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Pine Plains witness Crissy Lawless takes the stand while Webutuck attorney Alyssa Cognioli questions her at the Pine Plains courthouse. Photo By Cory Allyn

HARLEM VALLEY — “Objection, Your Honor ...”

“Your Honor, if I may ...”

“Thank you, Your Honor.”

A little civility was brought to the proceedings at the Pine Plains Courthouse on Tuesday, March 22, among the banter (and occasional badgering) that one might expect from a highly anticipated trial. And from her bench, presiding Town Justice Christi Acker kept the lawyers in line, sustaining and overruling numerous objections.

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