99 NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY, 12/12/12
TOWN OF POTSDAM IS LIKELY AN “AGGRIEVED THIRD PARTY” ON 35 MARKET CONTAMINATION—The town council voted Tuesday to hire an expert to do borings underneath the sidewalk and pavement in front of the former town hall-court building, to see exactly where petroleum residue is coming from. An underground tank installed in the early 1970's contaminated the basement of 35 Market Street; the leak was confirmed as excavation was being done for the installation of an elevator in the renovation of the building as a stand-alone court. Supervisor Marie Regan says getting the facts about the petroleum leak will allow the town to apply for reimbursement through the State DEC Spill Fund. Regan says it will likely be hard for the state to recover that money, as it is believed the responsible party—whoever owned 33 Market Street next door at the time of the leak, is long-deceased. The new town hall at 18 Elm Street is expected to be finished in January; court is expected to use space in 18 Elm while 35 market is completed.
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Joseph Chontosh—82—Massena. No services or calling hours. Arrangements are with Donaldson Funeral Home in Massena.
Randall “Randy” Aiken—North Lawrence. Services 11am Friday at Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop with calling hours Thursday 5-9pm