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Law & Disorder: Dec. 21, 2014

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The following items are based on information provided by officials in law enforcement and the criminal justice system.

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• Drugs: Sean M. Delaunay, 31, of Glenmont, was arrested by state police at Coxsackie at 10:15 p.m. Friday on county Route 23B and was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and with possessing a controlled substance not in its original container, a violation.

Source:: Daily Freeman

December 20, 2014 |

Winners and losers in upstate New York casino decision

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By By David Klepper Associated Press

ALBANY >> The new casinos coming to upstate New York won’t open for at least a few years, but there are already winners and losers as the state expands into Las Vegas-style gambling.

While officials and developers in Schenectady, Sullivan and Seneca counties are celebrating the promise of jobs, tourism and tax revenue, supporters of the 13 losing bids are mourning lost opportunities.

Source:: Daily Freeman

December 20, 2014 |

Ulster town officials approve agreements with two unions

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By By William J. Kemble news@freemanonline.com

TOWN OF ULSTER >> Town Board members approved new contracts with two unions that will provide two percent annual wage increases and a larger employee contribution to health insurance premiums.

The collective bargaining agreements were approved during a meeting Thursday, covering the Laborer’s International Union Local 17 through 2017 and the Policemen’s Benevolent Association through 2016.

Source:: Daily Freeman

December 20, 2014 |

Poughkeepsie woman arrested for identity theft

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By Freeman staff

POUGHKEEPSIE >> A Poughkeepsie woman who is an inmate at the Dutchess County Jail was charged with identity theft Thursday, according to state police in Highland.

Police said Debra M. Briceno, 43, of Poughkeepsie, was charged as the result of an investigation into a stolen credit card and transactions made on the card, allegedly by Briceno.

Source:: Daily Freeman

December 20, 2014 |

Phoenicia Festival of the Voice awarded $114,500 state grant

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By By Jay Braman Jr. news@freemanonline.com

Christmas came early this year for the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice, and while the presents say “do not open until 2015,” the people behind this now well-established arts group are thrilled.

The Voice Festival was given a $114,500 state grant last week as part of a multi-million dollar regional Economic Development Initiative handed out by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Dec.

Source:: Daily Freeman

December 20, 2014 |

Stream projects completed in Upper Esopus Creek Watershed

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SHANDAKEN >> The Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program announced on Friday the completion of two major projects restoring 1,620 fee of stream in the town of Shandaken.

The projects, with combined costs of $2.6 million, were designed to protect key roadways and water quality in the New York City drinking water supply.

Source:: Daily Freeman

December 20, 2014 |
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