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Orange County Man Charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Less than a week ago a 56-year old man was walking down a Blooming Grove street when he was hit by an oncoming vehicle. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene. First responders transported the badly injured pedestrian to St. Luke’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Blooming Grove Police, with the assistance of -->

Free Blood Testing for City of Newburgh Residents after Water Contamination Revealed

State officials are offering Newburgh’s 28,000 residents free blood testing in a response to the PFOS contamination. PFOS is a chemical linked to cancer and other serious health issues. In May 2016 the city of Newburgh declared a state of emergency after it was discovered the city’s water source no longer met the U.S. Environmental -->

We Talk Anti Distracted Driving to Suny Orange Criminal Justice Club

On Thursday, November 3rd we had the opportunity to visit Suny Orange, in Newburgh New York, to give a free presentation about the dangers of distracted driving. Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein offered students a new perspective on distracted driving, and also spoke to students about his experiences learning, living, and working in Newburgh.  c2q_mechanicville_4.18.16.jpg The -->

Newburgh Water

Just months ago Newburgh residents received news that no community ever wants to hear: the community’s water source had been contaminated.  It was discovered Newburgh’s water source contained Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid, or PFOS, a pollutant with the potential to cause a number of serious diseases, including kidney disease and some cancers.  Recently the assembly passed legislation -->

AS PFOS-CONTAMINATED WATER CRISIS CONTINUES TO PLAGUE NEWBURGH, SCHUMER TOURS WASHINGTON LAKE AREA TAINTED BY PFOS AND ANNOUNCES NEW LEGISLATION REQUIRING U.S. AIR FORCE TO PAY FOR WATER CONTAMINATION CLEANUP IF FOUND RESPONSIBLE

Standing with local leaders in Newburgh, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today toured the banks of Washington Lake, the site of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) contamination, which is believed to have originated at the Stewart Air National Guard base. Schumer also announced new legislation that would require the Air Force to immediately conduct tests to determine -->

VA Officials Pledge New Studies Into Effects of Agent Orange

by Charles Ornstein and Terry Parris Jr., ProPublica, and Mike Hixenbaugh, The Virginian-Pilot:  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding its efforts to determine how Vietnam veterans and their children have been affected by exposure to the herbicide Agent Orange.  The VA will conduct its first nationwide survey of Vietnam veterans in more than -->

Port Jervis Police Urge Drivers to Slow Down

If you’re a Port Jervis resident don’t be surprised if you receive a knock on your door from a Port Jervis Police Officer in the days and weeks to come. Officers will be personally delivering signs that read “slow down, we love our children” to Port Jervis homes and businesses as part of a new -->

Iraq, Afghan Vets May Have Their Own Agent Orange

By Mark Brunswick: While it took nearly three decades for the U.S. government to eventually link Agent Orange, the defoliant used in Vietnam, to cancer, President Obama has pledged quick action to make determinations about the effect of the burn pits on perhaps as many as 60,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Read more here:  -->

Celebrating the City of Newburgh and Our Roots in the Community

Over the weekend we were proud to sponsor and attend the Newburgh Illuminated Festival. There are several Finkelstein & Partners locations throughout the state and we make an effort to participate in various community events to support our neighbors. While we truly enjoy each event we partake in, this past weekend’s event was especially meaningful -->

Newburgh Illuminated

We are counting down the days to the Newburgh Illuminated festival! When: Saturday, June 18th 12-10pm Where: Broadway & Liberty Street, Newburgh NY Finkelstein & Partners has been a proud member of the Newburgh community since 1959 when Howard Finkelstein opened the first firm location on Liberty Street in the city of Newburgh. The firm -->

Dear Friends and Clients,

In furtherance of our firm’s culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can.

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP