COLUMBIA-GREENE COUNTY NEWS 8-28-19
TODAY IS OPENING DAY AT THE 179TH
COLUMBIA COUNTY FAIR. GATES OPEN AT
NOON. TONIGHT'S ENTERTAINMENT AT
THE FREE GRANDSTAND IS NIGHT ONE OF
THE DEMOLITION DERBY. NEW THIS YEAR,
BAGS WILL BE SEARCHED AT FAIR
ENTRANCES. PROHIBITED ITEMS WILL
BE CONFISCATED. A LIST OF WHAT'S
NOT ACCEPTED IS POSTED BELOW.
A CATSKILL MAN WAS SENT TO THE
GREENE COUNTY JAIL, ACCUSED OF A
BREAK-IN AT SUBWAY IN THE GRANDVIEW
PLAZA. 45 YEAR OLD MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ
WAS CHARGED WITH BURGLARY, CRIMINAL
MISCHIEF, AND PETIT LARCENY. HE'S
BEING HELD WITHOUT BAIL.
A TRAFFIC STOP ON MAIN STREET
IN SAUGERTIES ENDED WITH A
CATSKILL MAN FACING DRUG CHARGES.
48 YEAR OLD JIMMY CALTABANO WAS
CHARGED WITH 11 COUNTS OF
CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED
SUBSTANCE BY STATE POLICE. HE WAS
ALSO CHARGED WITH DRIVING WITHOUT
A THEFT INVESTIGATION FROM JULY
IN AUSTERLITZ HAS LEAD TO THE
ARREST OF A QUEENS MAN. 43 YEAR
OLD SINGHA RANAJIT WAS CHARGED
WITH GRAND LARCENY, AND HELD IN
THE COLUMBIA COUNTY JAIL.
TWO WOMEN WERE INJURED TUESDAY
AFTERNOON, IN A TWO CAR CRASH
IN WEST GHENT. THE 19 AND 36 YEAR
OLD'S WERE TREATED ON ROUTE 9H
AT BENDER BOULEVARD JUST BEFORE
TWO PEOPLE WERE INJURED IN A
CATSKILL ACCIDENT LAST EVENING.
IT HAPPENED JUST AFTER 6:30 ON
WEST BRIDGE STREET AT THE WALMART
A 29 YEAR OLD MAN WAS INJURED
LAST NIGHT, AFTER HIS CAR STRUCK
A DEER ON ROUTE 145 IN EAST
DURHAM. IT HAPPENED JUST AFTER 9.
From the Columbia County Fair website:
All entrances may utilize “Bag Check Areas” for guests, and some or all guests and/or vendors may be subject to manual check or scanning with the use of a metal detector wand or other similar device. The Fairgrounds does not offer a Claim Check area nor Storage Lockers.All bags will be searched. All persons and your property are subject to search.
Ice chests/coolers and large bags/ storage containers are prohibited. Coolers larger than 16”x16” are prohibited. Bags and backpacks larger than 24” in length (larger than that considered for personal items) are prohibited.
No Fire Arms Allowed
Weapons of any kind, including but not limited to firearms, whether registered or unregistered, machine guns, rifles, shotguns, antique firearms, black powder rifles, black powder shotguns, or any muzzle-loading firearms, and/or other weapons including but not limited to any variety of knife, electronic dart gun, electronic stun gun, cane sword, club, billy, blackjack, bludgeon, plastic knuckles, metal knuckles, chukka stick, sand bag, sandclub, wrist-brace type slingshot or slungshot, shirken or “Kung Fu star”, razor, imitation pistol, or any other dangerous or deadly instrument or weapon (or an imitation thereof that could be reasonably mistaken for a deadly instrument or weapon) are prohibited from the Fairgrounds, except for those weapons authorized to be carried by law enforcement personnel and Peace Officers and those weapons on display in a Fair exhibit by authorized branches of the U.S. Military, Reserves, and National Guard, or other approved and sanctioned vendor/ exhibitor to the Columbia County Fair, provided that the weapons are unloaded, in a safe condition, and appropriately secured while displayed.
OTHER PROHIBITED ITEMS/ BEHAVIOR
The following items are also prohibited while on the Fairgrounds: Illicit Drugs, Alcoholic Beverages not purchased on-site, pepper spray, chemical mace, and any other similar personal defense items, Drones or Quad-copters, Selfie Sticks, Signs, Placards, Roller Blades, Roller Skates, Skate Boards, Scooters, other than power mobility scooters used by persons with limited mobility, Segways, unless employed as a mobility device to accommodate a person with a disability, Hover Boards, and Bicycles or any other similar items.Laser beams / laser pointers.
Bags, backpacks, coolers, purses, and fanny packs are permitted, but are subject to search upon entry to the Fairgrounds.
Gang, inciteful or hateful attire, language or behavior