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Appeals Court Gives Kiryas Joel Okay To Rezone Annexed Property

Appeals Court Gives Kiryas Joel Okay To Rezone Annexed Property
The Appellate Division of State Supreme Court denied an appeal of a State Supreme Court decision to stay efforts by the Village of Kiryas Joel to rezone the property it annexed from the Town of Monroe last year. The attempt to block the rezoning was filed by the Village of South Blooming Grove, other area municipalities and the Preserve Hudson Valley group. Orange County had joined in the lawsuit and County Executive Steven Neuhaus said on Thursday the lawsuits should stop. “It’s really time for the county and the towns to sit ...

Sullivan COunty Sheriff Warns Of The Return Of The Utility Scam

Sullivan COunty Sheriff Warns Of The Return Of The Utility Scam Sullivan County Sheriff Michael Schiff is warning business owners about a repeat scam that has been attempted over the past few days. Callers claiming to be from New York State Gas and Electric (NYSEG) or from Orange and Rockland Utilities (O&R) are contacting businesses claiming that there is an overdue electric bill and threatening to cut off the power if the bill is not paid immediately. The businesses are then directed by the scammers to either provide a credit card number, obtain a prepaid debit card or send money via Western ...    Full Story »

TRAGEDY IN UPSTATE NEW YORK: Young Woman Killed In Horsing Accident (2 opinions)

TRAGEDY IN UPSTATE NEW YORK: Young Woman Killed In Horsing AccidentA 22-year-old Jewish woman was R"L killed in a horse accident on Wednesday afternoon in Ulster County, in Upstate New York Emergency personnel were dispatched to the HITS Horse riding facility in Saugerties, NY at around 2:00PM, for reports of a woman who fell off a horse with serious injuries. Paramedics who arrived on the scene found the woman in traumatic arrest. She was transported by Diaz Ambulance to Kingston Hospital, where she was unfortunately pronounced dead. Sources tell YWN that the victim is from Long Island, ...    Full Story »

TEHILLIM - Young Child Airlifted To Trauma Center After Falling Off Cliff In Minnewaska State Park In Kerhonkson (8 opinions)

TEHILLIM - Young Child Airlifted To Trauma Center After Falling Off Cliff In Minnewaska State Park In KerhonksonA 9-year-old child has just been airlifted to a trauma center after falling off a cliff. Catskills Hatzolah received calls at around 3:40PM Monday afternoon for reports of a child that fell off a cliff at the Minnewaska State Park in Kerhonkson, NY. Paramedics rushed to the scene, and a Medevac was requested. The child suffered head, chest, and arm injuries. The child was extricated by rescue personnel from the bottom of the cliff, and was flown by the chopper to the Westchester Trauma Center. Please say tehillim for Yehoushu ben ...    Full Story »

Proposal To Split Monroe Into Two Towns Is Cautiously Reviewed

Proposal To Split Monroe Into Two Towns Is Cautiously ReviewedThe proposal by Village of Kiryas Joel officials to split the Town of Monroe in half creating a new Town of North Monroe is being cautiously considered. Monroe Town Supervisor Harley Doles said he would need assurances that KJ’s “massive bloc vote would never influence Town of Monroe or Monroe-Woodbury school board elections in the future.” He said he does not want to see Monroe “become the next East Ramapo.” That is the school district in the Spring Valley area with neighboring Hasidic communities. The Hasidic children attend ...    Full Story »

Kiryas Joel Wants to Create Its Own Town in Orange County

Kiryas Joel Wants to Create Its Own Town in Orange CountyA plan is afoot to divide the Town of Monroe into two towns, the new one called North Monroe. That new municipality would encompass all of the Village of Kiryas Joel and an additional 300 acres. “We firmly believe that this is an important step in the healing process for these two communities,” said Village Administrator Gedalye Szegedin. As per state law, the petition to create the new town would require a minimum of 650 signatures from town residents and then go before the Orange County Legislature for its approval. If the ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: 500 Cyclists Bring Down The House at Bike4Chai Opening Event (1 opinions)

PHOTOS: 500 Cyclists Bring Down The House at  Bike4Chai Opening Event[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The Crowne Plaza in Stamford was transformed into a giant staging area for one of the Jewish community’s largest fundraising cycling events, Bike4Chai, as 500 cyclists (many with family members in tow) got ready for the 180-mile, two-day bike tour that starts tomorrow. The lobby of the hotel was decked in blue and yellow, the team colors, and volunteers were everywhere to help cyclists store their bikes, register, and find rooms. The afternoon was a whirlwind of activity as old friends greeted one another ...    Full Story »

MISSING FOUND! 'Special-Needs' Child Who Went Missing From Satmar Camp Found By Hatzolah In Forest [PHOTOS] (3 opinions)

MISSING FOUND! 'Special-Needs' Child Who Went Missing From Satmar Camp Found By Hatzolah In Forest [PHOTOS][PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] After searching for more than 12 hours, a missing special-needs child was found on Tuesday at 12:00 noon. Sources confirm to YWN that he was found sleeping in the forest. He was found by a group of Hatzolah members searching the forest. Around two hours ago, the child hat was found in the woods. He is Bichasdei Hashem in healthy condition and being brought back to authorities to be checked out. Hundreds of volunteers had joined the search for the missing 15-year-old who disappeared  from Camp ...    Full Story »
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