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Tour de Simcha To Kick Off Today - To Arrive At Camp Simcha On Tuesday Afternoon

Tour de Simcha To Kick Off Today - To Arrive At Camp Simcha On Tuesday AfternoonThis week marks the 4th annual Tour de Simcha, which is an all-female cycling event that attracts cyclists of varying skill levels, who commit to train and raise money to benefit children with cancer. Tour de Simcha is a project of Chai Lifeline, which is an international children’s health support organization that enables very sick children, their families and communities to cope with the crises and long term emotional, social, and financial challenges of pediatric illness or loss. The 72-mile bicycle ride raises funds to give ...    Full Story »

NY Health Officials Warn Of Mosquito Risk

NY Health Officials Warn Of Mosquito RiskPublic health officials in New York state are reminding residents of the dangers posed by mosquitoes after West Nile Virus was found in two counties. The New York State Department of Health says members of the public can protect themselves by eliminating standing water in their yards. Used tires, pots, clogged gutters, pools and outdoor recycling containers can all serve as mosquito breeding areas. In addition, residents should also use repellants and avoid outdoor activities when mosquitoes are most active. West Nile Virus has been ...    Full Story »

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Serious Crash On Riverside Drive In Woodbourne (Photos By JDN) (2 opinions)

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Serious Crash On Riverside Drive In Woodbourne (Photos By JDN)[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] An early-morning crash in Woodbourne left a man with some serious injuries. At around 4:00AM Sunday morning, emergency personnel were dispatched to Riverside Drive (Prison Road) for reports of a vehicle into a pole. Arriving units found one vehicle involved in a crash with the victim heavily entrapped inside the vehicle. There was a downed utility pole blocking the entire roadway. The victim was reportedly unconscious and had to have ventilation assisted by Paramedics. It took the fire department around 45 ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Overturned Vehicle In Monticello On Broadway And Dollard Drive (Photos by JDN)

PHOTOS: Overturned Vehicle In Monticello On Broadway And Dollard Drive (Photos by JDN)[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A vehicle overturned early Sunday morning in Monticello. Catskills Hatzolah was dispatched to the scene at Broadway and Dollard Drive at around 3:30AM where a vehicle had overturned. No heavy extrication was needed, although the Monticello Volunteer Fire Department was on the scene assisting in removing the victim from the vehicle. The driver was transported by Hatzolah with non-life threatening injuries to a local hospital. The cause of the crash was being investigated by Monticello PD and the New York ...    Full Story »

Sullivan County Sheriff Arrest Local Resident For Arson

Sullivan County Sheriff Arrest Local Resident For ArsonThe Sullivan County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Smallwood resident for arson. On Tuesday June 9, 2015 at about 7:10 PM, The Smallwood Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 393 Pine Grove Road in Smallwood. The residence, which was up for sale, was unoccupied at the time. The Fire Department quickly determined that the fire was suspicious and requested the police to respond. A short time later the Sheriff's Patrol received a call of an injured male subject a few doors down at 440 Pine Grove Rd. Sgt. Dale Niemann responded ...    Full Story »

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Motorcycle Slams Into Minivan In Woodbourne On Route 52 (12 opinions)

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Motorcycle Slams Into Minivan In Woodbourne On Route 52 [VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A man driving a motorcycle slammed into a minivan in Woodbourne, Friday morning. The crash happened on Route 52 near Firehouse Road at around 11:00AM. As can be seen in the attached photos, the driver of the motorcycle appears to have driven at full speed directly into the back of a minivan. Miraculously, he is reportedly in stable condition. He was transported by an ambulance to a local hospital. Catskills Hatzolah was on the scene along with Mobilmedics, Woordbourne FD, South Fallsburg ...    Full Story »
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