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Ramapo: Judge Impounds Special Election Ballots (1 opinions)

Ramapo: Judge Impounds Special Election Ballots
A judge has impounded all the ballots from a special election in Ramapo that could change the way the town government is run. The order was issued by Supreme Court Judge Margaret Garvey last night just hours before the polls closed at 10 p.m. The judge ordered the impound after two special election organizers cited voting irregularities. Confusion over the town's decision to let unregistered voters vote in the referendums and to not count absentee ballots that arrived after Election Day were among the concerns. The ballots are now ...

NYS Health Officials Confirm First Case of EV-D68 in Rockland County Child

NYS Health Officials Confirm First Case of EV-D68 in Rockland County ChildCommissioner of Health Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, DO, FAAFP, announced on Tuesday the first confirmed case of Enterovirus (EV-D68) in Rockland County.  The case, confirmed by the New York State Department of Health, involves a child with a history of asthma, who was treated and released from Westchester Medical Center.  Due to privacy concerns, no other information will be made available about the child. "We are not surprised to find EV-D68 causing some illness in Rockland County, given the apparent widespread nature of this virus in ...    Full Story »

Special Election Could Change Ramapo's Future - Community Being Urged To Vote 'NO'! (11 opinions)

Special Election Could Change Ramapo's Future - Community Being Urged To Vote 'NO'!The people of Ramapo have some big decisions to make today as a special election is being held that could change the way their local government is run. The special election boils down to two questions on the ballot. First, voters will have to decide if they want to increase the size of the town council from four members to six. Secondly, the more controversial issue of whether to split the town into six geographical wards, with residents from each ward electing their own council members. Or voters could decide to just keep the current ...    Full Story »

TODAY: Agudath Israel: Vote 'NO' In Ramapo (2 opinions)

TODAY: Agudath Israel: Vote 'NO' In RamapoAgudath Israel of America urges a “no” vote in the upcoming referendum in Ramapo, New York which would change the method of electing town officials. The unstated goal of the referendum is to weaken the political influence of Orthodox Jews in the town by permitting them to vote only for candidates from their immediate neighborhood rather than the town as a whole, which is the current system. The bulk of the Orthodox Jewish community would be concentrated in only two of six districts under the ward system. This is classic minority vote ...    Full Story »

Monsey: Einikle Of Vishnitzer Rebbe Critically Injured After Being Struck By Vehicle

Monsey: Einikle Of Vishnitzer Rebbe Critically Injured After Being Struck By VehicleA Yungerman was seriously injured after being struck by vehicle in Monsey, Tuesday night, and the Tzibur ie being asked to be Mispallel for Yisroel ben Shifra. The 24-year-old man, is a great-grandchild of the Vishnitzer Rebbe Shlita of Monsey. The incident happened around 10:05PM, at the intersection of Route 306 and Phyllis Terrace in the Village of Kaser. Ramapo Police Officers investigating the incident told YWN that the pedestrian suffered injuries to the head and face. He was taken to Westchester Medical Center by Hatzolah ...    Full Story »

Agudath Israel: Vote 'NO' In Ramapo (10 opinions)

Agudath Israel: Vote 'NO' In RamapoAgudath Israel of America urges a "no" vote in the upcoming referendum in Ramapo, New York which would change the method of electing town officials. The unstated goal of the referendum is to weaken the political influence of Orthodox Jews in the town by permitting them to vote only for candidates from their immediate neighborhood rather than the town as a whole, which is the current system. The bulk of the Orthodox Jewish community would be concentrated in only two of six districts under the ward system. This is classic minority vote ...    Full Story »

TRAGEDY IN MONSEY: Toddler R"L Niftar After Being Run Over By Vehicle (2 opinions)

TRAGEDY IN MONSEY: Toddler RYWN regrets to inform you of the tragic Petira of Tova Fraidel Danzinger A"H of Chestnut Ridge, who was Niftar on Shabbos morning from injuries sustained in a terrible accident on Friday, when a vehicle struck her on Becketts Court. Levaya details were not available. Boruch Dayan Emmes... POSTED FRIDAY AFTERNOON: A toddler was R"L critically injured after being struck by a vehicle, Friday afternoon. A spokesperson for the Ramapo Police Department tells YWN that they received reports of a pedestrian struck on Becketts Court, in the ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Monsey: Two Arrested For Shooting Paintball Gun At Yeshiva Student And Passing Vehicles (2 opinions)

PHOTOS: Monsey: Two Arrested For Shooting Paintball Gun At Yeshiva Student And Passing Vehicles[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Two people were arrested in Monsey for shooting a paintball gun at passing cars on Wednesday night. The Ramapo Police tells YWN that they received a call on Wednesday evening around 10:17 from Rockland Chaverim who reported that there was a person shooting paintballs at passing cars on Suzanne Drive near Vincent Road in Monsey. Additional sources tell YWN that the suspects had also fired the gun at a 15-year-old Yeshiva student. Thankfully, he was not injured. Chaveirim told police that they were following ...    Full Story »

Ramapo: Aron Wieder Loses Primary Election In Race For 98th Assembly District (1 opinions)

Ramapo: Aron Wieder Loses Primary Election In Race For 98th Assembly DistrictRamapo's Aron Wieder fell just short in his attempt to win the Democratic primary for the 98th state Assembly District seat after absentee ballots were counted, election officials said Wednesday. In last week's primary, Wieder, who is a Rockland County legislator, trailed Elisa Tutini of Monroe by 107 votes. Election officials in Orange and Rockland counties counted all outstanding votes Wednesday. Though the margin was narrowed, Wieder lost by 61 votes. Wieder said he was grateful for the opportunity. "I thank every single voter ...    Full Story »

State Police: NYPD Officer In Double-Fatal Crash On NYS Thruway Was Drunk (2 opinions)

State Police: NYPD Officer In Double-Fatal Crash On NYS Thruway Was DrunkState police say a New York City police officer was drunk when he drove the wrong way on the state Thruway last month and crashed head-on into another car, killing both drivers. They say toxicology tests from an autopsy found that Officer Richard Christopher's blood-alcohol content was 0.21 percent, more than twice the legal ...    Full Story »
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