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Orange Co. Leaders, Residents Express Concern for Kiryas Joel Annexation Proposal

Orange Co. Leaders, Residents Express Concern for Kiryas Joel Annexation Proposal
It was a packed house Thursday night for a public forum on a controversial issue-the proposed annexation of land from the Town of Monroe, to the Village of Kiryas Joel. The following article is via Time Warner Cable News: Burden to tax payers, effect on the environment, and public safety. Those are among the many concerns expressed by the public in Monroe on Thursday night. This is in regard to the village of Kiryas Joel's proposal to annex more than 500 acres of land from the town of Monroe. “This is a dog and pony show if you ask ...

Local Residents In New Satmar Community Of Bloomingburg Call On DA To Investigate Voting Practices

Local Residents In New Satmar Community Of Bloomingburg Call On DA To Investigate Voting PracticesOutraged residents of the Village of Bloomingburg are urging Sullivan County District Attorney James Farrell to investigate the Board of Elections. Elected officials from the Town of Mamakating, residents and community activists held a protest outside of the Sullivan County Courthouse in Monticello Tuesday where the DA’s office is located. Protestors allege that there are a substantial amount of unregistered voters that had cast votes to elect officials, among them Mayor Mark Beresten, who have approved the development of a 396 unit ...    Full Story »

Member of New Bloomingburg Satmar Community Leading By 2 In Election For Village Trustee (2 opinions)

Member of New Bloomingburg Satmar Community Leading By 2 In Election For Village Trustee[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Aaron Rabiner currently leads the vote for Village Trustee in Bloomingburg, NY (Sullivan County). The latest numbers are 75 to 73. There are 23 affidavit votes that will also need to be counted as well as an additional 18 absentee ballots. Aaron is confident that many of those votes will be in his favor but since the vote will not be certified until Wednesday March 25th he will not be declaring victory. In a statement given to YWN, Aaron said " I thank everyone who came out to vote yesterday and hope that the ...    Full Story »

Lawsuit: New York County Doesn't Want Chasidic Jews to Vote In New Satmar Community Of Bloomingburg (19 opinions)

Lawsuit: New York County Doesn't Want Chasidic Jews to Vote In New Satmar Community Of BloomingburgThe following is via Newsweek: A New York County wants to prevent Hasidic voters from casting ballots in an upcoming election because of their religion, a new federal lawsuit charges. The Sullivan County Board of Elections, which oversees voting in the Village of Bloomingburg, sent notices to 184 of 285 registered voters January 16 stating that it “intended to cancel their voter registration and to deprive them of the right ...    Full Story »

Public Forum Held On Kiryas Joel Annexation Concerns (1 opinions)

Public Forum Held On Kiryas Joel Annexation ConcernsThe following is via News12: A public forum was held Tuesday evening at Bais Rachel Paradise Hall about the controversial plan to annex 500 acres of Monroe land to Kiryas Joel. Village leaders said early on that the meeting would be held despite impending bad weather. Critics say the decision was a deliberate attempt to keep people from coming. A representative for ...    Full Story »

NYS Police Arrest Four NYC Men for Criminal Trespass at Homowack Hotel - 'Skver Shtetel' (3 opinions)

NYS Police Arrest Four NYC Men for Criminal Trespass at Homowack Hotel - 'Skver Shtetel'On Saturday February 21, 2015 New York State Troopers arrested four New York City men for Criminal Trespass. Wurtsboro Troopers responded to a trespass call at the old Homowack Lodge in Phillipsport on Saturday afternoon. Upon arrival to location Troopers located four males from New York City in the building with camera’s and smoke fire works filming. Awad Ramy, of Woodside, Noah Vasquez, of Elmhurst, Adam Luchansky, of Manhattan, and Armando Davila, of Corona, were all arrested by Troopers and transported to SP Wurtsboro for processing. ...    Full Story »

Crews Start Clearing Land For New Casino Resort In Catskills

Crews Start Clearing Land For New Casino Resort In CatskillsPreliminary work has begun on one of the three new casinos that will be built in upstate New York. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports that workers began clearing trees Wednesday at the future site of the $1.1 billion Montreign Resort Casino in the Sullivan County town of Thompson, in the Catskills 75 miles northwest of New York City. The property is the site of the old Concord resort, one of the most popular destinations during the region's "Borscht Belt" glory days. The casino is one of three given approval in December by ...    Full Story »

NY Picks Kiryas Joel To Lead Review Of Annexation Request (2 opinions)

NY Picks Kiryas Joel To Lead Review Of Annexation RequestNew York’s environmental commissioner has chosen Kiryas Joel to lead the review of its request to annex 500 acres in an adjacent Commissioner Joe Martens’ decision dated Wednesday means Kiryas Joel will oversee the state-mandated environmental impact review on its politically controversial request to annex land from Monroe, about 50 miles north of New York City. Leaders of the densely settled enclave say the village is bursting at the seams and needs land to accommodate their quickly growing population. The property proposed for ...    Full Story »

TRAGEDY IN THE CATSKILLS: Two-Year-Old Child Drowns In Bathtub R"L (1 opinions)

TRAGEDY IN THE CATSKILLS: Two-Year-Old Child Drowns In Bathtub RA 2-year-old child R"L drowned in a bathtub in the Catskills Tuesday morning. Sources tell YWN that the incident happened in Loch Sheldrake around 11:00AM. The child was rushed to Catskill Regional Medical Center where he was R"L pronounced dead. The family is reportedly from out of town who had traveled to a winterized home in the Catskills for vacation. Misaskim is working with the local Coroner, the Sullivan County Sheriff Department and the NY State Police to ensure proper Kavod HaNiftar is given. Additional details will be published ...    Full Story »

Sullivan County: Coach Bus Overturns On 17 Due To Icy Road Condition

Sullivan County: Coach Bus Overturns On 17 Due To Icy Road ConditionThe New York State Police at Liberty are investigating a rollover bus crash on State Route 17 eastbound in the Town of Liberty near exit 98. Preliminary investigation revealed a Coach USA bus with no passengers lost control and rolled over onto it's side. The driver was ejected sustaining serious injuries and was removed to a local hospital in critical condition. It appears that the accident was due to a combination of icy roads and speed unsafe for conditions. The eastboand lanes were temporarily closed for approximately 1-hour while ...    Full Story »

NY State Police Advises That All Motorists Avoid Travel in Orange and Rockland Counties.

NY State Police Advises That All Motorists Avoid Travel in Orange and Rockland Counties.The New York State Police is advising that all motorists avoid travel in Orange and Rockland Counties. Most roadways are ice covered and are impassible, due to freezing rain. New York State Department of Transportation, County and local highway departments are working to improve road conditions as fast as possible.
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