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NY State Police Arrest Man For Intentionally Starting Brush Fires

NY State Police Arrest Man For Intentionally Starting Brush Fires
The New York State Police at Wurtsboro announce the arrest of an 18 year old male from Wurtsboro for two counts of Arson in the Fifth Degree, misdemeanors, with several similar charges pending. This arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by the New York State Police and the New York State Forest Rangers during which it was determined that someone had intentionally set several brush fires in and around the Town of Mamakating between mid-April and mid-May. The investigation by the two agencies led to an 18 year old suspect who ...

Monsey: Westchester Medical Center Signs Joint Venture With Good Samaritan Hospital

Monsey: Westchester Medical Center Signs Joint Venture With Good Samaritan Hospital[VIDEO & PHOTOS BY JDN IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Westchester Medical Center and the Bon Secours Charity Health System (BSCHS) announced a ground-breaking commitment to high-quality care as close to home as possible for the people of the Hudson Valley. “A Joint Venture with Westchester Medical Center represents an unparalleled opportunity to enhance the quality of services for the people in the region and will preserve and expand local health care,” said Mark Nantz, Executive Vice President of Bon Secours Health System.  “The ...    Full Story »

Sullivan County Deputy Sheriff on Foot Patrol Thwarts Burglary in Progress (2 opinions)

Sullivan County Deputy Sheriff on Foot Patrol Thwarts Burglary in ProgressOn the evening of Monday May 18, 2015, at approximately 11:15 PM, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Sergeant Blake Starner was making his rounds on foot patrol in the Village of Wurtsboro. As he approached the Mamakating Library at 128 Sullivan Street he noticed movement inside. Sergeant Starner observed a subject wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a facemask going through drawers behind the service counter. Starner called for backup and continued to observe the subject who was placing items into a backpack. As the subject exited the Library through ...    Full Story »

Kiryas Joel Hatzolah Named Top EMS Agency Of The Year In Orange County (2 opinions)

Kiryas Joel Hatzolah Named Top EMS Agency Of The Year In Orange CountyThe Village of Kiryas Joel volunteer emergency service will be recognized as the EMS agency of the year by the Orange County Emergency Medical Services council at its annual dinner on Wednesday. The Orange County EMS Council is a non-profit organization serving 24 emergency medical services in the county. The KJ EMS, also known as Hatzolah Rescue, is composed of some 100 members; 75 percent of them are certified emergency medical technicians and 20 are certified paramedics. Each year they respond to more than 6,000 emergencies, accidents ...    Full Story »

Ellenville: NY State Police Investigate Fatal Hang Glider Accident

Ellenville: NY State Police Investigate Fatal Hang Glider AccidentNew York State Police in Ellenville are investigating a fatal hang glider accident that occurred on Sunday, May 17,2015 at approximately 6:08 PM. Scott Trueblood, 44 of Shelton, CT was hang gliding near the State Route 52 overlook in the Town of Wawarsing when he struck the the mountainside. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Trueblood was a newly license pilot with the Ellenville Flight School. The cause of the accident is still pending investigation. The New York State Police was assisted by Ellenville Police Department, ...    Full Story »

State Legislation Would Require Orange County Legislature Approval For Kiryas Joel Land Annexation

State Legislation Would Require Orange County Legislature Approval For Kiryas Joel Land AnnexationFreshman State Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R, Deerpark) has introduced legislation that would give the Orange County Legislature the final say in the annexation of land from one municipality to another. The bill, aimed at the proposed annexation of more than 500 acres of land in the Town of Monroe into the Village of Kiryas Joel, is being sponsored in the Senate by William Larkin (R, Cornwall-on-Hudson). County Executive Steven Neuhaus is in support of the measure. “What you are looking at in Monroe, it is very overwhelming with ...    Full Story »

Miranda Behan to Announce Sullivan County Legislator Candidacy

Miranda Behan to Announce Sullivan County Legislator CandidacySullivan County businesswoman and community activist Miranda Behan will announce her candidacy for Sullivan County Legislator District 6 on Wednesday May 20, 2015 at The Liberty Diner at 5:00 PM. The legislative seat which includes parts of Liberty and Hurleyville is currently held by Cora Edwards. Edwards who is not seeking reelection has enthusiastically endorsed Behan’s candidacy. Running with the campaign slogan “Fighting for Us” Behan said she has “had enough with the way Sullivan County is being run.” “Sullivan ...    Full Story »

Ulster County Forest Fire Almost Contained

Ulster County Forest Fire Almost ContainedFire crews have almost completely contained that pesky forest fire in New York's lower Hudson Valley region. Damp weather conditions Tuesday night and early Wednesday allowed firefighters to improve containment of the fire along Shawangunk Ridge that has burned through four square miles of state forest land over four days. State officials say just over 100 firefighters are going back out ...    Full Story »

Monticello: Sullivan County Sheriff Deputies Nab Burglars Responsible For Multiple Burglaries At Pine Tree Bungalow Colony (2 opinions)

Monticello: Sullivan County Sheriff Deputies Nab Burglars Responsible For Multiple Burglaries At Pine Tree Bungalow ColonySheriff’s Deputies have arrested a pair of men they believe are responsible for several burglaries at the Pine Tree Bungalow Colony on Route 42 in Monticello. Deputies were called to the location on April 30th, after a caretaker reported one of the units being broken into. The investigation revealed that the suspects attempted to disable a video security system and then kicked in a door to one of the units. The suspects stole furniture from the residence, which included a large dining room table and six chairs. Deputies were able to ...    Full Story »

NY Governor Cuomo Announces State Resources Deployed To Fight Fire In Ulster And Sullivan Counties

NY Governor Cuomo Announces State Resources Deployed To Fight Fire In Ulster And Sullivan CountiesGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced New York State has deployed resources, including state firefighters and equipment, like helicopters, to fight a wildland fire underway in Sullivan and Ulster counties that has already burned approximately 2,284 acres and is 75 percent contained. In addition, Governor Cuomo activated the Fire Operations Center at the NYS Emergency Operations Center, which is coordinating fire department resource requests. The Center has bolstered State and local responders with additional firefighting forces from other ...    Full Story »
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