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Statement from the Bloomingburg Jewish Community Council (2 opinions)

Statement from the Bloomingburg Jewish Community Council
Incredibly, the Sullivan County Board of Elections has denied the existence of a Jewish community in Bloomingburg. Anyone coming to Bloomingburg on any day of the week will see Chasidic Jews going about their daily lives. But, according to the Sullivan Board of Elections, there are fewer than five Chasidic Jews living or attending school in Bloomingburg. That some public officials would deny the rights of certain Americans based on their religious beliefs, dress, and language is an affront to the Constitution and should alarm defenders of ...

Kiryas Joel May Propose New Village (3 opinions)

Kiryas Joel May Propose New VillageKiryas Joel officials have floated the idea of forming a separate village of 1,140 acres just outside Kiryas Joel borders, adding a new dimension to the heated debate over two pending petitions to expand Kiryas Joel by annexing parts of Monroe. A map given to the Times Herald-Record and the weekly Photo News shows the outlines of the new municipality called Glilos Kiryas Joel, which would incorporate all Monroe land surrounding Kiryas Joel except 164 acres included in the second annexation request. The territory stretches from the Village ...    Full Story »

Sullivan County Sheriff Warns About Scam

Sullivan County Sheriff Warns About ScamSheriff Mike Schiff is warning residents and business owners in the Orange & Rockland Utilities (O&R) service area to be on alert for an ongoing scam that has made its way to Sullivan County. The scam, which was first identified in an O&R press release in January, has been perpetrated primarily against businesses in Rockland and then Orange counties over the past several months. Last week, the scammers struck in Wurtsboro. This is how the scam works: The victim will receive a phone call from a person pretending to be an O&R ...    Full Story »

Wintry Mix Hitting Upstate New York To Start Week

Wintry Mix Hitting Upstate New York To Start WeekUpstate New York is getting hit with a wintry mix of weather as the work week begins, with a foot of snow possible in some parts of the Adirondacks and lake-effect snow belts. About an inch of snow has fallen in areas north of Albany early Monday morning, while places closer to the city are getting a mix of sleet and rain. The National Weather Service has posted a winter weather advisory in western New York for Monday and a lake-effect snow warning Monday night through Wednesday morning. Snow is expected to accumulate to three to six ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Kiryas Joel Fire Investigated As Arson (3 opinions)

VIDEO: Kiryas Joel Fire Investigated As Arson[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The following is via News12: A fire in Kiryas Joel is being investigated as a possible arson. Just after 4 p.m. Monday, flames ripped through trailers that used to house a school for hasidic girls. Firefighters struggled to get water on the largely deserted campus on Mountain Road. The thick smoke could be seen from as far away as Port Jervis. The girls had been moved to another location about two weeks ago, and the trailers were vacant at the time of the fire. The trailers sit partially on Kiryas ...    Full Story »

Feds Settle With Kiryas Joel Slaughterhouse Over Pollution; Agree To Pay $330,000 Fine (3 opinions)

Feds Settle With Kiryas Joel Slaughterhouse Over Pollution; Agree To Pay $330,000 FineFederal prosecutors say a New York slaughterhouse that supplies kosher chicken to Orthodox Jews discharged chicken parts and other waste into storm drains and sewers. The U.S. attorney's office announced a civil lawsuit and proposed settlement Thursday. It said the Kiryas Joel Poultry Processing Plant Inc. admitted violating the federal Clean Water Act between 2008 and 2012. The company agreed to pay a $330,000 fine, devise a corrective plan and record its future operations. An official with the Environmental Protection Agency said ...    Full Story »

State Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Election Inspectors in Kiryas Joel

State Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Election Inspectors in Kiryas JoelThe state Supreme Court rules in favor of voters to allow election inspectors into the Village of Kiryas Joel. The decision comes just three weeks before Election Day. The Orange County board of elections approved six inspectors at Kiryas Joel polling locations, after claims from the group United Monroe that voters were bullied at the ballot boxes, but the board later took back their decision, citing cultural differences. Voters then filed a lawsuit against the board. The court ruled today that allowing inspectors into the village ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Massive Fire Destroys 16 Bungalows At Camp Shira In Sullivan County (1 opinions)

PHOTOS: Massive Fire Destroys 16 Bungalows At Camp Shira In Sullivan County[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A windswept fire that broke out Monday evening quickly spread at Camp Shira in Sackett Lake in the Town of Thompson totally destroying 16 duplex summer bungalows. Sullivan County Emergency Services Coordinator Richard Martinkovic said a combination of the strong winds and the close proximity of the buildings, resulted in their destruction. Other buildings in the Jewish camp were saved. The cause of the fire is under investigation and may be difficult to determine given the total destruction of the ...    Full Story »

Kiryas Joel: Two Middeltown Women Arrested For Forgery At Check Cashing Store

Kiryas Joel: Two Middeltown Women Arrested For Forgery At Check Cashing StoreThe New York State Police at Monroe arrested Alexis Brown (18) of Middletown, NY for Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd and Forgery 2nd. Also arrested was Jessica Mohan (18), also of Middletown, NY who was charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd degree and Conspiracy 5th. The arrests stemmed from an attempt by Alexis Brown to cash a forged check at AW Check Cashing in the Village of Kiryas Joel earlier in the day. Both suspects were arraigned in the Town of Monroe Court and released pending future court ...    Full Story »

Bloomingburg Dissolution Vote Results Sequestered

Bloomingburg Dissolution Vote Results SequesteredThe results of a vote on Tuesday on whether to dissolve the Village of Bloomingburg will not be known for days. The tally of the votes will be reviewed by the courts following the filing of several legal challenges. Should the vote be favorable, the village would become part of the Town of Mamakating government. The vote centers on plans to double the size of the village population of over 360 with the development of a Hasidic community. (Source: MidHudsonNews)

Kiryas Joel Mayor Abraham Wieder Supports Grand Hudson Resort And Casino Project

Kiryas Joel Mayor Abraham Wieder Supports Grand Hudson Resort And Casino ProjectKiryas Joel Village Mayor Abraham Wieder announced support for the Grand Hudson Resort and Casino project in New Windsor because of “the unprecedented benefits the project will bring to Northern Orange County and the entire state.” He said on Tuesday the facility would revitalize Stewart Airport and create thousands of jobs. “Orange County’s overall economy is in dire need of an economic shot in the arm, its northern tier all the more so,” Wieder said. He said of all of the proposed casinos in Orange County, this one “stands ...    Full Story »
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