99 NEWS FOR THURSDAY, 3/8/12
MEETINGS BETWEEN POTSDAM MAYOR, UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT, HOSPITAL CEO PLANNED; MAYOR SAYS—Steve Yurgartis said in response to public comment Monday that he plans in the near future to meet with Canton-Potsdam Hospital CEO David Acker, Clarkson President Tony Collins, and SUNY Potsdam President John Schwaller as a group to talk about issues. At Monday's Trustees meeting, George Arnold of Bay Street says the three entities are the “three big elephants in the Potsdam living room,” that provide many benefits while at the same time many problems the taxpayers have to deal with—and they are tax-exempt. Trustee Ruth Garner says the tax-exempt status is not the Village's fault; it's state-mandated.
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BOCES SUPERINTENDENT TOM BURNS TOLD THE CANTON SCHOOL BOARD LAST WEEK A MASSIVE NUMBER OF RETIREMENTS THIS YEAR—23 SO FAR—HAS DRIVEN UP HEALTH INSURANCE COSTS IN THE 2012-2013 ADMINISTRATIVE PORTION—THE ONLY SECTION COMPONENT SCHOOLS VOTE ON—ABOUT 6 PERCENT OF THE OVERALL SPENDING PLAN
WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES: LATEST POTSDAM SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET DRAFT UP OVER 6 PERCENT FROM CURRENT YEAR WITHOUT CUTS, ABOUT DOUBLE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S TAX CAP
COMMUNITY MEETING ABOUT ACTIVISM AGAINST STATE SCHOOL AID CUTS TONIGHT AT POTSDAM CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY, 6:30PM
DICK AND JANE HOLLISTER FILE FORMAL COMPLAINT WITH STATE COMPTROLLER ABOUT BUILDING BLOCKS DAYCARE CENTER FUNDING
POTSDAM COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMMITTEE MEMBER BOB JOSEPHSON SUGGESTS MODULAR HOMES COULD BE A VIABLE SOLUTION FOR HOUSING SHORTAGES IN THE VILLAGE
Lawrence “Pudgie” Leaf—Snye, Quebec resident; age 74. Calling at Akwesasne Homemakers 4pm Saturday-11am Monday; arrangements with Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena.