99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR SATURDAY, 11/7/09
'LOCAL FOOD' FOCUS OF RECENT AG MEETING--Local State Senator and Agriculture Committee Chairman Darrell Aubertine was involved in a meeting last week in Syracuse organized by the New York Farm Bureau about getting local produce to expanded markets. Aubertine says the group, that involved store chains and distributors, agreed local fruits, vegetables, and dairy products are the preferred choice of consumers when they're available because of quality and freshness.
ARSON SUSPECTED IN NORWOOD SCHOOL BLAZE--A fire that reduced the former Norwood Elementary School to rubble Friday has been termed 'suspicious' by county fire investigators. The school was known to house vagrants and was the site of mischievous behavior since its demise; the building underwent many failed re-uses after the school district vacated the structure in the 1990's to put the lower grades on the home campus on Route 56.
OWENS SWORN IN, SUPPORTS HOUSE MAJORITY HEALTHCARE PACKAGE--The winner of this week's special election for the 23rd Congressional District seat in Washington, Bill Owens was inducted into office on Capitol Hill Friday. He issued a statement in support of HR 3962; among his reasons is that it will not harm the middle class.
WANTED HOGANSBURG MAN PICKED UP IN MASSENA--Village Police say State Troopers pulled over a vehicle on Route 37 driven by 25-year-old Deacon Hall Thursday night. He was found to be wanted for failure to pay a fine. Hall posted bail and was released to appear in court next week.
FRANKLIN COUNTY JAILHOUSE RUCKUS BRINGS ARREST--Malone-based State Police arrested 18-year-old Gerald Fisher Wednesday after he allegedly assaulted another inmate. The assauly charge is a felony. Fisher remains incarcerated until a future court date.