99 NEWS FOR 7/1/11
POTSDAM SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS WARN CAUTION, BUT TO BE UNAFRAID WITH MEDICAID BILLING--The School District will soon resume billing Medicaid for speech therapy, physical therapy, and similar services to special education students, after many years of not pursuing it. About 25-thousand-dollars is expected to come back to the district from the reimbursements. Board member Chris Cowen, a past president of the Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad says if there's an audit the school district will have to prove it's right, even if the government's wrong. Pat Turbett, former Chair of the St.Lawrence County Legislature says the Medicaid system is less daunting than it appears.
ST.LAWRENCE COUNTY LEGISLATORS, STAFF TO LOOK AT COMP TIME--Legislator Donald Peck said Monday if cutting costs is what they're looking at, then the amount of comp time staff are paid to attend Legislature meetings needs to be scrutinized. Administrator Karen St. Hilaire told the board not all time staff spends on county business outside of work need be paid. Chair Sallie Brothers, a retired teacher says teachers don't get paid for all the extra time they put in; Peck says members of the public have been showing up for meetings more and more, and they certainly don't get comp time.
STATE DOT TO BEGIN PAVING WORK AT MASSENA 420-37 INTERSECTION AND ROUTE 420 FROM THE NORFOLK/STOCKHOLM TOWN LINE TO 37 WEDNESDAY, JULY 6TH. EXPECT TRAFFIC CONTROLS, GROOVED PAVEMENT, ETC.
WADDINGTON MAN PICKED UP BY TUPPER LAKE POLICE FOR FAILING TO APPEAR IN TUPPER VILLAGE COURT, 50-YEAR-OLD JEFFREY SOVIE JAILED IN FRANKLIN COUNTY LOCKUP ON 5-THOUSAND-DOLLARS BAIL TUESDAY. NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE AS TO THE ORIGINAL CHARGE
POTSDAM HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS RAISE 2-THOUSAND-DOLLARS FOR SUNY POTSDAM KATYA CZEREPAK GREER SCHOLARSHIP FUND. GREER PASSED IN 2009; SHE WAS A BELOVED POTSDAM HIGH SCHOOL ART TEACHER AND A 2007 SUNY POTSDAM GRAD
Roger Hartson--60--St.Regis Falls. Graveside services 11am Wednesday at Forest Cemetery in St.Regis Falls. Calling hours at Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop Tuesday 2-4, 6-8pm