Columbia-Greene County News-August 28

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 LICENSE.

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

4.

TWO PEOPLE WERE INJURED IN A

CATSKILL ACCIDENT LAST EVENING.

IT HAPPENED JUST AFTER 6:30 ON

WEST BRIDGE STREET AT THE WALMART

ENTRANCE.

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:

BAG CHECKS

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.  

FIREARMS/WEAPONS

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

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