99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR SATURDAY, 4/24/10
CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES FROM THE RIGHT KNOW GETTING THREE ENDORSEMENTS WILL BE TOUGH--Both Matt Doheney and Doug Hoffman were asked Wednesday in Ogdensburg how they plan to garner the Republican, Conservative, and Independence lines in their bids for the 23rd Congressional District. Hoffman says a moderate Republican isn't really a Republican and should be a Democrat. Doheney says Republican is a label; Conservative is a philosophy and he is both. Both candidates agree their philosophies surround limited government, lower taxes, and job creation.
OWENS UNVEILS JOB CREATION BILL--The Democrat currently in the 23rd District seat says his plan to offer businesses tax breaks for capital expenditures in exchange for job creation would work because it does not target specific industries. He says the tax breaks could pay for themselves by way of sales and income tax revenue generated, and by the increased economic activity.
SEX FELON ARRESTED, JAILED FOR FAILURE TO REGISTER--Canton Police say 35-year-old Arthur Lilley, Jr. allegedly failed to notify them when he moved to Canton from Norfolk March 1st. Lilley has a previous conviction for failing to register, making the current charge a felony. Lilley was arraigned and jailed on 2000 dollars bail. Lilley was convicted of first degree sexual abuse in 1992 for actual relations and actual contact with a girl under the age of 11. Lilley is registered as a level 2, or moderate risk of re-offense.
MASSENA SUPERVISOR SAYS AG CUOMO OWES TOWN APOLOGY FOR PENSION FRAUD MISSTEP--Joseph Gray said in a press release late Friday the State Attorney General's Office reported the Town spent 18 percent of budget on pensions, untrue when accounting for Massena Memorial Hospital and Massena Electric. Gray says Massena was unfairly targeted in 'geographic sampling'.
Viola Burkett--92--Ogdensburg. Services 12 Noon Monday at St.John's Episcopal Church, Ogdensburg. Calling hours at the church Monday 10:30am-Noon; arrangements are with Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam.
Elizabeth Blood--91--Potsdam. Services 11am Monday at Trinity Church, Potsdam. Calling hours at Seymour Funeral Home, Potsdam Sunday 7-9pm.