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NY Picks Kiryas Joel To Lead Review Of Annexation Request (2 opinions)

NY Picks Kiryas Joel To Lead Review Of Annexation Request
New York’s environmental commissioner has chosen Kiryas Joel to lead the review of its request to annex 500 acres in an adjacent Commissioner Joe Martens’ decision dated Wednesday means Kiryas Joel will oversee the state-mandated environmental impact review on its politically controversial request to annex land from Monroe, about 50 miles north of New York City. Leaders of the densely settled enclave say the village is bursting at the seams and needs land to accommodate their quickly growing population. The property proposed for ...

TRAGEDY IN THE CATSKILLS: Two-Year-Old Child Drowns In Bathtub R"L (1 opinions)

TRAGEDY IN THE CATSKILLS: Two-Year-Old Child Drowns In Bathtub RA 2-year-old child R"L drowned in a bathtub in the Catskills Tuesday morning. Sources tell YWN that the incident happened in Loch Sheldrake around 11:00AM. The child was rushed to Catskill Regional Medical Center where he was R"L pronounced dead. The family is reportedly from out of town who had traveled to a winterized home in the Catskills for vacation. Misaskim is working with the local Coroner, the Sullivan County Sheriff Department and the NY State Police to ensure proper Kavod HaNiftar is given. Additional details will be published ...    Full Story »

Sullivan County: Coach Bus Overturns On 17 Due To Icy Road Condition

Sullivan County: Coach Bus Overturns On 17 Due To Icy Road ConditionThe New York State Police at Liberty are investigating a rollover bus crash on State Route 17 eastbound in the Town of Liberty near exit 98. Preliminary investigation revealed a Coach USA bus with no passengers lost control and rolled over onto it's side. The driver was ejected sustaining serious injuries and was removed to a local hospital in critical condition. It appears that the accident was due to a combination of icy roads and speed unsafe for conditions. The eastboand lanes were temporarily closed for approximately 1-hour while ...    Full Story »

NY State Police Advises That All Motorists Avoid Travel in Orange and Rockland Counties.

NY State Police Advises That All Motorists Avoid Travel in Orange and Rockland Counties.The New York State Police is advising that all motorists avoid travel in Orange and Rockland Counties. Most roadways are ice covered and are impassible, due to freezing rain. New York State Department of Transportation, County and local highway departments are working to improve road conditions as fast as possible.

Catskill Homeowners Alliance Warns About Foreclosure Notice's

Catskill Homeowners Alliance Warns About Foreclosure Notice'sThe Catskill Homeowners Alliance is reminding all homeowners in Sullivan County, that January 31, 2015 is the last day to redeem your property from the tax foreclosure sale. After that date Sullivan County will take title to your property. Every year we get calls from people who missed the deadline or weren't aware of the proper procedure to follow if their house went into foreclosure for nonpayment of taxes (County and Town, School, Water/Sewer charges, etc. ). It is important to remind your neighbors, friends, colleagues and board ...    Full Story »

High Winds, Plunging Temperatures In Store For Upstate NY

High Winds, Plunging Temperatures In Store For Upstate NYGusty winds and plunging temperatures are in store this week for upstate New York, where high temperatures will barely hit double digits in some northern areas. High winds and blowing snow are delaying the start of classes by two hours Monday morning in about two dozen school districts in the Syracuse area and other parts of central New York. The National Weather Service reports wind gusts of up to 40 mph from Buffalo to the Albany area. Forecasters say temperatures will continue to dip Monday into Tuesday, when highs are expected to be ...    Full Story »

Cache of Jewelry Stolen from Kiryas Joel Residence (4 opinions)

Cache of Jewelry Stolen from Kiryas Joel ResidenceNY State Police in Monroe were called to a burglary that had occurred in the afternoon at a residence in Monroe, NY. State Police tell YWN that the homeowner had left the residence for a short time to run errands and when she returned home, she noticed her jewelry boxes missing from the bedroom of the residence. Further inspection of the residence revealed that her husbands high end watches were missing as well. Some of the items taken were a ladies Roger Dubuis 18K white gold watch, a men’s Hublot Chronograph watch, a men’s Audemars ...    Full Story »

Kiryas Joel: Residents File Petition To Annex Land Into Blooming Grove (1 opinions)

Kiryas Joel: Residents File Petition To Annex Land Into Blooming GroveThe following is via News12: Residents have started a petition to annex the land Kiryas Joel wants into Blooming Grove instead. That proposal comes on the heels of two others that would give the Hasidic Village of Kiryas Joel hundreds of acres. For the past year, critics have argued that if the annexation were to happen, high-density housing would replace what is now rural landscape. Kiryas Joel ...    Full Story »

Catskills Hang Hopes Of Revival On New Casino (7 opinions)

Catskills Hang Hopes Of Revival On New CasinoResidents of this faded corner of the New York's Catskills Mountains fist-pumped, cheered and hugged as they closed in on landing a casino. Finally. The recommendation to license a casino in the heart of the once-bustling "Borscht Belt" resort region will test the premise that blackjack and craps can breathe new life in an old summer haven known in its heyday for families, mostly Jewish, arriving packed in station wagons to enjoy fast-talking comedians and other entertainment, a la "Dirty Dancing." New York's Gaming Facility Location Board ...    Full Story »

Important Winter Driving Tips From Montreal Hatzolah For Those Travelling On I-87

Important Winter Driving Tips From Montreal Hatzolah For Those Travelling On I-87Hatzoloh Montreal would like to inform the public of these important driving safety tips that could save your life when traveling to and from Montreal and NY on the I‐87. With the first snow storm of the season being forecast and the start of Chanukah we feel the need to remind travelers of the dangers of travelling during a serious snowstorm. Recent history has shown that the more serious road accidents happen during the night and early morning hours. The combination of fatigue resulting from night travel and snowy, icy roads seem to be ...    Full Story »

WATCH: 6 Trucks, 2 Cars Pile Up On Icy New York Route 17 In Sullivan County, 1 Killed

WATCH: 6 Trucks, 2 Cars Pile Up On Icy New York Route 17 In Sullivan County, 1 Killed[VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Extremely icy conditions on Route 17 in Rock Hill early Tuesday morning resulted in a pileup of six trucks and two cars leaving one dead and wreckage strewn across both east and westbound lanes. The crash, between exits 110 and 109 westbound involved six tractor-trailer trucks, three of which were hauling garbage. They skidded on black ice and crashed into one another as well two cars, crushing them and killing one person, Sullivan County Emergency Services Commissioner Richard Martinkovic ...    Full Story »
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