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Greene County, NY

Alert Issued For 16-Year-Old Girl From Region Missing 3 Days Alert Issued For 16-Year-Old Girl From Region Missing 3 Days
Alert Issued For 16-Year-Old Girl From Region Missing 3 Days Police are asking for help in locating a 16-year-old girl from the region who has been missing for several days. Greene County resident DeAnna Cilento was last seen at a home in Prattsville on Sunday, June 30, according to sheriff’s officials. Investigators said Cilento may have traveled to Delaware County or Brooklyn. She is 5-foot-10 and around 180 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at 518-819-1128. Share this story by clicking the Facebook icon below. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
Potent Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Dutchess County Potent Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Dutchess County
Potent Storm Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Dutchess County Thousands are without power after a severe storm swept through the Northeast. At around 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30, a total of around 16,315 customers in New York are without electricity, according to poweroutage.us. Here's a breakdown by counties in the region: Dutchess - 5,999 Suffolk - 934  Ulster - 681 Putnam - 530 Greene - 344 Sullivan - 340 Columbia - 215 Rensselaer - 188 Nassau - 93 Westchester - 30 Saratoga - 28 Albany - 24 Orange - 13 Rockland - 0 A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was in effect for the entire region from around midday to 7 p.m. Sunday. Check back to Daily Voice for…
Man Accused Of Beating Victim To Death In Hudson Valley Man Accused Of Beating Victim To Death In Hudson Valley
Man Accused Of Beating Victim To Death In Hudson Valley A resident in the region faces 25 years in state prison after being found guilty by a jury for beating another man to death. Ulster County resident Joseph Karolys, age 39, of Saugerties, was convicted on Friday, June 14, of manslaughter, assault, and tampering with physical evidence following a two-week jury trial for the death of David "Mickey" Myer, age 66, also of Saugerties, on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. According to Ulster County District Attorney Emmanuel C. Nneji, Myer, and Michael Cummins were driven home by Karolys following a Halloween party at a Greene County Bar.  Myer’…
Toddlers, Infants Among Hundreds Of Child Sex Abuse Images In Area Man's Possession Toddlers, Infants Among Hundreds Of Child Sex Abuse Images In Area Man's Possession
Toddlers, Infants Among Hundreds Of Child Sex Abuse Images In Area Man's Possession A 26-year-old man from the region faces years in federal prison after he was caught with hundreds of images depicting child sex abuse. Greene County resident Drew Caswell, of Cairo, pleaded guilty to receipt, distribution, and possession of child pornography in Albany federal court on Wednesday, May 29. According to prosecutors, Caswell confessed to using a file-hosting service to download child pornography and then shared numerous photos and videos on X, formerly Twitter. He also admitted to possessing illicit images on his cell phone, including nearly 300 pictures and videos of toddlers…
Update: EMTs Resign Over Alleged Mistreatment Of Area Patient Caught On Video Update: EMTs Resign Over Alleged Mistreatment Of Area Patient Caught On Video
Update: EMTs Resign Over Alleged Mistreatment Of Area Patient Caught On Video Two paramedics in upstate New York who were seen on a viral video mistreating and berating a developmentally disabled patient have resigned. The Greene County incident happened Friday evening, May 17, in the Village of Catskill. Emergency crews were called to a residence on Main Street for reports of a 63-year-old man who was unable to get up and was having difficulty breathing, Greene County newspaper Porcupine Soup reports. Nest home video footage posted on YouTube shows a male and female EMT responding to the residence in an ambulance. The female EMT appears agitated right off the bat w…
Fatal Rollover Crash: Woman ID'd As Victim In Region Fatal Rollover Crash: Woman ID'd As Victim In Region
Fatal Rollover Crash: Woman ID'd As Victim In Region A woman has been identified as the victim of a fatal one-car rollover crash in the region. It happened around 6:40 p.m. Friday, April 19, in Greene County, in the village of Catskill, on I-87. A preliminary investigation at the scene determined that a 2004 Ford Escape was traveling northbound in the passing lane between Exit 20 (Saugerties) and Exit 21 (Catskill), when, for an unknown reason, it exited the roadway, went through the guide rail, struck an earth embankment, and overturned, New York State Police said. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Regina Levine, age 66, of …
Fatal Crash: 38-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Crash In Region Fatal Crash: 38-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Crash In Region
