The Harlem Valley News We The People 2018-03-21T20:02:06Z WordPress Harlem Valley News <![CDATA[…WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED…]]> 2018-03-21T20:02:06Z 2018-03-21T19:57:47Z  


* WHAT…Snow. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are

* WHERE…Dutchess County in New York.

* WHEN…Until 8 AM EDT Thursday. Periods of snow are expected to
develop through sunset, with periods of snow continuing through
late tonight.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions to develop
during the evening commute and continue through late tonight.
Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times.


A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

Harlem Valley News <![CDATA[DEC Environmental Conservation Police Officer Highlights]]> 2018-03-21T19:50:52Z 2018-03-21T19:50:52Z  

DEC Environmental Conservation Police Officer Highlights

ECO Actions for Early March

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) enforce the 71 Chapters of NY Environmental Conservation Law, protecting fish and wildlife, and preserving environmental quality across New York.

In 2017, the 301 ECOs across the state responded to 26,400 calls and issued 22,150 tickets for crimes ranging from deer poaching to corporate toxic dumping and illegal mining, the black market pet trade, and excessive emissions violations.

If you witness an environmental crime or believe a violation of environmental law occurred, please call the DEC Division of Law Enforcement hotline at 1-844-DEC-ECOS (1-844-332-3267).

“From Montauk Point to Mount Marcy, from Brooklyn to Buffalo, the ECOs patrolling our state are the first line of defense in protecting New York’s environment and our natural resources, ensuring that they exist for future generations of New Yorkers,” said Commissioner Basil Seggos. “They work long and arduous hours, both deep in our remote wildernesses and in the tight confines of our urban landscapes. Although they don’t receive much public fanfare, the work of our ECOs is critical to achieving DEC’s mission to protect and enhance our environment.”

Recent missions carried out by ECOs include:

Striking Oil – Kings County
On March 1, ECO Ryan Grogan coordinated a joint auto shop inspection with the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) 94th Precinct, DEC Spills Response Unit, DEC Division of Water, and the NYC Department of Environmental Protection in Kings County. NYPD had received neighborhood complaints for more than a year stating that a company had been disposing of waste oil in the storm drains in front of their shop. The investigation found the claim to be accurate and the facility was issued multiple citations from NYPD, a Commissioner’s order from NYC DEP, and 24 criminal NYC summonses from DEC. Among the most egregious violations found were at least five oil spills that not been reported or cleaned, more than 30 waste oil containers maintained in violation of the ECL, one concealed and unregistered 275 gallon waste oil tank leaking oil onto the ground, and evidence showing that oil from the facility had been introduced to the storm drain, which outflows into marine district waters.

ECOs and Spills conducting site investigation ECOs and Spills conducting site investigation
ECOs and Spills conducting site investigation

ECO Honored by Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs – Erie County
The Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs held its 75th Annual Awards ceremony and banquet on March 3 in West Seneca. The federation, which consists of 46 outdoor sporting clubs, presented ECO Mark Mazurkiewicz with the “Public Servant Award” at this year’s gathering. Mazurkiewicz has been an ECO for 29 years, 25 of which have been in Erie County. The ceremony was attended by more than 200 people. After receiving the award, ECO Mazurkiewicz thanked attendees for their support, remarking that ECOs do their best work when supported by the sporting public. Among those on hand to see Mark receive this high honor were his daughter Jennifer and Region 9’s acting Captain, Robert O’Connor.

