99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR SATURDAY, 11/21/09
SAVINGS FROM CONSOLIDATING TOWN-VILLAGE NOMINAL, AT BEST--That's what New York Conference of Mayors General Counsel Beltramo told a packed house at the Potsdam Civic Center Thursday. The topic of dissolution resurfaced during the last election cycle. Beltramo says he is not anti-dissolution, but the most taxpayers stand to see in reduced tax burden is between 5 and 8 percent, tops.
ICY PAVEMENT BLAMED FOR FATAL CRASH--State Police say 49-year-old Donna Niles of Gouverneur received fatal injuries Thursday morning when the car she was driving slid on ice from her lane to the oncoming lane, into the path of the second auto driven by 19-year-old Brigdette Sharlow of Chaumont. Sharlow and a passenger were unhurt. No tickets issued.
10.3 MILLION BUCKS IN BUSINESS; 1.3 MILLION IN PROFIT FOR COUNTY FROM DOWNSTATE DMV WORK--St.Lawrence County Clerk Patty Ritchie, also head of the state association of county clerks, said Friday her staff handles transactions for 60 auto dealerships in the New York-Metro area--the most for any county in the state. St.Lawrence County pockets about 13 percent of every transaction.
MASSENA MAN ACCUSED OF DAMAGE TO AN APARTMENT, CHARGED WITH FELONY--Village Police arrested 26-year-old Christopher Ash on Friday for Third Degree Criminal Mischief, alleging he trashed an apartment on Belmont Street. No further details were available. Ash was arraigned and released on 500 dollars bail.
HOBBLE GOBBLE XII IS TODAY--The annual prediction run-walk in West Potsdam raises thousands of dollars for area charities, especially the Potsdam Holiday Fund and those that help the needy on Christmas. Over 500 participants are expected today, with a fund-raising total of at least 12-thousand dollars. TRAFFIC ON BLANCHARD-HOADLEY-BAKER ROADS WILL BE RESTRICTED FROM ABOUT 10:30AM-12:30PM TODAY.
Allen Derushia--79--Massena. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, to be handled by Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop.