by Michael Weiss
A member of the Brink’s Robbery that occurred in 1981 passed away on Sunday May 1st. Kathy Boudin, according to the New York Post, passed away from cancer at the age of 78. Boudin was a member of the radical Weather Underground group that operated during the 60’s and 70’s. She had been living underground until the Robbery because the group accidentally exploded the town house that they were using to produce bombs, which, according to the New York Times, were intended for Fort Dix Army base in New Jersey. The Group was known to be responsible for bombings throughout the northeast including one at the U.S capitol and one at New York Police Headquarters. After the robbery, Boudin proved to be a model inmate and was freed on parole after 22 years in prison. She would become an adjunct professor at Columbia university’s school of Social Work as well as teaching about the issues facing convicts and their families.
Last Friday, three students were injured during a large fight at Spring Valley High School around the time of dismissal. According to Mid Hudson News, a 19 year-old student was reported to have been stabbed and was heavily bleeding. A second suffered lacerations and a third minor abrasions to the face. Law enforcement took at least one suspect into custody at the scene, the investigation is still ongoing. Students being set to return to class today has rightfully raised concerns among parents voicing concerns over student safety, saying that the brawl could have easily turned deadly. According to News 12 a school spokesperson called the event an “isolated incident.” If you have any information about the incident please contact the Spring Valley Police Department.
The Croton-on-Hudson fire department is currently selling a decommissioned 30 year old Fire Truck to anyone that wants it. The truck is a 1993 HME/Saulsbury stainless steel pumper, with a 1,250 GPM pump, 1,000 gallon water tank, and a 100 gallon Class B foam tank. The current bid as of writing has the truck set at $3,050 with 4 days left on the auction. If you decide to put a bid on the truck just remember if you win you will be tasked with fully decommissioning all emergency instruments. Meaning you would have to cut power to any lights, sirens, or radio equipment present on the vehicle. You will also have to de-identify the truck as an emergency vehicle. The auctioneer service accepts cash, cashier checks, wire or bank transfer, and credit cards.