99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR THURSDAY, 4/29/10
ATV ENTHUSIASTS SHOWN WORK ON CROSS-COUNTY TRAIL PROJECT--St.Lawrence County Highway Superintendent Bill Dashnaw told an audience of about 50 in Parishville last night the main stumbling blocks to getting a continuous trail without breaks will be access to private land, and municipal bans on ATV's on roads. The county is doing the lion's share of prep work toward a grant-funded planning process, with a deadline of 2012.
CANTON SEX CRIME SUSPECT ARRESTED AGAIN THIS WEEK, TWICE--Canton Police say 42-year-old Alberto Rodriguez of Schenectady, accused of sexual relations with the child he was living with on Miner Street earlier this year and arrested on felony counts last Wednesday, was arrested this past monday on a misdemeanor contempt charge alleging contact with a person he was ordered to stay away from; and arrested again Tuesday on a disorderly conduct violation for allegedly pounding on a motel room door several times. The incidents in question occurred after Rodriguez appeared in court on the sex charges and was released. On the new charges, Rodriguez was released on tickets to appear in court on the 11th of May.
ST.LAWRENCE COUNTY VIEWED AS A MAJOR BIOFUEL CENTER, STUDY SAYS--Brent Buchanan, specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extention in Canton, says a recently-released report by NYSERDA and Pace University shows the county to be a so-called 'hotbed' of research on renewable energy from abundant crop resources. Buchanan says cellulosic ethanol is not a 'zero-sum' proposition if all the byproducts of its production are used in value-added products like animal feeds.
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR CANDIDATE IN POTSDAM CAPAIGNING TUESDAY--Christopher St.Lawrence, Supervisor of the Town of Ramapo says his town in Rockland County and the North Country are more alike than many realize, in that job losses and gains mean just as much--an eight-fold gain or loss to the economy. St.Lawrence labels himself a 'fiscally-conservative Democrat' who believes in cutting taxes that result in job generation and growth. He says that strategy has been taken "out of the Democrats' tool box" by upstate-downstate partisan bickering.
NEW CITEC DIRECTOR HIRED; TAKES OVER IN JUNE--William Murray has been hired by the board of the non-profit business/technology assistance agency to replace longtime executive Tom Plastino, who will retire. Murray has a long history in telecom.
ALSO ONLINE....CONVICTED CHILD PORNOGRAPHER RICHARD RUSSELL TO BE SENTENCED THIS SUMMER....WADDINGTON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE BRING CHARGES FOR 25-YEAR-OLD IAN JOHNS, SR....AND MORE..
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