Newcastle man sentenced for immoral communication with minor

September 21, 2011

NEW — 6:10 p.m., Sept. 20, 2011

Gil Furman, a 39-year-old Newcastle man charged with two counts of communication with a minor for immoral purposes, received a one-year suspended jail sentence in King County Superior Court.

The suspension comes under the conditions that he spend 60 days in jail work release and complete 720 hours of community service within one year.

Furman, who was sentenced by Judge Mariane C. Spearman on Sept. 16, was also sentenced to two years of probation. He must register as a sex offender and cannot have contact with the victim or her family.

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September 21, 2011

Volunteers needed for Arbor Day tree planting

September 21, 2011

NEW — 11:40 p.m., Sept. 21, 2011

Volunteers are needed to plant 250 trees from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 8 along the new East May Creek Trail.

Interested participants will meet at the access road on 89th Place, west of Coal Creek Parkway. Follow the signs to parking.

Construction of the East May Creek Trail began several months ago in cooperation with the city of Newcastle, Newcastle Trails, Weed Warriors, the Boy Scouts and a group of volunteers.

The Arbor Day tree planting offers a preview to the trail that takes walkers down the canyon to May Creek.

The city of Newcastle will supply the trees, gloves and shovels.  Participants are asked to wear sturdy shoes.

Get more information by calling Newcastle’s Public Works Director Mark Rigos at 425-649-4444.