99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR TUESDAY, 4/20/10
POTSDAM TRUSTEES PASS BUDGET WITH RATE DROP OVER 4.5 PERCENT--The approximately 9 million-dollar spending plan going into effect June 1st has a tax rate of $15.43 per thousand. General fund appropriations go down the first time in 10 years, by two-tenths percent.
SLU SUSPENDS FRATERNITY--Alpha Tau Omega was suspended March 4th until the end of the upcoming fall semester because of incidents involving alcohol, controlled substances, property damage and other incidents contrary to standards. A suspension of ATO's charter means the fraternity cannot hold chapter activities, and essentially ceases to exist until the suspension is over.
AMP BILL PASSES STATE ASSEMBLY CODES COMMITTEE--Legislation creating a North Country Power Authority was passed by Codes in a special meeting Monday. Supporters of the legislation from the North Country, about 40 people are headed to Albany today to lobby for passage by the final committee before the floor, Ways and Means. Allinance for Municipal Power Chairman Bob Best says the problem is that Assembly staff are 'studying it to death,' when they have all the information they need already provided.
LIGHTFOOT: COUNTY RETIREES HAVE "CADILLAC" HEALTH INSURANCE--District 3 St.Lawrence County Legislator Joe Lightfoot told county Conservatives last week something needs to be done to control health insurance costs. Lightfoot says county retirees have it better than state retirees, with vision and dental paid for and that shouldn't be. Lightfoot is seeking the Conservative endorsement in his bid for a full term; having taken over last year for Tom Nichols who is now a county employee.
Charles Paro--86--Canton. Services 1pm today at O'Leary Funeral Home, Canton. Calling hours today 11am-1pm.