99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR WEDNESDAY, 7/28/10
MASSENA TOWN SUPERVISOR PUSHES FOR PATERSON TO SIGN S-L-V-R-A DEAL--Joe Gray told 99 News Monday despite his initial opposition to the deal that sets up an economic development agency using former aquarium funding and hydropower from NYPA, the 'majority rules;' communities along the Seaway want it and Governor Paterson should approve it. Gray says he still has reservations about the agreement, particularly limits on the sale of hydropower on the open market to generate economic development cash.
REGIONAL POT SYNDICATE HAD LOCAL PEOPLE--A smuggling cartel based in Pennsylvania that moved about a ton of pot worth millions of dollars through Akwesasne to points in the Northeast has been busted by investigators after a four-year investigation according to the Courier-Observer. The local men charged are 26-year-old Andrew Phelix of Brasher, 25-year-old Kyle Ward of Massena, and 26-year-old Justin Boileau of Massena.
RITCHIE: SENATE'S FAILURE TO AGREE ON BUDGET A 'DISGRACE'--Republican-Conservative 48th Senate District candidate Patty Ritchie told us yesterday while school districts are struggling with their budgets for lackof a final state spending plan, Legislators are home not working on it. Ritchie is running against Democrat-Independence incumbent Darrel Aubertine. FROM AUBERTINE--legislation sponsored by the Senator reducing regulation of kinetic energy storage has been signed by Governor Paterson.
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John Davey--79--Massena. No services or calling hours; arrangements with Buck Funeral Home, Norfolk.