Saturday June 8, 2013

Cambridge man jailed on felony drug count

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- James Rose, 46, of West Main Street, was jailed Thursday after allegedly selling prescription painkillers to a Cambridge-Greenwich Police informant.

He was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. Rose was arraigned before Cambridge Village Justice Phil Sica and sent to Washington County Jail for lack of bail.

In addition to this felony, Rose also has pending misdemeanor charges for petit larceny, issuing a bad check, and two driving while intoxicated cases, all in Cambridge court.

Rose has also been incarcerated in the state of Missouri, according to Cambridge-Greenwich Police Chief George Bell, and has a lengthy criminal history in the same state, including five prior felony convictions.

"Pills are becoming the drug of choice these days because of the economy. They’re readily available and in everyone’s medicine cabinet," Bell said. "It’s becoming the way."

-- Elizabeth Conkey

Village of Cambridge to hold Sunday concerts

CAMBRIDGE -- Beginning June 16, the village of Cambridge will be holding Sunday afternoon concerts in Memorial Park on West Main Street.

Concerts will take place on June 16, July 14, July 28, and August 4, and will feature performances by The Boston Conservatory Cello Trio, Athena Burke, John Kribs, The Hubbard Hall Irish Step Tune Jam Band, and the Roadside Blues Band.

Concerts will begin at 2 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets.

In case of rain, concerts will be held at the Passenger Depot in Railroad Park.

For more information on the concert series, visit the village website at www.cambridgeny.gov or by calling the village offices at (518) 677-2622.

-- Elizabeth Conkey

Police: Car brushed chief during run

LYNDONVILLE (AP) -- A Vermont police chief says he was brushed by a car during a torch run for Special Olympics Vermont.

The driver says she didn’t know she was interrupting the run when she tried to cross a road Thursday. Sandra Raynor also says she didn’t know the chief was one of the four men jogging.