Columbia-Greene Local News-March 28

COLUMBIA-GREENE COUNTY NEWS 3-28-19

THERE WAS ONE WINNING TICKET SOLD, FOR

LAST NIGHT'S 750 MILLION DOLLAR POWERBALL

DRAWING. UNFORTUNATELY, THAT TICKET WAS

SOLD IN WISCONSIN. THERE WAS A MILLION

DOLLAR SECOND PRIZE TICKET SOLD IN

ALBANY COUNTY.

CAIRO AND LEEDS FIREMEN WERE ON THE SCENE

OF A LARGE BRUSH FIRE IN THE WOODS

YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. OVER TWO ACRES WERE

BLACKENED ALONG BEERS ROAD.

LIVINGSTON FIREFIGHTERS WERE ALSO ON THE

SCENE OF A LARGE BRUSH FIRE WEDNESDAY

AFTERNOON. THE CALL CAME IN JUST

AFTER 2:30 IN AN AREA OFF SNYDERVILLE

ROAD IN GALLATIN. STATE D E C OFFICERS

TICKETED THE PROPERTY OWNER FOR ILLEGAL

BURNING.

FIREMEN HAD JUST FINISHED PUTTING OUT

A SMALL BRUSH FIRE AT A HOME ON OLD

ROUTE 82, WHEN THIS SECOND CALL CAME IN.

CATSKILL FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED TO

23 WILLIAM STREET YESTERDAY AFTERNOON,

WHEN A GENERATOR CAUGHT FIRE IN THE

BACK OF A BOX TRUCK. FIRE OFFICIALS

SAY THE FIRE GOT SO HOT, IT BEGAN

MELTING THE SIDING ON A NEARBY HOME.

CENTRAL HUDSON AND THE VILLAGE

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WERE ALSO

CALLED TO THE SCENE.

ONE PERSON WAS TAKEN TO ALBANY MED

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, AFTER THEIR

CAR CRASHED INTO A POLE, ON ROUTE

20 NEAR LEBANON VALLEY SPEEDWAY.

CREWS WERE ON THE SCENE FOR AN

HOUR. STATE POLICE AND SHERIFF'S

DEPUTIES INVESTIGATED.

A GREENE COUNTY MAN IS ACCUSED OF

TRYING TO SELL A BLACK RHINO SKULL

TO AN UNDERCOVER OFFICER. THE STATE

D E C, WHO FAILED TO IDENTIFY THE MAN,

SAYS THE BLACK RHINO IS LISTED AS

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED, AND IS

ILLEGAL TO SELL ANY PART OF THEM

IN NEW YORK.

UNEMPLOYMENT CONTINUED IT'S DECLINE

IN FEBRUARY. GREENE COUNTY SHOWED

THE GREATEST IMPROVEMENT IN THE

AREA, DROPPING TO 4.7 PERCENT.

COLUMBIA COUNTY ALSO WENT DOWN,

TO 3.7 PERCENT.

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