99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR TUESDAY, 3/22/11......Trucks from Colton and Pierrepont Fire Departments, many others under mutual aid, and Potsdam Rescue were called a little after 6 this morning to 313 Gulf Road. More details will be available later.
POTSDAM TRUSTEES GET PETITION ASKING FOR BACKYARD CHICKEN LAW--The Board was approached Monday with a request for a change in code that would allow small flocks of hens, no roosters to be kept with neighbor consent, and controls on the structure and cleanliness of the coop. Trustee Steve Yurgartis says the Planning Board would lilely get the request, as it would be a change in the code that applies to Residential zoning. About 30 Village residents signed the petition.
POTSDAM TRUSTEES, STAFF TO WHITTLE DOWN 6.35 PERCENT FIRST DRAFT TAX RATE HIKE--Village Administrator David Fenton says enough fund balance can be used to hold the line on taxes, or drop them for the seventh year in a row, while at the same time keeping a healthy fund balance on hand. The first draft spending plan has a bottom line of about 9.12 million dollars for 2011-2012. Fenton says three job positions, water and sewer will be the major topics. The current Potsdam Village tax rate is about $17.18 per thousand.
OGDENSBURG MAN, 38-YEAR-OLD ERNEST BROTHERS CHARGED WITH EIGHT FELONIES ALLEGING HE DIVERTED THOUSANDS OF GALLONS OF FUEL INTENDED FOR ALCOA, ECONO FUELS IN MASSENA. BROTHERS ARRAIGNED SATURDAY AND RELEASED TO PROBATION UNTIL FUTURE COURT DATE
ST.LAWRENCE COUNTY CONSERVATIVE CHAIR HANK FORD GETS STATE PARTY'S HIGHEST HONOR
NEW STUDY SHOWS VAST UNTAPPED MAPLE RESOURCES, CORNELL U. REPORT SHOWS VALUE OF LOCAL INDUSTRY COULD BE 10 MILLION DOLLARS, IT IS NOW ABOUT 5.5.