Columbia-Greene Local News-April 23

COLUMBIA-GREENE COUNTY NEWS 4-23-19

NEW YORK STATE HAS BOUGHT OVER 1100

ACRES OF COLUMBIA COUNTY LAND. IN A

MONDAY MORNING PRESS CONFERENCE,

THE STATE DEC ANNOUNCED IT HAS ACQUIRED

590 ACRES ALONG THE HUDSON RIVER IN

STOCKPORT, AND 524 ACRES IN NEW LEBANON,

WHICH WILL DOUBLE THE SIZE OF THE HAND

HOLLOW STATE FOREST. BOTH WERE BOUGHT

FOR 6.7 MILLION.

GREENVILLE FIREFIGHTERS WERE CALLED

MONDAY, TO ASSIST WITH A TRACTOR

TRAILER FIRE IN THE TOWN OF COEYMANS.

THE TRUCK, CARRYING FOOD ITEMS,

CAUGHT FIRE AFTER COLLIDING WITH A

CAR ON ROUTE 32. THE DRIVER OF THE

CAR WAS TREATED AT ALBANY MED. SHE

WAS TICKETED BY POLICE.

CREWS WERE ALSO ON THE SCENE OF AN

ACCIDENT EARLY MONDAY MORNING IN

NIVERVILLE. THE CRASH WAS ON STATE

FARM ROAD, IN FROM ROUTE 9.

IT WAS A VEHICLE FIRE THAT BROUGHT

COXSACKIE FIREMEN TO THE THRUWAY

YESTERDAY MORNING. IT WAS REPORTED

IN THE SOUTHBOUND LANES, JUST

BEFORE 2.

A DOMESTIC INCIDENT IN GREENPORT

HAS A TOWN MAN UNDER ARREST. STATE

POLICE CHARGED 49 YEAR OLD ORLANDO

WILLIAMS WITH CRIMINAL MISCHIEF AND

CHILD ENDANGERMENT. HE WAS HELD

AFTER BEING CHARGED.

THE STATE'S BAN ON SINGLE USE PLASTIC

BAGS WAS SIGNED INTO LAW BY THE

GOVERNOR MONDAY. IT WILL GO INTO

EFFECT NEXT MARCH. ON TOP OF THAT,

THE LEGISLATION ALSO ALLOWS LOCAL

COMMUNITIES TO PLACE A FIVE CENT TAX

ON PAPER BAGS.

THE REACH CENTER OF COLUMBIA AND

GREENE COUNTIES ARE HOSTING AN

EVENT ON MAIN STREET IN CATSKILL

TODAY, CALLED TAKE A STEP FORWARD,

WHERE MEN WILL ATTEMPT TO WALK IN

HIGH HEELS, TO RAISE AWARENESS

ABOUT SEXUAL VIOLENCE. IT TAKES PLACE

OUTSIDE THE GREENE COUNTY OFFICE

BUILDING FROM 12:30 TO 1.

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