99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR WEDNESDAY, 10/27/10
SUNY POTSDAM CO-GEN FACILITY SHOULD PAY FOR ITSELF IN 7-8 YEARS--The under-construction, multi-million-dollar facility that will use natural gas to make steam to run electric turbines and for heating and cooling was shown off by administrators Tuesday. State Senator Darrel Aubertine was on the tour; he secured 8 million dollars for the project. The co-gen is expected to be finished in February. Facilities Planning Director Tony DiTullio told 99 News the plant can generate 100 percent of the power needed on the campus about 70 percent of the time; the cost savings come from the timing at which the plant switches to the power grid and buys energy. ALSO FROM SUNY POTSDAM TODAY....Campus President Dr. John Schwaller told us Tuesday SUNY Central handed down a 410-thousand-dollar funding reduction to the local campus; that was accounted for by local staff in the budget that went into effect in July--no further losses are expected on top of what has already been cut in previous paring rounds.
MASSENA MAYORAL CANDIDATES OPPOSITES ON VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR'S POSITION--Democrat and current Trustee Joseph Mc.Caulay said in a forum at Massena Town Hall last night he supports eliminating the position, as he is retired he could be a full-time Mayor and oversee operations. Republican James Hidy said he supports keeping the Administrator in place, as the Village is a business and should be run like one. Last night's forum covered heavily by print, radio, television, and online media packed the Hall to capacity.
ALSO ONLINE TODAY....
KNIFE MUTILATION VICTIM JAMES LESPERANCE SUES ST.LAWRENCE COUNTY, CLAIMS COUNTY DID NOT CONTROL HARRY KLAGES II ADEQUATELY
COUNTY CORONER CANDIDATES SPEAK ON RESPONSE TIME AND ACCOUNTABILITY
Marie Smith--80--Celebration of Life Services 1pm Friday at Parishville Firemen's Hall. Arrangements with Seymour Funeral Home, Potsdam.