99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR THURSDAY, 1/7/10
LOCAL GOP SENATOR IMPRESSED BY PATERSON 'STATE OF STATE' MESSAGE--Joseph Griffo, who represents Potsdam and surrounding communities said yesterday he liked Governor Paterson's address yesterday, mentioning ethics reform and spending caps. He says he is interested if Paterson's budget coming out later this month will follow that agenda. ALSO FROM ALBANY YESTERDAY--Democratic local Senator Darrel Aubertine announced he would give up the Chairmaship of the Energy-Telecommunications Committee.
BRUSHTON TEEN IMPLICATED WITH ST.REGIS FALLS CAR THEFT--State Police in Malone say 19-year-old Christopher Perry allegedly took a vehicle from the parking lot of a repair shop on Route 458, and was stopped on Route 30 in Duane. Perry was arraigned on a felony count of Grand Larceny, and a misdemeanor weapon possession count for allegedly having a set of metal knuckles. Perry was jailed on 25-thousand dollars cash bail or 50-thousand dollars bail bond.
PICK-UP CRASH NEAR BRASHER CENTER KNOCKS OUT INTERNET, PHONE--State Police say a pick-up driven by 62-year-old Richard Wojcik of Norfolk lost control on the slippery County Route 38 about 2:50 Wednesday afternoon, traveling off the road into a pole that carries a SLIC fiber-optic line. The line serves Potsdam Police, Potsdam Fire, Potsdam Rescue Squad, and several other agencies including Canton-Potsdam Hospital. The service was restored about 5:30pm.
PERRY NOT RUNNING AGAIN--St.Lawrence County District 7 Legislator Laura Perry announced yesterday she will not run this fall for another term, citing personal reasons. Democrat Perry won the seat in 2006 over Republican icon Lloyd Moore of Degrasse, now deceased. District 7 is the largest by square miles.
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