99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR TUESDAY, 10/27/09
SUMMER RESEARCH AT CLARKSON FUNDED BY NATIONAL GRID ENDOWMENT--350-thousand dollars was delivered yesterday by the utility to stimulate research into sustainable energy. National Grid CEO Tom King told reporters Monday a major breakthrough is coming soon, and a talent pool needs to be developed for it.
FORMER LOCAL CONGRESSMAN SUPPORTS SCOZZAFAVA--David O'B Martin, who represented this area in Washington from 1981 to 1993, said Dede Scozzafava will make the district the priority, not the talking heads on cable TV talking about the GOP schism that drew a Conservative bid by Douglas Hoffman. ALSO ON THE 23rd--The fiscally-conservative "Club For Growth" released a poll they paid for showing Hoffman with a significant lead.
COUNTY LEGISLATORS BLAST EMPLOYEE TRIP REQUEST--Probation Director Francine Perretta asked for 10 days paid time and 320 dollars to partially pay for a trip to South Africa for a prestigious criminal justice syposium to which she was invited. Perretta says she would meet with officials in Washington, DC about grants during layovers. Legislators refused to move it out of committee last week, saying it would be inappropriate in tight budget times.
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