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COLUMBIA-GREENE COUNTY NEWS 10-25-14


A TIVOLI MAN IS IN THE COLUMBIA COUNTY JAIL ON
DRUG CHARGES, AFTER A TRAFFIC STOP IN CLERMONT.
THE COLUMBIA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS 22 YEAR
OLD FRANCIS BARONE, A PASSENGER IN THE VEHICLE,
WAS IN POSESSION OF 91 BAGS OF HEROIN AND THREE
GRAMS OF COCAINE. BAIL WAS SET AT 5000 DOLLARS.
THE CAR'S DRIVER, 23 YEAR OLD CASSANDRA LESTER
OF GERMANTOWN WAS CHARGED WITH DRIVING WITHOUT
A LICENSE.


A VALATIE MAN FACES CHARGES FROM AN OCTOBER 11TH
ACCIDENT THAT CLOSED ROUTE 66 IN CLAVERACK.
COLUMBIA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES CHARGED 29
YEAR OLD BENJAMIN SHECTER WITH DWI. THEY SAY,
HIS CAR LEFT ROUTE 66, STRIKING A UTILITY POLE,
MAILBOX, FENCE, AND FRONT PORCH.


A HUDSON MAN WAS ARRESTED ON A WARRANT, ACCUSED OF
DAMAGING PROPERTY DURING A DOMESTIC INCIDENT.
CITY POLICE SAY 24 YEAR OLD MICHAEL SNYDER WAS HELD
ON 250 DOLLARS BAIL, PENDING A COURT APPEARANCE.


COXSACKIE FIRE AND CATSKILL AMBULANCE WERE CALLED
TO 800 BETHANY VILLAGE YESTERDAY AFTER A VEHICLE
CRASHED INTO THE BUILDING. NO WORD THIS MORNING
ON THE EXTENT OF DAMAGE.


THEY'LL BE WALKING IN HUDSON THIS MORNING TO HELP
PREVENT SUICIDE. REGISTRATION FOR THE ANNUAL
OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALK BEGINS AT 9:30 AT
RIVERFRONT PARK. THE WALK STARTS AT 11.


DOGS AND CATS WILL BE ADOPTED FREE TODAY AT
COLUMBIA GREENE HUMANE SOCIETY. THE ADOPTIONS
INCLUDE VACCINATIONS AND A "24 PET MICROCHIP".
THE SHELTER IS ALSO HOLDING A HALLOWEEN OPEN
HOUSE FROM 11:30 TO 4. ADOPTIONS ARE TO APPROVED
HOMES.


THE ANNUAL HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION IN HUDSON MOVES
TO SUNDAY NIGHT THIS YEAR. HUDSON DEPARTMENT OF
YOUTH WILL HOLD THE COSTUME PARADE TOMORROW NIGHT,
STARTING AT 5PM FROM THE 7TH STREET PARK. THE
PARADE WILL END AT THE YOUTH CENTER WITH A PARTY
AND COSTUME CONTEST.

 

COLUMBIA-GREENE COUNTY NEWS 10-24-14


AN ANCRAM MAN DIED THURSDAY MORNING, AFTER HE JUMPED
FROM THE PASSENGER SIDE OF A MOVING VEHICLE IN
TAGHKANIC. STATE POLICE SAY 60 YEAR OLD JOSEPH ORSO
DIED AT THE SCENE ON ROUTE 82. THEY CONTINUE TO
INVESTIGATE THE INCIDENT.


A KINGSTON AREA MAN DIED YESTERDAY AFTER JUMPING
OFF THE KINGSTON RHINECLIFF BRIDGE. THE 57 YEAR OLD
WAS RESCUED FROM THE HUDSON RIVER, BUT WAS PRONOUNCED
DEAD AT KINGSTON HOSPITAL.


OVER 350 NATIONAL GRID CUSTOMERS WERE WITHOUT POWER
FOR CLOSE TO TWO HOURS THURSDAY AFTERNOON. THE
OUTAGES WERE IN THE CHURCHTOWN-TAGHKANIC AREA. THE
CAUSE IS BEING BLAMED ON A BLOWN FUSE.


ONLY MINOR INJURIES WERE REPORTED AFTER A CAR STRUCK
A ROCK WALL IN HUDSON YESTERDAY. THE ACCIDENT WAS
ON HARRY HOWARD AVENUE AT MICHAEL COURT.


A HUDSON WOMAN WAS SENT TO THE COLUMBIA COUNTY JAIL,
CHARGED WITH RESISTING ARREST. CITY POLICE SAY THEY
WERE ATTEMPTING TO PLACE 30 YEAR OLD CRYSTAL VANALPHEN
UNDER ARREST ON A WARRANT FROM THE VILAGE OF CATSKILL.
SHE WAS HELD ON 1000 DOLLARS BAIL.


