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Cascino found guilty in Copake Town Court

Dec 23, 2016 6:45 am

Diane Valden is reporting in The Columbia Paper a Copake Town Court jury last week found Salvatore Cascino [kah-SHEE-no] and his two limited liability companies guilty of operating a solid waste management facility without a permit. The charge is a misdemeanor under New York State Environmental Conservation Law. Cascino was cited by the state Department of Environmental Conservation in April 2015 for knowingly and unlawfully disobeying the law. Cascino, 77, of Larchmont, Westchester County, had yard waste delivered to his Copake Valley Farm property by truck, and then dumped at locations both north and south of Lackawanna Road. Cascino will be sentenced February 27. He faces a potential penalty of $3,750 to $37,500, and/or up to one year in jail. The 300-acre Copake Valley Farm is located along the east side of Route 22 in Copake. For nearly two decades, Cascino has run afoul of the law, violating federal, state and town statutes for illegal dumping, building and excavating. Read the full story in The Columbia Paper.