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Coeymans officials cleared in property sale

Nov 28, 2015 12:02 am
Melanie Lekocevic reports in the Ravena News-Herald that after a police investigation, Coeymans town officials have been cleared of any wrong-doing in a sale of an abandoned property. Town Supervisor Stephen Flach told Police Chief P.J. McKenna that he might have offered “inadvertent information” to other prospective bidders, and questions were raised when the winning bid showed signs of white-out use. Carver Laraway, who owns the Port of Coeymans, bid $6,500, beating Coeymans resident Rose Gladney's $6,000 bid for 78 Main St. Flach said that those questions raised deserved an investigation, and he requested the Coeymans Police Department look into the matter. They determined that no wrongdoing had taken place. But Flach and the Coeymans Town Council rejected Laraway’s second bid for $6,500and sold the property to Gladney at last week’s town board meeting. “We did not want there to be any appearance of impropriety, so we talked to the first bidder, Mr. Laraway, and he was fine with awarding the property to the person who had the second bid, who was Mrs. Gladney,” Flach said. Read the full story in the Ravena News-Herald.