Kathy Reakes

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Kathy Reaks has worked as a reporter in the local news business since 1984, starting as a news clerk and working her way up. She spent 17 years at Florida Today in Melbourne, Florida as a general assignment reporter, crime reporter, entertainment reporter and restaurant critic. She worked four years at Hometown News as a general assignment reporter, then another two years at Spacecoast Daily in Cocoa Beach, Florida. She attended Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne, Florida.

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Arlington Eatery Cited For Tasty Burgers, Sandwiches Arlington Eatery Cited For Tasty Burgers, Sandwiches
Arlington Eatery Cited For Tasty Burgers, Sandwiches Looking for a laid-back, groovy kind of place to hang out this summer, grab a drink and a burger and some fries?  Then, a new Hudson Valley restaurant—Meyer's Olde Dutch or MOD in Dutchess County in Poughkeepsie—is just the place, according to online reviewers and foodies. Local residents already have the pleasure of eating at Meyer's Old Dutch, which has a location in Beacon.  The new Arlington location, which opened in May, has a large shaded patio for outdoor dining and a superb bar, reviews say. The menu features something for everyone, even vegetarians and people with food …
Police ID 3 Of 4 Victims In Fiery Fatal CT Head-On Crash Police ID 3 Of 4 Victims In Fiery Fatal CT Head-On Crash
Police ID 3 Of 4 Victims In Fiery Fatal CT Head-On Crash Police in Connecticut have identified three of the four people killed in a horrific two-vehicle fiery crash. Related: 4 Killed In Head-On Crash On Waterbury Roadway The crash occurred in New Haven County around 11 p.m. Friday, July 19, in Waterbury on Thomaston Avenue when a car traveling south slammed into a northbound vehicle, causing both to burst into flames, said Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police. He added that the two involved vehicles have been identified as an Audi A7 and a Lexus GS300.  Bessette said the Lexus driver has been identified as Mark Sousa, age 44, …
Valley Stream Man Slashes Woman With Knife During Fight: Police Valley Stream Man Slashes Woman With Knife During Fight: Police
Valley Stream Man Slashes Woman With Knife During Fight: Police A Long Island man was charged with assault after allegedly slashing a woman with a knife as she attempted to break up a fight. Jose Velasquez, age 38, of Valley Stream, was arrested on Monday, July 22, in Valley Stream, Nassau County Police said. The incident occurred around 12:30 a.m. on Monday, July 22, at the J & F Jimenez Deli at 240 Rockaway Ave.  According to Nassau County Police, the woman told officers she was attempting to break up a fight when Velasquez slashed her left hand. Velasquez was charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon and held for a…
CT Man Dies After Rolling Classic Convertible Off Retaining Wall CT Man Dies After Rolling Classic Convertible Off Retaining Wall
CT Man Dies After Rolling Classic Convertible Off Retaining Wall A Connecticut man was killed after rolling his classic 1965 Ford Mustang off of a retaining wall. The crash occurred in New London County around 9:30 a.m., Sunday, July 21, in Preston near 194 Middle Road. According to the Connecticut State Police, Kraid Bressette, age 60, of New London County in Preston, died after he drove his convertible into the northbound grassy roadside and onto a stone retaining wall before rolling on its right side. The convertible top was down at the of the crash, State Police said. State Police said there was a five-foot drop from the roadway to the base of the …
IDs Released For Men Who Drowned In Candlewood Lake IDs Released For Men Who Drowned In Candlewood Lake
IDs Released For Men Who Drowned In Candlewood Lake The names of two Fairfield County men who died after jumping into Candlewood Lake have been released. Related: Bodies Of Missing Danbury Swimmers Found In Candlewood Lake The bodies of Danbury residents Muzha Medardo Vayancela, age 26, and Loja Klever Guanuchi, age 36, were recovered by divers on Thursday, July 18, said Ethan Van Ness with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) on Friday, July 19. Vayancela and Guanuchi jumped into the water of Candlewood Lake on the evening of Monday, July 15, while boating with friends around 10:15 …
