WAWAYANDA, N.Y. (AP) — Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell is heading to jail in New York for blocking traffic to protest a power plant.A town judge sentenced the 77-year-old Cromwell and two fellow protesters to a week in the Orange County Jail for civil disobedience at the construction site of a 650-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in December 2015.
NYS Entity Status
NYS Filing Date
MAY 15, 2013
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NYS Entity Type
DOMESTIC NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION
2013 - ORANGE COUNTY BOXING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, INC.
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