 ECO Mark Mazurkiewicz with Public Servant Award
Frank Miskey Sr., First Vice President of the
Erie County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, presents
ECO Mark Mazurkiewicz with “Public Servant Award”

Goose Hunter’s Tip Leads to Charges – Tioga County
On March 4, ECO Brent Wilson was on patrol checking goose hunters looking to fill their bag limits late in the season. Passing a corn field in the town of Tioga, ECO Wilson observed a group hunting over a flooded field. ECO Wilson checked the hunter’s licenses, guns, and geese harvested. One of the hunters provided a tip to the ECO concerning the shooting of a swan earlier in the day. ECO Wilson contacted ECO Stan Winnick to see if he could assist with evidence collection. The two officers then canvassed the area. A resident told the officers his son-in-law was hunting with a friend that morning and that they had shot a snow goose. He provided the name and address. ECOs Wilson and Winnick then carefully walked the field and collected a spent shotgun shell. With this information and evidence, the officers tracked down the man, who admitted that he “had made a mistake.” The subject told the ECOs he thought the bird was a snow goose, but when he got home and did some research, he realized it was a tundra swan. The man disposed of the carcass down a dirt road. Also known as a whistling swan, the tundra swan is a protected species for which there is no hunting season. The birds nest in the artic and are only found in New York during the winter periods of migration. ECOs Wilson and Winnick issued the hunter three summonses for taking a migratory bird out of season, illegally taking a protected species, and unlawful disposal of solid waste.

ECO Wilson with the discarded tundra swan carcass
ECO Wilson with the discarded tundra swan carcass

As Advertised on Facebook – Oneida County
On March 4, ECOs Jeff Hull and Rob Howe were on patrol in the town of Lee when they observed two snowmobiles crossing in front of them. The first snowmobile had an expired registration sticker, so the officers stopped the snowmobiles. In talking to the owners of both snowmobiles and checking with DMV, the ECOs determined neither was registered or insured. After issuing both riders summonses for operating unregistered and uninsured snowmobiles, the officers went on their way. However, a short while later, the ECOs were alerted that the riders had posted a picture of the stop on Facebook. They were pleased with the post, as ECOs cover a large territory and posts like these help spread the word that although the riding season may be nearing its end, officers are still out patrolling.

Facebook image of ECOs doing their job, posted by the snowmobilers
Facebook image of ECOs doing their job, posted by the snowmobilers

Caged Friends – Rockland County
On March 5, ECO Corey Hornicek received a complaint in the village of Sloatsburg regarding a resident and his “pet” gray squirrel. Upon arrival, ECO Hornicek was greeted by a Ramapo Police Officer who explained that a male subject had been living at the residence and was keeping a gray squirrel in his basement apartment. The subject was cooperative, and ECO Hornicek was surprised to find both a gray squirrel and a house cat in the same cage. He explained to the subject that the gray squirrel is a protected species and that he is not allowed to keep it as a pet. One ticket was issued for possession of a wild animal without a permit, returnable to the Village of Sloatsburg Court. The squirrel was released back into the wild.

Squirrel and house cat sharing a cage
Squirrel and house cat sharing a cage

Out of Season Striped Bass – Westchester County
While on patrol on March 8, ECO Craig Tompkins spotted three fishermen along the shores of the Hudson River in Peekskill. Striped bass have been running strong but the season is not open until April 1. ECO Tompkins observed the fishermen for a short period of time from a distance. He watched one of the fishermen catch a striped bass and bury it in a small pile of snow. Two more striped bass were placed underneath the nearby boardwalk a short time later. ECO Tompkins approached the fishermen and asked if they had any luck, to which they responded “no.” After ECO Tompkins retrieved the three fish from their hiding places, one of the fishermen admitted to catching all three fish. The offending fisherman was issued two tickets, one for possession of striped bass out of season and one for possessing over the daily limit of striped bass. Both tickets are returnable to City of Peekskill Court.

Three seized striped bass
Three seized striped bass

Harlem Valley News <![CDATA[County Braced for Snowstorm]]> 2018-03-21T18:05:01Z 2018-03-21T18:05:01Z  

County Braced for Snowstorm

According to the National Weather Service (Albany), Dutchess County remains under Winter Storm Warning until 8am Thursday, March 22nd.  Snow is expected to start as the day progresses. Snow accumulations will vary, with 3-7” in possible in central and northern municipalities and 6-10” in the southeastern parts of the County. Snowfall is expected to be steadier this afternoon, with winds between 13-15mph expected during the storm. Citizens are urged to plan accordingly to avoid hazardous travel conditions this afternoon, particularly during the afternoon/evening commute.

