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Ben Ostrer Would Rather Talk About Reform

The Chronicle, February 25, 2016

By Ginny Privitar Chester ‘super lawyer’ gets another honor, but in the face of injustice, he won’t be resting on his laurels Orange County District Attorney Dave Hoovler called Ostrer “a highly skilled litigator who’s down to earth with a big heart.” He added that not many people know Ostrer was a star football player. […]

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Heather Yakin: Some Words of Precaution, Some of Congratulations

Times Herald Record, January 26, 2016

by Heather Yakin In mid-January, parents in Liberty were greeted with the news that there was a probable case of pertussis at the high school. This week, Goshen parents learned a student at Scotchtown Elementary had been treated for a confirmed case of the illness, also known as whooping cough. Well, batten down the hatches […]

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New Trial Ordered for OC Man Convicted of 52 Counts Related to Child Pornography

Adapted from the Times Herald Record, July 3, 2014

by Heather Yakin GOSHEN —A Walden man has won a new trial on charges he possessed child pornography. An appeals court Wednesday reversed the felony conviction of Philip Naran, 27, convicted in Orange County Court of 52 counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child. He was sentenced to two years in prison, and […]

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Jenack victory in New York Court of Appeals

By John Caher ALBANY – The State Court of Appeals reached back to an 1834 decision to determine that the successful absentee bidder on a 19th century Russian artifact cannot get out of his $400,000 bid just because the seller was identified by a number rather than a name. In a 7-0 reversal of a […]

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Hoovler to be Orange County’s next DA


By Meredith Zaritheny ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. – For the first time in more than two decades, Orange County has a new District Attorney. Republican David Hoovler soundly defeated Democrat Michael Isgur on Tuesday. “When I got arson prosecutor of the year, you stood up and you said someday that guy is going to be the […]

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