Columbia-Greene Local News-July 31

COLUMBIA-GREENE COUNTY NEWS 7-31-19

STORMS TORE THROUGH CATSKILL TUESDAY

AFTERNOON, LEAVING DOZENS OF TREES

DOWN AND 2000 CENTRAL HUDSON CUSTOMERS

IN THE DARK. FIREFIGHTERS, DPW CREWS,

AND CENTRAL HUDSON WORKED TO GET

THE VILLAGE BACK TO NORMAL.

AFTER CATSKILL, THE STORM CROSSED

THE RIVER AND HIT HUDSON. THERE WERE

SEVERAL REPORTS OF TREES AND WIRES

DOWN, WHICH CAUSED A POWER OUTAGE

AFFECTING AROUND 2500 NATIONAL GRID

CUSTOMERS.

THIS MORNING, ALL COLUMBIA AND

GREENE COUNTY RESIDENTS HAVE THEIR

POWER BACK.

DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM,

A KAYAKER, WHO GOT CAUGHT ON THE

HUDSON RIVER, CAPSIZED. CREWS

RACED TO SAVE THE MAN, WHO WAS

IN THE WATER. THE COLUMBIA

COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WAS ABLE

TO GET THE MAN OUT.

A COLUMBIA COUNTY MAN WILL GO

ON TRIAL FOR THE 3RD TIME TODAY,

TO FACE RAPE CHARGES FROM A 2018

ARREST. THE FIRST TWO TRIALS FOR

44 YEAR OLD JEFFREY BARMEN ENDED

IN HUNG JURIES. THE ALLEGED CRIME

TOOK PLACE IN KINDERHOOK.

COXSACKIE FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED

TO SUNSET BOULEVARD, IN THE AREA

OF COXSACKIE-ATHENS HIGH SCHOOL,

AFTER A PAVER CAUGHT FIRE. THERE

WAS CONCERNS WITH PROPANE TANKS

NEARBY. THE CALL CAME IN JUST

BEFORE 2.

FIRE AND RESCUE CREWS WERE ON

THE SCENE OF TWO ACCIDENTS

TUESDAY. THE FIRST WAS ON

ROUTE 9 IN NIVERVILLE. THE

SECOND WAS ON COUNTY ROUTE 9

IN CHATHAM.

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