January 3, 2014

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New city court judge appointed in Newburgh

NEWBURGH – The new Newburgh City Council on Thursday appointed a city court judge to replace B. Harold Ramsey, who just retired.

Eddie Loren Williams will serve a 10-year term.

A Newburgh resident, Williams most recently served as a trial attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Orange County and formerly was an assistant Orange County district attorney.

Mayor Judy Kennedy said Williams has a “good balance of background” to serve on the Newburgh bench.

“I look forward to working with Judge Williams in terms of bringing more accountability into the city and really working with us,” Kennedy said.  “I think he will continue the legacy of Judge Ramsey in terms of drug court, which gives people an option to bring their lives in order.  I think he is going to do a good job for us and bring a balanced approach to the bench.”

In addition to his other legal work, Judge Williams was an assigned counsel for the Supreme Court Appellate Division and associate counsel to the New York State Assembly.

Judge Williams, center, with, from left, council members Cindy Holmes, Karen Mejia, Regina Angelo (Deputy Mayor),
Mayor Judy Kennedy, Genie Abrams and Gay Lee


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