Regional Briefs – July 25, 2018

Sold! Prison Near Canada to Become Jewish Camp

ALBANY – A former state prison near the Canadian border was sold Tuesday at an auction for $600,000, The Associated Press reported. The Chateaugay Correctional Facility was bought by Adar Investment Inc., a Montreal-area company. They want to turn the 99-acre property into a summer camp for Jewish children.

Drunken Driver Strikes 36 Vehicles Parked on Street

HOBOKEN, N.J. – A drunk driver early Wednesday struck 36 parked vehicles, injuring both his passengers and causing thousands of dollars in damage, The Associated Press reported. Miguel Allen, 22, was arrested.

Tugboat Freed From Sandbar Off New Jersey Beach

LAVALLETTE, N.J. – The Coast Guard on Tuesday afternoon freed a tugboat stranded on a sandbar off a Jersey beach for more than 10 hours, the Asbury Park Press reported. The four crewmen were pumping sand for beach replenishment when a cable snapped and got wrapped in the propeller.

Guardsmen Head to France for WWI Centennial Events

TROY, N.Y. – A contingent of New York Army National Guard members are in France to mark the 100th anniversary of the World War I Second Battle of the Marne, The Associated Press reported. They’ll visit the battlefield where Quentin Roosevelt, son of President Theodore Roosevelt, died.

SUNY Cobleskill Team Wins Cattle Judging Competition

ALBANY – A team from the State University of New York won a prestigious dairy cattle judging competition. Students from the school’s animal science and agriculture programs placed first and second at the 178th Royal Highland Show in Scotland.