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Jay Waitkus

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  1. Legal Services Of Hudson Valley Celebrates 50 Years

    Legal Services Of Hudson Valley Celebrates 50 Years

    Legal Services of the Hudson Valley will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017 with two special initiatives – an anniversary gala, “Equal Access to Justice,” which will be held April 6 at the Ritz Carlton Westchester in White Plains, and a $1 million campaign entitled “Let Justice Grow” to benefit its efforts to prevent homelessness across the lower and mid-Hudson Valley.The gala will ...

  2. Ex-Hudson Valley Renegades Player Sentenced For Trying To Smuggle Heroin

    Ex-Hudson Valley Renegades Player Sentenced For Trying To Smuggle Heroin

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Former minor league baseball player Leandro Caminero, who played for the Hudson Valley Renegades in Fishkill's Dutchess Stadium, has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison after pleading guilty to importation of heroin and possession of heroin with intent to distribute, according to multiple reports.The outfielder was apprehended at Kennedy Airport for ...

  3. Six West Point Cadets Face Drug Conspiracy Charges

    Six West Point Cadets Face Drug Conspiracy Charges

    WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Half a dozen West Point cadets may be court-martialed after being charged with multiple drug-related offenses, according to multiple reports.The allegations against the cadets include conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, the Times Herald-Record reports.The cadets, who have been placed on administrative leave, include five members of the class of 2017, ...

  4. North Salem Historical Society Celebrates Cat Ridge Cemetery Restoration

    North Salem Historical Society Celebrates Cat Ridge Cemetery Restoration

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- The North Salem Historical Society, Historic Preservation Commission and Town Historian Susan Thompson recently hosted a gathering to recognize the restoration of the historic Cat Ridge Cemetery. More than 60 people attended the event. The two-year project, spearheaded by Thompson and several volunteers, painstakingly renovated the landmark, which was originally ...

  5. State Police Conducting Halloween Crackdown On DWI, Underage Drinking

    State Police Conducting Halloween Crackdown On DWI, Underage Drinking

    The New York State Police have launched a special traffic enforcement initiative aimed at drunken driving during the Halloween weekend.Troopers will also conduct underage drinker identification details statewide, according to state police.The effort, which began Friday, will continue through Tuesday, according to state police.Drivers can expect a number of sobriety checkpoints, along ...

  6. Five Hudson Valley Walks To End Alzheimer's Expect To Raise More Than $1M

    Five Hudson Valley Walks To End Alzheimer's Expect To Raise More Than $1M

    The Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter held five walks around its seven-county region over the past few weeks, starting with the Westchester Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 25 at White Plains High School and ending with the Putnam walk on Oct. 16 at the Putnam Office for Senior Resources in Carmel.Walks were also held in Montgomery, Pomona and on the Walkway Over the Hudson ...

  7. Bank Robbery Suspects Captured In Southeast

    Bank Robbery Suspects Captured In Southeast

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- Two fugitives wanted for bank robbery in Connecticut have been captured in the town of Southeast after they were found sleeping in a stolen car parked near a reservoir on Tuesday, authorities said.Vance A. Coffin and Vincent T. Rollins, both 50, and having their last known addresses in Norwich, Conn., are facing local stolen property counts in addition to the ...

  8. CAP Putnam County Composite Squadron Welcomes Community To Open House

    CAP Putnam County Composite Squadron Welcomes Community To Open House

    CARMEL, N.Y. -- The Civil Air Patrol’s Putnam County Composite Squadron held an open house for area residents at the Paladin Center, 39 Seminary Hill Road, on Friday.Attendees had the opportunity to speak with members and view displays featuring model rockets, a wind tunnel demonstrating aerodynamics and emergency services gear.Capt. Elena MacDermant, the squadron’s commander, welcomed ...

  9. Somers FD Extinguishes Vehicle Fire

    Somers FD Extinguishes Vehicle Fire

    SOMERS, N.Y. -- The Somers Volunteer Fire Department extinguished a motor vehicle fire on Friday afternoon, authorities said. Firefighters from the department were dispatched to a parking lot on Route 202 after the fire was reported shortly after 2 p.m., according to fire officials. Units arrived in four minutes, and found a small fire in the passenger compartment of the vehicle; the ...

  10. Officers At Dutchess Facility Officers Attacked Twice In Six Weeks

    Officers At Dutchess Facility Officers Attacked Twice In Six Weeks

    STORMVILLE, N.Y. -- A corrections officer sustained a number of injuries after a violent attack by an inmate at Green Haven Correctional Facility in Stormville on Wednesday, authorities said.The attack was the second against a corrections officer at the prison in the last six weeks.During the incident, which occurred about 8:25 a.m., inmate Tirone Moore, 29, approached the officer, who ...

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