RESIGNING, effective October 1st, after less than a full term, as Catskill Village Justice: Veronica Kosich. Contrary to local babble, she’s not leaving on account of conflicts of interest (dealing with cases involving erstwhile law clients). She has just started an advanced legal training program (LLM degree) in trusts, estates and elder law. Meanwhile, she retains a private law practice. Something had to go. (In case you wondered, being a practicing lawyer and a judge, at the lowest judicial level, is eminently legal. Most Village and Town Justices are not lawyers. The three GreeneLand exceptions are entitled to continue their private practices).
-- Dress parade of volunteer fire companies from four counties, plus police & dignitaries & (we anticipate) candidates, from 2 p.m. starting on Sunset Boulevard at Stacy Avenue, up Stacy Avenue to Hose 3 headquarters on Bailey Street in Coxsackie.
--‘Second Saturday Stroll’ on Catskill’s
NEWS BIZ NEWS. Daily Mail veteran Raymond Pignone has been demoted, titularly, from Editor to Managing Editor of that newspaper. Theresa Hyland now is billed as Editor; she previously was mastheaded as Executive Editor of the several Hudson Valley Newspapers operations. Terez Limer, who for a time held the title of Assistant Editor of The D M, left there (position abolished) for a new Ravena weekly, but now is out of the news game. Also gone from The D M is Debora Gilbert, who had been hired to replace Antonio D’Arcangelis as north county reporter; he left for press agentry in Albany, but still writes a weekly D M column about his golf (vs. golf events in GreeneLand). Ms Gilbert’s stay was remarkably short, given the fact that when hired she was treated to a special write-up (
EXPIRED, after a short unhappy life, of inanition: the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. Its small core of founders did not grow. Indeed, shrinkage occurred after some early adherents quit after others took an “official” position on a local controversy (teachers’ contract) without putting it first to the members
POSTPONED, to October 2d: GreeneLand ex-prizefighter Kevin Rooney’s decision about whether to go to trial on felony charges, or to enter into a plea bargain. At a conference today, defense attorney Denis Schlenker was furnished by District Attorney Terry Wilhelm’s staff with discovery materials that will shape the eventual decision. Mr Rooney, arrested last April by Coxsackie police, was charged with felony drunk driving and with aggravated unlicensed driving (that is, driving after his license had already been revoked because of drunk driving). This one-time Golden Gloves champion (1975) and trainer (of Mike Tyson, among others) served jail time in 2004 for public nuisance (urinating on Catskill’s Main Street); at that time he also was on probation after a drunk driving conviction in Albany County. His former home on
RAGING: local battle for a seat in the U.S. Congress. Some notes:
Standings. According to fairly recent Siena College interviews, Rep. John Sweeney (