MONEY IS ON THE WAY TO COLUMBIA COUNTY TO REPLACE
A HEAVILY TRAVELED BRIDGE IN CLAVERACK. FIVE MILLION,
580 THOUSAND DOLLARS, FROM FEMA, IS FOR THE ROUTE 9H
BRIDGE OVER THE CLAVERACK CREEK. THE BRIDGE WAS
SELECTED DUE TO IT'S HIGH VULNERABILITY AND FOUNDATION
TYPE. 


WITH NO BIG WINNER TUESDAY NIGHT, THE MEGA MILLIONS
JACKPOT CONTINUES TO GROW. STATE LOTTERY OFFICIALS
REPORT TONIGHT'S JACKPOT IS 224 MILLION DOLLARS.

 

COLUMBIA-GREENE COUNTY NEWS 10-23-14


ONE PERSON DIED THIS MORNING AFTER AN ACCIDENT IN
TAGHKANIC. THE PERSON EITHER FELL OR JUMPED FROM A
MOVING VEHICLE ON ROUTE 82 JUST AFTER 9AM. THEY REPORTEDLY
DIED AT THE SCENE. STATE POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING.


MEANWHILE, EMERGENCY CREWS WERE CALLED TO THE
KINGSTON RHINECLIFF BRIDGE THIS MORNING AFTER A
PERSON JUMPED INTO THE HUDSON RIVER. THE 57 YEAR
OLD MAN WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT KINGSTON HOSPITAL.


STATE POLICE HAVE MADE AN ARREST IN A BURGULARY
INVESTIGATION FROM LAST NOVEMBER IN THE TOWN OF
NEW LEBANON. 34 YEAR OLD CHAD LUTZ OF NORTH ADAMS
MASSACHUSETTS WAS CHARGED WITH FELONY BURGULARY. HE
WAS HELD BY POLICE AFTER HIS ARREST.


HUDSON POLICE SAY, A CITY MAN FLED FROM THEM WHILE
THEY WERE ATTEMPTING TO TAKE HIM INTO CUSTODY ON A
WARRANT FOR POSESSING STOLEN PROPERTY. 24 YEAR OLD
NICHOTA BADILA WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN ROPE ALLEY.
HE'S CHARGED WITH RESISTING ARREST AND CRIMINAL
POSESSION OF STOLEN PROPERTY. BAIL WAS SET AT 3500
DOLLARS.


A SYRACUSE MAN WAS SENT TO THE GREENE COUNTY JAIL
AFTER HIS ARREST ON MAIN STREET IN CATSKILL. VILLAGE
POLICE CHARGED 55 YEAR OLD FOUDIL BARKAT WITH CRIMINAL
POSESSION OF A WEAPON AND MENACING. HE WAS HELD WITHOUT
BAIL.


14 YEAR OLD TAYLOR OLMSTED OF RAVENA WAS RETURNED HOME
SAFELY ON WEDNESDAY, AFTER BEING LOCATED IN SCRANTON
PENNSYLVANIA THE NIGHT BEFORE. TOWN OF COEYMANS POLICE
SAY 20 YEAR OLD JULIAN ROSADO WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY
BY AUTHORITIES IN GREENE COUNTY. HE WAS ARRAIGNED IN
RAVENA VILLAGE COURT ON CHARGES OF SECOND DEGREE RAPE
AND SENT TO THE ALBANY COUNTY JAIL.


SEVERAL GREENE COUNTY FIRE COMPANIES WERE CALLED TO
FIGHT A FIRE IN THE WOODS YESTERDAY MORNING IN PALENVILLE.
THE FIRE BLACKENED AN AREA OFF ROUTE 23A, NEAR STONY
BROOK ROAD.


ATHENS FIREMEN RESPONDED TO A HOME ON ROUTE 9W
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AFTER THE RESIDENCE BEGAN FILLING WITH
SMOKE. IT TURNED OUT TO BE A PROBLEM WITH THE FURNACE.

 

 

COLUMBIA-GREENE COUNTY NEWS 10-22-14


A PHILMONT TEEN IS IN THE COLUMBIA COUNTY JAIL, ON
FELONY ASSAULT CHARGES FROM A FIGHT IN THE VILLAGE,
WHERE ANOTHER MAN WAS STABBED IN THE CHEST. STATE POLICE
ARRESTED 17 YEAR OLD JOSHUA CHARRON, HE'S BEING HELD
WITHOUT BAIL. POLICE SAY THE VICTIM'S INJURIES WERE NOT
LIFE THREATENING.


A COXSACKIE MAN WAS SENT TO THE GREENE COUNTY JAIL
AFTER A DOMESTIC DISPUTE IN THE TOWN. 30 YEAR OLD
JOSEPH MAZAL WAS CHARGED BY STATE POLICE WITH ASSAULT,
AND FELONY CRIMINAL POSESSION OF A WEAPON. BAIL WAS
SET AT 30,000 DOLLARS.


ANOTHER COXSACKIE MAN IS FACING CHARGES IN THE VILLAGE
OF CATSKILL, FOR AN INCIDENT REPORTED IN SEPTEMBER.
CATSKILL POLICE CHARGED 24 YEAR OLD JAMES MARROTT
WITH CRIMINAL MISCHEIF AND RECKLESS PROPERTY DAMAGE.
HE'S BEING HELD ON 15,000 DOLLARS BAIL.


