The Heart Of The North Country
Audio Features from 99 Hits FM, Potsdam, NY
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99 News for 5/10/12
99 NEWS FOR THURSDAY, 5/10/12
TIMING IS RIPE FOR A POTSDAM HOTEL PROJECT, CHIEF PLANNER SAYS—Fred Hanss, Village Planning and Development Director told 99 News in an interview yesterday the Consolidated Funding Application process, the new method by Empire State Development that allows agencies to apply for funding from numerous state agencies with one standard document, should make it easier for a hotel or motel developer to seek public funds to help them mount a project. Those kinds of uses are eligible for Federal HUD Community Development Block Grants though the Governor's Office for Small Cities. The Potsdam Commerce Park allows for a hotel or motel, through a 2010 schedule change in Business-Light Industrial zoning. The former Potsdam Feed and Coal property, dubbed the “Sandstone Dive Redevelopment Area” after it was cleared of contaminants about 10 years ago has been eyed by hotel developers. Plans for projects on both sites are competing with each other.
MAINE MAN ARRESTED AFTER GUNSHOT REPORT FROM SLU CAMPUS—Canton Police and many other agencies converged upon the campus about 3am yesterday, in the wake of a report of shots being heard from the University Golf Course and adjacent campus proper. Police seized a 9mm handgun, a shotgun, and bullets for both. 22-year-old Zachary Parker, not an SLU student and a resident of Wilton, ME was arraigned on numerous felony and misdemeanor weapon counts, then jailed on 3500 dollars cash bail or 7000 dollars bail bond. SLU is mounting its own internal investigation, as students were reportedly involved with the incident.
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Eleanor Uffer—74—Potsdam; retied longtime SUNY Potsdam Campus School art teacher. Services 7pm Tuesday at Buck Funeral Home, Norwood. Calling hours Tuesday 4-7pm.