99 NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY, 3/21/12
MORE ITEMS ADDED BACK TO POTSDAM SCHOOL SPENDING PLAN—Assuming Potsdam Central gets back about 150-thousand-dollars in state aid that was originally meant for competitive grants, staff presented the Board of Education Finance Committee Tuesday add-backs in addition to two, previous sets of proposed add-backs...a music teaching position, modified and intramural sports in the middle school, middle school student mentoring, a half Language Other Than English teaching position to preserve Latin, a clerical position, and half a science teaching position. Superintendent Pat Brady says he is aware the add-back of modified sports is open to criticism, but activities outside the classroom enhance students' work in academics. Athletic Director Mark Wilson told the committee the program teachers about more than just winning and losing.
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MURDER SUSPECT DUSTIN TRIMM FACES A BAD CHECK CHARGE IN POTSDAM
ANOTHER RECORD HIGH TEMP EXPECTED TODAY, YESTERDAY'S HIGH FOR POTSDAM WAS 79, BEATING 60 SET IN 1986
360-THOUSAND-DOLLAR STATE BROWNFIELDS PROGAM GRANT AWARDED FOR MARKETING STUDY, REDEVELOPMENT PLAN ON FORMER MASSENA GM POWERTRAIN FOUNDRY SITE
FAULTY ELECTRICAL WIRING TO BLAME FOR CLINTON STREET, GOUVERNEUR APARTMENT HOUSE FIRE LAST FRIDAY NIGHT
POTSDAM TOWN COUNCIL HAS CHARGED DEBATE ON THE IDEA OF FORMING AN ETHICS BOARD
Tina Todd—53—Canton. Services at graveside will be private; arrangements are with Lawrence Funeral Home in Canton with calling Friday 6-8pm
Donald Watson—79—Malone, formerly of Madrid. Services 2pm Friday at Phillips Memorial Home in Madrid. Calling hours Thursday 2-4, 7-9pm