March 24, 2014

Reward offered

Updated: Wednesday, March 26 2014, 10:56 AM EDT UPDATE: Authorities say the reward offered and the public's information has led to the discovery of those involved. Joseph Losowski, 55, and Dave Garrity, 49, were both charged with illegal disposal of solid waste. Authorities say they could face a fine of $1,500 to $15,000 and up to 15 days in jail. According to the DEC, Losowski and Garrity are both members of the Tri Village Bow Hunters club, which received the birds from a local fire department that holds a large game dinner each year. The leftover birds were given to the hunting club for human consumption, and had their edible portions removed.

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Numerous dead birds found around Mead Road

By Marty Kasper Posted: Mar 24, 2014 3:47 PM EDT  Updated: Mar 24, 2014 5:21 PM EDT

NASSAU, N.Y. - The Department of Environmental Conservation has confirmed that numerous dead birds were dumped in the area of Mead Road. Nearly 150 birds were found in the Town of Nassau. The DEC said they are investigating the incident. They said some of the birds will be delivered to DEC's Wildlife Pathology lab in Delmar on Monday for analysis.
Nassau Town Supervisor David Fleming offered a reward for the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the dumping of the birds. Taxpayers will have to pay a portion of the cost for the investigation of the act and for cleanup.
"This act of illegal dumping is an affront to the residents of Nassau and will not be tolerated. The Town, State Police and DEC are investigating this matter, and the community fully intends to push for the maximum penalties for this disturbing action," Fleming said in a statement. "This illegal act has a cost for our community and expends valuable resources that should be spent elsewhere. It should be clear that those responsible will be sought out to pay for this cost."

The Town of Nassau has fines of up to $1,000 for illegal dumping in the community, and jail time is also an option under town code.

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