99 NEWS FOR 10/13/11
POTSDAM TOWN SUPERVISOR SAYS "MAYBE STEVE WARR IS RIGHT" ABOUT DISSOLUTION--Marie Regan told the Town Council Wednesday the failure of Village officials and Trustees except Warr, the only one who is pro-dissolution to budge on Village law so a large apartment complex can be developed on Route 56 North leads her to think she may have been wrong, that economic development can be made possible with dissolution. East Front Development wants to build a 199-unit complex (up from 144 because of market research) just past Price Chopper Plaza. It wants Village water and sewer, and is willing to pay double for it. Village law says services cannot be extended without annexation, which is the Village's leveraging tool to control what it wants. Regan has previously stated her distaste for dissolution several times. Village voters will decide in November whether or not the Village form of government should dissolve into the Town.
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FURNACE MALFUNCTION SMOKE-FILLS HOUSE AT 73 PIERREPONT AVENUE, THE CORNER OF PIERREPONT AND HILLCREST (ACROSS THE ROAD FROM SUNY POTSDAM) WEDNESDAY NIGHT, NOBODY WAS HURT
NORTH COUNTRY REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL CO-CHAIR TONY COLLINS TELLS LOCAL GOVERNMENT CONFERENCE EVEN IF THE REGION LOSES OUT ON 40-MILLION-DOLLARS FROM THE STATE IN THE CURRENT COMPETITION FOR FUNDS, THE REGION BENEFITS BECAUSE IT HAS LEARNED TO *BE* COMPETITIVE
COLTON TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATE RON ROBERT SAYS "A FEW HOT-RODDERS AND PEOPLE WITHOUT RESPECT FOR NATURE HAVE SPOILED IT FOR EVERYBODY" WHEN IT COMES TO EXPANDING SNOWMOBILE-ATV OPPORTUNITIES
OGDENSBURG JOURNAL: CANADIAN DEFENSE CONTRACTOR GENERAL PROPULSION PLANS TO PUT HEAD-QUARTERS IN THE CITY, GENERATING UP TO 220 JOBS