99 NEWS FOR 2/22/12
POTSDAM VILLAGE OFFICIALS SAY TRASH STICKER FRAUD WILL BE PROSECUTED—Village Administrator David Fenton told Trustees last night there has been a rash of incidents where people have taken the orange part of trash sticker sheets, cut them into the shape of a legitimate trash sticker, and put them on bags to fool workers into believing they paid. Village residents must buy stickers to defray the cost of pickup. Fenton calls the fraud “pure and simple theft of services.” He says there will be measures taken in the near future to stop the fraud, such as implementing orange trash bags, etc.
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POTSDAM TRUSTEES VOTE TUESDAY TO APPROVE A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE POLICE UNIT OF TEAMSTERS LOCAL 687; THE AGREEMENT HAS 2-PERCENT PAY RAISES EACH OF 4 YEARS, AND MAKES SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO HEALTH INSURANCE. THE CONTRACT HAD EXPIRED LAST SUMMER; TALKS WENT TO ARBITRATION.
POTSDAM FIREFIGHTERS AND MUTUAL AID BATTLE HIGH-TEMPERATURE BLAZE THAT DESTROYED A VACANT RENTAL HOUSE AT 44 SISSON ROAD LAST NIGHT; THE CALL CAME IN WHILE FIREFIGHTERS WERE IN CONFINED SPACE TRAINING AT THEIR STATION.
FIREFIGHTERS CALLED DURING THE 7:00 HOUR THIS MORNING TO 238 ROUTE 11B FOR A GARAGE BLAZE ACROSS FROM DAMON FIELD. NO FURTHER DETAILS AT THIS TIME
CLARKSON-OBPA AGREEMENT ALLOWS FOR SENSOR INFORMATION TO GAUGE HEALTH OF INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE IN REAL TIME
Rebecca French—75—Madrid. Services 11am Friday at St. John's The Baptist Church, Madrid. Calling hours Thursday 2-4, 7-9pm at Phillips Memorial Home, Madrid.