Columbia-Greene Local News-August 3

COLUMBIA-GREENE COUNTY NEWS 8-3-19

A JURY BEGAN DELIBERATING THE CASE OF

JEFFREY BARMEN OF STOCKPORT FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

THE 44 YEAR OLD IS ON TRIAL FOR THE 3RD TIME,

FOR AN ALLEGED RAPE IN THE TOWN OF KINDERHOOK

IN 2017. HIS FIRST TWO TRIALS ENDED WITH

HUNG JURIES. THEY WILL CONTINUE ON MONDAY.

A CRARYVILLE MAN, CHARGED IN JULY WITH

KIDNAPPING, WAS ARRAIGNED IN COLUMBIA

COUNTY COURT YESTERDAY ON FELONY CHARGES,

AFTER HIS INDICTMENT BY A GRAND JURY.

A TRIAL DATE HAS BEEN SET FOR NEXT MARCH

FOR 35 YEAR OLD THOMAS GOLDEN. THE

ALLEGED CRIME TOOK PLACE IN THE TOWN

OF HILLSDALE.

A VALATIE BRIDGE WILL BE NAMED AFTER

A VILLAGE SOLDIER WHO WAS KILLED IN

ACTION IN VIETNAM. THE GOVERNOR'S

OFFICE ANNOUNCED FRIDAY THE THE BRIDGE

OVER THE KINDERHOOK CREEK ON ROUTE 203 WILL

BE NAMED AS THE ROGER J. MAZAL MEMORIAL BRIDGE.

HE DIED MARCH 7TH, 1969.

STATE POLICE ARE CREDITING THEIR BLOODHOUND

TILLY, FOR LOCATING AN ENDANGERED ADULT,

WHO WENT MISSING WEDNESDAY IN AN AREA OFF

COUNTY ROUTE 9 IN NEW LEBANON. THE VICTIM,

WHO SUFFERS WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE,

HAD BEEN MISSING FOUR HOURS IN TEMPERATURES

OVER 90 DEGREES. THEY WERE LOCATED IN 15

MINUTES AFTER THE SEARCH BEGAN.

A ONE CAR ACCIDENT CLOSED PART OF COUNTY

ROUTE 31 IN LIVINGSTON FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

THE CAR CRASHED INTO A DITCH SOUTH OF

COUNTY ROUTE 10 JUST BEFORE 5, BRINGING

DOWN WIRES. THE DRIVER'S INJURIES WERE

SAID TO BE MINOR.

CREWS WERE ALSO ON THE SCENE OF A MORE

SERIOUS ACCIDENT YESTERDAY AFTERNOON

IN NEW LEBANON. THAT ONE HAPPENED ON

ROUTE 20 NEAR CANAAN ROAD, WHEN A CAR

ROLLED OVER, JUST AFTER 4. THREE PEOPLE

IN THE CAR REFUSED MEDICAL TREATMENT.

AN ELECTRICAL FIRE BROUGHT ASHLAND

FIREFIGHTERS TO A HOME ON COUNTY ROUTE 4

YESTERDAY MORNING. THE FIRE BEGAN IN A

LIGHT FIXTURE IN THE KITCHEN AROUND

11:45.

BIG FESTIVALS TAKE PLACE TODAY ON

BOTH SIDES OF THE RIVER. IN COXSACKIE,

THE ANNUAL RIVERSIDE FESTIVAL BEGINS

AT 11 IN RIVERSIDE PARK, AND RUNS ALL

DAY, UNTIL FIREWORKS AT DUSK.

IN HUDSON, THE ANNUAL BANGLADESH

FESTIVAL BEGINS AT 3 AND RUNS TILL 9

IN RIVERFRONT PARK. AT BOTH FESTIVALS,

ADMISSION IS FREE

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