The Heart Of The North Country
Audio Features from 99 Hits FM, Potsdam, NY
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99 News for 3/12/12
99 NEWS FOR MONDAY, 3/12/12
SCHOOL AID GIVEBACK WILL BE NEGOTIATED, RUSSELL SAYS—Addie Russell, the Assemblywoman representing the 118th District in Albany and a member of the Democratic majority in that chamber, says it looks like 178 out of 200-million-dollars the Legislature will give back to schools by netotiation with Governor Cuomo will go into the aid formula, with the remaining 22 million going into programs that schools fight for every year, such as teacher centers. Russell has introduced legislation that would change the aid formula to make it more fair to poor, rural school districts.
MAPLE SEASON WILL BE OK, IF TEMPERATURES ARE NOT EXTREME ACCORDING TO SANFORDVILLE PRODUCER—Charles Rutley, owner of the one of the biggest maple sugaring operations in the state told us Saturday at the St.Lawrence County Maple Producers' Association Tree-Tapping Ceremony that ideal conditions for sap flow temperature-wise are mid-20's at night and high 30's during the day, and low barometric pressure. He says the trees will not bud this week, because the ground is still thick with frost and ice cover.
KEN BLANKENBUSH SAYS A SUGAR-HOUSE IS NOT A KITCHEN--122nd Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush, Ranking Republican on the Assembly Agriculture Committee says he is supporting legislation as a companion to Senate Ag Chair and local representative Patty Ritchie allowing maple operations to be treated as other farms. Blankenbush says it is preposterous to enforce regulations that would make sugar-bushes install sprinkler systems and other fire-suppression gear, as they are not restaurants that serve food..
POTSDAM MAN FACING THIRD DWI JAILED WITHOUT BAIL...52-YEAR-OLD GLENN HEWEY WAS ARRESTED SATURDAY NIGHT ON US ROUTE 11
HOPKINTON TOWNSHIP CONSIDERING BAN ALL HUNTING DEVICES ON ALL TOWN-OWNED PROPERTY
NEBRASKA COMPANY SUES COUNTY PROSECUTORS, STATE POLICE OVER AKWESASNE TOBACCO SEIZURE
Dorotha VanNess—98—Potsdam. Services 2:30pm Tuesday at Seymour Funeral Home, Potsdam. Calling hours before the service 1-2:30pm.
Hollis Snyder—74—Norfolk. Services will be private, arrangements are with Buck Funeral Home, Norfolk.