99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR FRIDAY, 12/4/09
COLLEGE STUDENTS WILL BE PAYING FOR BUDGET CUTS WELL INTO THE FUTURE--SUNY Potsdam President Dr.John Schwaller told a crowd gathered Thursday for an on-campus protest against the latest round of cuts to SUNY in the Deficit Reduction Plan passed by the Legislature this week, that a portion of student loan payments made in decades to come will pay for what the state has cut beginning in 2008.
MADRID BRIDGE FORMALLY RE-OPENED THURSDAY--A large crowd gathered for ceremonies at the Madrid Community Center. Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava told the audience that the State does listen to the North Country. A volcano of protest erupted in May of last year when the State DOT closed the then-unsound bridge, cutting the community in half. The restoration took about half the time projects of that scope normally take.
POTSDAM ASSAULT VICTIM NAMED IN SEX CRIME INDICTMENT--Paul Matott, 36 of Potsdam was indicted by a St.Lawrence County Grand Jury this week on felony counts of Rape and Criminal Sexual Act, and a lesser Assault charge alleging he inflicted forcible relations upon a 22-year-old female victim. Matott was severely beaten by a group of assailants as he was walking home the night of October 16th.
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