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December 2014

Ag sales increase in New York and Pennsylvania

REGION — The sales figures compiled by the United States Department of Agriculture for 2013 were released in December and showed increases in both New York and Pennsylvania.

In New York, cash receipts for the year total $5,677,561,000, up more than $200 million from the previous year, with about $2.8 billion coming from dairy and milk products.  Read more

Mom arrested for stealing from son in Afghanistan

Town of Greenville, NY — A Town of Greenville woman has been arrested; police say she stole $27,000 from her son while he was stationed in Afghanistan.

The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Middletown says Pearl Smith, age 46, was arrested on December 23rd and charged with grand larceny aggravated identity theft.

Police say Smith was developed as a suspect after her son, a U.S. Army soldier deployed to Afghanistan, reported to troopers that someone had used his identity information to withdraw money from a personal banking account.  Read more

Sheriff warns of scams

MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County sheriff Mike Schiff warned in November of a scam involving customers of Orange and Rockland Utilities in the southern part of the county. That scam has progressed into Sullivan County proper and now involves customers of New York State Gas and Electric (NYSEG).  Read more

Looking back on 2014

REGION — The early part of 2014 was marked by the polar vortex, which sent cold air into the region and the country resulting in record-breaking cold temperatures in many areas. Forecasters are not predicting a return of the phenomenon; in fact, winter may be warmer than average, especially if El Niño conditions form in the southern Pacific Ocean, which has been given a 65% chance of happening by the Climate Prediction Center, the National Weather Service and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society.  Read more

NPS natural gas summit issues

NARROWSBURG, NY — National Park Service (NPS) regional and local staff, Delaware River Basin Commission and Army Corps of Engineers staff journeyed west for the National Park Service Natural Gas Summit in September. They viewed Pennsylvania’s gas fields and gas facilities as far afield as Susquehanna and Bradford counties and spoke with people there and in the Upper Delaware.  Read more

Rock Hill man arrested for stealing from drug-carrying women

On Sunday 12/21/14 at about 11:38 PM Sullivan County 911 received a call of a robbery in progress on Lake Shore Drive West, in the Emerald Green Subdivision of Rock Hill. Sullivan County Sheriff’s Deputies and state troopers responded to the scene and interviewed Rachel Farina, 18, of Woodridge.  Read more

Mother steals $27,000 from son in Afghanistan

On Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014, the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Middletown arrested Pearl Smith, age 46, of the Town of Greenville, for Grand Larceny in third degree and Aggravated Identity Theft.  Read more

Livingston Manor man arrested for assault

On Sunday December 21st, 2014 Liberty Troopers arrested a Livingston Manor man for Assault and Criminal Mischief stemming from a Domestic dispute with his girlfriend.  Read more

Alzheimer's support group

January 6, 2015

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group from 6 to 7:30pm at Achieve Rehab & Nursing Facility, 170 Lake St. Open to the public to all caregivers/family members of people with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders.

For More Information: 
845/292-4200, ext. 3402.