99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR TUESDAY, 9/21/10
POTSDAM ROOMING HOUSE RENDERED UNLIVABLE BY FIRE--Potsdam firefighters and mutual aid were called a little before midnight Monday to 29 Lawrence Avenue, a rental property with at least seven tenants owned by Mark Murphy. Second Assistant Fire Chief Dave Mc.Gregor says the house was more or less gutted; investigators were arriving on the scene as we were talking to Mc.Gregor a little before 6 this morning. One firefighter was hurt, another checked for possible injury. The Potsdam Rescue Squad was on the scene, as well as firefighters from Hannawa Falls and West Stockholm with a standby from West Potsdam Fire at the Potsdam fire station. The tenants are believed to be local college students.
WEIL GIVES REASONS FOR RETIREMENT--Potsdam Village Administrator Mike Weil told Trustees Monday he will retire next February. Weil told us difficulties related to the West Dam Hydroelectric Project are his greatest disappointment in 27 years of public service, but health concerns--his brother's recent second bout with cancer and his own issues--he broke his leg while chaperoning a Potsdam school trip this spring--make him pause and decide to do something else with his life while he still can. ALSO FROM TRUSTEES--The Potsdam Village Board voted unanimously Monday to give the Planning Board the petition by developer James Sheehan to rezone a parcel on Outer Lawrence Ave. from R-1 to B-2 for an office building he plans to construct for New York State United teachers.
SUBJECT OF MASSIVE SEARCH, CHARLES BALL FOUND PERISHED IN HOME COUNTY--Ball, the Watertown-area man in his 70's missing since last Wednesday and believed to have possibly been in the Massena area, was found deceased in the seat of his pick-up with the seat belt fastened in the Town of Rutland, Jefferson County. An autopsy is expected to be performed today.
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Shirley Burlingame--81--Sanfordville resident. Services 11am Wednesday at Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop. Calling hours today 2-4, 6-8pm at Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop.
Beverly Arquette--79--Winthrop resident. Services today 11am at Holy Cross Church, Hopkinton. Arrangements with Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop.