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Tuesday headlines

Feb 22, 2011 6:09 am
Welch had a troubled, violent past
Andrew Amelinckx of the Register-Star takes up the story of Lee Welch, the Catskill man who killed his wife, a cop, and himself with bullets to the head near the Poughkeepsie train station on Friday, February 18, with a look at past crimes, including a domestic incidence in Hudson where he threw a rock through a car window at his wife and child.

Schumer, business leaders talk expansion
The U.S. Senator met with local business and community leaders at the Greene County IDA offices in Coxsackie on Monday, Feb. 21, according to the Daily Mail, where among other things he voiced support for a local nuclear power plant.

NYSUT ad sets up stark choice: kids vs. the wealthy
The state teachers union has a hard-hitting new ad out, pitting kids education against maintenance of tax breaks for the wealthy. A Times Union story implies that the Wisconsin class wars are moving east, as well as all across the nation.

Gas drilling hearings set for this week
The hearings are with the Delaware River Basin Authority, and focused along those counties which border Pennsylvania. But they're still part and parcel, according to the Watershed Post, with what remains one of the state's (and nation's) top environmental issues of the day.

Global Foundries plans second building, another 1500 employees
The Albany Business Journal has been running a piece about the Saratgoa County microchip manufacturer's expanding plans, which many have said will include satellite "feeder" businesses in Columbia and Greene counties... So this is the high tech future of the region?

Domestic violence activist and victim says more is needed to fight the scourge
Mid Hudson News Network has a story about how the murder/suicide in Poughkeepsie demonstrates the need for stronger domestic violence laws, which advocates are saying also needs more program help, instead of the cuts currently being proposed.