99 NEWS FOR TUESDAY, FLAG DAY JUNE 14TH 2011
MASSENA MAYOR CALLS DISSOLUTION A "SHELL GAME"--James Hidy attended last week's Potsdam Joint Town-Village Dissolution Study Committee public forum on its draft options report. Hidy says he doesn't see where taxpayers will save any money, because services will still have to be provided and there will still be labor contracts. He believes state incentive money will disappear fast.
POTSDAM LIBRARY ELECTIONS TODAY...POLLS OPEN NOW UNTIL 8:30PM FOR 5 SEATS ON THE POTSDAM PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD...THREE 3-YEAR TERMS AND TWO ONE-YEAR TERMS--The candidates are David Bradford, Sandy Steinberg, Carol Halliday, William "Chip" Morris, and Jane Lavigne
SERIOUS ACCIDENT ON ROUTE 37--A collision between a tractor-trailer and a car in he Morristown area about 6:30 this morning brought out numerous fire and rescue squads, with fire police blocking off the road. No further details are available at this time.
REMINGTON RING RETURNED, ARREST MADE--Ogdensburg Police charged 24-year-old Blake Peabody of Water Street Monday on a felony count of fourth-degree grand larceny, alleging he swiped the Tiffany diamond ring Frederick Remington gave to his wife, Eva from its case while he was working at the museum under the county "workfare" program. Peabody was fired from the job last Tuesday, allegedly for too many absences. The ring turned up missing that day. Peabody was arraigned before Judge William Small and released to probation supervision until future court dates.
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RITCHIE UTV BILL PASSES SENATE
FORMER SUNY POTSDAM STUDENT KELLY EUSTIS CONSIDERING TEA PARTY BID FOR 23RD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT SEAT
ST.LAWRENCE COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES DIRECTOR MARTIN HASSETT TOLD 99 NEWS YESTERDAY PRELIMINARY RACQUETTE RIVER FLOOD DAMAGE ESTIMATES WERE UNDER THRESHOLD, HOWEVER THE APPLICATION FOR FEMA PUBLIC ASSISTANCE IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING COMPILED AND THE COUNTY COULD GET ON THE DISASTER DECLARATION LIST IN THE NEAR FUTURE. NO INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE APPLICATION IN NEW YORK STATE WAS APPROVED
Charles "Chuck" Mc.Ginnis--73--Norwood. Services 10am Wednesday at St.Andrew's Church, Norwood. Calling hours today 2-4, 7-9pm