99 NEWS FOR FRIDAY, 7/30/10
LIBRARY DIRECTOR SAYS STIMULUS FUNDING REGULATIONS ARE STRICT--Potsdam Public Library Director Pat Musante says the nearly 245-thousand dollars in federal funds for the establishment of a public computing center, one of only 30 in the state are carefully regulated--they cannot mix with local dollars, and the purpose of the funds--helping people find jobs--is very specific. Musante was our guest on North Country Living with Andy VanDuyne Thursday.
HANNAWA FALLS FIRE DEPARTMENT 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OVER A YEAR IN THE WORKS--Chief Ken Eurto told 99 News this morning two charter members who have been with the department since 1960 are still active. The weekend celebration includes a parade that starts at noon on SUNDAY, entertainment at the Hounds Haven all day and a craft fair running today through Sunday. Among many things Hannawa firefighters are famous for is their skill in water and ice rescues.
GRIFFO: FAILURE OF SENATE TO PASS BUDGET BILLS 'DISGUSTING'--The Senate went into two sessions Wednesday and Thursday of about 10 minutes each, with no bills making it to the floor. Griffo called it a 'waste of time and taxpayer dollars.'
OWENS PASSES FIRST BILL IN CONGRESS, COMBATING BORDER NARCOTICS TRADE--The 23rd Congressional District Representative got bipartisan support for the legislation, that calls for a strategy to be worked out for stemming a wave of cross-border drug trafficking, especially over Native territory.
LOOK FOR 'SLU BREW' AND 'SAINTS SUDS' SOON--The lager and root beer to be manufactured by Saranac with images of the St.Lawrence University Sykes Tower will be on the market in the next few weeks. The labeling is the prize for SLU beating Hobart and William Smith, located near the FX Matt Utica brewery, in an alumni fund-raising challenge. The beverages will only be available online through Saranac's web site.
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