99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2009
PRIMARY RESULTS OF NOTE--Conservatives in the Town of Madrid tied 4 votes each for William Barkley and Robert O'Neill in the race for its line to run for highway superintendent. Barkley won the Democratic primary by a wide margin. Ogdensburg GOP voters chose Storm Cilley, Robert Flavin, and Mike Morley to run for City Council. Pierrepont Republicans were close in a choice to run for Town Council. Phil Wagner beat Dahl Mc.Cormick by about 2 percent. Norfolk Town Democrats chose Robert Harvey and Jean Gang to run for Council, Gang with only 2.5 percent edge on Paul Paige, Sr.
DEMS DRAW BIG GUN TO RAISE MONEY FROM DINNER--The St.Lawrence County Democratic Party announced yesterday it has scheduled Governor David Paterson as its keynote speaker for its annual dinner in October. State Chair June O'Neill of Morley says getting the Governor to appear is a sign the North Country is territory to watch. It is part of the soon-to-officially-be-hotly-contested 23rd Congressional District.
SUNY CANTON NEEDS NEW DORM, STUDENT POPULATION BOOMS--President Dr.Joseph Kennedy told us yesterday the massive increase in students resulting from new four-year degrees and other programs has brought the need for more on-campus housing. Plans are to secure private funds of about 22 million dollars to construct a building that would hold about 300 students, with separate rooms arranged in suites. Kennedy says the housing would appeal more to the upper-level student.
ALLEGED VERY DRUNK DRIVER GETS IN ACCIDENT, ARRESTED IN MASSENA--Village Police were called to East Orvis Street about 10pm Monday. 45-year-old Frederick Dillibaugh of Fayette Road allegedly had a BAC of .23%, nearly three times the legal limit. He was released on tickets for Aggravated DWI and Unsafe Backing.
200 POT PLANTS PULLED, INVESTIGATION CONTINUES--Investigators say Army and Border Patrol air surveillance helped Norfolk Town Police discover the plants. This is peak cannabis harvest time in the Northeast.