99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR THURSDAY, 3/11/10
POTSDAM "MUSIC FRIENDS" BEATS FUNDRAISING GOAL--The Potsdam School Board was told Tuesday the group formed to raise funds in support of music education raised over 150-thousand dollars by the end of 2009, about 107 percent of a goal set five years ago. A grand piano was purchased for the auditorium, and over a hundred band and orchestra instruments have been paid for by the group
OXLEY RE-TRIAL TO START IN JUNE--St.Lawrence County Judge Jerome Richards reportedly said in a recent hearing the murder re-trial of 44-year-old Wayne Oxley, Jr. will not start this month as planned, but will start in June. A state appellate panel awarded the Ogdensburg man a new trial based on a successful defense argument evidence indicating someone else killed Bernard Trickey, Jr. was not considered.
FARMWORKER KILLED IN MADRID FIRE IDENTIFIED--26-year-old Mario Martinez, a Mexican immigrant who worked for Mapleview Dairy in Madrid, was found dead in a burned mobile home off Jones Road near the dairy last month. The Watertown Daily Times quotes St.Lawrence County Coroner Jamie Sienkiewycz as saying autopsy results reveal an accidental death from smoke inhalation.
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF--Sheriff Kevin Wells announced yesterday the State Sheriff's Association's annual "Honorary Sheriff" membership drive will get underway soon. The Association is perhaps best known for its support of an annual summer camp for children on Keuka Lake. Wells says no phone solicitation is done for the campaign.
ALSO ONLINE TODAY....POTSDAM TRUSTEES HOLD CDBG HEARING...CHUCK SCHUMER GOES TO BAT FOR NEWTON FALLS FINE PAPER WITH USDA...AND MORE!
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