Fatal Crash: 38-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Crash In Region One person is dead following a single-vehicle crash in the region. The Greene County wreck happened at around 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, on State Route 23 in the town of Windham. New York State Police said 38-year-old Adam Kingsley, of Hunter, was driving a Toyota westbound on State Route 23 when he went off the roadway and struck a tree. Kingsley, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. No other vehicles were involved and there were no other reports of injuries. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
This Rhinebeck Housing Project To Receive Portion Of $260M Fed, State Funding This Rhinebeck Housing Project To Receive Portion Of $260M Fed, State Funding
This Rhinebeck Housing Project To Receive Portion Of $260M Fed, State Funding More than a quarter billion dollars in federal and state funding will go toward addressing New York’s housing crisis. Over $260 million has been awarded to 29 housing developments across the state through tax credits and subsidies meant to create or preserve over 1,800 affordable and sustainable homes, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Monday, March 18. The projects will upgrade and modernize public housing and further local economic development initiatives, according to the governor’s office. Each one includes sustainable features meant to advance the state’s climate goals. “The only way to add…
Husband-Wife Duo Behind New Pasta Shop In Region ‘Completely Floored’ By Support Husband-Wife Duo Behind New Pasta Shop In Region ‘Completely Floored’ By Support
Husband-Wife Duo Behind New Pasta Shop In Region ‘Completely Floored’ By Support Steve Gonzalez and Kate Galassi are feeling the love. A week after opening their new pasta shop in Greene County – Via Ravioli on Route 9W in Coxsackie – the husband-and-wife duo says the outpouring of support they’ve received from community members has left them “completely floored.” Despite the rain, more than 100 people showed up Wednesday, March 6, for the grand opening of their business. Gonzalez had to make a second batch of ricotta ravioli to keep the shelves stocked. “We are glad to know we live amongst so many true ravioli lovers,” the couple said on Facebook. The heart of their …
Water Park In Region Fined $38K For Violating Federal Labor Laws With Teen Employees Water Park In Region Fined $38K For Violating Federal Labor Laws With Teen Employees
Water Park In Region Fined $38K For Violating Federal Labor Laws With Teen Employees A water park in the region will have to pay nearly $40,000 in fines for violating federal child labor laws with dozens of teenage employees. Greene County’s Zoom Flume Water Park, located in East Durham, was the target of investigation by the Albany district office of the US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division in 2022. The agency found that the water park allowed 35 15-year-old lifeguards to work with prohibited equipment at the top of elevated, power-driven water slides between July 2021 and July 2022. As such, the company was found to be in violation of federal labor laws and reg…
Jackpot! $34K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold At Business In Region Jackpot! $34K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold At Business In Region
Jackpot! $34K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold At Business In Region A winning lottery ticket worth over $30,000 was sold at a business in the region. The top-prize-winning TAKE 5 ticket, worth $34,822, was sold in Greene County in Prattsville, at the Catskill Mountain Wine & Liquor on Main Street. It was sold for the evening drawing held on Wednesday, Feb. 7, New York Lottery announced. Winners have one year from the drawing date to claim their prize money. Players can check their numbers on the New York Lottery website.
'Thankful For The Memories': Restaurant In Region Announces Closure 'Thankful For The Memories': Restaurant In Region Announces Closure
'Thankful For The Memories': Restaurant In Region Announces Closure A well-reviewed Irish pub in the region has permanently closed after five years in business. Greene County eatery Murphy’s Law Public House – located in Leeds at 1147 Main Street – announced that it would not be reopening after its winter break. “It is with heavy hearts that the Murphy clan regrets to announce the difficult decision…” the business said in a Facebook post Tuesday, Jan. 16.  “Though we never had the intentions of running a restaurant, we feel blessed to have been a part of the experience here in Leeds.” Murphy’s Law Public House opened in 2019 serving up pub staples li…
Snowplowing Truck Hits, Kills Woman In Parking Lot In Region Snowplowing Truck Hits, Kills Woman In Parking Lot In Region
Snowplowing Truck Hits, Kills Woman In Parking Lot In Region A woman has died after being struck by a pickup truck outside an apartment complex in the region. The Greene County incident happened at around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, in Coxsackie at the Peppertree Apartments. According to sheriff’s officials, a 66-year-old New Baltimore man was using a pickup truck to plow snow in the building’s parking lot when he struck a woman while backing up. The 70-year-old Coxsackie woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities had not released her identity as of Thursday, Jan. 18. The incident is under investigation. 
