99 NEWS FOR 12/30/10
PROPERTY TAX CAP AND MANDATE RELIEF SHOULD GO HAND-IN-HAND, ASSEMBLYMAN-ELECT SAYS--Ken Blankenbush, soon to take over the 122nd District seat in Albany says he supports a proposed 2-percent cap on school and village property tax hikes, only if conditions are right. He says curbing exponential increases in Medicaid spending and other unfunded mandates must coincide with the cap, otherwise municipalities fall short of obligations to the state with no cash to pay.
MASSENA BUSINESS DESTOYED BY FIRE--Trucks rolled to North Country Millworks on South Racquette River Road about 2:45 Wednesday afternoon. Nobody was hurt; the cause of the blaze has been termed 'accidental' by investigators.
POTSDAM HIT-AND-RUN CASE INVESTIGATED--Sheriff's Deputies say a vehicle described as a black Jeep Wrangler struck several others on the TJ Toyota lot on Route 56 North December 26th. Anyone with information is asked to call 379-2222.
HARRISVILLE AREA GARAGE FIRE--Harrisville Fire Department and mutial aid were summoned about 4pm to the property of Todd and Carol Lafave on State Route 3. The cause is still under investigation; nobody was hurt.
DEER BLAMED FOR DICKINSON CRASH--State Police in Malone say 48-year-old June Stone of Malone struck and killed a deer on Route 11B about 5pm Tuesday. Stone was treated for neck pain at Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone and released. No tickets issued.
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Gerald Gallagher--91--Canton. Services 11am Saturday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Waddington. No calling hours; arrangements are with Phillips Memorial Home, Waddington.