99 NEWS FOR 10/6/11
ALBANY LEGISLATOR SAYS THE NORTH COUNTRY CELL PHONE "BLACK HOLE" NEEDS TO CLOSE, OR PEOPLE WILL SUFFER, OR WORSE--State Senator Betty Little, who represents the nearby 45th District covering Franklin County and much of the Adirondacks, told an audience at the Clarkson University "Forever Wired" conference Tuesday it is "unacceptable in this day and age" that you cannot use a cell phone from just outside of Queensbury, where she lives until you get to Tupper Lake, and not again until reaching the Potsdam area. She says the lack of communication capability makes that portion of the North Country a "downright dangerous" place to live.
ALSO ONLINE TODAY...WATCHDOG BLOGGER RUSS FINLEY OF MADRID SAYS THE HIRING OF A NEW COUNTY HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT FROM OUTSIDE, INSTEAD OF PROMOTING FROM WITHIN IS 'INCREDULOUS AND RICICULOUS'
POTSDAM TOWN SUPERVISOR MARIE REGAN SAYS STATE OFFICIALS ARE NOT FORTHCOMING WITH ANSWERS ABOUT MEMORANDA OF UNDERSTANDING IF DISSOLUTION OCCURS
OGDENSBURG RESIDENTS 41-YEAR-OLD EDWARD REYNOLDS AND 40-YEAR-OLD EVAN BELGARD CHARGED WITH THREE FELONIES EACH AFTER CONTRABAND CIGARETTE-POT BUST MONDAY NIGHT ON MORRIS STREET. BOTH MEN RELEASED ON 500 DOLLARS BAIL EACH UNTIL FELONY HEARINGS IN CITY COURT
Elvin Hall--88--Madrid resident. No funeral, graveside committal service to be held at the family's convenience. Arrangements with Phillips Memorial Home, Madrid.