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Derek Jeter selling Greenwood Lake castle for $14.75M

Crime news, 11,250 views
The most viewed group of stories were the blotters from the Town of Warwick, Village of Greenwood Lake and the State Police at Monroe.
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Police identify man fatally shot by Warwick police, 3,912 views
In June, a man wielding a knife was shot and killed by a Warwick police officer responding to a reported domestic dispute. According to police, two Warwick police officers responded to a residence on Wheeler Avenue in the village at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 16. Upon arrival, the officers encountered a man armed with a knife. Warwick Police Lt. Thomas Maslanka said the man attempted to advance on the officers with the knife. The officers ordered him to drop his weapon, but he would not comply. Subsequently, the officers discharged the weapon. The injured man was transported to St. Anthony's Community Hospital in Warwick, where he was pronounced dead. The shooting was ruled justified.
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Sugar Loaf TapHouse to open in former Barnsider Restaurant, 3,076 views
In August, the Warwick Valley Chamber hosted a business mixer at the newly opened Sugar Loaf Taphouse at 1368 Kings Highway in the Hamlet of Sugar Loaf. Heather and Marco Solari, the owners of the popular Copper Bottom Restaurant in the Village of Florida, purchased the former Barnsider Tavern, updating many aspects of the restaurant while maintaining the original rustic flavor and architectural charm of the establishment. “Our team at Sugar Loaf Taphouse,” said Heather Solari, “is very excited to welcome the Warwick Valley community to our new venue.”
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Bobcat sightings, 3,042 views
In August, Village of Warwick resident Sarah Armand captured video of a large bobcat roaming around her backyard on the outskirts of the village by Ball Road, near Masker Orchards. Then in the early evening of Sept. 2, Bob Moore, the director of the Little Bear Observatory at Sanfordville Elementary School, was walking his dog, Mouse, at the Wickham Woodlands Park when he and Mouse had a close encounter with wildlife. Let him continue the story: “I was walking my dog, Mouse. Mouse got very excited and all of a sudden, he ran into the deep grass. “The next thing I knew he was chasing this little baby Bobcat up a tree. “The fact there was a baby bobcat made the hair on the back of my neck stand up … where was the mom!?” Town officials issued an alert regarding the sightings on Facebook: “There have been several sightings this year and actually for many years since we still have much open space land in our town. Just be alert, don't leave food outside and report any sighting to the Warwick PD at 986-5000.”
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Yesterday's plans for a new restaurant, 2,750 views
The ongoing coverage of the plans by John Christison, owner of Yesterdays on Main Street in the village, to buy the property and construct a 3,600-square-foot restaurant with 2,000-square-feet of outdoor decking on Elm Street, drew strong reader throughout the year. In January, residents surrounding the property at 16 Elm Street packed the village hall Tuesday night but walked away disappointed and angry when the mayor and village trustees rejected their request to use eminent domain to acquire the land that is being considered as the new site of Yesterdays Restaurant. The property, which is zoned light industrial, is surrounded by a residential zone on three sides. Many of the neighbors came to planning board meetings during the process explaining how negatively this project will affect their neighborhood and their quality of life. In addition, neighbors also claimed that the soil on the property was contaminated from years of use as a rail yard and painting facility. In August, a state Supreme Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by neighbors against the owner of Yesterdays Restaurant, the Village of Warwick Planning Board and the owners of the property at 16 Elm Street.
Read the story: Village rejects eminent domain request

Warwick teen dies in car crash, 1,243 views
In September an assistant coach for the Monroe-Woodbury Junior Varsity football team was accused of sending sexually explicit text messages, also known as “sexting,” to a minor. Justin D. Kaffenberger, 23, of Monroe, was charged with two counts of first-degree disseminating indecent material to minors, a felony, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. The victim was a 15-year-old girl, according to police.
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Annie Rabbitt launches campaign for 42nd NYS Senate District, 1,168 views
In May, Orange County Clerk Annie Rabbitt announced her campaign for the 42nd New York State Senate District. The incumbent, Republican John J. Bonacic, announced he was stepping down following the completion of his term in December. “My priority has always been our community, our issues and our people,” said Rabbitt, who previously served in the State Assembly, on the Warwick Town Board, Greenwood Lake Village Board and as president of the Greenwood Lake Chamber of Commerce. “Now, more than ever, we need a strong voice representing us in Albany to ensure the Hudson Valley and Catskills are not forgotten.” The district stretches from Walton in Delaware County to Tuxedo in Orange County. In November, the seat would be won by Democrats Jen Metzger of Rosendale. Rabbitt remains Orange County Clerk.
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Letter to the editor: Protest in Warwick?, 1,146 views
On July 2, The Warwick Advertiser published a letter to the editor by Tiffany Howell. She wrote: I am writing in response to the protest on immigration that took place in the village of Warwick on Saturday, June 30, 2018. I understand that people are upset over these policies but I'm not sure why our quaint little village of Warwick is the stage to express this outrage. If I am out to eat with my family in the village, why should we be subjected to the chants “Cage Trump, not kids!” This is an outrage regarding a law that is at the federal level. Why was a permit approved in our little village? Go to DC if you want to make a difference. Parading around here isn't going to do a thing but annoy the people who live here. I work in New York City and I'm subjected to these kind of protests many times a month. I have to now deal with this kind of thing in my own town? I am really frustrated over this. Am I the only person who feels this way?
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Derek Jeter selling Greenwood Lake castle for $14.75M, 1,140 views
In late June came the news that former New York Yankee Derek Jeter's lakefront property in Greenwood Lake was on the market for $14.75 million. Jeter purchased the property, located at 14 Lake Shore Road, 15 years ago. Also known as the Tiedemann castle, the 12,590-square-foot stone house has three-stories, six bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. The property features an infinity pool with a waterfall, extensive gardens, a lagoon, a boat house, an elevator and a replica of the Statue of Liberty.
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Warwick couple cleared on drug-induced death charges, 1,019 views
In January, a New Jersey Superior Court judge dismissed the first-degree drug-induced death charges against a Warwick couple accused of buying heroin in Paterson, N.J., and then supplying the heroin that killed a 25-year-old Warwick man in April 2016. According to reports, Shameik Byrd of Paterson, N.J., allegedly sold the heroin Anthony Potts and Noel Ferguson. The three were charged in connection with the death of Kean Cabral, 25, of Warwick. Cabral was found dead inside his home on the morning of April 3, 2016, as a result of a heroin overdose. The charge carries a sentence of 10 to 20 years in prison.
Read the story: Warwick couple cleared of first degree drug-induced death charges