99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR THURSDAY, 6/17/10
JOE GRIFFO SAYS STATE BUDGET 58 PERCENT DONE--The local Senator says he did not vote in favor of the latest extender bill because, among other things, he cannot in good conscience support a piecemeal approach to getting the budget finished. The spending plan is 77 days late today.
PARISHVILLE TOWN SUPERVISOR SAYS SPEEDING CRACKDOWN IS WORKING--Supervisor Jerry Moore says he and many others living on the West Parishville and Old Potsdam-Parishville Roads are thankful State Police and Sheriff's Deputies have written many tickets to speeders. Both roads are legendary lead-foot zones; speeds at times have reached 70, 80 miles an hour in some spots. Moore says an accident last week at the curve in West Parishville where a speeding driver and her passengers barely got out with their lives is a perfect example why the crackdown is necessary.
MASSENA TOWN COUNCIL INVESTS GAMING COMPACT MONEY INTO CHAMBER SPORT FISHING PROMOTION EFFORTS--The St.Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce has enlisted WPBS-TV Streamside host Don Meisner to promote sport fishing, in the hopes of making the county a fishing tournament and tourism hub. The Town joins North Country Savings Bank and other entities in supporting the effort.
POTSDAM MAN FIRES BULLET AT HOSPICE BUILDING, ARRESTED, JAILED--Sheriff's Deputies say 36-year-old Kenneth Reed, Jr. of Route 11 allegedly fired a gun at a woodchuck in his yard; a bullet entered the headquarters building of Hospice and Palliative Care of the St.Lawrence Valley through a window. The bullet continued into two offices before being buried in a wall. Reed was charged with felony Reckless Endangerment and misdemeanor Criminal Mischief. Potsdam Town Justice Sam Charleson committed Reed to the county lockup on 7500 dollars cash bail or 15,000 dollars bail bond.