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3 Presidential Candidates Heading For Events In Albany

3 Presidential Candidates Heading For Events In AlbanyRoad closures and parking restrictions are in effect in parts of downtown Albany as three of the U.S. presidential candidates plan to make appearances in New York's capital. Republican candidate John Kasich gets things started with Monday's first appearance. The Ohio governor is scheduled to be at the Fort Orange Club on Washington Avenue at noon for a private event. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont brings his campaign for the Democratic Party nomination to the nearby Washington Avenue Armory at 2 p.m. New York businessman Donald Trump ...    Full Story »

NY State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico Suddenly Resigns (1 opinions)

NY State Police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico Suddenly ResignsNYSP Superintendent Joseph D’Amico has unexpectedly submitted his resignation to NYS Governor Cuomo on Friday morning. D'Amico announced his resignation on Friday to pursue "other opportunities" that he did not disclose. The Democratic governor called D'Amico "an outstanding public servant" and said he will miss him both professionally and personally. Cuomo noted that during his tenure, D'Amico led the State Police through snow storms, hurricanes, prison breaks, a manhunt and anti-terrorism investigations. Joseph A. D'Amico was ...    Full Story »

Uber, Lyft Plan To Expand Into Upstate NY To Face Test

Uber, Lyft Plan To Expand Into Upstate NY To Face TestThe app-based ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft are gearing up for a campaign to convince New York state lawmakers to let them expand operations into upstate cities like Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany. New Yorkers for Ridesharing, a coalition of more than 50 groups that support the expansion, is launching an effort using letters, phone calls and advertisements to win over lawmakers. The group senses an opportunity in Albany now that the Legislature has agreed on a state budget. The coalition includes Uber, Lyft, business ...    Full Story »

Kiryas Joel: Goshen Man Charged With Hateful Graffiti (1 opinions)

Kiryas Joel: Goshen Man Charged With Hateful GraffitiNew York State Police have arrested 24 year-old James Blazeski, from Goshen, after anti-Semitic graffiti was found Wednesday in Kiryas Joel. State Police say Blazeski spray painted the words "Death to Jews" on a door inside a multi-family building, where a note pad with a racial slur written in it was also found. Blazeski was sent to the Orange County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $7,500 bond. (YWN Sullivan County Newsroom)

Fire Which Destroys Spinka Bais Medrash In Kiryas Joel Is Now A National Story

Fire Which Destroys Spinka Bais Medrash In Kiryas Joel Is Now A National Story[VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The fire which destroyed the Spinka Bais Medrash in Kiryas Yoel has now become a national story. YWN published the story just minutes after the devastating fire started, and now - hours later, it is now on the Associated Press. Fire has destroyed a building that housed a synagogue and two families in a ...    Full Story »

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Massive Fire Destroys Spinka Bais Medrash In Kiryas Joel [UPDATED 3:15PM]

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Massive Fire Destroys Spinka Bais Medrash In Kiryas Joel [UPDATED 3:15PM][VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The Spinka Bais Medrash in Kiryas Joel was destroyed by a fire on Thursday. The Kiryas Joel Fire Department was on the scene of the blaze at 12 Lizensk Boulevard and Schunnemunk Road. The fire started a few minutes after 1:00PM on Thursday afternoon. Just minutes after arriving on the scene, the a second alarm was transmitted by the Fire Department for additional resources to respond. As can bee seen in the photos below, mutual aid assistance was called in from many neighboring ...    Full Story »

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Working Structure Fire In Kiryas Joel Building With Apartments And Shul - Sifrei Torah Saved

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Working Structure Fire In Kiryas Joel Building With Apartments And Shul - Sifrei Torah Saved[VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A fire broke out in a Kiyal Joel building on Friday morning, and fire crews were working to control the blaze. The fire started at around 11:30AM, at 49 Satmar Drive near Krolla Drive. The Kiryas Joel Fire Department were on the scene in seconds, and immediately called for mutual aid assistance from neighboring towns. A second alarm was requested shortly after. Video and photos from the scene (posted below) showed heavy smoke and fire coming from the building, which has apartments as well ...    Full Story »

Sullivan County Legislature Appoints Man Who Fought Swan Lake Eruv, And Has History Of Other Controversies (7 opinions)

Sullivan County Legislature Appoints Man Who Fought Swan Lake Eruv, And Has History Of Other ControversiesThe Sullivan County Legislature has raised eyebrows by appointing a controversial figure to the County’s Human Rights Commission. Bill Liblick, who runs an internet blog and has dubbed himself as “The Mouth That Roars”, caused a stir in 2007 when he objected to the construction of an eruv by observant Jews in Swan Lake, NY. Liblick, who lives in CO-OP City in the Bronx, but maintains a weekend ...    Full Story »

Monticello Mayor Douglas Solomon Receives Major Political Endorsements

Monticello Mayor Douglas Solomon Receives Major Political EndorsementsMonticello Mayor Douglas Solomon has received the endorsement from all four major political parties in the Tuesday March 15, 2016 village elections. Solomon who is seeking a four-year term as Mayor has been endorsed by the Democratic, Republican, Conservative, and Independence parties. “I am honored to receive these major endorsements because it shows that we are all united in our efforts to continue to do what is in the best interest of the families, taxpayers and business owners in the Village of Monticello,” Mayor Solomon ...    Full Story »

Three 'Cleaning Ladies' Arrested For Stealing Jewelry From Kiryas Joel Home

Three 'Cleaning Ladies' Arrested For Stealing Jewelry From Kiryas Joel HomeThree City of Newburgh women, who were hired for home cleaning services, were arrested and charged with stealing jewelry from a Kiryas Joel residence, according to New York State Police in Monroe. On Jan. 27, 2016, State Police Members responded to a home on Eahal Court in the Village of Kiryas Joel for a reported burglary to the residence where numerous pieces of jewelry had been stolen. During the course of the investigation, police said three women who work as a home cleaning service in the Village of Kiryas Joel were developed as ...    Full Story »
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