99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR TUESDAY, 2/16/10
GOP ASSEMBLYMAN SAYS LEFTIST ANIMAL RIGHTS AGENDA WOULD DESTROY AGRICULTURE AS WE KNOW IT--Clifford Crouch, Ranking Republican on the Assembly Ag Committee, says proposed regulations banning the caging of some animals, and banning tail-docking dairy cows as proposed by some would create hardships on farmers that would destroy the industry.
RITCHIE USING FACEBOOK TO OPPOSE DIVERSION OF SNOWMOBILE TRAIL FUND--St.Lawrence County Clerk Patty Ritchie, believed to be a future contender for State Senate, is using the internet to build support for the movement to oppose moving a million dollars out of the fund and put into the General Fund in the state budget.
SOUTH COLTON S-CURVE TO BE PARTIALLY-STRAIGHTENED IN DOT PROJECT--The State Department of Transportation will be taking input next week on a proposed 6.1 million-dollar project in 2011 to re-align about a mile on State Route 56 near the famed curve. The replacement of the bridge over Cold Brook is also planned.
FOUR FELONY ARRESTS FROM JAIL DRUG SMUGGLING CASE--Sheriff's Deputies arrested 28-year-old Mark Premo, Jr. of Norfolk, 32-year-old Cory and 23-year-old Melissa Shampine of Massena, and 21-year-old Theresa Dissottle of Massena Sunday on felony contraband counts alleging they took part in smuggling substances into the correctional facility. The Shampines were arraigned and jailed; Premo was already in jail, arriagned on the new charge and held without bail, and Dissottle was released to probation.
ALSO ONLINE TODAY...PIERREPONT MAN, 35-YEAR-OLD JARMAINE KIDD ARRESTED FOURTH DWI IN 9 MONTHS...NO BAIL FOR 46-YEAR-OLD RONALD LAROSE OF MASSENA, ACCUSED OF HAVING OGDENSBURG BURGLARY PROCEEDS...CLARKSON SCHOLARSHIP HONORS CHAPPLES..AND MORE
REVISION...Memorial Gathering for Ronald R. (Ronnie) Page of Parishville will be today from 5-8pm at the Parishville Fireman's Hall
Joann Newvine--72--Dekalb Junction. Services 3pm Thursday at Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, Dekalb Junction. Calling hours Thursday 2-3pm.