99 NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY, 12/21/11...ROAD CONDITIONS LESS THAN IDEAL FOR THE MORNING COMMUTE TODAY BECAUSE OF A BLEND OF LIQUID-FREEZING RAIN; UNTREATED HILLS, STEPS, SIDEWALKS MAY BE TREACHEROUS...NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS, NONE SERIOUS
THIRD ARREST MADE IN POTSDAM ROBBERY CASE—25-year-old Nichole Meunier of Potsdam tuned herself in to Potsdam Police yesterday to answer a warrant charging her with felony counts of robbery and conspiracy. Meunier allegedly jumped the male victim in a convenience store parking lot early in the morning of November 13th; 24-year-old Ronald Freeman of Massena allegedly took his wallet. Former store employee 21-year-old Kyle Neuroth of Potsdam was also allegedly involved; the victim was spotted with a large amount of cash while buying merchandise in the store. Meunier was arraigned before Potsdam Town Justice James Mason and released to probation supervision until future court dates.
MORRISTOWN MAN CAUGHT GROWING HYDROPONIC POT JAILED WITHOUT BAIL—41-year-old Fred Forino of English Settlement Road was arrested Monday on a felony marijuana possession charge and a misdemeanor growing charge after St.Lawrence County Drug Task Force agents found an alleged cultivation operation at his residence. Forino allegedly possessed over half a pound of reefer.
SUNY POTSDAM PHOTO-HISTORY BOOK TO BE RELEASED JANUARY 9TH—Arcadia Publishing, which has produced several books on other local schools and communities, is poised to release the new volume featuring key people, buildings, and activities at the college going back to its roots as St.Lawrence Academy in 1816 to the present. The Crane School of Music, teacher education to include the now-defunct Campus School, and sports are prominently featured.
POTSDAM TRUSTEES ALLOW CAB COMPETITION—The board voted Monday to approve an operator's permit, and two driver's permits for Carrier Taxi based in Canton. The board made the decision because it felt it has no control over private business matters, despite vehement protest by Potsdam Taxi owner Thad Broughton who said he can prove the market cannot support two in the village. Eli Carrier says his primary business is in long-distance runs.
Walter Kissam, Sr.--87--Massena, fomerly of Colton. Services to be held in the spring at graveside in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Colton. Arrangements are with Buck Funeral Home, Colton.