Harrowing Rescue Saves Fairfield Woman Hiking In New Hampshire After Injury Harrowing Rescue Saves Fairfield Woman Hiking In New Hampshire After Injury
Harrowing Rescue Saves Fairfield Woman Hiking In New Hampshire After Injury Good Samaritans and conservation officers saved a Fairfield County woman hiking in New Hampshire after injuring her leg. The incident occurred in New Hampshire on Saturday, July 13, on the 19 Mile Brook Trail in Green's Grant. According to Sgt. Glen Lucas with New Hampshire Fish & Game, Carrie Euring, age unknown, of Fairfield, was planning to hike the 19 Mile Brook Trail to the Carter Dome Trail in an effort to summit Mt. Hight.  After summiting Mt. Hight, Euring hiked to Carter Dome and began to hike down the Carter Moriah Trail when she injured her leg on the steep terrain…
Esopus Man Behind Bars For Making Terroristic Threat, Police Say Esopus Man Behind Bars For Making Terroristic Threat, Police Say
Esopus Man Behind Bars For Making Terroristic Threat, Police Say A Hudson Valley man has been charged with allegedly making a terroristic threat and narcotics possession after threatening to blow up a government building. Ulster County resident Michael J. Bassile, age 37, of Esopus, was arrested on Monday, July 15, by the Ulster County Sheriff's Office. According to Capt. Joseph Sciutto, one of the department's deputies assigned to the Security Division at the Ulster County Department of Social Services building, received a report from staff regarding Bassile.  The report alleged that when they spoke with Bassile, he became angry and…
New Restaurant In Fishkill Cited For Friendly, Relaxed Atmosphere New Restaurant In Fishkill Cited For Friendly, Relaxed Atmosphere
New Restaurant In Fishkill Cited For Friendly, Relaxed Atmosphere A new restaurant that debuted in the Hudson Valley just a month ago is making waves with diners and online reviewers for its food and relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Located in Dutchess County, La Sorella “The Sister," in the village of Fishkill at 992 Main St., opened in June and is located right next door to its "sister," Il Figlio Enoteca. Here's how one Yelper described the new restaurant that caters to all ages but is perfect for the person who is looking to make friends or work-from-home employees looking for wifi and a comfy spot to settle in: "This place has a Wow factor to…
Attempted Fake Transaction At Darien Bank Lands Man In Jail, Police Say Attempted Fake Transaction At Darien Bank Lands Man In Jail, Police Say
Attempted Fake Transaction At Darien Bank Lands Man In Jail, Police Say A man who was wanted for allegedly attempting to make a fraudulent bank transaction in Fairfield County turned himself in to the police. Steven Guardindo, age 56, of Wilmington, North Carolina, was arrested on July 11 by Darien Police for the March 2023 incident. According to Darien Police Sgt. Mauricio Vigil, officers responded to the Fairfield Country Bank in Darien for a report of a man attempting to make a fraudulent transaction using a fake passport. By the time officers officers arrived, Guardino had already left. But bank employees told police he gave them the fake ID in t…
Popular Bagel Shop To Open New Location In Poughkeepsie Popular Bagel Shop To Open New Location In Poughkeepsie
Popular Bagel Shop To Open New Location In Poughkeepsie Three years ago, during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Hudson Valley couple came up with the unique idea of stuffing their favorite foods into homemade bagels. Well, a few years later, that idea—now Moonrise Bagels in Ulster County in Woodstock—has been so successful that the couple has been featured on the "Today" show, and their "yummy" New York-style bagels are shipped nationwide through GoldBelly. It wasn't easy and involved a lot of hard work, but they made it happen, and now they are opening a second Moonrise Bagels in Dutchess County in Poughkeepsie on Saturday, July 20.  The first …
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