99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 22 2010
THREAT TO ONION, GARLIC CROPS DISCOVERED IN ST.LAWRENCE COUNTY--The Leek Moth, a destructive pest that decimates all plants in the allium genus to include chives, shallots, leeks, onions and garlic was discovered in a garden in Canton last week. Cornell Cooperative Extension Specialist Steve Vandermark says the moth was discovered in Ontario last year, and there was a previous doscovery in the Plattsburgh area recently. The Canton infestation is only the second in the entire US. There may have been an infestation recently in Ogdensburg; that has yet to be confirmed with samples.
POTSDAM TRUSTEES DIVIDED ON POLICE HIRING PROCESS--The board voted 2-2 Monday, failing to pass a resolution that would have allowed Police Chief John Kaplan to start looking at the Civil Service list for qualified candidates to fill a position opened up by a retirement. Trustees Steve Yurgartis and Steve Warr want a fiscal analysis done, first. Trustees Ruth Garner and George Regan say that is too much micromanagement of a department head, and the cost of overtime paying other officers to cover the shift is burdensome.
LISBON BOY PERISHES IN GOUVERNEUR SWIMMING POOL ACCIDENT--4-year-old Thomas Vanshaick was found underneath the solar cover of a pool off Scotch Settlement Road about 7 Sunday night; he is presumed drowned; autopsy results are expected to confirm that.
TOWN OF POTSDAM TO LOBBY STATE ON COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHARGEBACKS--The Town will fight the procedure by the State that charges communities for students with four-degrees to take an online course at a community college like NCCC or JCC, not subsidized by St.Lawrence County. The Town views the chargeback as unfair; it does, however view a chargeback for a high school student doing so as fair.
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