99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR FRIDAY, 3/5/10
'SKULL MANOR' PROJECT APPROVED--The Potsdam Village Planning Board voted Thursday to approve the site plan by developers on behalf of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity to build a large multiple dwelling as a first phase, and an apartment complex as a second phase just past Main Street Apartments on the 200-block of outer Main Street. The approval is the first-ever by the board for new construction in a residential-4 zoning area since it was created in the early 1990's. The only condition it received was a sidewalk parallel to Main Street in front of the development.
POTSDAM, CANTON, MASSENA, AND GOUVERNEUR P&C'S TO BECOME PRICE CHOPPERS BY MEMORIAL DAY--A reported 14-million-dollar deal for the North Country P&C properties purchased by Tops Friendly Markets earlier this year was reportedly finalized Thursday. Price Chopper is non-union, UFCW Local 1 was seeking a union buyer. If Price Chopper hires over half union staff, it must recognize it.
POTSDAM MAN FACES CHILD ABUSE ALLEGATIONS--25-year-old Don Anson allegedly struck a 5-year-old in the eye, leaving a bruise earlier this week, and allegedly struck a 4-year-old with a belt Thursday, causing a welt and skin to come off. Anson was charged with felony second degree assault, arraigned before Justice Margaret Garner and released to probation supervision until future court dates.
HEATER BLAMED FOR CANTON HOUSE FIRE--A manufactured home owned by Cory and Rhonda Dihrberg was destroyed by flames Thursday morning. The 20-by-40 foot structure on O'Horo Road was in the process of being renovated.
172-THOUSAND MORE DOLLARS TO BE SHARED BY TASK FORCE COMMUNITIES FROM NYPA--The Power Authority presented a check yesterday to the Task Force. A 2003 agreement for the relicensing of the St.Lawrence-FDR Power Project stipulates the additional payments on top of a 2-million-dollar annual allotment if generation exceeds 7 megawatts. Output was 7.17 in 2009.
ALSO ONLINE TODAY...FOUR BARE HILL CO'S ASSAULTED BY INMATES TUESDAY...DEDE SCOZZAFAVA SAYS MANY DOWNSTATE LEGISLATORS DON'T GET IT, AND LIKELY NEVER WILL ON NORTH COUNTRY ISSUES...AND MORE
Veronica Fregoe--89--Massena. Services 10am Saturday at St.Joseph's Church, Massena. Calling hours today 2-4, 7-9pm at Phillips Memorial Home, Massena.