Wallkill Valley Times Feb. 07 2018

Vol. 36, No. 6 3 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2018 3 ONE DOLLAR New director for WRS Pages 18-19 Page 17 w w w .W a l l k i l l V a l l e y T i m e s . n e t Domestic violence call leads to drug arrest By JASPREET GILL jgill@tcnewspapers.com Officers from the Village of Maybrook and Town of Montgomery responded to a call at 110 Wiley St. last Tuesday for a suicidal subject. “The subject was barricaded and had a gun,” said Town of Montgomery Lt. Alex Landolina. “We responded to the scene, made a perimeter around the building and set up a command post and called the [Special Operations Group] from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.” The incident occurred just a few houses down from where Maybrook Chief of Police Arnold Amthor was shot last May. “We’re not playing games with this anymore,” said Maybrook Mayor Dennis Leahy. “Somebody barricaded themselves in and there’s a possibility of them being armed. We had all the agencies that came in and I appreciated the quick response from them. The most important thing is that they isolated that area and they had the place surrounded. They did what they had to do.” Landolina said that a domestic violence call came in earlier in the evening to the same location and the New York State Police had a warrant for the subject. After approximately two hours the suspect, Alex Livingston, surrendered without incident and was turned over to the New York State Police for pending weapons and domestic violence charges. Officers from Montgomery and Continued on page 2 T ake Y our C hild to the L ibrary D ay Thumbs down for solar plan Borden neighbors say it will hurt their property values By TED REMSNYDER Jaspreet Gill Brothers Ryan Zheng (L) and Eric Zheng (center) are read books by library employees Daniel Atonna and Abby Williams during National Bring Your Child to the Library Day, Saturday, at the Josephine-Louise Public Library in Walden. The first round of public feedback to the proposed solar development on the Borden Home Farm property was universally negative on Thursday evening at the Shawangunk Town Board meeting, as the council held a public hearing on its proposed solar legislation. As written, the local law would not permit the 94-acre Borden solar farm to be built, as the bill limits large-scale solar sites to 20 acres in the municipality. But with the Geronimo Energy company asking for the law to be amended to allow for the Minnesota- based company to develop the Borden property, numerous town residents spoke out against the project during the Feb. 1 public hearing. Borden Road resident Al Lawrence told the board that the proposed solar farm, which would take up 124 acres including fencing, would damage the character of the town. “As someone who bought an old home there and has put a lot into trying to fix it up, we admire the bucolic nature of the area and frankly hope it Continued on page 5 SERVING CRAWFORD, GARDINER, MAYBROOK, MONTGOMERY, PINE BUSH, SHAWANGUNK, WALDEN AND WALLKILL