99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR SATURDAY, 8/20/11
CLARKSON UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT AND NORTH COUNTRY REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL CO-CHAIR DR. TONY COLLINS SAYS MARKETING THE REGION'S POSITIVES, INSTEAD OF DWELLING ON ITS BAD REPUTATION FOR BLIGHT, BAD WEATHER ETC. WILL BE IMPORTANT TO ATTRACT JOB-GENERATORS. HE ALSO SAYS THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE ATTRACTIVE, AFFORDABLE HOUSING--The council held its first public session Friday, after a meeting that was closed to the press and public. Collins says issues related to run-down housing, properties with poor visual appeal, and related subjects--"tar-paper shacks and cars up on blocks"--were mentioned specifically in discussions about marketing the area to investors. He says marketing the abundant natural resources, the fact the North Country is a great place to live, work and raise a family, and other benefits will be crucial to drawing the money people here.
NORTH COUNTRY POWER AUTHORITY BOARD CHAIR JAMES MONROE SAYS A CONTRACT WITH THE HOWREY LAW FIRM WOULD BE RISKY AND DAMAGING TO TAXPAYERS OF MEMBER COMMUNITIES
POTSDAM VILLAGE TRUSTEES GAVE THEIR BLESSING THIS WEEK TO A SEPTEMBER 11TH COMMEMORATION EVENT BEING ORGANIZED BY THE POTSDAM ELKS LODGE, TO INVOLVE A HUMAN CHAIN ON VILLAGE STREETS AND THE USE OF FIRE TRUCKS, ETC.
Kathryn Hamilton--52--Hannawa Falls. Services 11am Monday at Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, Dekalb Junction. Calling hours Sunday 2-4, 7-9pm