99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR SATURDAY, 11/28/09
LISBON MAN USES RACIAL SLUR 'WETBACK' IN COMMENTS TO COUNTY LEGISLATORS--Patrick Green of Lisbon told St.Lawrence County Legislators Monday in a budget hearing farmers should get more support from the government, instead of corporations. He said Alcoa should be run out of St.Lawrence County,.and the monetary value of the hydropower given directly to farmers. Green says that will provide real economic stimulus. He referred to labor used by some farms as 'immigrant wetbacks' whose income leaves the country. Canton legislator Tedra Cobb alerted Green to the term, and asked he not use it. Green apologized, but said there's a new world order where corporations are taking over with government support, and the people have no say.
GRIFFO TO CO-SPONSOR LEGISLATION STANDARDIZING ROADSIDE MEMORIALS--State Senator Joe Griffo and Assemblywoman RoAnn Destito will be introducing a bill next session creating DOT signage in spots where there are memorials to people killed along roadways. Griffo says the makeshift signs people have placed on those spots present a safety hazard.
MASSENA MAN ARRESTED FROM DOMESTIC DISPUTE--Village Police arrested 25-year-old Patrick Smith, Jr. early this morning after an incident on Talcott St. He was charged with misdemeanor counts of Assault and Endangering the Wefare of a Child, and held in police lockup until arraignment.
ROSSIE ARSON SUSPECT RELEASED FROM JAIL--St.Lawrence County Court Judge Jerome Richards signed an order this week directing 48-year-old Robert Fountain be released from jail, because prosecutors failed to send his case to a Grand Jury within 45 days of his arrest and jailing September 19th. Fountain was accused of setting a house ablaze on River Road, destroying the residence. Fountain was still in jail pending Grand Jury action.
FORECAST FOR DAIRY BETTER, BUT NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR RECOVERY--Assemblyman Clifford Crouch, ranking GOP member of the Ag Committee said in an Albany interview this week it looks like farmers will get about 15 dollars per hundred blend price in December for their milk, far better than the 11 or so they received earlier this year, but not enough to rebound from a bad year. Crouch says production costs are about 18 dollars per hundred, so farmers will still produce at a loss.
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