Sunday, January 11, 2015

6 Arrested for prostitution in Fishkill hotel

State County and Village police made the arrest. The investigation following a tip on the internet.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Jehovah's Witnesses purchase Fishkill apartment complex

They purchased Rivercrest Apartments located on Route 9D for around $57 million.

It appears that this is a non for profit and this money will be coming off the tax roles impacting the town and Beacon City School District.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Republican Legislator arrested for sexualy molesting Fishkill Boy Scouts

The State Police, have arrested a Dutchess County Republican Legislator for Sexual Abuse, a Felony. The incident involved Boy Scouts from the Town of Fishkill. It occurred on a trip in upstate NY.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Grand Jury clears former Fishkill Recreation Director

A Dutchess County Grand Jury cleared the former Fishkill Recreation Director. With a No True Bill last October.

There were allegations that the director misused $50,000  of department monies.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Letter in 11/16/14 Poughkeepsie Journal

Protecting water should be job No. 1 for officials

On Nov. 9, the Journal published an interesting Sunday story by environmental reporter John Ferro about water usage in the U.S. It was good to see that even though the population is growing, water use is down. That is because environmental conservation methods in energy plants and irrigation have been successful. This also shows that those who call for the end of the Environmental Protection Agency and deregulation are wrong. In a state blessed with great drinking water, we should do whatever it takes to keep this resource, which is more valuable than fossil fuels, pure.

As a Fishkill resident. I have seen problems with our drinking water. The Merritt Park Water District, which covers Toll Brothers near Wal-Mart, and the Brinkerhoff Water District, which covers Dutchess
 Park, have had water issues declared by the state Department of Health. These issues happen due to bad planning and snow season. Localities need to consider water before they issue high-density zoning variances. They also need to see if it’s feasible to use less salt on the roads. Lobbying our state officials to do the same on I-84 also would help. Protecting our water resources should be job No. 1 for all our elected officials. 

Ozzy Albra


Wrestling Update

On 11/15/14 the Police Cadets and PBA hosted a wrestling event to benefit the cadets. It was a packed house and the event was great. Me and my son enjoyed the event!

11/12/2014 Fishkill Town Board Meeting

Mr. Ori Brachfeld was appointed to the open board seat vacated by Councilman Curry. Congratulations to Ori.

The board hired another town attorney at a $85,000 a year salary including benefits. Councilman Buck voted no.

This was also a end run on civil service laws and the supervisor used the same argument hiring the lawyer as the previous supervisor did in hiring a law firm to the tune of $600,000. This is a waste of taxpayer money and only serves to protect the electeds at taxpayer expense.