The Town of Newburgh Animal Control and Shelter is locat3ed at 645 Gidney Ave. Newburgh.
A recent trend of reckless driving has struck the Town of Newburgh, culminating in a pair of arrests.
A high speed car chase with police came to a head on June 4 as a driver, who had previously ran a red light, recklessly turned into Tot’s ‘n Us Day Care while there were adults and small children in the driveway. He was driving a Ford pick-up truck.
No one was struck or injured.
The driver, upon arrival by police, fled the scene. The driver headed north on Route 300 and then north on Route 32 at high rates of speed passing other vehicles in no-passing zones, police said.
The driver entered Plattekill and made a high-speed turn onto Firehouse Road – a dead end street. At the end of the street, the driver attempted to make a U-turn on the lawn of a home and only gave up when an officer drew his weapon.
The truck was stolen from the Quality Landscaping company lot off Gardnertown Road, police said.
Harold Hall, 21, was charged with five reckless endangerment felonies, as well as a misdemeanor reckless endangerment charge and more than 20 traffic violations.
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By Mark Gerlach
Two medical marijuana companies that want to set up local growing operations received letters of support from the Town of Newburgh this week.
Both companies, Hudson Health Extracts and Medigro Organics, are vying to be selected by the state Department of Health for one of about five state medical marijuana licenses.
Patients that suffer from cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis and other sicknesses could obtain medical marijuana, according to the state Department of Health website.
“The medical marijuana would have some medical benefits for people with different illnesses,” Newburgh Town Supervisor Gil Piaquadio said Thursday. The town council voted to approve the support letters during a Monday night meeting.
Hudson Health Extracts is eyeing a 170,500-square-foot industrial building on 12 acres of land at Stewart International Airport Business Park, located at 40 Governor Dr. The manufacturing facility estimates to bring 100 construction jobs and 125 permanent jobs into the area, according to CEO Ethan Ruby, who made a presentation to the town council. The investment would cost in the ballpark of $10 million, Ruby said.
“Safety and security are paramount at this facility,” Ruby said.
Ruby is also at the helm of a medical marijuana facility in Watertown, Connecticut called Theraplant. The facility is secured with 130 cameras, on-site guards, biometric security systems (e.g., fingerprint and retina scanning) and other security measures. Similar precautions would be taken in Newburgh, he said.
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