The Heart Of The North Country
Audio Features from 99 Hits FM, Potsdam, NY
Duration: 7:14 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ
A ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY LEGISLATOR TOOK A HARD SHOT LAST WEEK AT CANCER ACTION AND ITS FOUNDER-PRESIDENT DONALD HASSIG.
HERMON LEGISLATOR FRED MORRILL TOLD THE REST OF THE BOARD IN COMMITTEE THE ORGANIZATION THAT HAS BEEN FIGHTING FOR A PUBLICLY-FUNDED EDUCATION PROGRAM TO INFORM PEOPLE ABOUT THE DANGERS OF PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS HAS BEEN TARGETING THE LEGISLATURE FOR CRITICISM UNFAIRLY. THE LEGISLATURE HAS REFUSED TO POST INFORMATION ON ITS WEBSITE ABOUT POP'S. HASSIG HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING OTHER MUNICIPALITIES AROUND THE COUNTY TO POST A WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION REPORT ABOUT THE SUBSTANCES. HASSIG AND HIS GROUP CLAIM MANY OF THE SUBSTANCES CAUSE CANCER, AND PEOPLE SHOULD NOT EAT FOODS THAT COULD BE CONTAMINATED BY THEM. THE GROUP CITES AS A MAIN EXAMPLE THE RESIDUES OF THE MASSENA ALUMINUM INDUSTRY GETTING INTO THE WATER, SOIL, AND AIR; AND PEOPLE ON AKWESASNE HAVING HIGHER CANCER RATES.
MORRILL SAYS THE REPORT LISTS OVER A HUNDRED CANCER-CAUSING SUBSTANCES, BUT HUNDREDS MORE THAT DO NOT, LIKE WOOD DUST--AND HASSIG IGNORES THOSE. MORRILL SAYS HASSIG FOCUSES ONLY ON ONE SMALL TARGET WHEN HIS FOCUS SHOULD BE MUCH LARGER:
THE TOWN OF POTSDAM COUNCIL VOTED 3-TO-2 LAST WEEK TO PUT THE LINK TO THE W-H-O REPORT ON ITS WEBSITE, AT CANCER ACTION'S REQUEST.
Duration: 5:29 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ
99 NEWS FOR MONDAY, 5/20/13
SCHWALLER TO GRADUATES: “DO GOOD AND DO WELL”--That's what soon-to-be-retiring SUNY Potsdam President Dr. John Schwaller told baccalaureate degree recipients in his remarks at Commencement Sunday. Schwaller will step down after more than seven years. He said he will remember the community for its creativity and its discipline. About 750 degrees were awarded Sunday; with master's degree recipients receiving their diplomas Saturday. In Canton, St. Lawrence University awarded about 550 baccalaureates and master's degrees—Psychology was the number-one major for SLU grads this year.
ALSO ONLINE TODAY....
45-YEAR-OLD KEVIN SEIG OF POTSDAM IN “CRITICAL” CONDITION TODAY WITH INJURIES RECEIVED WHEN HE WAS STRUCK BY THE CSX TRAIN OFF SISSONVILLE ROAD LATE SUNDAY NIGHT. SEIG WAS AIRLIFTED TO UPSTATE MEDICAL CENTER IN SYRACUSE
FRANKLIN COUNTY MAN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY WRITING MORE THAN 550 DOLLARS IN BAD CHECKS TO THE POTSDAM IGA, 39-YEAR-OLD SCOTT ST. DENNIS WAS RELEASED ON A COURT TICKET
CANTON WOMAN, 48-YEAR-OLD DEBRA ORMSBEE ARRESTED SATURDAY FOR THE “LEANDRA'S LAW” FELONY FOR ALLEGEDLY DRIVING DRUNK WITH TWO CHILDREN IN THE VEHICLE, RELEASED ON A COURT APPEARANCE TICKET
WADDINGTON MAN ALLEGEDLY WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE BECAUSE OF A DWI, ARRESTED FOR AGGRAVATED UNLICENSED OPERATION AS HE WAS PULLING OUT OF THE PARKING LOT OF THE COUNTY 911 CENTER AFTER WORK AS A DISPATCHER LATE FRIDAY
TWO MASSENA MEN ACCUSED OF WORKING TO STEAL A CREDIT CARD FROM A WALLET CONTAINED WITHIN A VEHICLE AND RUN UP MORE THAN 3500 DOLLARS IN PURCHASES WITH IT, 21-YEAR-OLD DAVID MC. DONALD OF PERKINS ROAD AND 24-YEAR-OLD TREVOR DOW OF SOUTH MAIN STREET JAILED SATURDAY
Duration: 7:02 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ
99 NEWS FOR FRIDAY, 5/17/13
INCOMING SUNY CANTON ACTING PRESIDENT SAYS SHARED SERVICES IS "NOT A DIRTY WORD"--Dr. Joseph Hoffman, taking over June 1st told reporters yesterday as part of a week-long visit to the campus he is already meeting with Interim SUNY Potsdam President Dr. Dennis Hefner about ways to share while still maintaining separate campus identities. He says "just because you're saving some money doesn't make it good." Hoffman's title--Acting President--is an important distinction because it allows him to apply for the permanent post.
ALSO ONLINE TODAY....
