMAN SAYS--St.Regis Mohawk Tribal official David Staddon says a smoke shop-convenience store in Fort Covington, Twin Leaf Express, is on land called the 'Hogansburg Triangle,' still in dispute with the State of New York so the shop is technically on Akwesasne. Staddon says the owners have all the necessary tribal permits. Controversy erupted last month when Twin Leaf began operations and started selling cigarettes at on-reservation prices pummelling competitors.
OGDENSBURG GAS STATION ROBBERY SUSPECT ARRESTED, JAILED--20-year-old Brent Rabideau of Lafayette Street in Ogdensburg allegedly entered the Sunoco on Canton Street about 2:30 Wednesday morning wearing a bandana, toque, and hoodie. He demanded money; City Police say no weapon was shown. Rabideau made off with about 400 dollars. He was caught near the store; the money was recovered. Rabideau was charged with felony, fourth degree Grand Larceny, arraigned before City Judge George Silver and committed to St.Lawrence County Jail on 10-thousand dollars cash bail.
CLAXTON-HEPBURN NURSING HOME UNIT TO CLOSE, OTHER SERVICES EXPANDED WITH STATE GRANT--Medical Center spokesperson Laura Shea says work has already begun assisting nursing home patients with finding new residences, and to align job offers elsewhere for affected staff. Outpatient services will be expanded with the help of a 2.6 million-dollar 'Heal-NY' grant. Several departments will be moved around the facility. Three psychiatric beds will be added to the ER.
Rose Ayers--72--Potsdam. Services 11am Saturday at Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton. Calling hours at Friday 2-4, 6-8pm.