Waste hauler’s lawyer grills Copake’s lawyer over bills
HUDSON–Salvatore Cascino’s attorney was back in court on his client’s behalf September 3 to dispute the amount of money for attorney fees that his client must pay to the Town of Copake.
Acting State Supreme Court Justice Jonathan Nichols found Mr. Cascino guilty of both criminal and civil contempt June 9 for violating a 2006 temporary restraining order that prohibited Mr. Cascino from constructing, excavating or depositing anything on his 300-acre property called Copake Valley Farm. As part of his decision, Judge Nichols ordered Mr. Cascino to:
*Remove a stone wall and all the materials deposited on his property that were put there in violation of the restraining order
*Cease all construction work on a building he calls a farm stand
*Pay the town reasonable costs and attorneys’ fees expended in the course of prosecuting the contempt case.