99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR FRIDAY, 11/27/09
COUNTY LEGISLATORS CRITICIZED FOR CONSIDERING SALES TAX HIKE--Elizabeth Kaneb, a member of a prominent Massena business-owning family, told the St.Lawrence County Board Monday the county should keep sales tax at the same level or even decrease it, as something the county can capitalize on to draw business. Kaneb told the board the county in on the 'verge of becoming dead' because of its business environment. The board discussed raising the sales tax during budget season, as it faces a 2 million dollar sales tax revenue shortfall, but did not go forward with a request to the state.
SANTA ARRIVES IN CANTON ABOUT 6 TONIGHT--Tonight marks the 25th annual "Holiday of Lights" Celebration in the Canton Village Park. The event draws hundreds of families with children each year for a traditional carol sing, and to sit on Santa's lap. Horse-drawn carriage rides, a big hit last year will be back again this year.
BOCES STUDENTS BAKE PIES, PROVIDE DINNERS FOR NEEDY--Culinary Arts students with help from many other programs at Seaway Tech in Norwood recently prepared 380 apple pies for groups around its coverage area. It also prepared turkey dinners for the Canton Methodist Goodwill Dinner this year, and prepared turkeys for Norwood Golden Agers. Apples for the pies were donated by Brookdale Orchards in Winthrop; the students picked the 55 bushels themselves.
Alberta Dunbar--79--Winthrop. Services 2pm Sunday at Victory Baptist Church, Winthrop. Calling hours Saturday 2-4, 6-8pm at Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop.