Former candidate arrested

CRANBERRY LAKE—On December 15, 2014, State Police in Wappinger Falls arrested Michael N. Kelsey, 36, of Pleasant Valley for inappropriately touching two 15-year-old males during a Boy Scout trip to Cranberry Lake, an Adirondack campground, in August.

Mr. Kelsey was the Republican and Conservative candidate this fall in the 106th Assembly District, which includes the City of Hudson and the Columbia County Towns of Ancram, Claverack, Clermont, Copake, Gallatin, Germantown, Ghent, Greenport, Livingston and Taghkanic plus nine towns in northern and central Dutchess County stretching south to the Town of Poughkeepsie. Read more…

Police arrest suspect in bike getaway robberies

WAPPINGER—A Dutchess County man charged with a 15-incident robbery spree downstate, is also believed to be the person responsible for two similar crimes in Columbia County.

Bernard Kilkenny, 34, of Wappinger faces 15 counts of robbery and attempted robbery in connection with hits on convenience stores and gas stations in Westchester, Putnam, Orange and Dutchess counties from October 30 to December 6, according to an eight page complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York, December 11. Read more…

Edmundson and Lord team up in Livingston

ALBANY—The New York State Police held a graduation ceremony for its 2014 Canine Handler Basic School at the New York State Police Academy, November 20.

Among the 14 graduates were Trooper Ryan L. Edmundson of the Livingston State Police barracks and his canine partner, Lord, named for the late John G. Lord. Read more…