99 NEWS FOR FRIDAY, 5/20/11
POTSDAM VILLAGE CHICKEN LAW FORWARDED TO TRUSTEES, BUT PLANNERS SUGGEST NOT PASSING IT--The Planning Board voted unanimously to send Trustees the draft Local Law that would allow backyard chickens be kept on owner-occupied residential properties. However, they also voted 2-1 against a positive recommendation. Chair Ted Prahl and board member Jim Corbett both voted no, board member Dave Trithart voted yes. Prahl went on record saying had board member Will Siegfried not been absent, the recommendation would have received a tie vote by voting in favor. Prahl says it's not a bad idea, but there is very little support for such a law. Corbett says almost all the input he received was against it. Prahl says chicken coops should be part of a community garden or similar cooperative agriculture scenario, as there's plenty of open land for it. Odor, manure-handling, and noise are the main concerns.
ALSO ONLINE TODAY...
ASSEMBLY MEMBER ADDIE RUSSELL STARTS DIRECTORY ON HER WEBSITE AND ON FACEBOOK OF LOCAL BUSINESSES FOR LOCAL GIFT-GIVING, SAYS GRADUATION AND WEDDING SEASON IS THE PERFECT TIME TO RECONSIDER HOW AND WHERE TO SHOP.
FORMER MASSENA COP, AND CHIEF'S BROTHER, 56-YEAR-OLD RANDY CURRIER OF WINTHROP--A CONVICTED FELON ACCUSED OF BURGLARY, ARRAIGNED AND JAILED
21-YEAR-OLD NATHANIEL TRAVIS OF GOUVERNEUR, ACCUSED OF BURGLARIZING A BARN AND GARAGE AND STEALING OVER 3-THOUSAND-DOLLARS WORTH OF DAIRY-RELATED EQUIPMENT AND OTHER ITEMS, WAS ARRESTED THURSDAY ON FELONY COUNTS, ARRAIGNED, AND RELEASED TO PROBATION UNTIL FUTURE COURT DATES
June Miller--87--Ogdensburg. Services 11am Monday at Allen-Denesha Funeral Home in Dekalb. Calling hour Monday 10-11am.