Law & disorder: Nov. 25, 2016

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

City of Kingston

. Drugs: Vaneese L. Roseberry, 36, of Lake Katrine, was arrested by state police at Ulster at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday on Col. Chandler Drive on two misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

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Local news briefs: Nov. 25, 2016

Beekman Arms seeks village OK to expand

RHINEBECK >> The village Planning Board will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Village Municipal Hall, 76 E. Market St., on the site plan application of Beekman Arms/Beekman Delamater Prop., LLC, 6387 Mill St.

The application seeks approval to allow the expansion of the banquet facility, replacement of a glass greenhouse with a new dining area and exterior improvements.

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

City of Kingston

. Drugs: Vaneese L. Roseberry, 36, of Lake Katrine, was arrested by state police at Ulster at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday on Col. Chandler Drive on two misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Source:: Daily Freeman

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State appellate court allows lawsuit over Ulster County Jail inmate assault to proceed

By By Ariél Zangla azangla@freemanonline.com ArielAtFreeman on Twitter

KINGSTON >> A jury will decide whether employees at the Ulster County Jail could have reasonably foreseen that an inmate with a prior history of violence while incarcerated would attack another inmate, a state appellate court has ruled.

The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court, Third Department, ruled Wednesday that it would be up to a jury in state Supreme Court in Ulster County to determine whether employees at the jail failed to take action to address a reasonably foreseeable threat that resulted in the assault of Patrick J.

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Hudson River Maritime Museum becomes year-round facility

KINGSTON, N.Y. >> The Hudson River Maritime Museum has become a year-round facility after more than 35 years in operation.

Through a grant from the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the museum is continuing with its facade and facility improvements, according to a press release.

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Dutchess Habitat for Humanity moves house from Staatsburgh to Poughkeepsie

By Ann Hutton

People watching the Habitat for Humanity home get placed on its new foundation at45 Smith Street in the City of Poughkeepsie (photo by Barb Adams)

Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County had a problem. Someone had given the organization a house, with the stipulation that it had to be moved. If you're a not-for-profit dedicated to creating viable homes for people in need, the outright gift of a whole, solid house is a godsend. It's the kind of problem that you want. Houses don't grow on trees, so to speak; nor do they fall out of the sky like pennies from you-know-where. But this one did – which presented the local Habitat Dutchess folks with a big challenge: to move an intact structure from its plot of land in Staatsburgh and reposition it on an empty lot in Poughkeepsie, and do it fast.

The 1998 Cape Cod-style dwelling, built on 6.5 rolling acres, was owned by a retired priest. When he died and a couple from Long Island bought the property, Dav…

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Best of the best for fall sports in New Paltz and Highland

By Rich Corozine

New Paltz's Jimmy Verney

Best game/meet (team) New Paltz football's 33-17 win over Marlboro for the Section 9 Class B title, the Huguenots won their first championship since 2010 and broke the Dukes' string of Section titles at five.

New Paltz's Cerissa DiValentino

Best game/meet (individual) Where do we start? A three-way tie between girls soccer's Cerissa DiValentino scoring four goals in six minutes against a good Highland team; Abbie Santos winning two Section 9 girls swimming titles at the championship meet two weeks ago; and Jimmy Verney's tour-de-force performance running and passing the ball in leading the football team to the Section 9 championship over Marlboro.

New Paltz's Abbie Santos

Best of the unsung The New Paltz defense (football) — led by Guy Soumah and Kenny Verney, the offense rolled along on big plays, while the “D” held regular season opponents to 56 points in eight games, kudos to defense coach Sam …

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A big weekend for craft fairs in the Hudson Valley

By staff

The Basilica Farm & Flea Holiday Market 2016 will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. on Friday, November 25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 26 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 27. A $5 entry fee covers admission for the entire weekend, and children under 12 get in for free. (photo by Akemi Hiatt)

If conventional Black Friday bargain-hunting isn't your idea of a good time, one alternative destination that really stands out – largely because of its organizers' commitment to sustainability and the agriculture-based economy of the Hudson Valley – is the Basilica Farm & Flea Holiday Market, which proudly terms itself “the Anti-Black Friday big sister goddess.” Locally sourced food, vintage and recycled items are featured at the Basilica Hudson event alongside beautiful objects handmade by the region's artisans.

“Maker” categories include Paper, Ceramics, Leather, Wood, Home & Garden, Kids & Toys, Jewelry, Fiber/Textiles, Apparel, A…

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Sinterklaas returns to Kingston Saturday with a new storyline

By By Brian Hubert bhubert@freemanonline.com @brianatfreeman on Twitter

KINGSTON, N.Y. >> Sinterklaas returns to the Rondout Saturday with a brand new storyline that incorporates the iconic Hudson Valley legend Rip Van Winkle.

"He falls asleep for a very long time, and the world changes around him," Jeanne Fleming, who created the event, said.

Fleming said she takes a bit of creative license with Washington Irving's famed tale, which also gave rise to the legend that the sound of thunder in the mountain comes from someone bowling.

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