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Kathy Reakes

Content Producer kreakes@dailyvoice.com
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.

Kathy Reakes's Contributions

  1. Woman Shot At Bridgeport Housing Complex

    Woman Shot At Bridgeport Housing Complex

    Police are investigating the shooting of a woman at an area apartment complex.The Bridgeport Police Department said that the incident took place around 10:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Greene Homes apartments.The women reportedly suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital. An investigation is underway.

  2. The Coffee Bar Opening Draws Crowd In Area

    The Coffee Bar Opening Draws Crowd In Area

    The grand opening of a new Ulster County coffee bar meant to bring the community together went off without a hitch.Aptly named The Coffee Bar, the Village of New Platz shop held a grand opening on Saturday, Nov. 2, to much fanfare, especially for members of the Bruderhof Communities Church located in Rifton.The shop, located at 9 North Chestnut St., is an effort to create a space ...

  3. Speeding Driver From Danbury Nabbed For Pot, Drug Paraphernalia

    Speeding Driver From Danbury Nabbed For Pot, Drug Paraphernalia

    A 24-year-old man was arrested for alleged possession of a controlled substance following a traffic stop for speeding.Charles Anthony Nunez-Rivera, of Danbury, was arrested on Saturday, Oct. 26, after being stopped in his 2012 BMW X5 for driving 55 mph in a 40 mph zone, said the Wilton Police.During the stop, officers noticed an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the ...

  4. Man Caught With 'Fishing' Tool During Stop, Greenwich Police Say

    Man Caught With 'Fishing' Tool During Stop, Greenwich Police Say

    A 29-year-old man was allegedly nabbed with a device that is used to “fish” checks, gift cards or packages out of large mailboxes.Marlon Brown, 29, of Queens, was arrested on Tuesday, Oct. 29, after Greenwich Police responded to the Cos Cob train station on a report of a suspicious vehicle possibly involved in drug activity, said Greenwich Police Lt. John Slusarz.When police arrived on ...

  5. Orange County Duo Among Trio Caught Shoplifting $1.1K Worth Of Items

    Orange County Duo Among Trio Caught Shoplifting $1.1K Worth Of Items

    Three people were nabbed for allegedly shoplifting more than $1,000 in merchandise from the Yorktown Macy's.Channon Powell, 35, of Newburgh, Maurice Williams, 38, of Monticello, and Evelyn Cruz, 32, of Wallkill, were arrested on Monday, Oct. 28, after police received a report of a grand larceny theft from Macy's, said the Yorktown Police.After receiving the report, Yorktown officers ...

  6. 27-Year-Old Man Arrested After Smashing Cell Phone During Domestic Dispute, Police Say

    27-Year-Old Man Arrested After Smashing Cell Phone During Domestic Dispute, Police Say

    A 27-year-old man was arrested after allegedly taking another person's cell phone and smashing it on the ground during a domestic dispute in Ulster County.Joshua Bell, of the village of Saugerties, was charged with criminal mischief following the event that took place on Thursday, Oct. 31, on West Bridge Street, Saugerties Chief of Police Joseph Sinagra said.Bell was processed ...

  7. Oil Truck Crashes Down Embankment, Causing Fuel Leak In Area

    Oil Truck Crashes Down Embankment, Causing Fuel Leak In Area

    An oil tanker crashed down an embankment, causing a fuel leak that firefighters are still busy soaking up.The crash took place around 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, in Putnam Valley on Hollowbrook Road, officials said.The driver was not injured, but firefighters with the Putnam Valley Department are using absorbent pads to stop the oil from leaking into the nearby Hollow Brook, the ...

  8. Monroe Town Attorney Dies Suddenly At Age 41

    Monroe Town Attorney Dies Suddenly At Age 41

    Monroe is mourning the loss of its Town Attorney who died unexpectedly earlier this week.Jeremy Hayden, 41, who was found dead at his home on Tuesday, Oct. 29, had been Monroe’s town attorney since he was appointed by First Selectman Ken Kellogg in December 2017."I am deeply saddened by the sudden passing of our Town Attorney, Jeremy Hayden," said Kellogg. "My deepest sympathies to ...

  9. Man Found Murdered In Home Near Area High School, Police Say

    Man Found Murdered In Home Near Area High School, Police Say

    Police are investigating the murder of an Ulster County man who was found dead in a home.Myron T. Moye, 36, of Kingston, was found around 2 a.m., Friday, Nov. 1, at a home on West O’Reilly Street after police received a 911 call, said the Kingston Police.Responding officers found Moye and began administering first aid until he was transported by emergency medical services to Health ...

  10. Aluf Plastics Violated Odor Emissions At Least Five Times, Orangetown Court Rules

    Aluf Plastics Violated Odor Emissions At Least Five Times, Orangetown Court Rules

    The air might smell a little cleaner in Orangetown after a local business was found guilty in a court of violating the town's code of odor emissions on five occasions.On Friday, Nov. 1, Orangetown Justice Court found API Industries, Inc., better known as Aluf Plastics, guilty of violating Orangetown Town Code with respect to odor emissions on five separate occasions, the first ...

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