99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR TUESDAY, 7/7/09
CANCER ACTION SUPPORTS COMPROMISE IN OPEN BURNING BAN--Donald Hassig, President of the Colton-based environmental activist group, says adding brush and limbs to the burnables allowed in open burning regulations to be implemented soon by the State DEC is OK, as it was necessary to get the open burning of dioxin-laced plastics banned.
LISBON MAN ARRESTED IN JEFFERSON COUNTY PROTEST--Patrick Green, a well-known local tax activist was arrested on the 4th after he allegedly refused to take down a banner hanging at the Route 177-Interstate 81 overpass. Green was arraigned and jauiled on 500 dollars bail.
CROWE TO BE ST.LAWRENCE COUNTY ATTORNEY--Legislators voted Monday to hire Michael Crowe, a Canton attorney to be its full-time legal counsel at an annual salary of $95,000. The Courier-Observer says the vote was not unanimous; those opposed say the workload does not merit the salary or full-time status. Peter Lekki, who was part-time, stepped down from the post earlier this year.
FEDERAL AGENCY HEAD AMONG DIGNITARIES TO BE AT SEAWAY 50TH--US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is expected to be on hand for ceremonies Friday marking the half-century of the shipping channel. A 17.5-million-dollar slate of infrastructure improvements will be unveiled as part of the event.
ALSO ONLINE TODAY...AUBERTINE SUES ASSEMBLY, DEMANDING BILLS BE PASSED...CONVICTED PEDOPHILE PATRICK ROMEO HAS ST.LAWRENCE COUNTY COURT CASE THROWN OUT...AND MORE..
Howard Fifield, Jr.--80--Russell. Services 2pm today at Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, Dekalb Junction. No calling hours.