99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR FRIDAY, 4/8/11
OWENS SAYS "INPECTION FEE" AT BORDER LIKELY WON'T HAPPEN--23rd Congressional Dstrict Representative Bill Owens said in a recent town hall meeting at SUNY Potsdam the collection of a $5.50 fee on each passenger of a boat, plane, or commercial vehicle will be so cumbersome along the US-Canadian border that Congress won't put it in the 2012 budget. Owens says to collect the fees, each border station would have to have a cash drawer. He says it works for the Mexican border, but there's no boat traffic there.
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ANDREW MOSES ANNOUNCED FORMAL CANDIDACY FOR ST.LAWRENCE COUNTY FAMILY COURT JUDGE THURSDAY. MOSES SAYS FAMILY COURT CAN BE LESS INTIMIDATING THAN IT APPEARS. MOSES IS A REPUBLICAN. INCUMBENT DEMOCRAT BARBARA POTTER HAS YET TO ANNOUNCE HER PLANS; CECILY MORRIS, A DEMOCRAT IS CONSIDERING A RUN
POTSDAM VILLAGE PLANNERS WANT MORE INFORMATION BEFORE THEY PROCEED WITH DRAFTING CHICKEN-KEEPING CODE, WHICH AGENCY WOULD BE CHARGED WITH ENFORCEMENT IS A CONSIDERATION
FIRE DESTROYS HOUSE AT 8744 ROUTE 56 IN RAYMONDVILLE THURSDAY NIGHT, ROBERT AND HEATHER MC.CONNELL AND FAMILY, 5 IN ALL LOSE THEIR HOME, PET DOG. THE HOUSE HAD NO RENTER'S INSURANCE. THE LISTED OWNER OF THE PROPERTY DUSTIN J. TRIMM
FLAMES DAMAGE DUPLEX AT 159 LINCOLN AVENUE IN WADDINGTON THURSDAY NIGHT, NOBODY HURT, CAUSE YET TO BE FOUND
SENATOR GILLIBRAND SAYS RED TAPE REMAINS A HINDRANCE TO SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH