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December 31, 2012

2012 sees closures, drilling dominate


Rotary President Patterson said Wendy Brown was effective as an organizer and a fundraiser. She wasn’t a pushy or flashy person, he said, and she explained herself well and inspired confidence in listeners.

“If Wendy said there was a need, there was a need,” Patterson said. “Wendy was a woman of her word — she could be trusted. ... She was just absolutely beloved.”

Willis Brown taught taught electrical instrumentation and controls at SUNY Delhi and was an active outdoorsman. Though police did not describe finding any suicide note, Brown did post a note that simply read “I’m sorry” to a canoeing forum for which he was an administrator on the morning of the shooting. The post contained a link to The Daily Star’s website. 

Delaware County Undersheriff Craig DuMond said his team of investigators was “baffled” as to a motivation for the killings. 

“We’ll track down any developments that might present themselves, but as of right now, it’s a mystery as to what might have motivated Mr. Brown,” DuMond said in November.

Richfield Springs Marine dies

In November, the sad news came that another local man had joined the ranks of the thousands of men and women killed in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Cpl. Alex F. Domion, 21, of Richfield Springs, was killed Oct. 31 in Helmand Province in Afghanistan in what the U.S. Marine Corps described as a noncombat-related incident. 

Domion was assigned to the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Friends and family spoke of him as a “good kid” who enjoyed hunting, fishing and snowmobiling; for whom the Marines represented the fulfillment of a long-held goal. 

Domion received three Purple Hearts for his service. 

Flood recovery continues; Amphenol mulls move

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