99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR TUESDAY, 11/18/08
POTSDAM TRUSTEES RECEIVE PROPERTY REZONING REQUEST--Mayor Ron Tischler announced Monday property owner David Nelson, who purchased a portion of the property owned by the Potsdam Humane Society next to the Animal Shelter on Madrid Avenue, has asked the property be re-zoned from Industrial to Residential-2. Nelson seeks to construct apartments from a barn on the parcel. Trustees have the final say, however the Village Planning Board has the right to make a recommendation expected early next month.
GET READY FOR HOBBLE GOBBLE 11--The annual prediction run-walk fundraiser for the Potsdam Holiday Fund and other selected charities is coming up Saturday; organizer Derry Loucks told 99 News Monday 500 registrations and 10-thousand dollars is expected by the time of the event.
MASSENA TEEN ARRESTED ON FELONY THEFT, FRAUD-RELATED COUNTS--State Police in Massena say 17-year-old Melinda Rodriguez, a store employee allegedly took a wallet from a customer, and used a credit card inside it to buy a gift card. Rodriguez was charged with Felony Grand Larceny and Forgery counts, and nlawful possession of personal information. She was arraigned saturday and released on court appearance tickets.
SPEEDING PULLOVER IN POTSDAM BRINGS SERIOUS DWI CHARGE FOR GOUVERNEUR MAN--22-year-old Trevor Klock was pulled over by troopers in Potsdam Monday after allegedly speeding 78 in a 55. Klock allegedly blew a .23% on the breathalyzer and was charged with Aggravated DWI. He was released on a court appearance ticket.
CANTON CROSSWALK CRACKDOWN UNDERWAY--Police Chief Alan Mulkin said yesterday police will be patrolling the village looking for motorists who fail to stop for pedestrians, zero tolerance.
Alvin Dewey--69--Raymondville. No services or calling hours; arrangements are with Buck Funeral Home in Norfolk.
Thomas Smith--Potsdam resident. Services 11am Thursday at St. Patrick's Church in Colton because of repair work at St, Mary's in Potsdam. Calling hours at Garner Funeral Home Wednesday 2-4, 7-9pm.