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Local boil water notice is lifted

A boil-water notice that had been in effect for the Hudson Falls water system, including users of Fort Edward Water District 1, was lifted early Friday afternoon, officials announced.

The boil-water notice was put into effect because of a malfunction at the Hudson Falls water plant. The malfunction caused instances of no water or low water pressure to areas of Hudson Falls and Fort Edward Water District No. 1, which covers from the village/town line south to the area of the Dollar General store.

The problem was repaired and water service restored to all areas of the system.

“The Hudson Falls Water Department thanks everyone for their understanding and assistance,” officials said in news release Friday.

New, warm clothes sought for kids

LAKE GEORGE — Northern Living has put together a charity event as the cold weather approaches.

The vacation rental business is calling on community members to take part in “Operation Share the Warmth” and help provide warm clothes for children in need.

Those interested are asked to purchase winter gear for children 1 to 18.

Acceptable items include gloves, hats, boots, coats and snowpants. Northern Living also asks that all items are new with tags still attached.

Participants are asked to drop off the new gear at their office, located at 1776 state Route 9, or have the items delivered to the same address.

For more information, go to https://www.northernlivingny.com/operation-share-the-warmth.

Guard charged in prisoner-beatingSCHENECTADY — A jail guard has been fired and arrested for allegedly beating a detainee at Schenectady County jail.

Eugene Sellie, 28, surrendered Tuesday to Schenectady police and was arraigned for felony assault and official misconduct, the Times Union reported.

Sellie’s lawyer, Andrew Safranko, says that his client acted in self-defense and that he plans to fight to get his job back.

“This was 100 percent a response to an inmate that aggressively came out and attempted to attack Officer Sellie,” Safranko said. “He exercised an appropriate and reasonable amount of force and was completely justified in his use of force.”

The assault charge is expected to be presented to a grand jury this week and Sellie pleaded not guilty to misconduct.

The man Sellie is accused of assaulting suffered three broken ribs on each side of his chest, a collapsed lung and a broken collar bone.

Schenectady County Sheriff Dominic Dagostino vowed on Tuesday that his office would “make every effort to make sure a situation like this does not occur again.”

Dagostino fired Sellie and his supervising sergeant, Timothy Bruce, at the time of the alleged attack. Bruce does not currently face criminal charges.

Dagostino said that Sellie led the victim into a changing area that does not have surveillance on Nov. 9 and assaulted him after the victim complained that the department was taking too long to process and release him.

According to the Sherriff, the victim’s injuries were so severe it caught the attention of a parole officer outside the jail.

Dagostino said that an internal probe is ongoing.

— Associated Press

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