99 NEWS FOR TUESDAY, 9/27/11
SAVE OUR SUNY CANTON TASK FORCE WANTS MEETING WITH CHANCELLOR--The task force chaired by Canton Town Supervisor issued a letter September 12th to SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher asking her to come to Canton and explain her reasons for the proposed consolidation of Canton and Potsdam campus leaderships. Button says the letter was sent with the knowledge there may be no response, but the task force is obligated to at least try. SUNY Trustees recently voted to ease up on a forced consolidation, although campus President Joseph Kennedy now serves at the pleasure of the Chancellor and could be discharged at any time.
CANTON TRUSTEES FORM COMMITTEE TO LOOK AT RENTAL CODE--The board has a committee composed of landlords and Trustees to look at codes related to rental housing, in response to fury generated by a proposed property registration requirement, and a now-dead proposal to dun property owners for mischief by tenants. The committee starts meeting October 4th.
WAVERLY ACCIDENT VICTIM JASON RAFTER EXPIRES--Rafter succumbed to his injuries over the weekend at Fletcher-Allen Health Care in Burlington, VT. He was struck by a vehicle while attempting to fix a tire on the roadside of State Route 458 between St.Regis Falls and Nicholville September 17th. The accident is still under investigation.
SEVEY MAN ACCUSED OF THREATENING LIVE-IN FEMALE COMPANION WITH A GUN IN A DISPUTE OVER MONEY...46-YEAR-OLD WENDELL LEHMAN CHARGED WITH MISDEMEANORS MONDAY, ARRAIGNED AND JAILED