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Catskills Hang Hopes Of Revival On New Casino (7 opinions)

Catskills Hang Hopes Of Revival On New Casino
Residents of this faded corner of the New York's Catskills Mountains fist-pumped, cheered and hugged as they closed in on landing a casino. Finally. The recommendation to license a casino in the heart of the once-bustling "Borscht Belt" resort region will test the premise that blackjack and craps can breathe new life in an old summer haven known in its heyday for families, mostly Jewish, arriving packed in station wagons to enjoy fast-talking comedians and other entertainment, a la "Dirty Dancing." New York's Gaming Facility Location Board ...

Important Winter Driving Tips From Montreal Hatzolah For Those Travelling On I-87

Important Winter Driving Tips From Montreal Hatzolah For Those Travelling On I-87Hatzoloh Montreal would like to inform the public of these important driving safety tips that could save your life when traveling to and from Montreal and NY on the Iā€87. With the first snow storm of the season being forecast and the start of Chanukah we feel the need to remind travelers of the dangers of travelling during a serious snowstorm. Recent history has shown that the more serious road accidents happen during the night and early morning hours. The combination of fatigue resulting from night travel and snowy, icy roads seem to be ...    Full Story »

WATCH: 6 Trucks, 2 Cars Pile Up On Icy New York Route 17 In Sullivan County, 1 Killed

WATCH: 6 Trucks, 2 Cars Pile Up On Icy New York Route 17 In Sullivan County, 1 Killed[VIDEO & PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Extremely icy conditions on Route 17 in Rock Hill early Tuesday morning resulted in a pileup of six trucks and two cars leaving one dead and wreckage strewn across both east and westbound lanes. The crash, between exits 110 and 109 westbound involved six tractor-trailer trucks, three of which were hauling garbage. They skidded on black ice and crashed into one another as well two cars, crushing them and killing one person, Sullivan County Emergency Services Commissioner Richard Martinkovic ...    Full Story »

NY Casino Applications Mulled As Decision Nears

NY Casino Applications Mulled As Decision NearsThe state board considering new casino sites in upstate New York is meeting again, but no decisions are expected. The siting board that will recommend granting up to four casino licenses is scheduled to meet Tuesday morning in New York City. A decision on where casinos will be located is expected to be announced Dec. 17, when the board meets for the final time. The board is considering 16 casino applications. Licenses are set to be awarded for three different upstate regions: the Albany-Saratoga area, the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes ...    Full Story »

New York Casino Decision Expected Dec. 17

New York Casino Decision Expected Dec. 17A decision on where up to four casinos will be located in upstate New York is expected to be announced Dec. 17. That's the date a board reviewing casino applications is expected to meet for the final time. The board is tasked with picking the winners from among 16 casino applications. New York State Gaming Commission Executive Director Robert Williams announced plans for the meeting Monday during a meeting of the commission. Up to four casino licenses are set to be awarded for three different upstate regions: the Albany-Saratoga area, ...    Full Story »

Statement from the Bloomingburg Jewish Community Council (2 opinions)

Statement from the Bloomingburg Jewish Community CouncilIncredibly, 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 ...    Full Story »

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 »
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