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Appeals Court Upholds Conviction of Murderer of Marc Bookal

Apr 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler has announced that the New York State Appellate Division has affirmed the conviction of Cory Byrd, 34, of Newburgh, in the December 14, 2009, murder of four-year-old Marc Bookal. Byrd was convicted by an Orange County jury of Murder in the Second Degree and two counts of Tampering […]



2 Truck Drivers Arrested After Million Dollar Heroin Bust in Orange County

Apr 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Lead Article

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler joined by Major Patrick Regan of the New York State Police, announced the arrest and arraignment of two men found to be in possession of over 12 kilograms of heroin, having an estimated street value in excess of one million dollars. On April 16, 2014, Enrique B. Mendoza, […]



Port Jervis Man Convicted of Killing Girlfriend

Apr 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles

An Orange County Court jury has convicted David Stevenson, 39, of Port Jervis, New York, of  Murder in the Second Degree, Arson in the Second Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree (2 counts), and Cruelty to Animals.  The jury found that Stevenson murdered his live-in girlfriend, with whom he had a […]



City of Newburgh Welcomes New Staff Members

Apr 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles

It’s been a busy few months with the addition of new staff members to various City departments. Interim City Manager James Slaughter has announced the following appointments: Nick Crispino, IT Department Assistant; Ellen J. Fillo, Grants Coordinator; Timothy Kramer, Assistant Corporation Counsel;  Michelle McGrath, Account Clerk, Derrick Stanton, Recreation Director and Jason Szeli, Recreation Leader. […]



Dutchess Chamber Makes Public Job Posting For New President

Apr 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles

The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce has made public information for anyone interested in applying for the job of President and CEO. It was announced last month that a search committee had been formed in anticipation of the retirement of Charles S. North. A specific timetable for North’s retirement has not been established. Candidates […]



Cornwall Police Officer Struck by Vehicle on Route 32

Apr 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles

A Town of Cornwall Police officer was struck by a car Wednesday night while working traffic at a scene of a car fire. Steven Bedetti, a veteran of the force, was directing traffic on Route 32 near Quaker Avenue just after 8:30 PM when a man driving a pickup truck struck him. Police say the […]



Ulster Man Charged As Fugitive From Justice

Apr 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Deputies from the Ulster County Sheriffs Office report the arrest of Matthew C. Albert, 32 years old, of Kerhonkson. Mr. Albert was charged as a fugitive from justice from the State of New Jersey were he is wanted on 3 separate warrants. Deputies became aware that the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department had 3 active […]



Alleged Port Jervis Gun Thief Arrested For Murder Conspiracy

Apr 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Lead Article

Scott Corr, 46, of Port Jervis, was arrested by the New York State Police Major Crimes Unit and charged with Conspiracy in the Second Degree, arising from his conspiring with others to kill a witness against him. Corr is expected to be arraigned tomorrow in the Town of Goshen Justice Court. If convicted, Corr faces […]



Public Input Sought About Services For Chemical Dependency

Apr 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

The Dutchess County Department of Mental Hygiene will hold a public forum to get input and feedback about the service needs of chemically dependent persons and their families.  The forum will be held on Thursday, April 17th from 4-6 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Mental Health Center, 230 North Road, Poughkeepsie.  This event […]



2 Men Charged With Forged Prescriptions in Sullivan County

Apr 16th, 2014 | By | Category: Police Briefs

Monticello Police arrested William Scuderi ,44, of Monticello on Monday April 14. Scuderi was charged with felonies for forgery in the 2nd degree and criminal possession of a forged instrument in the 2nd degree. Scuderi was arrested at 1:30 PM Monday when he attempted to have a forged medical prescription filled at the Rite Aide […]