May 2021 – Freeman Daily


3: Kingston Mayor Steve Noble and Police Chief Egidio Tinti announce the creation of a new community engagement detail and say city police will be taking to the streets in days as part of a series of new initiatives aimed at building trust between the Kingston Police Service and the community. its services.

Abram Almahri (Provided / File)

3: Abram Almahri, 21, of New Paltz, is sentenced to four to twelve years in state prison after pleading guilty to aggravated vehicle-driving homicide in a fatal accident in March 2019.

4: Raymond Snyder, a Kingston man charged with murder for a July 2020 gunshot death in the city, is released from jail because the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office failed to secure an indictment against him within the time period required by law.

4: Bowing to community objections, the Kingston School District abandons its plan to use a large chunk of the state’s $ 5 million smart schools money to improve the safety of the seven elementary schools and two colleges in the state. district.

5: Ulster County District Attorney David Clegg said Marco Caviglia, the prosecutor whose failure to secure a timely indictment in a Kingston murder case led to suspicion of Raymond Synder’s release from prison, leave the prosecutor’s office.

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Marco Caviglia (File)

seven: Jahsi Quiles, 19, and Mathew Harries, 21, both of Kingston, pleaded not guilty in Ulster County Court to attempted murder in an October 2020 shooting in the city.

11: A member of the Saugerties city council, two city council candidates and some parents are calling for the dismissal of a former English teacher at Saugerties high school for what some have called a “racist” writing assignment, which indicated that George Floyd hadn’t been killed because of a Minneapolis cop. officer kneeling on his neck.

MAY 12: Dutchess County Fair officials announce that the 175th fair will be held in August after skipping a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (To file)

12: Andy Imperati, President and CEO of the Dutchess County Fair, announces that the 175th fair will be held August 24-29 at the County Fairgrounds on U.S. Route 9 in Rhinebeck, one year after the cancellation of the event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

MAY 13: The Key Bank branch at 1203 Ulster Ave. in the city of Ulster is broken into. (Tania Barricklo / Daily Freeman file)

13: The Key Bank branch at 1203 Ulster Ave. in the town of Ulster is broken into by a white man who then fled on foot, according to town police chief Kyle Berardi.

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Amber Akins (Provided / File)

14: Amber C. Akins, 40, of Saugerties, is charged with second degree murder for stabbing a woman on Lake Mills Road in the city of Cairo, in Greene County.

14: Tyler D. Meltz, 27, of Hudson, and Tonya T. Perez, 37, of Sprakers, Montgomery County, were arrested without incident around 6:25 a.m. in Columbia County and charged with the crimes of theft and Robbery in connection with the Key Bank burglary on May 13 in the town of Ulster.

21: Ulster County Legislative Assembly Speaker David Donaldson announces that the body will resume meeting in person in June, after more than a year of meeting remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lance Ferguson (Provided / File)

24: Lance Ferguson, 39, is found fit to stand trial for murder on August 12, 2019, after stabbing a homeless man near the Thruway Exit 19 roundabout in the town of Ulster.

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