COEYMAN'S POLICE ARE ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC'S HELP IN
FINDING A 14 YEAR OLD TOWN GIRL, WHO WAS REPORTED
MISSING BY HER PARENTS MONDAY. TAYLOR OLMSTED WAS LAST
SEEN NEAR THE OAK BROOK MANOR APARTMENTS IN RAVENA, AFTER
GETTING OFF THE SCHOOL BUS. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS
ASKED TO CALL POLICE AT 756-2059.


COXSACKIE FIREMEN RESPONDED TUESDAY MORNING TO DUCOMMUN
AEROSTRUCTURES IN COXSACKIE, WHEN HYDRAULIC
EQUPIMENT CAUGHT FIRE JUST BEFORE 6AM. EMPLOYEES
WERE EVACUATED FROM THE BUILDING, ON FLINT MINE ROAD.


AN APPLIANCE FIRE BROUGHT VALATIE FIREMEN TO THE VALATIE
WOODS APARTMENTS ON RIVER STREET YESTERDAY. THERE WAS
NO DAMAGE TO THE STRUCTURE.


A 20 YEAR OLD MAN HAD INJURIES TO HIS LEG AND FACE, AFTER
A ONE CAR ACCIDENT YESTERDAY. KISKATOM FIRE AND CATSKILL
AMBULANCE RESPONDED TO THE CRASH ON ROUTE 23A.


THE LAST DEBATE WITH CHRIS GIBSON AND SEAN ELDRIDGE
IS TONIGHT. THE CANDIDATES FOR THE 19TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
SEAT WILL FACE OFF AT THE TIME WARNER STUDIOS IN ALBANY.
THE CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR WILL ALSO DEBATE TONIGHT.

 

COLUMBIA-GREENE COUNTY NEWS 10-21-14


COXSACKIE FIREMEN RESPONDED JUST BEFORE 6 THIS MORNING
TO DUCOMMUN AEROSTRUCTURES. THE FIRE, AT
2 FLINT MINE ROAD INVOLVES HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT. ALL
AVAILABLE MANPOWER WAS CALLED TO THE SCENE.


THE COLUMBIA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HAS RELEASED
MORE INFORMATION ON THE MAN THAT WAS SHOT IN BOTH
LEGS WITH AN ARROW SATURDAY IN COPAKE. THEY SAY THE
VICTIM WAS 52 YEAR OLD BRETT MINNEY OF BRIMFIELD
MASSACHUSETTS. HE WAS HUNTING DEER WITH HIS FATHER
ON PRIVATE PROPERTY WHEN HIS FATHER ACCIDENTLY
SHOT HIM. NO CRIMINAL CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED.


AN 88 YEAR OLD PALENVILLE MAN IS IN THE ULSTER COUNTY
JAIL, ACCUSED OF THREATENING A FORMER GIRLFRIEND IN
SAUGERTIES, VIOLATING AN ORDER OF PROTECTION. STATE
POLICE SAY FREDERICK EDWARDS IS ON PAROLE FOR A 2005
ATTEMPTED MURDER CONVICTION, WHERE HE USED A HANDGUN IN
AN ATTEMPT TO MURDER HIS GIRLFRIEND. HE'S BEING HELD ON
5000 DOLLARS BAIL.


A CATSKILL MAN FACES GRAND LARCENY CHARGES AFTER
ALLEGEDLY BEING IN POSESSION OF A STOLEN CREDIT CARD.
CATSKILL POLICE ARRESTED 58 YEAR OLD BRIAN COLE.
HE'S BEING HELD ON 5000 DOLLARS BAIL.


FIRE AND RESCUE CREWS WERE ON THE SCENE OF TWO
PERSONAL INJURY CAR ACCIDENTS MONDAY. THE FIRST WAS
ON ROUTE 9 IN KINDERHOOK. THE SECOND WAS ON ROUTE
145 IN DURHAM.


A COLUMBIA COUNTY FARM WILL BENEFIT FROM MONEY, ANNOUNCED
YESTERDAY BY THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE. THE COLUMBIA LAND
CONSERVANCE HAS BEEN AWARDED  OVER A MILLION DOLLARS TO
PROTECT RONNYBROOK FARM IN ANCRAM. 17.6 MILLION WAS
AWARDED STATEWIDE TO HELP PRESERVE 21 FARMS.


OVER 85 COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES WILL BE REPRESENTED
TONIGHT AT COLUMBIA GREENE COMMUNITY COLLEGE. THE ANNUAL
COLLEGE NIGHT PROGRAM IS FROM 6 TO 7:30 IN THE GYM.


THE MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT CONTINUES TO GROW. WITH NO
WINNER LAST FRIDAY, TONIGHT'S JACKPOT HAS JUMPED TO
200 MILLION DOLLARS.