Judge Scuccimarra (Photo provided)

Thomas Scuccimarra, a Garrison resident who serves on the New York State Court of Claims, will leave his seat on Dec. 31 after reaching the court’s mandatory retirement age of 70. He has been a judge on the court for 17 years.

Before being appointed to the court in 2001 by then-Gov. George Pataki (who also lives in Garrison), Scuccimarra oversaw local courts, including those in Philipstown (from 1985 to 2000), Cold Spring (1984 to 2000) and Nelsonville (1986 to 2000).

Scuccimarra, whose wife, Barbara, is departing the Putnam Legislature, was reappointed by Pataki to a nine-year term on the Court of Claims in 2006 and to a second nine-year term in 2015 by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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