The Dutchess County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is fully activated with a variety of county, state and local utility representatives monitoring the storm and coordinating resources as necessary to respond to storm conditions.

Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro said, “We are monitoring this storm closely as it evolves. This has been a long winter with multiple storms dropping heavy, wet snow impacting infrastructure and residents’ safety. We are grateful to the first responders, highway crews, and utility workers who put their lives on the line in order to provide for our safety and security during emergencies. I encourage residents to continue to heed travel warnings and use caution throughout this storm and going forward.”

Dutchess County Department of Public Works crews are already out sanding County roadways and ready to respond as the snowfall accumulation increases. Dutchess County 911 Communication staff is fully staffed, with additional staffing scheduled for the late afternoon and overnight.

Dutchess County Public Transit is currently operating full route service. Bus passengers can check for delays or schedule changes at, on the Dutchess Track mobile app, or call 845.473.8424, TDD/TTY: 711.

Metro-North is operating on a reduced schedule.  Customers can use Metro North’s interactive schedules page or the TrainTime app for train information.

The Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response offers the following reminders and tips for safe winter driving:

  • The leading cause of death and injuries during winter storms is transportation accidents.
  • When winter storms strike, do not drive unless necessary.
  • If travel is a necessity, drivers should make sure their vehicle is stocked with survival supplies such as blankets, a shovel, flashlight and extra batteries, extra warm clothing, set of tire chains, battery booster cables, quick energy foods and brightly-colored cloth to use as a distress flag.
  • Vehicle gas tank should be kept full to prevent gasoline freeze-up.
  • Drivers should be sure their cell phone battery is charged and with them whenever traveling.
  • Make sure someone knows your travel plans.
  • Listen to the local media report or call law enforcement agencies for the latest road conditions.
  • Keep vehicles clear of ice and snow. Good vision is a key to good driving.
  • Plan stops and keep more distance between cars. Always match speed to the road and weather conditions.

If wind or snow begin to result in reports of downed power lines, representatives from Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. will be stationed in the Dutchess County Emergency Response Center to be able to coordinate faster response to downed power lines and work with County Public Works crews. NYSEG has brought additional crews into the area for prompt storm response. County health and human service agencies, including Dutchess County Medical Reserve Corps, as well as the American Red Cross, are also on standby to respond as needed to address human service needs, such as isolated senior citizens or shelter needs that may result from if power outages become prevalent.

Residents can stay up to date on the County’s storm response online at or on the County’s social media pages on FACEBOOK or TWITTER.

Harlem Valley News <![CDATA[Stockport Man Arrested for Rape]]> 2018-03-21T16:00:18Z 2018-03-21T16:00:18Z  

Stockport Man Arrested for Rape

Major Robert C. Gregory
Troop K Commander

Jeffrey Barmen, 43


On March 20, 2018, Jeffrey Barmen was arrested for Rape 1st after an indictment was issued by a Columbia County Grand Jury.  Jeffrey Barmen was arraigned in the Columbia County Court in front of Judge Richard M. Koweek and remained to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $5000 cash S10000 bond.

The investigation revealed that Barmen committed the offense in March 2017 in the Town of Kinderhook. 


Harlem Valley News <![CDATA[Obituary, Robert Ham Alley]]> 2018-03-21T14:32:01Z 2018-03-21T14:30:48Z  

MILLBROOK- Robert Ham Alley passed away peacefully on March 18, 2018, at his home in Millbrook, NY. Born on July 21, 1928, in Fishkill Plains, NY to Berthold Swade Alley and Mary Lucy Ham Alley, he lived in the Hopewell Junction area most of his life.

On August 3, 1952, Bob married the former Joan E. Robbins of Poughkeepsie who predeceased him in June 1991. In April 1997, Bob married the former Geraldine Dalmer who survives at their Millbrook home.

