The Heart Of The North Country
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99 News for 7/17/12
99 NEWS FOR TUESDAY, JULY 17 2012
CONGRESSMAN SAYS GETTING THE FARM BILL TO THE FLOOR WILL BE TOUGH--Bill Owens, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, told reporters in Ogdensburg Monday he forecasts difficulty with persuading the House Rules Committee to get the 2012 package reported out. Owens says it's a "sign of good balance" that, in the Ag Committee where it passed, that opposition to the bill was bi-partisan which a compelling reason for Rules to release it. Owens says it's his concern that GOP members of the House do not want a bipartisan bill.
TRUSTEES HIRE INTERIM CODE ENFORCER--The Potsdam Village Board was unanimous in bringing on Andrew Martin, an engineer from Ogdensburg who works full-time at the SUNY Potsdam Physical Plant, to assume the position on a part-time basis until a new CEO is hired. The Board fired CEO Tim O'Brien in May; retired code enforcer John Hill filled in for about a month. O'Brien filed a Notice of Claim against the Village; Mayor Steve Yurgartis says issues have been discussed related to the termination of O'Brien's one-year probationary appointment.
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COUNTY LEGISLATORS APPROVE FIXED-RATE ELECTRIC SUPPLY CONTRACT FOR COUNTY BUILDINGS; LISBON LEGISLATOR MARK AKINS AND OTHERS VOTED NO SAYING THE COUNTY NEEDS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF VARIABLE COMMODITY PRICES
POTSDAM SCHOOL BOARD ENTERS INTO LEASE DEAL WITH BUILDING BLOCKS DAYCARE FOR SPACE IN SCHOOL BUILDINGS; BOARD MEMBER WADE DAVIS CAST THE LONE "NO" VOTE SAYING THE RELATIONSHIP SHOULD CEASE BECAUSE IT OBLIGATES THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND IS PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
Kathleen Palmer--95--former Massena resident. Graveside services to be held 11am Saturday at Fariview Cemtery, Dickinson Center. No public calling hours; arrangements are with Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena.
Leon Barney, Jr.--53--Potsdam. Services 2pm Thursday at Hammill Funeral Home, Winthrop with calling hours Thursday from 11am-2pm