The Boulders came back to win game three against the Trois-Riviers Aigles in an onslaught of offense, racking up 21 hits in their 11-2 victory. Their 21 hits is the most put up by any team in the Can-Am League this season, tying the franchise record. Every Boulder recorded a hit in a close game up until the final three innings, where they scored 9 runs in the lopsided win. The Boulders come home to face the Sussex County Miners tonight at 7 p.m.
A release by the Office of the Ramapo Town Clerk announced that the votes cast from the September 2014 special town election will be counted by the Board of Elections today. Ramapo residents voted on increasing the number of town council members from four to six as well as deciding to elect members from single districts, or ‘wards’ rather than town-wide. Justice Margaret Garvey’s decision to invalidate the election prevented the votes from being counted, however this was reversed by the second judicial department of the Appellate Division of New York State Supreme Court this past June. The Town Clerk and town employees have reviewed the 653 absentee ballots and the approximately 2,500 affidavit ballots and a thumb drive which holds the results from the voting machines, has been secured at the Board of Elections since the date of the vote. At 10 a.m. this morning, the official tally of the votes will begin and Town Clerk Christian Sampson will announce the results of the election after the final results are presented to him by the Board of Elections.
Sandrine Gracio, 33 of Buchanan, is accused of using a credit card she took from a customer’s home where she worked as a housekeeper. It is alleged that she charged over $860 from separate transactions from December of last year and this past January. The investigation resulted in her arrest on August 20 and was arraigned in Peekskill City Court on felony charges of second-degree forgery, second-degree identity theft, and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. She is due in court September 17 after posting $2,500 bail.
O&R released a statement regarding the latest phony payment scheme operating under a calling service harassing customers for immediate payment. Residents in the Central Hudson Electric & Gas area have been victim to the scammers who call and demand payment from a debit or credit card or their service will be disconnected. The company is instructing customers who receive such calls to ask the person to verify their identity or to offer a photo ID card from thieves going from door to door. Dial 1 (877) 434-4100 if you are greeted at your door by someone saying they are an O&R representative for proper identification. Customers can call the number to report imposters.
An 86 year-old Putnam Valley woman was hit and killed in the town of Southeast at the Putnam County Savings Bank Monday morning. Barbara Fetzer was walking in the parking lot when a bank patron backed out of his parking space and struck her before accidentally driving over her body. Fetzer was transported to the Putnam Hospital Center for medical treatment where she was pronounced dead. An investigation into the accident by the Accident Reconstruction Team and Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification unit is ongoing.
Police in Ossining are reporting a dead body found Monday morning along Route 133, discovered by a passing morning jogger. Preliminary investigation by authorities indicate that the unidentified body was in jeans, t-shirt and sneakers and has multiple stab wounds. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Ossining Police Department at (914) 941-5913.
The Rockland Boulders fell in the first of three road games in Quebec against the Trois Rivieres Aigles 10-1. Starting pitcher Alex Gouin(Goin’) couldn’t get a solid footing from the start as Aigle Steve Brown started it off in the first with a two-run homerun. The Aigles steadily tacked on the runs before Gouin(Goin’) exited after four and two-thirds innings. The Boulders scored their single run in the ninth off just four total hits against a strong Aigle team effort. Game two begins tonight in Quebec at 7 p.m.
Expect more Rockland Boulders baseball this season as the team clinched a playoff berth with their 7-5 win over the Garden State Greys last night. The Greys jumped on Boulders starting pitcher Bo Budkevics, chipping away to a 4-0 lead by the fourth inning. Boulders offensive kept it close, tying the score in the next inning however the Greys led off a solo homerun in the 8th. Leave it to Boulder Right Fielder Joe Maloney to swing for the win on the first pitch of the bottom of the 9th to send the team to the playoffs for another chance at the Championship. The Boulders will travel to Quebec to meet the Trois-Riviers Aigles tonight to begin a three game series.
New York State Thruway Authorities have released the names of the two men who were killed Friday in the 4-vehicle collision that occurred that morning on I-87 around Exit 14B. 20 year-old Juan Soto of Queens, the passenger of the box truck going northbound which crashed through the guardrail and into the tractor-trailer, died at the scene while the driver, 33 year-old Ramburan Humakaar, also of Queens, died at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern after being cut from the cabin. The interstate looked more like a parking lot as traffic was locked up for nearly nine hours and only began letting up in the early afternoon. The 43 year-old driver of the tractor-trailer was also treated at Good Samaritan Hospital in serious but stable condition.
Judge Raymond Hamill sentenced Eastchester resident Michael Ware to between 6.5 and 16 years in prison Thursday for allowing reckless and criminal acts to occur that may have been prevented when he let his at the time, 15 year-old daughter, drive his SUV with friends this time last year which flipped several times, killing three on board. The judge spared no effort to deride Ware’s actions, calling him a “failure to be a father” with parents and family members of the victims also having their say in court. Judge Hamill also mentioned that Ware had lied to authorities during the course of the investigation, who placed blame solely on his daughter denying he gave her permission to drive, later recanting the statement. Ware responded to the charged against him by saying, “I can only say, hopefully, this brings some form of closure for everyone affected by this horrible tragedy. Neither I nor my daughter ever meant any harm to anyone that day.” In July, he plead guilty to three counts of reckless endangerment and three counts of involuntary manslaughter in Wayne Count Court for which he faced a maximum of 21 years in prison and $45,000. His daughter was seen in juvenile court where she acknowledged her responsibility in the vehicular homicide and was given an indefinite probation, 300 community service hours, and assigned with a 2,000 word essay. Ware’s lawyer Robert Reno claimed they would appeal the decision.