99 NEWS FOR TUESDAY, 6/21/11
POTSDAM TRUSTEES TO CHANGE HEALTH INSURANCE RULE--The Board will hold a public hearing next month on a local law that would require 10 years continuous employee service immediately before retirement, to get post-retirement health coverage. A resolution Monday was changed to add the word 'immediately'. Current law makes it possible for an employee to work one day, retire, and be eligible for lifetime health insurance coverage; although that has never happened. Code Enforcement Officer John Hill, who recently retired after 7 years applied to retire long before the proposed change.
EXPECT HIGHER LEVELS ON THE SEAWAY ALL SUMMER--The St.Lawrence River Board of Control announced yesterday the highest rainfall in the Lake Ontario basin since 1900, when records began to be kept has prompted the Board to order outflows from the Moses-Saunders Power Dam be kept at 310-thousand cubic feet-per-second. Regulation Representative David Fay said yesterday commercial ships in some narrow locations have had to reduce speed to control wakes.
CANTON MAN JAILED ON NUMEROUS FELONY SEX CRIME COUNTS--28-year-old Joshua Lake of Post Road allegedly held a woman against her will, and had forcible relations with her. Lake was charged with rape, criminal sexual act, reckless endangerment, and unlawful imprisonment--all at the felony level, and misdemeanor counts of assault and menacing. The female victim was able to escape the residence and call 911 early Monday morning. Lake was arraigned before Pierrepont Justice Robert Camp and remanded in lieu of 50-thousand-dollars cash bail or 100-thousand-dollars bail bond.
ALSO ONLINE TODAY....
LEGISLATION FROM RIVER DISTRICT ASSEMBLYWOMAN ADDIE RUSSELL ALLOWING THREE FISHING RODS TO BE USED AT ANY ONE TIME IN NEW YORK, PASSES BOTH HOUSES AND IS HEADED FOR GOVERNOR CUOMO
LAND SWAP ALLOWING COLTON-TUPPER POWER LINE APPROVED BY LEGISLATURE, ALSO HEADED FOR CUOMO'S DESK
CORONER JAMIE SIENKIEWYCZ RULES DEATH OF JOHN HUNIFORD, A BREWERTON MAN PRESUMED DROWNED SUNDAY WAS ACCIDENTAL