Bob is survived by his sister Ruth Hogan of Beekman, NY, three children David Alley (Karen) of Middlebury, CT, Susan Flaminio White of Winston-Salem, NC, Robert Alley (Valerie) of LaGrangeville, NY, and his extended family, Lisa Prentiss (Randy) of Staatsburg, NY and Phillip Grandinetti of Hyde Park. He was so proud of all his grandchildren, Dave(Guilia), Doug(Jenny), Christine(Pat), Stacey(Justin), Scott, Ben, Sam, Phillip Jr., and his new great-granddaughter, Harper. He leaves numerous nieces and nephews.

Bob was predeceased by his parents, sisters Mary Shirley Sabellico of Hopewell Junction, Susan Hudson of Wappinger Falls, and brother John Alley of Greenwood Lake.

Bob grew up in Fishkill Plains on the family farm. He attended the one-room schoolhouse on Hillside Lake Road and graduated from Wappingers Central School. Bob eventually left the farm and joined Texaco in Beacon, NY. He started as a mechanic in the R&D area and worked his way up to Supervisor, Human Resources. Bob retired from Texaco after 39 years of faithful service.

Throughout his life, when Bob was not spending time with his family and friends, he was a proud Republican who served the communities of East Fishkill and Millbrook. He is most remembered for being a former East Fishkill Town Justice, East Fishkill Town Supervisor and Dutchess County Legislator for many years. He was influential in bringing IBM to the East Fishkill site and establishing the East Fishkill Police Department. He worked with the East Fishkill Town Board to recognize the Fishkill Plains Community Library as the nucleus for the new East Fishkill Community Library. He sat on numerous town boards and was involved in several civic associations including Little League Baseball, Boy Scouts, Lions Club, United Way and the Hillside Lake Fire Company. He was on the Assessment Renew Board and Planning Board in the Town of Washington and volunteered at The Barn Thrift Shop in Pleasant Valley. He was a member of the Hopewell Reformed Church in Hopewell Junction.

His friends knew they could always find Bob outside “tinkering” with his Wheel Horse tractors, or in his garden pulling weeds. He always considered himself a farmer at heart. He shared fascinating stories and important lessons to all that would listen.

The family would like to thank Dr. Robert Holland and his staff of Pleasant Valley for their care during this difficult time. They ask that in lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Hudson Valley Hospice, the Hopewell Reformed Church or the charity of your choice. Bob asks that you give back to your community through voluntary service. He always said, “Strong communities make strong and secure nations”.

Harlem Valley News <![CDATA[Check on disabled vehicle leads to gun and drug charges]]> 2018-03-21T13:24:17Z 2018-03-21T13:24:17Z  

Check on disabled vehicle leads to gun and drug charges


 Major Pierce V. Gallagher
 Troop F Commander



On March 20, 2018, New York State Police in Haverstraw, responding to a report of a disabled vehicle on the Palisades Interstate Parkway in Stony Point, found an armed subject asleep at the wheel.

Matthew Pate, 38 of Old Town, FL was found in possession of a loaded handgun when approached by Troopers. He was taken into custody and further found to possess methamphetamine along with equipment and material used to manufacture methamphetamine.

He was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon second degree, (felony) Criminal Possession of Precursors of Methamphetamine (felony), Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine third degree (felony) and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) seventh degree.(misdemeanor)

Matthew Pate was arraigned in the town of Stony Point Court. He was remanded to Rockland County Jail on $40,000.00 bail.


Harlem Valley News <![CDATA[Travel Advisory and Tractor Trailer Ban for I-87, Exit 17 and NYC line]]> 2018-03-21T12:33:17Z 2018-03-21T12:33:17Z  

Travel Advisory and Tractor Trailer Ban for I-87, Exit 17 and NYC line

 Major Douglas R. Keyer Jr.
 Troop T Commander



Hudson Valley: Travel advisory and Tractor Trailer ban begins March 21, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. until further notice, (weather related)  I-87 in both directions between exits 17 and NYC line.

Motorist are urged to avoid any travel unless absolutely necessary. All tractor trailers are restricted from entering or traveling on the following roadways. Motorists may wish to seek alternate routes.