ALLEGATIONS OF MORE THAN 9100 DOLLARS IN WELFARE FRAUD SENT 52-YEAR-OLD ANNE LOUISSANT OF NORFOLK TO COUNTY JAIL THURSDAY
LEGISLATION FROM LOCAL CONGRESSMAN OWENS BOOSTING MAPLE, FARM CREDIT, AND APPLES MAKE IT INTO THE HOUSE FARM BILL PASSED BY AG COMMITTEE THURSDAY
COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES COMMISSIONER CHRIS REDIEHS TOLD LEGISLATORS MONDAY THERE IS A NEED FOR SPACE IN THE SMITH BUILDING ON JUDSON STREET
RUSSELL MAN, 36-YEAR-OLD GREGORY MEILLEUR FACES A FELONY CHARGE FOR ALLEGEDLY STRANGLING ANOTHER MAN AT THE WAYSIDE TAVERN LAST WEEKEND
41-YEAR-OLD JOHN ALLISON OF POTSDAM, WHO ALLEGEDLY TOUCHED A PEPPERONI STICK WITH HIS MALE PRIVATE PART AT THE MASSENA HANNAFORD LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT, WAS ARRESTED FOR PUBLIC LEWDNESS AND CRIMINAL MISCHIEF BY STATE POLICE AND IS FREE ON A THOUSAND DOLLARS CASH BAIL.
Ernest Brunet, Jr.--66--Richville-Hermon. Services 11am Saturday at Green Funeral Home in Hermon with calling hours 9:30-11am Saturday.
Norma Oshier--75--Waddington. Services this afternoon at 4:30 at Brookside Cemetery in Waddington. No calling hours; arrangements are with Phillips Memorial Home in Waddington.
Duration: 6:50 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ
99 NEWS FOR 5/16/13
MANDATES FORCE CHANGE IN MENTAL HEALTH CARE, STATE OFFICIAL SAYS--Acting New York State Office of Mental Health Commissioner Kristin Woodlock told a crowd of more than 300 people at the Unity Center of St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in Ogdensburg yesterday a federally-mandated switch to managed care for Medicaid to pay for mental health services, and aggressive enforcement of compliance with the Supreme Court decision in the 1999 case Olmstead v. L.C.-- that gives the mentally-ill the right to not be hospitalized if they so choose--forces OMH to scale back residential treatment and create regional "Centers Of Excellence" where services would be consolidated. Audience members pushed numerous times the idea of making Ogdensburg the regional hub.
ALSO ONLINE TODAY.....
NORTH LAWRENCE WOMAN ACCUSED OF STEALING HANDGUNS, 28-YEAR-OLD KATHLEEN MORGAN JAILED WITHOUT BAIL
POTSDAM TOWN SUPERVISOR MARIE REGAN SAYS A 56 NORTH WATER-SEWER DISTRICT WOULD NOT BE SHOVED DOWN PEOPLE'S THROATS
LEGISLATION SUPPORTED BY GILLIBRAND PLANS TO PREVENT ASIAN CARP FROM SPREADING FROM LAKE ONTARIO TO ST. LAWRENCE RIVER
NATIVE AMERICANS PLAN PROTEST AT MASSENA BRIDGE TOMORROW OVER LOCATION CHANGE OF CANADIAN BORDER STATION
Mollie Johnson--87--Canton, formerly of South Colton. Services 2pm Sunday at Buck Funeral Home in Colton with no calling hours.
Gary Bartow--84--Potsdam, longtime Physical Education teacher at SUNY Potsdam Campus School. Remembrance Gathering Sunday from 4-6pm at Potsdam Presbyterian Community Center. Arrangements are with Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam.
Duration: 8:03 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ
99 NEWS FOR TUESDAY, 5/14/13
COUNTY LEGISLATORS REITERATE SUPPORT FOR SALES TAX HIKE--The St. Lawrence County board voted unanimously Monday to support the specific bills in the State Assembly and Senate that would give the county home rule to raise the sales tax rate one percent, from 3 to 4. Chair Jonathan Putney said Monday he was called by Assemblywoman Addie Russell's office, that her bill has been reported out of committee and will be sent to the floor.
ALSO ONLINE TODAY....
STATE FARM LOBBY BLASTS STATE LEGISLATION THAT GIVES AG WORKERS RIGHTS ON PAR WITH OTHERS, ALL LOCAL ASSEMBLY MEMBERS VOTED NO MONDAY
ENBRIDGE-ST. LAWRENCE GAS TAKING INPUT FROM AKWESASNE TO GAUGE DEMAND FOR NATURAL GAS SERVICE ON NATIVE TERRITORY
POTSDAM VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR DAVID FENTON TOLD US YESTERDAY COLLECTING MONEY FROM CANADIAN TURBINE "A LOST CAUSE"
TORONTO STAR SAYS CANADIAN TOURISM OFFICIALS HAVE GIVEN UP ON MARKETING TO AMERICANS
DROWNING IN WINTHROP, 42-YEAR-OLD JARRED DONALIS PERISHED WHEN HE FELL INTO A SWAMP WHILE SEARCHING FOR HIS DOG SUNDAY
Erleen Sheldon--83--Parishville. Services 3pm Friday at Seymour Funeral Home, Potsdam with calling hours Thursday 2-4, 7-9pm
Ronald Cady--55--Madrid. Services 11am today at Phillips Memorial Home in Madrid, no calling hours