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Stuyvesant's O'Hare named 2020 NY Magistrate of the Year

Sep 13, 2020 6:00 am
Natasha Vaughn is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media Stuyvesant Town Justice Carrie O'Hare has been named New York state Magistrate of the Year. O'Hare was presented the award by the New York State Magistrates Association on September 11, after being selected from a field of more than 1,800 town and village justices statewide. “I have been blessed along the way to have many things happen, but it’s not about me today receiving this award,” O’Hare said. “It’s more about all the judges, ... that do their job every day, and they do it because it’s the right thing to do. They don’t do it for fame and fortune.” The award recognizes local judges for their contributions to the judiciary and to their community. O’Hare was president of the Columbia County Magistrates Association from 2012 to 2016. She also was a director of the state Magistrates Association from 2013 to 2016. At the award ceremony, she was joined by past and present town and village judges from across New York who accepted the American flag from an honor guard from the state police of Troop K. O’Hare has served as Stuyvesant town judge for 20 years. She is the fifth female sitting judge to receive the Magistrate of the Year award since it was first presented in 1965. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.