Tragedy Averted: Couple Pulled From Burning RV On Highway In Region Tragedy Averted: Couple Pulled From Burning RV On Highway In Region
Tragedy Averted: Couple Pulled From Burning RV On Highway In Region An elderly couple are lucky to be alive after finding themselves trapped in a burning RV on the side of the Thruway. The Greene County incident happened shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, on I-87 in the town of Catskill. State Police said a motorhome was towing a Jeep when it experienced a mechanical failure that ignited a fire. When troopers arrived, they found the RV on the right shoulder fully engulfed in flames. The vehicle was parked up against the guardrail, blocking the door and preventing the two elderly occupants and their pets from escaping, police said. “Without any reg…
Woman Killed Driving On Flooded Roadway In Region Woman Killed Driving On Flooded Roadway In Region
Woman Killed Driving On Flooded Roadway In Region A potent, late autumn storm that pounded the region has turned deadly after a woman was killed by floodwaters. Emergency crews in Greene County were called at around 10:15 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18, for a vehicle submerged in floodwater in Catskill, near Cauterskill Road. State Police said troopers found a Chevrolet SUV off the east shoulder of the roadway submerged in water near Kaaterskill Creek. Earlier Report: Widespread Flooding, Road Closures Reported As Potent Storm Drenches Capital Region They attempted to reach the car but were kept back by the strong current. Members of the …
Widespread Flooding, Road Closures Reported As Potent Storm Drenches Region Widespread Flooding, Road Closures Reported As Potent Storm Drenches Region
Widespread Flooding, Road Closures Reported As Potent Storm Drenches Region A potent, late autumn storm is bringing flooding and road closures to parts of the region. Flood watches or warnings are up for the entire Capital Region with rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches expected through Monday night, Dec. 18, according to the National Weather Service in Albany. Higher rainfall accumulations are expected on east and southeast-facing slopes of the eastern Catskills. In Albany County, a flood warning is up for the Mohawk River at Cohoes, where minor flooding is expected after midnight as the river crests just above its flood stage of 20 feet. A flood warning is also in…
‘Unadulterated Greed’: Cousins From Region Jailed For Evading Taxes On Stock Sales ‘Unadulterated Greed’: Cousins From Region Jailed For Evading Taxes On Stock Sales
‘Unadulterated Greed’: Cousins From Region Jailed For Evading Taxes On Stock Sales Two cousins from the region will spend months in jail after confessing to tax evasion. Greene County residents Dennis Radcliffe, age 52, and Kenneth Radcliffe, age 50, both of Elka Park, were sentenced to six months behind bars in Albany federal court on Thursday, Dec. 14. It followed their guilty plea to two conspiracies, the first of which involved avoiding taxes by not reporting several million dollars of income from the sales of penny stocks between 2014 and 2017. The stock sales occurred in brokerage accounts they controlled under the names of their companies, Crackerjack Classics LLC…
'Tragic Loss': Business Owner, Wife From Region Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash 'Tragic Loss': Business Owner, Wife From Region Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash
'Tragic Loss': Business Owner, Wife From Region Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash Friends and loved ones are mourning the loss of a beloved business owner and wife from the region following her untimely death in a car crash. The Greene County wreck happened just before 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, in the town of Windham on Mitchell Hollow Road. New York State Police said Olivia Giordano, age 42, was driving a Mercedes Benz northwest when she failed to negotiate a turn, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and strike a tree. Giordano, of Schoharie, was pronounced dead at the scene. News of her death triggered an outpouring of tributes on social media, including from th…
Know Them? Tumbler Smugglers Nab $400 Worth Of Merch From Starbucks In Region: Police Know Them? Tumbler Smugglers Nab $400 Worth Of Merch From Starbucks In Region: Police
Know Them? Tumbler Smugglers Nab $400 Worth Of Merch From Starbucks In Region: Police Police are asking for help in identifying two women caught on video stealing hundreds of dollars' worth of merchandise from a Starbucks in the region. The Greene County incident happened Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Starbucks located at the New Baltimore Service Area on the Thruway. New York State Police said the suspects stole approximately $400 worth of items. Surveillance footage released by police shows the women putting several tumblers in their bags before leaving without paying. ***PLEASE SHARE*** State Police Albany is seeking the public's help in identifying two suspects invol…