  • I-87 Between Exit 17 Newburgh and the NYC line.
  • I-95,Garden State Parkway Connector and I-287


Harlem Valley News <![CDATA[Obituary, Beverly A. Lifgren]]> 2018-03-21T12:26:51Z 2018-03-21T12:26:39Z  

Beverly A. Lifgren, age 80, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 18th, 2018 at Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, NY.

She was born on February 10th, 1938 in Oneonta, NY to Robert and Margaret Manchester and was the youngest of 3 children.

She worked as a teller at Key Bank in Oneonta, NY for many years before moving down to Dover Plains, NY where she co-ran a breakfast stand with her daughter called “Debra Lees”. She later became one of the main faces of “Debra Ts Ice Cream Café” in Poughkeepsie, NY during its 20 years in business, while simultaneously helping to raise her 2 grandchildren.

She was predeceased in death by her parents, brother-in-law Ronald McMorris, best friend Ann Dennis, and many beloved pets. She is survived by her sister Jean McMorris, brother Robert Manchester Jr and his wife Julieta, daughter Debra Travis and her husband Kenneth, son James Lifgren and wife Sandra, grandsons Dylan Travis, Christopher Lifgren, and Michael Lifgren, granddaughter Kaylee Dunagan and her husband Anthony, and many nieces and nephews.

The family will greet friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at Horn & Thomes, Inc. Funeral Home, 83 East Main Street, Pawling, NY. Burial services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at Clove Cemetery in Poughquag, NY.

Memorial donations may be made to The American Heart Association.

For direction, please visit

]]> Harlem Valley News <![CDATA[Winter Storm Warning]]> 2018-03-21T19:58:32Z 2018-03-21T12:09:08Z



Winter Storm Warning

National Weather Service Albany NY
1240 PM EDT Wed Mar 21 2018

Northern Litchfield-Southern Litchfield-Western Dutchess-
Eastern Dutchess-
Including the cities of Torrington, Oakville, Gaylordsville,
New Milford, Terryville, Thomaston, Poughkeepsie, Beacon,
Arlington, Pawling, Wingdale, Dover Plains, Millbrook,
Stanfordville, Pine Plains, and Amenia
1240 PM EDT Wed Mar 21 2018


* WHAT...Heavy snow. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 7
  inches are expected across northern Dutchess and northern
  Litchfield Counties, with 6 to 10 inches across southern
  Dutchess and southern Litchfield Counties. A few spots may
  locally see up to a foot in southeastern Litchfield County.

* WHERE...Dutchess County New York and Litchfield County

* WHEN...Until 8 AM EDT Thursday. Only some light snow is
  expected through mid to late afternoon. Heavier snow develops
  toward sunset, and continues through late tonight.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions to
  develop during the evening commute and continue tonight. Be
  prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times.


A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you
must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency.



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albany NY
407 AM EDT Wed Mar 21 2018

Northern Litchfield-Southern Litchfield-Western Dutchess-
Eastern Dutchess-
407 AM EDT Wed Mar 21 2018


This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Litchfield County in northwestern
Connecticut and Dutchess County in eastern New York.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Winter Storm Warning.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Winter Storm Warning.


Please report snowfall accumulation to the National Weather Service.


Harlem Valley News <![CDATA[Unlicensed Drivers Removed From Putnam County Roads]]> 2018-03-20T22:38:19Z 2018-03-20T22:37:43Z  


Unlicensed Drivers Removed From Putnam County Roads


Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of motorists driving with suspended licenses in Putnam County.

On March 17, 2018, at approximately 2:54 p.m. Deputy Sheriff Shawn Iarussi observed a vehicle traveling northbound on Route 6N, Mahopac. The deputy saw several objects hanging from the rear-view mirror obstructing the driver’s view.

A computer check disclosed, the driver, Peter T. Fischer, age 25, of Mahopac had been driving while his privilege to do so had been suspended in New York.

Deputy Iarussi issued summonses at the scene, and Mr. Fisher was released for a future Town of Carmel court date.

