99 NEWS FOR TUESDAY, 9/13/11
POTSDAM TRUSTEES TAKE HOUR-AND-A-HALF OF PUBLIC COMMENTS ON DISSOLUTION PLAN--The Potsdam Village Board input session held at Clarkson Snell Theatre saw the house filled to about half-capacity. In favor of dissolution, Rob Wood, a Town of Potsdam resident says the consolidation of the Village and Town of Potsdam is needed to build 'critical mass'--revenue--to bring business and jobs to the area, the same way the Ontario Provincial government has done in his native Canada. Against dissolution, retired Village Administrator Bob Burns told Trustees dissolution is unnecessary because the Village and Town have shown they can sit down and have civil discussion toward compromise, which he called a 'dirty word' in today's political environment. The hearing will be aired in its entirety on WCKN, Time Warner Cable channel 30 tonight and tomorrow night at 7:30pm. Trustees are expected to forward a proposition to the St.Lawrence County Board of Elections in time for this November's general election ballot for Village voters to decide whether or not the Vilage should dissolve into the Town.
CHASE MILLS MAN DRAGGED BY VEHICLE IN 'STABLE' CONDITION--23-year-old Steven Chambers II was slung over Parker Ave. and Talcott Street in Massena Monday afternoon after what police said was a 'hit and run' on East Orvis Street. Chambers was transferred from Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone to Fletcher-Allen Health Care in Burlington, VT. Police say an arrest is expected today.
PRIMARY DAY IN ST.LAWRENCE COUNTY AND NEW YORK STATE--The only county-wide primary is for the Conservative ballot line to run for St.Lawrence County Family Court Judge. Republican Andrew Morris forced the primary by getting enough signatures to compete against Democrat Cecily Morris, who was endorsed by the Conservative committee. A county judicial candidate need not be certified by a third party in New York State to collect petition signatures and run for its ballot line. Also of interest is a GOP primary for Pierrepont Town Supervisor; longtime Supervisor Bill Ford is retiring