The Heart Of The North Country
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99 News for 2/1/12
99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR WEDNESDAY, 2/1/12
POTSDAM CENTRAL DRAFT BUDGET HAS 16 PERCENT LEVY HIKE--The Board of Education Finance Committee took its first look Tuesday at the preliminary spending plan for next year, based on Governor Cuomo's executive budget and projected cost increases. The 27.5 million-dollar draft is up by about 6 percent from the current. The projected tax cap for Potsdam Central is 2.88 percent. Superintendent Pat Brady says projected increases in teacher and employee pensions next year will eat 2 percent by itself. 547-thousand-dollars in federal stimulus money is not available, state aid is flat. Health insurance is up by 9 percent. Brady says under the current scenario, assuming 1.6 million dollars in fund balance and reserves are used again, 16 to 18 teaching positions, and 9 to 10 non-instructional staff would have to go to make ends meet.
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CANTON SCHOOL DISTRICT VOTERS SAID YES TUESDAY TO CAPITAL PROJECTS BY WIDE MARGINS, PROPOSITION 1 (HEATING, ETC.) PASSES ALMOST 5:1, PROPOSITION 2 (MIDDLE SCHOOL RENOVATION, ATHLETIC FIELDS, ETC) MORE THAN 2:1
FORMER SUNY POTSDAM STUDENT REZAUL MIAH ALLEGEDLY SOLD FRAUDULENT BUS TICKETS IN 2010, WAS ARRESTED AND JAILED
CLARKSON AWARDED 1.4 MILLION DOLLARS FOR GREAT LAKES FISH STUDY
POTSDAM MAN, 28-YEAR-OLD MARCUS KELEHER ARRESTED FOR DWI AND OTHER COUNTS AFTER EARLY TUESDAY MORNING TRAFFIC STOP, KELEHER ALLEGEDLY SPED 66 ON MAIN STREET. KELEHER RELEASED ON TICKETS
41-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL O'BRIEN OF MASSENA CHARGED WITH FELONY DWI, JAILED AFTER ACCIDENT IN THE PRICE CHOPPER BACK LOT IN HARTE HAVEN
RITCHIE-SPONSORED AG BILLS PASS SENATE, EASING RESTRICTIONS ON MAPLE AND LIVESTOCK-RAISING. MAPLE SUGARHOUSES WOULD BE CLASSIFIED "AG;" CATTLE RAISED IN WOODED AREA ALSO CLASSIFIED "AG"
NORTHCOUNTRYNOW.COM SAYS KANIKA MISRA, A POTSDAM NATIVE NOW IN COLLEGE IN BOSTON, WINS 50-THOUSAND-DOLLAR MARKETING CAMPAIGN FOR THE PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION NETWORK THROUGH PAGE HONORING HER LATE UNCLE ON BRICKFISH-DOT-COM
Vernon Simonds--84--Hopkinton. Services 2pm Thursday at Seymour Funeral Home, Potsdam. Calling hours Thursday noon-2pm at the funeral home
Carlton Shaver--90--Massena. Arrangements to be announced by Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena