99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR MONDAY, 1/25/10
CONDITION OF CANTON MAN STRUCK BY CAR IMPROVES--Fletcher-Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vermont reported this morning 73-year-old Donald Adams of Riverside Drive was upgraded from 'critical' to 'serious' condition as he recovers from injuries sustained from the imact of a car at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Main Street January 16th. The driver of the car was 29-year-old Jamie Bennett of Colton. No tickets have been issued at this time pending the completion of the Canton Police investigation.
BROWNVILLE MAN KILLED IN CLIFTON SNOWMOBILE MISHAP--Sheriff's Deputies say 40-year-old Mark Nichols received fatal injuries when he was ejected from his machine, after it hit a snowbank off Tooley Pond Rd. about 4am Saturday. He was declared dead at the scene by Coroner RB Lawrence III. The investigation of the accident continues.
AUBERTINE NOT TRYING TO SCUTTLE COLLEAGUE'S FARM LABOR BILL, HE SAYS--Darrel Aubertine, chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, says he is not intentionally trying to dump the bill by a downstate Senator that would give farm workers mandatory overtime and set days off. The Ag Committee will be reviewing the package and may hold a series of hearings. The Labor Committee recently passed it. Reports have circulated that Aubertine's committee has been allowed to review the package because of the cost it may have to his re-electability were it to become law, and the risk that would have on keeping the Senate's Democratic majority.
ONLINE PETITION SITE CREATED TO GATHER SUPPORT FOR OGDENSBURG PRISON--The site saveourprison.com was created by St.Lawrence County Clerk Patty Ritchie, Ogdensburg Mayor Bill Nelson, and others as a way to build a case for keeping the prison open. Plans are to shut it down by April, 2011. A task force to preserve the prison is chaired by perhaps the most powerful public figure in Ogdensburg, Chuck Kelly who runs St.Lawrence County Newspapers, a key Democrat who packs 'juice' with Albany powerbrokers and who had a key role in getting the prison in Ogdensburg in the first place in the 1980's.