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3-Alarm Fire at Merrit Park Apartments in Fishkill, NY Under Investigation

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Fishkill, New York – On April 18, 2021 at approximately 10:13 p.m., the Village of Fishkill Police Department, the New York State Police, Dutchess County Cause and Origin Team and the Fishkill Fire Department with mutual aid from surrounding districts responded to the Village at Merritt Park located off Merritt Blvd.

Seven rear back porches, which had paper products being stored for recycling, were set on fire at the 200 Building, 400 Building and 800 Building. Each building contains 24 apartments. All the families residing in the 200 Building were displaced due to extensive damage. Damage was minor to the 800 Building and damage appears mostly limited to the exterior on the 400 Building. All occupants were evacuated safely and no injuries were reported.

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Captain John Ryan, Acting Troop K Commander, stated “Thankfully no one was injured. What would motivate someone to do this is unclear at this time, but we will be working tirelessly to find out who did this and why. The community can expect to see a higher police presence in the area.” Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to please contact the New York State Police at (845) 677-7300.

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Assemblyman Schmitt Presents State Assembly Proclamation to Heroic Stony Point Police Officers

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STONY POINT, NY – Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (Stony Point) joined by Stony Point Town Supervisor Jim Monaghan recognized three Stony Point Police Officers; Vincent Agovino, John Ferrara, and William Mari.

They were formally presented with a New York State Assembly Proclamation, by Assemblyman Schmitt, for their heroic efforts in March when they ran into a burning house to save the lives of children who were inside. (Photos at the end of the video)

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Each of these police officers received their own official Proclamations at the Stony Point Town Board meeting on, May 11, 2021, detailing their service of honor, courage, and personal sacrifice.

Supervisor Jim Monaghan, “Officers Vincent Agovino, John Ferrara, and William Mari are heroes. Their actions saved the lives of local residents and represent the very best of our local police department and it is great that Assemblyman Colin Schmitt joined the town board during police week to honor them.”

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “Today and every day we should be thanking law enforcement who put their lives on the line to protect our families and communities. Police Officers Vincent Agovino, John Ferrara, and William Mari are prime examples of what the badge stands for; honor. courage, sacrifice, and selfless service. These heroes were just doing their jobs, not looking for recognition, but they deserve this honor today. I am proud to officially recognize the heroes that live amongst us and thank them for their service.”

Video via Stony Point Facebook Live Stream – rocklandreport.com

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VIDEO: Stony Point Supervisor Monaghan Announces Retirement of Chief Brian Moore

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At the April 11, 2021 Stony Point Town Board Meeting, Supervisor Jim Monaghan announced that Police Chief Brian Moore was retiring.

Moore has been an officer with the Stony Point Police Department for forty-one years.

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