99 NEWS FOR 10/12/12
POTSDAM TOWN COUNCIL MEMBERS REACT TO NEWS OF 10 PERCENT SALES TAX TAKEBACK PROPOSAL—Supervisor Marie Regan informed the Council of a letter she received from Brasher Supervisor James Dawson, asking Supervisors to meet so they can discuss what to do if St. Lawrence County Legislature Finance Committee Chair Fred Morrill is successful in getting a resolution passed that would give the county back 10 percent of municipalities' sales tax revenue, as it looks to close up a large deficit for 2013. Councilman Mike Zagrobelny says what the county really needs is home rule legislation passed that would allow it to raise the sales tax rate by one percent, and it appears State legislation by Senator Joe Griffo allowing it by referendum will pass. If so, Zagrobelny says the county should give that 10 percent back. The Town of Potsdam would lose about 90-thousand-dollars if the sales tax takeback occurs as projected.
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STATE SENATOR JOE GRIFFO SAYS THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO EASE THE ST.LAWRENCE COUNTY BURDEN WITHOUT RAISING TAXES
21-YEAR-OLD DYLAN CASTINE OF CHAMPLAIN FREE ON BAIL, AFTER POTSDAM POLICE ARREST HIM ON THE CLARKSON CAMPUS FOR ALLEGEDLY GIVING AN UNDERAGE PERSON HIS DRIVER'S LICENSE TO BUY ALCOHOL; CASTINE ALLEGEDLY RESISTED ARREST
STATE DOT WILL DO NIGHT-TIME PAVING IN CANTON STARTING NEXT TUESDAY, PLANS WERE TO START THIS WEEK BUT CREWS WERE HAMPERED BY WEATHER AND OTHER ISSUES
NO BOMB FOUND FRIDAY AFTER A THREAT WAS FOUND ON A MIDDLE SCHOOL BATHROOM STALL, CLASSES RESUMED AS USUAL
SHERIFF KEVIN WELLS SAYS HIS AGENCY IS NOT THE ENFORCER OF A PROPOSED SMOKING BAN, IF IT PASSES