State's $8.7M Will Cover Repaving Of Area Highways Impacted By Extreme Weather State's $8.7M Will Cover Repaving Of Area Highways Impacted By Extreme Weather
State's $8.7M Will Cover Repaving Of Area Highways Impacted By Extreme Weather Several highways in the region are set to undergo major facelifts thanks to millions of dollars in new state funding. Eight state highways in Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Greene counties will be repaved at a cost of $8.7 million, Gov. Kathy Hochul said. The money is part of a $100 million funding package allocated to repave nearly 568 lane miles of roads across New York that have been impacted by severe weather. “From a devastating blizzard to historic flooding, we are living in a time of record-breaking weather events which have left many roads across New York State in n…
Ex-Con Had Massive Child Porn Stash At Home In Region, Jury Finds Ex-Con Had Massive Child Porn Stash At Home In Region, Jury Finds
Ex-Con Had Massive Child Porn Stash At Home In Region, Jury Finds An ex-con from the region who spent years in prison could live out his days behind bars after getting caught again with child pornography. Greene County resident Gregory Kurzajczyk, age 76, of East Durham, was found guilty of multiple counts of child pornography possession after a three-day jury trial in Albany federal court Wednesday, Oct. 25. Kurzajczyk was on federal probation for prior child pornography convictions when a routine check of his East Durham home turned up multiple unauthorized computers and devices in February 2022, according to prosecutors. Police recovered three laptop …
Hungry? Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Kicks Off At Hudson Valley Eatery Hungry? Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Kicks Off At Hudson Valley Eatery
Hungry? Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Kicks Off At Hudson Valley Eatery It's official: Fall 2023's Hudson Valley Restaurant Week has officially started with a kickoff event held at a Westchester eatery.  The fall kickoff was held at Red Horse by David Burke located in White Plains inside the Opus Westchester in White Plains at 221 Main St. (Route 119), Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Earlier Report - Fall Lineup: Dates, Participating Eateries Revealed For Hudson Valley Restaurant Week The modern American steakhouse, which features prime beef dry-aged to celebrity chef David Burke's patented Himalay…
Man's Stun Gun, Fire Death At Police Station In Area Doesn't Warrant Criminal Charges, AG Says Man's Stun Gun, Fire Death At Police Station In Area Doesn't Warrant Criminal Charges, AG Says
Man's Stun Gun, Fire Death At Police Station In Area Doesn't Warrant Criminal Charges, AG Says Three New York police officers are off the hook for criminal charges in the death of a man who caught fire after being hit with a stun gun. The New York Attorney General’s Office of Special Investigation (OSI) found that a prosecutor would not be able to prove that the three officers, all members of the Catskill Police Department in Greene County, committed a crime in the October 2021 death of Jason Jones. Therefore, no criminal charges against the officers will be pursued, the AG’s office announced Friday, Oct. 13. The 29-year-old Jones walked into the Catskill Police Department on Oct. …
50-Year-Old Dies While Hiking In Region 50-Year-Old Dies While Hiking In Region
50-Year-Old Dies While Hiking In Region A hiker in the region complaining of chest discomfort and breathing problems collapsed and died, said the state Department of Conservation,  The incident took place in Greene County in the hamlet of Lanesville around 8:50 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 16. According to officials with the Department of Conservation, the hiker collapsed on the Diamond Notch Trail in the Hunter-West Kill Wilderness Area. Members of the subject’s hiking party began CPR while another hiker called 911. Two nearby EMTs began assisting with CPR on the 50-year-old man from New Jersey. The CPR was unsuccessful, officia…
Storm Update: Thousands Of Power Outages Remain In Dutchess County Storm Update: Thousands Of Power Outages Remain In Dutchess County
Storm Update: Thousands Of Power Outages Remain In Dutchess County Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. is working to make repairs after a round of storms brought damaging winds, rain, and lightning to the region on Thursday, Sept. 7, interrupting electric service to more than 45,000 customers.  Some 13,000 customers were restored overnight with approximately 30,000 customers without service as of 8:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 8, said Joe Jenkins, spokesman for Central Hudson. The majority of outages are located in Dutchess, Orange and Ulster Counties: Columbia County: 280 customers impacted Dutchess County: 13,790 customers impacted Greene…
