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WATCH: Camp Simcha Is Our Home - Official Music Video (1 opinions)

The children and teens of Camp Simcha, for kids with cancer, and Camp Simcha Special, for kids with chronic illness, covered Andy Grammer's 'Back Home' in an anthem that celebrates their connection to Camp Simcha. Many thanks to Ben Klein of S-Curve Records for kindly providing us with the instrumental track for the song. Each summer, 450 seriously ill children are treated to unforgettable, medically supervised ...

PHOTOS: Person Ejected From Vehicle After Losing Control, Going Down Embankment Into Camp Magen Av In Swan Lake (1 opinions)

PHOTOS: Person Ejected From Vehicle After Losing Control, Going Down Embankment Into Camp Magen Av In Swan Lake[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A person was ejected from a vehicle on Happy Avenue, Monday afternoon. Sources tell YWN Catskills that the driver lost control of the vehicle just in from of Camp Magn Av. The vehicle continued out of control down an embankment, coming to a stop inside the camp baseball field. One person was ejected from the vehicle. Catskills Hatzolah, Bethel EMS as well as Swan lake Fire Department were on the scene. Hatzolah Paramedics initially requested a chopper to airlift the seriously injured victim, but that ...    Full Story »

People Swimming In Neversink Reservoir Nearly Drown - DEP Police Make Rescue And Issue Summonses

People Swimming In Neversink Reservoir Nearly Drown - DEP Police Make Rescue And Issue SummonsesA NYC DEP Patrol boat made a rescue on the Neversink Reservoir, Sunday afternoon. Sources tell YWN Catskills that two individuals decided to take a swim in the Reservoir - something that is against the law. Besides their law breaking, the two men failed to wear life jackets. A passerby noticed them struggling in the water, and called 911. The DEP responded, while the Ulster County Dive Team and a NY State Police Chopper were dispatched. Ambulances from a local EMS squad as well as Catskills Hatzolah were sent as well. A DEP Patrol ...    Full Story »

Orange County Contests Review Of Plan To Grow Kiryas Joel

Orange County Contests Review Of Plan To Grow Kiryas JoelLeaders in a Hudson Valley county say they aren't satisfied with an environmental review done by the Village of Kiryas Joel planning to annex land in a neighboring community. Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus says the final generic environmental impact statement approved by Kiryas Joel on Monday is inadequate and the "overall public interest" isn't served by its plans to annex up to 507 acres in the town of Monroe, about 50 miles north of New York City. The boards of Monroe and Kiryas Joel are expected to vote on annexation by Sept. ...    Full Story »

TRAFFIC ALERT - NYS Thruway Closed In Rockland County / Monsey Area After Massive Fatal Crash [VIDEO AND PHOTOS]

TRAFFIC ALERT - NYS Thruway Closed In Rockland County / Monsey Area After Massive Fatal Crash [VIDEO AND PHOTOS][VIDEOS & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Ramapo, NY - The southbound lanes of I-87 are closed in Rockland County after two tractor trailers were involved in a crash Friday morning. The NY State Police released the following statement to YWN: On August 21, 2015 at approximately 9:47 a.m., State Police responded to investigate a multi-vehicle fatal collision involving one tractor-trailer, two box trucks, and one addition vehicle on I-87 at Exit 14B (Airmont Road). Both the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit (CVEU) and Collision ...    Full Story »

Catskills: Massive Power Outage Across Sullivan County [4:30AM]

Catskills: Massive Power Outage Across Sullivan County [4:30AM]Tens of thousands of people lost power in Sullivan County early Friday morning. According to the NYSEG website, more than 40,000 customers were without power. The outage occurred around 3:00AM, just after a heavy rain storm tore through the area. Speculation is that the outage is weather related. By 4:40AM, power was slowly being restored in many areas. The Sullivan County Sheriff Department tell YWN that deputies have been placed around the county at major intersections. They are reminding drivers to use caution when proceeding ...    Full Story »

Sullivan County: Jeffersonville Woman Arrested for Attempted Arson in Police Station

Sullivan County: Jeffersonville Woman Arrested for Attempted Arson in Police StationOn Wednesday August 19, 2015, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 553 Cold Spring Road in the Town of Thompson to assist state parole officers with a domestic dispute involving a parolee. At the location, deputies discovered that one of the parties to the dispute, Kristina Morgan, 28, of Jeffersonville, had an outstanding arrest warrant for petit larceny. Morgan was caught on camera shoplifting at the Dollar General store on RT-52 in Jeffersonville on August 8, 2015. Kristina Morgan was taken to the Sheriff’s Office for processing, where she ...    Full Story »
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