99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR TUESDAY, 5/18/10...A REMINDER THAT SCHOOL BUDGET AND BOARD VOTE DAY IS TODAY ACROSS NEW YORK STATE....
POTSDAM SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES HAVE MIXED VIEWS ON HEALTH CLINIC IDEA--Canton-Potsdam Hospital appoached the school earlier this year asking a clinic be established on school grounds, as a way to prevent costly, preventable health outcomes later in life. Board candidates were asked about it at a PTSA forum last week. Candidate Thomas Hobbs says he would work to reduce liability as much as possible. Incumbent James Mc.Guire says he would need a great deal more convincing to vote yes. Incumbent Ralph Fuller says he needs more information. Candidate Wade Davis says experts should be brought in to help the board decide, but a positive is that kids get back to class sooner. Concerns were expressed about parent control over student care, the number of clinic locations on the campus and other issues.
CANADIAN TURBINE LAWSUIT SERVED--Potsdam Village Administrator Michael Weil told 99 News last night the company paid over a million dollars to deliver parts for the West Dam Hydroelectric Project, and has failed to do so after more than a year past the deadline, must now appear in State Supreme Court under an Order to Show Cause to explain why the parts have not been delivered. Weil says the hope is that Canadian Turbine has paid suppliers and the delivery will be soon.
LEGISLATION PASSES STATE SENATE REQUIRING LOCAL NYPA BOARD REP--The legislation with an amendment requiring St.Lawrence County have a permanent seat on the New York Power Authority Board of Trustees, passed Monday in the Senate. Local Senator Joe Griffo authored and co-sponsored the bill. Previous legislation only had Niagara County included. The Assembly now has the bill.
ALSO ONLINE TODAY....SLU PRESIDENT EMERITUS SULLIVAN TO RECEIVE HONORARY DOCTORATE AT SUNY CANTON COMMENCEMENT SATURDAY...POTSDAM ROTARY 'SERVICE ABOVE SELF' AWARD TO THE MARESCAS; PAUL HARRIS FELLOWSHIPS TO MIKE GRIFFIN, DEBBIE MOSCHELL BESTOWED AT DINNER NEXT MONTH.
Carrie Ruth Peterson--89--Potsdam. Services to be private at graveside; arrangements with Seymour Funeral Home, Potsdam.