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  1. Beacon Development Company Buys Former IBM West Site In East Fishkill

    Beacon Development Company Buys Former IBM West Site In East Fishkill

    A Beacon development company, RWHPA LLC, has purchased the former IBM West/Bright solar 125-acre campus in East Fishkill in a deal brokered by McGrath Realty, Inc.The deal, which was two years in the making, was closed this month for an undisclosed amount. The land includes three flex buildings and 70 acres of land, the realty company said.According to McGrath, the town of East Fishkill ...

  2. 21-Year-Old Slashes Victim In Neck At After-Prom Event, Indictment Says

    21-Year-Old Slashes Victim In Neck At After-Prom Event, Indictment Says

    A 21-year-old Rockland County man has been charged in connection with slashing another man's throat at an after-prom celebration.Ahkim Santana of Spring Valley was charged Friday with one count of attempted murder, assault, and attempted assault in connection with the May 25 attack, said Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe.“The defendant wielded a knife in a brutal and ...

  3. Six Arrested In Area Prostitution Raid

    Six Arrested In Area Prostitution Raid

    Seven Nabbed In Area Narcotics, Prostitution DetailSix people were arrested as a result of an ongoing investigation into prostitution in the area, according to the Ramapo Police Department.The bust when down around 8:40 p.m. Thursday on Sherwood Avenue in the Spring Valley section of Ramapo, said Det. Sgt. Brian Corbett.During the bust, the police department executed a search warrant ...

  4. New Windsor Man Caught With Drugs After Traffic Stop

    New Windsor Man Caught With Drugs After Traffic Stop

    A New Windsor man was busted for possession of a controlled substance after being stopped for a traffic violation.Gean L. Pittman, 38, was arrested around 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 15, on Washington Avenue after officers found he was in possession of two separate controlled substances, the town of Ulster Police said in a press release. Pittman was charged with two counts of criminal ...

  5. Pine Plains Man Nabbed Passing Drugs To Inmate At Dutchess County Jail

    Pine Plains Man Nabbed Passing Drugs To Inmate At Dutchess County Jail

    A Pine Plains man was busted for passing drugs to an inmate at the Dutchess County Jail, according to the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office.Matthew S. Moore, 34, was visiting Jeremy M. Craft, 28, of Hyde Park when he was caught passing a controlled substance during the visit, said Capt. John Watterson.Moore was charged with promoting prison contraband and criminal sale of a controlled ...

  6. 911 Call Leads To Felony DWI Charge For Dutchess Woman At Convenience Store

    911 Call Leads To Felony DWI Charge For Dutchess Woman At Convenience Store

    A 911 call led to the arrest of a 41-year-old woman for felony drunk driving after police found her inside her vehicle in a Quick Chek parking lot.Lisa D. Jackson of Red Hook was arrested after Ulster Police responded to the store on Ulster Avenue and found that she was driving under the influence and with a suspended license, Ulster police said.During the course of the arrest, Jackson ...

  7. Four Store Clerks Caught Selling Alcohol To Minors In Area

    Four Store Clerks Caught Selling Alcohol To Minors In Area

    Four out of 30 businesses visited by the state Liquor Authority and the Middletown Police sold alcohol to an undercover minor during a sting operation.The businesses visited on Monday included convenience stores, grocery stores, delis, beverage centers and liquor stores, said William Crowley with the Liquor Authority.The businesses selling to minors included:Garcias Supermarket at 123 ...

  8. Man Caught With Assault Weapons, Drugs, Cash In Poughkeepsie Bust

    Man Caught With Assault Weapons, Drugs, Cash In Poughkeepsie Bust

    A 49-year-old man was busted with assault weapons, drugs, and cash after police received complaints of drug dealing in the area.Emory S. Nesbitt of Poughkeepsie was taken into custody around 4 p.m. Wednesday following a raid by members of the Dutchess County Drug Task Force, said Frank Tasciotti, assistant coordinator of the task force.Tasciotti said the task force received the warrant ...

  9. Female Teen Overdose Victim Rescued By Red Hook Police

    Female Teen Overdose Victim Rescued By Red Hook Police

    A 19-year-old teen was saved from an overdose by the quick actions of two Red Hook police officers who came to her aid within a minute of receiving the call for help.The incident took place on Friday, June 1 around 5 p.m. when the department received a 911 call reporting an unconscious female in the parking lot of Stewarts North in the Village of Red Hook, the department said.Two ...

  10. Wappingers Falls Woman Charged In $3K Welfare Fraud Scheme

    Wappingers Falls Woman Charged In $3K Welfare Fraud Scheme

    A Wappingers Falls woman was nabbed for ripping off the welfare system of more than $3,000 in illegally obtained benefits, according to the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office.Ann Marie Rosario, 48, was arrested Thursday following an investigation by the Sheriff's Department, and the Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services, said Capt. John Watterson.The investigation ...

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