So what are the top local stories of 2009 ?.....Here's a few of them in no particular order:
-The resignation of Rep. John McHugh to become President Obama's Secretary of the Army.
-The raucous race for NY 23 that brought national attention to an area with few seriously contested races.
-The State of New York....once the Empire State...ends the year with no money.
-The New York State Senate embarrasses us all with power struggles...personal failings and an inability to put public above party.
-Fort Drum and its soldiers continue to fight and die in America's foreign entanglements
-Controversy over wind turbines percolate up and the issue looms as a major confrontation of 2010.
-Same sex marriage is defeated in the NY Legislature despite empassioned pleas to approve it.
-An Ogdensburg woman surfaces as one of those having an affair with golfer Tiger Woods.
-Local media continues to evolve away from old media to new media that is mostly Internet based.
-Coffee shop owner Teresa Macaluso surfaces to win a City Council seat.
-Governor David Paterson stumbles badly and faces political extinction before reviving his prospects for the 2010 election.
-Murder of EMT Mark Davis who was responding to a call for help.
I am sure you have ideas as well !