Columbia-Greene Local News-August 9

COLUMBIA-GREENE COUNTY NEWS 8-9-19

POWER CREWS ARE BACK THIS MORNING,

RESTORING POWER TO OVER 7000 CUSTOMERS

THAT WERE IN THE DARK, FOLLOWING

YESTERDAY AFTERNOON'S STORMS. THERE

WERE OVER TWO DOZEN REPORTS OF TREES

AND WIRES DOWN ACROSS THE AREA. THIS

MORNING, THERE ARE ABOUT 200 OUT IN

GREENE COUNTY AND 1500 IN COLUMBIA

COUNTY. ALL COMPANIES ARE ESTIMATING

TO HAVE EVERYONE BACK UP BY MID-

MORNING.

THE RED CROSS IS ASSISTING A FAMILY

OF SEVEN, AFTER FIRE DAMAGED THEIR

HOME THURSDAY AFTERNOON IN FREEHOLD.

FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED TO THE

HOUSE ON ROUTE 32, AFTER SMOKE WAS

SEEN COMING FROM THE STRUCTURE.

THE GREENE COUNTY FIRE INVESTIGATION

TEAM IS LOOKING INTO THE CAUSE.

A MAN IN HIS 60'S WAS TREATED FOR

INJURIES YESTERDAY, FOLLOWING A

ONE CAR ACCIDENT IN CAIRO. THE

MAN'S CAR REPORTEDLY STRUCK A

TREE, SOME SIGNS, AND A UTILITY

POLE, BEFORE COMING TO REST ON

MAIN STREET. CALLERS REPORTED THE

CAR WAS GOING AT A HIGH RATE OF

SPEED.

A ROMANIAN MAN, HAS PLEAD GUILTY

TO PLACING SKIMMERS ON CAPITAL

REGION BANK ATM'S TO STEAL

ACCOUNT INFORMATION. SEVERAL OF THOSE

WERE IN COLUMBIA COUNTY. 32 YEAR

OLD GHEORGHE CIRSTEA FACES UP TO

FIVE YEARS IN PRISON, WHEN HE IS

SENTENCED IN FEDERAL COURT DECEMBER

12TH.

TWO COLUMBIA COUNTY TOWNS WILL

SOON HAVE A CHOICE, ON WHO

PROVIDES THEIR CABLE AND

INTERNET. THE STATE PUBLIC

SERVICE COMMISSION SAYS, BOTH

AUSTERLITZ AND ANCRAM HAVE

ENTERED INTO AGREEMENTS WITH

BERKSHIRE CABLE. RIGHT NOW,

CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES

THOSE AREAS.

IT IS NOW A FELONY CRIME, TO

INTENTIONALLY CAUSE A CAR ACCIDENT,

TO FRAUD AN INSURANCE COMPANY.

THE GOVERNOR SIGNED THE LAW THURSDAY,

WHICH IS NAMED AFTER ALICE ROSS, A

71 YEAR OLD GRANDMOTHER, WHO WAS

KILLED IN A 2003 STAGED ACCIDENT IN

QUEENS.

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