Crews Responding To Reports Of Injured Swimmer At Area Waterfall Where Teen Drowned Crews Responding To Reports Of Injured Swimmer At Area Waterfall Where Teen Drowned
Crews Responding To Reports Of Injured Swimmer At Area Waterfall Where Teen Drowned Emergency crews are responding to reports of an injured swimmer at a popular waterfall in the region. Medics in Greene County were called at around 5:20 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, for a swimmer in distress at Fawn’s Leap, located near the hamlet of Haines Falls in the Town of Hunter. Crews from the Haines Falls Fire District found the swimmer with injuries, according to police radio traffic. Earlier Report: 16-Year-Old Boy Drowns After Jumping From Waterfall In Greene County The extent of the person’s injuries, as well as their age and gender, was not immediately available. The inciden…
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Now In Effect For Dutchess County Severe Thunderstorm Watch Now In Effect For Dutchess County
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Now In Effect For Dutchess County As a potent system with scattered severe storms sweeps through, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch has now been issued for much of the region. It's in effect until midnight Sunday, Aug. 13. The main threat is for damaging wind gusts and large hail, the National Weather Service said, adding that isolated tornadoes are possible, mainly north and west of New York City. In addition, storms will be capable of locally heavy rainfall which could lead to some urban, low lying and poor drainage flooding with isolated to scattered flash flooding possible. In New York, the watch co…
16-Year-Old Boy Drowns After Jumping From Waterfall In Region 16-Year-Old Boy Drowns After Jumping From Waterfall In Region
16-Year-Old Boy Drowns After Jumping From Waterfall In Region A teenager has died after jumping from a popular waterfall in the region. The Greene County incident happened at around 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Fawn’s Leap, located near the hamlet of Haines Falls in the Town of Hunter. Greene County Sheriff’s officials said a group of teens, all from Brooklyn, was swimming in Kaaterskill Creek when a 16-year-old boy and a friend jumped from a ledge at the top of the falls. Both teens landed in the water at the base of the falls where the current proved to be too strong for them to swim out of. Another swimmer noticed they were struggling and was ab…
Separate Rounds Of Storms Knock Out Power In Hudson Valley Separate Rounds Of Storms Knock Out Power In Hudson Valley
Separate Rounds Of Storms Knock Out Power In Hudson Valley Only a few days after a freakish storm system brought historic flooding to the Hudson Valley, severe weather is unleashing more destruction, resulting in over 10,000 people being left without power as of late Friday morning, July 14. The outages were caused by several rounds of severe thunderstorms that arrived in the region on Thursday night, July 13, and continued into Friday, bringing downpours, gusty winds in excess of 55 miles per hour, and even one-inch hail in some cases, according to the National Weather Service.  Earlier Report - Line Of Severe Storms Sweeping Through Re…
Buried In Crawlspace: Conviction Of Man Who Murdered Rapper In Region Upheld Buried In Crawlspace: Conviction Of Man Who Murdered Rapper In Region Upheld
Buried In Crawlspace: Conviction Of Man Who Murdered Rapper In Region Upheld A New York appeals court has upheld the murder conviction of a man who killed an up-and-coming rapper and then hid his body for over a year. Carlos Graham was convicted of second-degree murder and other charges by a Greene County jury in February 2019 in the death of Brandyn Foster, of Catskill. According to police, Foster’s body was found on Feb. 6, 2018, buried in the crawlspace of a Catskill home that Graham shared with Foster’s ex-girlfriend, Sadie Knox. He had been covered in cement, dirt, and gravel. Earlier Report: Suspect Nabbed In Murder Of Missing Hudson Valley Man The disc…
Child Sex Abuse: Man From Region Engaged In Sexual Conduct With Victim Under Age 11, Police Say Child Sex Abuse: Man From Region Engaged In Sexual Conduct With Victim Under Age 11, Police Say
Child Sex Abuse: Man From Region Engaged In Sexual Conduct With Victim Under Age 11, Police Say A 25-year-old man from the region is facing sex crimes charges after allegedly sexually abusing a young child. Greene County resident Kenneth Ball, of East Durham, was arrested Friday, June 9, following a joint investigation by New York State Police and Greene County Child Protective Services. According to investigators, Ball was found to have engaged in sexual conduct with a child under the age of 11. He is facing the following charges: First-degree criminal sex act First-degree sex abuse Endangering the welfare of a child He was scheduled to be arraigned in Greene County Court on Monda…