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Subject: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] Festito, Penello, VanDenburgh, Draper, Kehn,Kennedy
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 08:31:22 EDT
Saturday August 8, 2009 TroyRecord Article 100years ago Sunday, August 8,
“Watervliet man is in critical condition today after a brutal stabbing
attack by three unidentified assailants last night, the Troy Northern Budget
reports.One of the city’s Sunday-only newspapers, the Budget like its daily
rivals, often exaggerates things in its headlines.When a headline reads
that someone has been “HACKEDTO PIECES,” it comes as a surprise to learn that
the victim is still alive at press time.The victim is Joseph Festito,whom
investigators believe was targeted for a “revengeful” attack. He was
accosted by three men while walking along the “high railroad” near Maplewood
last night.The attackers “slashed him as if his body were the carcass of some
hunted animal,” the Budget reporter writes. Festito suffered at least one
dozen slash wounds before his enemies left him for dead on the tracks.
Despite his wounds, Festito found the strength to walk all the way to 2102
Fourth Avenue, where he collapsed in Antonio Penello’s yard. Dr. Frederick P.
Van Denburgh treated Festito at Penello’s house before calling an ambulance.
Festito’s condition has stabilized during the day,and his life doesn’t
appear to be in danger. He has been unable to describe his attackers to
Sunday August 9, 2009 TroyRecord Article 100years ago Monday, Aug. 9, 1909.
“William H. Draper, Troy’s man in the U.S. House of Representatives, is
back in town after the passage of a controversial tariff bill to tell The
Record how the new tax rates on imports will help the local economy.
President William Howard Taft signed the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act into law
last week. The measure is seen, at best, as a compromise of Taft’s
campaign promise to lower taxes on imports significantly. Rep. Draper wants
Record readers to understand that Payne-Aldrich is a fulfillment of Taft’s
promise, as well as a boon
to most local economic interests.Our reporter asks Draper “for a
statement concerning the effect of the bill upon local industries,not only within
the territory of this congressional district but that of adjoining territory,
embracing such important manufacturing places as Cohoes and Waterford.”“
The bill may truthfully be
said to carry with it general benefits and that it hurts no one,”Draper
replies.“So far as the great local interests – shirts, collars and cuffs –
are concerned, they remain protected as under the  Dingley law. There is
no change there."
Photo of the day Troy Record Thursday July 16 2009 1948 Bill and Frank
Photo of the day Troy Record Thursday July 17 2009 1978 Emelia Ann
Kennedy,age 18 from South Troy against the World
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