Harlem Valley News <![CDATA[Putnam Sheriff’s Department Hosts Training Seminar]]> 2018-03-20T20:43:16Z 2018-03-20T20:42:26Z  

Putnam Sheriff’s Department Hosts Training Seminar


Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports that on March 20, 2018, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office hosted an 8-hour in-service training seminar.

Topics covered in the seminar included, among other topics, Criminal and Drug Interdiction, Roadside Interview Techniques, Professionalism on the Traffic Stop and Legal Updates.

This training is part of Sheriff Langley’s continuing effort to combat the drug and opioid crisis plaguing our communities.

The training was conducted by Deputy Sheriff Jeremy Yela of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Division.

Deputy Yela is a 19-year law enforcement veteran with over 2000 narcotic arrests, including several arrests involving large seizures of marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. Deputy Yela has been a criminal interdiction officer, field training officer, canine handler and trainer for over 11 years.

This training was attended by 75 law enforcement officers representing 25 different agencies from Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties as well as the Cities of Danbury and Newtown Police in Connecticut.

This multi-agency training demonstrates the continued inter-agency cooperation and commitment in the battle against the drug crisis affecting too many families, and that knows no borders.

Harlem Valley News <![CDATA[Winter Storm Warning – 418 PM EDT Tue Mar 20, 2018]]> 2018-03-21T12:07:32Z 2018-03-20T20:32:15Z Expired

Winter Storm Warning – 418 PM EDT Tue Mar 20, 2018



National Weather Service Albany NY
418 PM EDT Tue Mar 20 2018

Northern Litchfield-Southern Litchfield-Western Dutchess-
Eastern Dutchess-
Including the cities of Torrington, Oakville, Gaylordsville,
New Milford, Terryville, Thomaston, Poughkeepsie, Beacon,
Arlington, Pawling, Wingdale, Dover Plains, Millbrook,
Stanfordville, Pine Plains, and Amenia
418 PM EDT Tue Mar 20 2018


* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 10
  inches, with localized amounts up to a foot over higher terrain
  in southeast Dutchess County and Litchfield County. The lower
  end of the snow range will occur across extreme northern
  Dutchess and Litchfield Counties

* WHERE...In Connecticut, Litchfield County. In New York,
  Dutchess County.

* WHEN...From 5 AM Wednesday to 8 AM EDT Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions. Be
  prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. Snow
  covered roads will become very slippery during the morning and
  afternoon commutes.


A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you
must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency.




Harlem Valley News <![CDATA[Cortlandt woman arrested after escaping the custody of the Court]]> 2018-03-20T20:26:06Z 2018-03-20T20:26:06Z  

Cortlandt woman arrested after escaping the custody of the Court

Major Robert C. Gregory
Troop K Commander




Cortlandt, New York –   On March 20, 2018, the New York State Police from the Cortlandt barracks arrested Danielle Piamonte, age 25, of Cortlandt for Escape in the 3rd degree, and Criminal Contempt in the 2nd degree, both class A misdemeanors.

On March 19, 2018, the New York State Police responded to the town of Cortlandt Court for a report of a suspect fleeing the custody of Court Officers.  At approximately 1:50 p.m., Piamonte fled the court house after being remanded to Westchester County Jail by the presiding town Justice.  Piamonte was at the court for proceedings related to her arrest in January 2017, for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, both class A misdemeanors, and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 3rd degree, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Piamonte was arraigned before the town of Cortlandt Court and remanded to the Westchester County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond.


Harlem Valley News <![CDATA[Two arrested for Unlawful Grand Jury Disclosure]]> 2018-03-20T20:02:17Z 2018-03-20T20:02:17Z  

Two arrested for Unlawful Grand Jury Disclosure

Major Robert C. Gregory
Troop K Commander







On March 20, 2018, The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation at Livingston arrested Stephanie H. Monseu, 49 of Hudson, NY and Wayne Coe, 56 of Chatham, NY for Unlawful Grand Jury Disclosure, in violation of section 215.70 of the Penal Law, a Class E Felony.

