Judge affirms lawyer bill Cascino must pay

HUDSON–Acting State Supreme Court Justice Jonathan Nichols confirmed last week his ruling that Salvatore Cascino must pay the Town of Copake $21,609.97 in attorney fees.

In June 2009, Judge Nichols found Mr. Cascino and his business entities: 13 Lackawanna Properties, LLC and Copake Valley Farm, LLC, in criminal and civil contempt for violating a temporary restraining order issued by the court November 27, 2006. Read more…

E.Nassau woman wins $25,000 in lottery

E.NASSAU– The New York Lottery today announced Rebecca Law of East Nassau won $25,000 on the Lottery’s 10x Cash Payout instant game. Ms. Law‘s winning ticket was purchased at the Cumberland Farms at 271 Route 43 and 66 in Sand Lake.

Lottery prizes up to $600 may be cashed at any of the Lottery’s 16,000 licensed retailers statewide. Lottery prizes valued at $601 to $999,999 may be claimed at any of the Lottery’s seven stand-alone Customer Service Centers located in Buffalo; Rochester; Syracuse; Schenectady; Fishkill; Manhattan; and Garden City, and within any of the Lottery’s eight gaming facilities including Saratoga Gaming & Raceway; Monticello Gaming & Raceway; Tioga Downs Casino; Batavia Downs Casino; Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway; Fairgrounds Gaming & Raceway; Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack; and Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel. Prizes of $1,000,000 or more must be claimed at one of the Lottery’s seven stand-alone offices listed above.


Cuts force alternative program to find new home

HUDSON–On April 14 members of the Hudson school board and administration sat down with Alternative Learning Program (ALP) students in a classroom at the Greenport School to discuss the program’s uncertain future. One thing is sure: ALP will not remain in Greenport, its home since the program began in 2006.

The program in some form will move to the high school, a decision made by the school board in 2008 long before the arrival of current Superintendent John Howe. Read more…

Pave they must, but where will water go?

CHATHAM–The Village Board met last week with Tom Lewis, a real estate representative from Stewart’s Shops company to review site plan and architectural drawings of the convenience store and gas station proposed for Church Street/state Route 203 next to the pedestrian gate at the county fairgrounds.

At the April 22 meeting, Mr. Lewis asked the board for permission to create an exit for the proposed store on Cottage Place, the dirt road that leads to the fairground entrance. Read more…

No camping tonight? Speedway owner sues town

NEW LEBANON–As he stated he would at the April 5 town board meeting, Lebanon Valley Speedway owner Howard Commander has filed suit against town officials, seeking a state Supreme Court determination as to whether the campers parked on his property trigger state requirements for a campground.

The effect of the lawsuit, according to town Zoning Enforcement Officer Stan Koloski, is to stay the town’s efforts to enforce zoning restrictions that the Zoning Board of Appeals believes apply to camping at the racetrack. Read more…