99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR TUESDAY, 12/22/09
SOME DRUNK DRIVING TRENDS FOR ST.LAWRENCE COUNTY DISTURBING, OTHERS POSITIVE--County Traffic Safety Program Information Specialist Mary Davison told 99 News the number of women arrested for DWI in the county is trending up, and is above the state average. However, the number of persons under 21 arrested for DWI in 2008 was about half what it was in 2004.
COUNTY LEGISLATORS SAY NO TO SALES TAX HIKE--The Board voted 8-7 in Finance Committee Monday not to send the full board a resolution that would have raised the county sales tax from 7 to 8 percent. Canton Legislator Peter Fitzrandolph told the Board 'not only will you spend it, you will squander it.' Legislators supporting the increase say the hike would prepare for the tough projected 2011 budget year.
CANTON HOME DAMAGED BY FIRE--The house at 605 Miner St. Road, the residence just outside the village owned by William and Rebecca Rivers was damaged by fire Monday afternoon. The Watertown Daily Times says tankers filled up at the hydrant near Appleton Arena on the SLU campus.
Helen Phalen--101--Canton. Services 12 noon Saturday at Grace Episcopal Church, Canton. Calling hours at Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton 10:30-11:30am Saturday.
Memorial Services for D.Russell Mills and his wife, Edith Mills will be 11am Saturday, January 2nd at Norfolk Wesleyan Church
Lisa Peacock--41--Canton. Services 2pm Wednesday at Canton First Presbyterian Church. No calling hours; arrangements are with Lawrence Funeral Home, Canton.