99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR FRIDAY, 2 JULY 2010
MAPLE ASSOCIATION FUNDING WIPED OUT IN STATE BUDGET--150-thousand-dollars for the promotion of the maple industry was zeroed out in budget legislation passed by the Legislature June 25th. Clifford Crouch, the ranking GOP member of the Assembly Agriculture Committee says that and other cuts are 'biting off the nose,' as efforts to promote the industry had begun to successfully cut into Vermont's dominance of maple.
STATE SENATE DEFIES DEC, PASSES BILL ALLOWING O-W-B'S--Legislation passed this week by the State Senate would allow the boilers to operate, despite proposals from the regulatory agency on stack height, distance from property lines, dates of use and other issues. Darrel Aubertine is the Senate sponsor; the Assembly is considering a companion bill. ALSO FROM ALBANY--legislation sponsored by Aubertine passed in the Senate disallowing convicted felons to possess muzzle-loading guns. Local State Trooper Amanda Reif was shot by a convicted felon in a 2007 Norwood domestic call. Reif was able to fire off a round and kill the shooter, Steven Mc.Cumber.
HAMMOND MAN CONVICTED OF SEX CRIMES WITH YOUNG GIRLS--Level 1 offender 53-year-old Bruce Galloway was found guilty by a St.Lawrence County jury Thursday of felony first degree sexual abuse and other counts. WWNY-TV 7 NEWS reports DA Nicole Duve as saying she hopes he gets a long prison term when he is senetnced next month.
CANTON FATHER-SON INCIDENT BRINGS CHARGES FOR SON--Sheriff's deputies arrested 20-year-old Nicholas Archetko Thursday on misdemeanor counts of assault and unlawful imprisonment, alleging he caused injuries to his father at their residence on Morley-Potsdam Road. Archetko was arraigned and released to probation with a protection order.
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