In October 2017 the State Police commenced an investigation into the unlawful disclosure of confidential information that they were privy to while serving on a Columbia County Grand Jury.

Both defendants were issued Appearance Tickets returnable to the City of Hudson City Court for April 3, 2018, at 8:30 am.


Harlem Valley News <![CDATA[Upcoming Events at The Pawling Library]]> 2018-03-20T18:51:43Z 2018-03-20T18:51:43Z  

The Pawling Library & Front Street Gallery present

A New Chapter: Group Art Show

Submit your artwork to Front Street Gallery

Deadline: March 26     Opening: April 28



Alexander Graham Bell said, “When one door closes another door opens.” Opportunities abound and what many fail to realize is that we make our own opportunities. We are not required to follow a preordained map. Our story can go in any direction.  The unfolding is unending, as our soul searches for what brings us the greatest joy: the fulfillment of experiencing who we truly are.  In the journey, there is freedom to explore, and always a desire for more. One chapter ends and a new chapter begins.


Important Dates


Mar. 26: Deadline–submissions must be emailed or received by 12:00 am.

Mar 31: Notification of accepted work sent to artists.

April. 13-15: Delivery of accepted work to the gallery.

April 28: Opening Reception at Front Street Gallery, 10:00 am-2:00 pm.


Works in all mediums will be considered. We prefer that some of the artwork be created for this show, keeping in mind the theme.

Up to four images may be submitted. Email images to Image files Jpegs, at least 6 inches on the longest side. Please label image files clearly: Artist name, title, medium, dimensions of work and price of each item submitted. Links may be submitted as long as all of the above information is included.

Hanging fee: $25 for each accepted work. Fees due upon delivery to the gallery. An artist statement reflecting the body of work represented is optional. Curated by Jeanette Rodriguez.

Eligibility: Hangable artwork including prints, drawings, photographs, paintings, and mixed media, plus sculpture. Works may not exceed 48″ in any dimension. All works must be suitably prepared to hang and include wire or fixed hardware. No sawtooth hangers. All work must be for sale. A 40% commission will be charged by the gallery, and must be included in artist’s set price. Hanging fees are non-refundable. Every care will be taken to provide for the safety of all artwork. FSG its officers and agents will not be responsible for any loss or damage. FSG does not ensure entries and exhibits. Works will be handled and exhibited at artist’s own risk. Front Street Gallery reserves the right to reject or replace any work that it deems substantially different from the work as represented in digital form and description. All packaging material must be removed by the artist at the time of drop off. Packing material WILL NOT be stored or provided at the time of drop off and pick up. Reasonable requests will be considered.

If you have any questions, feel free to email the gallery at

Or call 917 880 5307.

Front Street Gallery

21 Front Street, Patterson NY 12563


Boosting the Immune System

Presented by Dr. Nancy Iankowitz

DNP, RN, FNP-BC, Director Holistic and Integrative Healing LLC

Tuesday, March 27

7:00-8:00 pm


Your brain is in charge of the body. It sends signals when healing is needed. Unless you understand the language used by your brain you might miss the signals. When this happens an imbalance takes place and illness occurs.

Please join us for this informative presentation and learn how to interpret the brains extraordinary alert system; your key to health and wellness.

Our brain knows the answers; our mind just needs a little guidance.

About our presenter: Dr. Nancy Iankowitz is a board-certified family nurse practitioner, director of Holistic and Integrative Healing LLC, and host of ‘Marcy’s World’ on WPWL 103.7 Pawling Public Radio – a community service offered to help parents communicate effectively with their children, and an ongoing effort to build community wellness by building a wellness community. She is the author of several books, contributes to the ‘Health and Wellness’ section of The Pawling Record, edits peer-reviewed nursing journals and texts, offers “Healing Through Journaling” workshops, and enjoys teaching nursing students at both the college and university level.

Registration is required for all programs.

Call the Pawling Library at 845-855-3444 to register.