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

TRAGEDY IN UPSTATE NEW YORK: Young Woman Killed In Horsing Accident
A 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, ...

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 »

MIRACLE: Klausenberg Camp Bus Rolls On Side In Pennsylvania, Injuring 9 Boys

MIRACLE: Klausenberg Camp Bus Rolls On Side In Pennsylvania, Injuring 9 BoysAuthorities say a camp minibus rolled onto its side in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains, sending nine teenage boys to the hospital. The crash happened early Friday near Tobyhanna. Pocono Mountain Regional Police says one boy received injuries severe enough to necessitate being flown to a hospital in Allentown. The bus driver and five other passengers weren't injured. The bus driver's wife says in a phone interview that the boys were from Sanz Klausenberg Summer Camp in Woodbourne, New York, and had been on a trip. She says the ...    Full Story »

New York's 'Move Over' Law Expands To Volunteer Firefighters

New York's 'Move Over' Law Expands To Volunteer FirefightersDrivers in New York now have to slow down and move over for volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers as well as police and maintenance vehicles along roadsides. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation expanding the state's "Move-Over" law on Thursday. Previously, the law only applied to drivers approaching stopped police, emergency, maintenance or towing vehicle with flashing red and white or amber lights. The new law applies also to vehicles with flashing blue or green lights that are operated by volunteer fire or ambulance workers ...    Full Story »
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