99 NEWS FOR FRIDAY, 4/29/11
PEAK WIND GUST OF 44 MILES PER HOUR OUT OF THE WEST AT 2:26PM ON SISSON STREET IN POTSDAM YESTERDAY RECORDED BY CERTIFIED MILITARY STORM SPOTTER RICK O'HANLON; MASSENA POSTED 58 MPH, OGDENSBURG 66 MPH--WINDS WERE STRONG ENOUGH TO BLOW THE ROOF OFF A BARN IN LISBON AND OFF THE LISBON VFW BUILDING. NO INJURIES
TOWN OF COLTON IN STATE OF EMERGENCY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE BECAUSE OF RACQUETTE RIVER FLOODING--Town Supervisor Lawrence Patzwald signed the order effective at 4:30pm Thursday. Rainfall and snowmelt have brought record levels on the Racquette for this time of year; this spring has been the wettest in 60 years according to many sources.
SLU RESEARCHER SAYS LAKE EFFECT SNOW SPREADS PCB'S--St.Lawrence University Geology department Chair Dr. Jeffrey Chiarenzelli told an audience in Canton Tuesday the lighter a PCB compound is, that is the fewer the chlorine atoms it contains, the more likely it is to be carried over long stretches. PCB's are potentially cancer-causing compounds that can get into food plants and animals. Chiarenzelli says lake effect snow dumping grounds in the Great Lakes region, part of St.Lawrence County have a higher concentration of PCB's and other industrial compounds.
130 POUNDS OF POT IN TWO HOCKEY BAGS SEIZED FROM RENTED CAR TUESDAY IN MASSENA, DRIVER ALINDA AMARAL IN FEDERAL CUSTODY--US Border Patrol agents say Amaral appeared 'visibly nervous' as she was handing over documentation. No age or hometown information on Amaral was immediately available.
CLARKSON PRESIDENT TONY COLLINS SAYS 'GATEWAYS TO CAREERS' SERVES VITAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ROLE--Collins says the annual job interview simulation for high school students held on the campus by BOCES teaches skills that need to be reinforced over and over, as employment is the basis of the economy.