99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20TH, 2010
NORWOOD-NORFOLK SCHOOL BOARD SETS TAX LEVY HIKE TARGET AS 3% OR LESS NEXT YEAR--Superintendent Elizabeth Kirnie says under the current aid scenario, no changes to program, servics or staff would mean a levy hike of 7.74 percent. She says a healthy fund balance of 967-thousand dollars should not be used to lower taxes, as it would be in the negative numbers by 2013, like it was in 2006.
ONE OGDENSBURG PRISON WOULD CLOSE IN PATERSON BUDGET--The spending plan released by the Governor Tuesday has a bottom line of 134 billion dollars, and an all-funds hike of 0.6 percent, translating into a 1.4 percent overall cut figuring in inflation. Billions of dollars are slashed from every agency, including 250 million dollars in workforce salaries...Ogdensburg Correctional is one of four facilities that would close.
POTSDAM CENTRAL SCHOOL UNIONIZED SUPPORT STAFF SAY NO TO CONTRACT DEAL--Unit 8421 of CSEA Local 873 voted 85-15 yesterday against a negotiated plan that would have raised salary by 3.5 percent, and lowered family and two-person health coverage contribution 5 percent and raised single contribution from zero to 5 percent. The unit contract expired last June.
OGDENSBURG WOMAN ACCUSED OF WELFARE FRAUD JAILED WITHOUT BAIL--33-year-old Michelle Disotell of Rensselaer Avenue was arrested recently on accusations she ripped off almost 23-thousand dollars in benefits from the county in the form of day care, food stamps, and other assistance.
ALSO ONLINE TODAY....MASSENA DOMESTIC CASE BRINGS JAIL...HOFFMAN CAMPAIGN-COMMISSIONED POLL SAYS HE WOULD WIN ON A GOP-CONSERVATIVE FUSION TICKET...AND MORE..
William Hayes--56--Norwood resident. Services 12 Noon Thursday at Buck Funeral Home, Norwood. Calling hours Thursday 11am-12 Noon.