COLUMBIA-GREENE COUNTY NEWS 9-13-17

IN A SHOCKING DECISION TUESDAY, THE CASE AGAINST CIERA PATRICK OF HUDSON WAS DISMISSED IN COLUMBIA COUNTY COURT. THE 34 YEAR OLD WAS FACING 30 COUNTS OF POSSESSING AND PROMOTING A SEXUAL PERFORMANCE BY A CHILD. THE DECISION WAS MADE BY VISITING JUDGE RICHARD MCNALLY FROM RENSSELAER COUNTY. HE STATED,IT COULD NOT BE PROVED THAT PATRICK HAD EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT THAT CONTAINED THE CHILD PORN. THE SAME CHARGES WERE DISMISSED LAST WEEK FOR CO-DEFENDANT JASON DAVIS.


VOTERS WENT TO THE POLLS TUESDAY, FOR A NUMBER OF PRIMARY RACES. IN HUDSON, THE DEMOCRATIC RACE FOR COMMON COUNCIL PRESIDENT WENT TO THOMAS DEPIETRO.

3RD WARD SUPERVISOR WENT TO MICHAEL CHAMEIDES 4TH WARD SUPERVISOR IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL, WITH LINDA MUSSMAN LEADING BY 15 VOTES.

ALDERMAN WINNERS WERE:IN THE FIRST WARD: KAMAL JOHNSON AND ROB BUJAN SECOND WARD: DEWAN SAROWAR AND TIFFANY GARRIGA AND FOURTH WARD: RICH VOLO AND JOHN ROSENTHAL

IN THE TOWN OF GREENPORT, FOR THE INDEPENDENCE LINE FOR TOWN SUPERVISOR, KATHY ELDRIDGE BEAT CURRENT SUPERVISOR EDWARD NABOZNY.

IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY FOR SUPERVISOR IN THE TOWN OF DURHAM, SHAWN MARRIOTT IS LEADING BY 20 VOTES, IN A VERY CLOSE RACE.THE TOP TWO VOTE GETTERS IN THE REPUBLICAN TOWN COUNCILMAN RACE WERE NICHOLAS NAHAS AND LINDA SUTTON.


A CHATHAM MAN WAS SENT TO THE COLUMBIA COUNTY JAIL ON DWI AND OTHER CHARGES. HUDSON POLICE SAY, 70 YEAR OLD FRANCIS MILLER CRASHED INTO SEVERAL PARKED CARS, BEFORE GETTING STUCK IN A DITCH ON HARRY HOWARD AVENUE. THERE WERE NO REPORTED INJURIES.


A TRAFFIC STOP ON STATE STREET ENDED WITH 64 YEAR OLD CLARENCE BURGESS OF HUDSON IN THE COLUMBIA COUNTY JAIL. CITY POLICE SAY HE WAS IN POSSESSION OF COCAINE AND HAD A SUSPENDED DRIVER'S LICENSE.


A TWO CAR ACCIDENT IN GREENVILLE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, BROUGHT FIRE AND RESCUE CREWS TO ROUTE 81 AT WEST ROAD. TWO PATIENTS WERE TREATED FOR INJURIES.


STATE D E C AND LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS WILL BE AT KAATERSKILL FALLS IN GREENE COUNTY THIS MORNING. THE 10:30 PRESS CONFERENCE WILL SHOWCASE RECENT IMPROVEMENTS AND TALK ABOUT FALL HIKING SAFETY.