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Kathy Reakes

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  1. Kent Fire Department Changes Rifle Raffle For AR-15 After Florida Massacre

    Kent Fire Department Changes Rifle Raffle For AR-15 After Florida Massacre

    After more than 60 people turned out to protest the raffling off an AR-15 rifle and a .30-gauge shotgun by the Kent Volunteer Fire Department for its 2018 fundraiser, the department has announced that it has changed its plans.The decision came following a meeting Monday of the Kent Fire District Board of Commissioners where the department was asked to suspend the raffle in the wake of ...

  2. Poughkeepsie Man Busted For 21 License Suspensions, Heroin, Mushrooms

    Poughkeepsie Man Busted For 21 License Suspensions, Heroin, Mushrooms

    New York State Police busted a Poughkeepsie man Friday on multiple drug charges during a traffic stop where troopers discovered he had 21 suspensions on his driver's license.Stanley J. Williams III, 29, was stopped around 12:48 a.m. on Montgomery Street in the City of Poughkeepsie for a traffic violation, said Trooper AJ Hicks.Besides the 21 suspensions, troopers also found heroin, ...

  3. Three Busted For Selling Heroin In Northern Westchester

    Three Busted For Selling Heroin In Northern Westchester

    Three men with lengthy arrest records are facing possession and sale of heroin charges following the execution of several search warrants Monday by members of the Peekskill Police Department and the Westchester County Heroin and Opiate Task Force. Charles Pritchett, 65, of the Bronx, John Brown, 58, and Mark Mair, 58, both of Peekskill, were busted following a search of a home at 118 ...

  4. Hudson Valley Woman Celebrates $2.5M Lottery Windfall

    Hudson Valley Woman Celebrates $2.5M Lottery Windfall

    A 39-year-old Wallkill woman is $2.5 million richer after purchasing a scratch-off lottery ticket because she liked its color. Yvette Moscatello of Wallkill made a routine stop for coffee at Stewart’s Shops on Route 32 in Modena and walked out with a $2.5M winning Lottery ticket. Moscatello purchased a $2,500 a Week for Life scratch-off ticket, a ticket she said she doesn’t normally ...

  5. Mahopac Resident Named Volunteer Spirit Award Winner

    Mahopac Resident Named Volunteer Spirit Award Winner

    Six Westchester residents have been selected to be honored as extraordinary volunteers by Volunteer New York! during National Volunteer Week and the 38th annual Volunteer Spirit Awards Gala.Hosted by Regeneron, the gala is set or Friday, April 20, at the Westchester Marriot in Tarrytown, the event will pay homage to all of the people who selflessly give their time and money to help ...

  6. Court Fee Phone Scam Sparks Warning

    Court Fee Phone Scam Sparks Warning

    Officials are warning residents about a phone scam sweeping the area in which the caller claims to a representative of the Sheriff's Office civil division and demands payment for a legal matter.Orange County Sheriff Carl DuBois said a scam of that type was operating recently in Cayuga County, where the caller said they were from the civil division and that the resident must go purchase ...

  7. 6-Year-Old Fairfield County Girl Dies Of The Flu

    6-Year-Old Fairfield County Girl Dies Of The Flu

    Norwalk school officials said that a 6-year-old first-grade student at Columbus Magnet School has died of flu-related complications, making her the second child in the state to die of the flu this year.Emma Splan died Saturday, after a short bout with the flu, said school Principal Medard Thomas in a letter to parents and students on Sunday."It is with heavy hearts that we share ...

  8. Bus Driver Charged With Making Terroristic Threat In Hudson Valley

    Bus Driver Charged With Making Terroristic Threat In Hudson Valley

     A school bus driver with the Minisink Valley School District has been arrested for making threats of violence against other employees at the district's bus garage, according to the New York State Police.Albert DiPaola, 71, of the Town of Greenville, was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of making a terroristic threat, said Trooper Steven Nevel.Minisink Valley Superintendent ...

  9. Woman Busted For Felony Drunk Driving Following Dutchess Crash

    Woman Busted For Felony Drunk Driving Following Dutchess Crash

    A 43-year-old woman was arrested for felony DWI following a single-vehicle traffic crash on Route 22, according to the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office.Megan L. Poirot, of Rensselaer, was charged following the crash which occurred around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday on Route 22 in the Town of North East, said Capt. John Watterson.When deputies responded to the crash they found that Poirot had lost ...

  10. Phyllis DeWitt Of Putnam Sheriff's Department Calls It A Career

    Phyllis DeWitt Of Putnam Sheriff's Department Calls It A Career

    Phyllis DeWitt, a longtime employee of the Putnam County Sheriff's Office called it a career on Friday.DeWitt, who started working for the county in 1985 with the Probation Department where she worked until 2001 when she moved to the Sheriff’s Office's Civil Division. After 23 years, fellow employees wished her well and thanked her for all her years of service.

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