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7 Ways To Avoid Hitting A Deer While Driving (1 opinions)

7 Ways To Avoid Hitting A Deer While Driving
According to the Insurance Information Institute, 1.6 million deer-vehicle collisions occur each year, resulting in 200 fatalities, tens of thousands of injuries and over $3.6 billion in vehicle damage. Being prepared can help prevent you from adding to these statistics. When driving this summer in Upstate, NY, you should: Watch for the rest of the gang. Deer are pack animals, and rarely travel alone. If a deer crosses in front of you, chances are there are more nearby. Slow down and keep an eye out for more deer darting across the ...

Some First Aid Summer Survival Tips

Some First Aid Summer Survival TipsProtect Your Skin From the Sun Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can increase your risk of skin cancer. To protect your skin from UV radiation, stay in the shade as much as possible, especially during midday hours. Wear a hat with a wide brim to shade your face, head, ears and neck, and wraparound sunglasses. Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher, which offers protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Apply at least one ounce of sunscreen (about the amount you can hold in your palm) at least 20 ...    Full Story »

Famous NYS Thruway Mincha Area to Open Tonight; Thousands Headed to Catskills Expected to Utilize Sloatsburg Rest Area (3 opinions)

Famous NYS Thruway Mincha Area to Open Tonight; Thousands Headed to Catskills Expected to Utilize Sloatsburg Rest AreaOnce again, travelers making their way up to the Catskills on Thursday nights will be able to stop for Mincha and Maariv minyanim at the Sloatsburg Rest Area, located on the northbound Thruway between exits 15A and 16. The "Tefilos Mordche Mincha Area" is named in memory of long time Askan, Rabbi Mordche Friedman z’l who oversaw the Mincha Area for years. The area will be open from 5 to 11 PM each Thursday night throughout the summer season. The area is located on the Northbound side of the New York State Thruway, between exits 15A and ...    Full Story »

ALERT - Sullivan County, NY Infested With Deer Ticks

ALERT - Sullivan County, NY Infested With Deer TicksWith tens of thousands making their way upstate NY for the summer, please be aware that Sullivan County is infested with ticks. The major problem with deer ticks is that they can carry Lyme Disease, and some people have been diagnosed with it this summer. Male deer ticks are black in color and they are slightly smaller then the Females. Females are black and red and they are slightly larger then the Males. They are very small and about the size of a pin head. They are very easy to miss. After hiking, you need to carefully search your ...    Full Story »

Summer Safety Starts by the Pool

Summer Safety Starts by the PoolAs summer gets into full swing, it’s time to start thinking about water safety measures that could save lives. According to the American Red Cross, 200 kids drown every year in backyard pools. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional and injury-related death among children ages one to four. The best safety measures prevent accidents before they happen, like teaching your child to swim and using Coast Guard-approved life vests. Other safety tips to keep in mind are: · Teach your children basic water safety tips, including how to ...    Full Story »

Important Message From Catskills Hatzoloh

Important Message From Catskills HatzolohAs the summer approaches, Catskills Hatzolah is finalizing location updates to their computer dispatch system for this year. If anyone is aware of any inaccuracies or any changes that have occurred since last summer, either new camps and colonies or name changes they should be notified as soon as possible. These updates are critical for responding members to arrive as fast as possible in the event of an emergency Chas V’Shalom. All sites currently in the system can be verified by clicking     Full Story »

NY State Police To Deploy Quick Response Mobile Command Vehicles To Enhance Emergency Response

NY State Police To Deploy Quick Response Mobile Command Vehicles To Enhance Emergency Response[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] New York State Police Superintendent Joseph A. D’Amico today announced the State has acquired three new quick response mobile command and communications vehicles outfitted with advanced, state of the art technology that will greatly enhance communication and coordination between first responders at emergency scenes and large public events. The three trucks, which will be staffed and operated by the State Police, expands the State’s fleet of command vehicles, allowing for quick deployment of a mobile command ...    Full Story »

New York State Police Are Warning Residents Of An IRS Phone Scam

New York State Police Are Warning Residents Of An IRS Phone ScamThe New York State Police is warning residents of Orange, Rockland, Ulster, Sullivan and Greene Counties of an IRS phone scam that's been happening here in the Hudson Valley. Troopers have been notified of and received complaints from citizens who received phone calls from someone claiming to be a representative of the IRS. The callers use various scare tactics to deceive individuals into providing personal information such as social security numbers and bank account numbers or threatening arrest. The scam targets those who may not readily ...    Full Story »

Chai Lifeline Family Adventure Brings Families Together At Camp Simcha

Chai Lifeline Family Adventure Brings Families Together At Camp SimchaThe three women entered the Camp Simcha dining room and barely looked around. The enormous dining room, capable of seating 400 campers and staff members simultaneously during the summer, had been decorated to look like an Italian piazza. The aroma of freshly cooked eggplant parmigiana, fish, and crepes filled the space. But these women were so deep in conversation they hardly noticed. They might have been best friends from school, but in reality, they had met each other the day before, when Chai Lifeline’s innovative Family Adventure ...    Full Story »

Sullivan County: Orthodox/Hasidic Community Forum Slated by Human Rights Commission (1 opinions)

Sullivan County: Orthodox/Hasidic Community Forum Slated by Human Rights CommissionThe Sullivan County Human Rights Commission has announced that it is sponsoring a new Community Outreach Series with the objective to help bring our diverse community together. The initial forum will focus on Orthodox/Hasidic Community Relations in Sullivan County and be held on Monday June 20, 2016, at 1PM at the Sullivan County Legislative Hearing Room in the Sullivan County Government Center in Monticello. Moderators of the forum will be former Town of Thompson Supervisor Anthony Cellini, Sullivan County Attorney Gerald Orseck, and ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Fire Destroys Building At Stolin Camp In Highland, NY (3 opinions)

PHOTOS: Fire Destroys Building At Stolin Camp In Highland, NY[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A fire destroyed a building at a summer camp in Highland Monday. A second-alarm fire was reported at Camp Karlin Stolin, 775 North Chodikee Lake Road, around 5:30 p.m., according to Town of Lloyd Police. Fire departments from Highland, Clintondale, Esopus, Milton, New Paltz responded to the scene. Mobile Life Support was also called to the scene. (YWN Sullivan County Newsroom)
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