SUMMER CAMP UPDATE: Supplemental Briefs Filed; Awaiting Judge Ruling

Despite viral rumors on social media stating that a Federal Judge in NY ruled that summer camps would not be allowed to open, it...

Camp Simcha Without Borders Kicks Off Summer with Rocking Drive-in Concert [VIDEO & PHOTOS]

Children with serious illnesses and their families enjoyed a much-needed night out from the comfort and safety of their cars at Chai Lifeline’s Summer...

SUMMER CAMP UPDATE: Judge Expected To Issue Ruling By End Of Week

This morning, a plaintiff group led by the Association of Jewish Camp Operators, AJCO, as well as parents of potential campers, presented oral arguments...

Sullivan County Legislator Upset That No One In Fallsburg Wearing Masks

June 30, 2020 Dear Residents and Summer Visitors, As the summer of 2020 unfurls in Sullivan County, it’s critically important that we keep it from unraveling...

Catskills: Toddler Pulled From Pond At Maywood Bungalows

A child was pulled from a pond in the Catskills on Sunday morning. Catskills Hatzolah was on the scene at 9:40AM at Maywood Bungalow Colony...

WITH COVID PRECAUTIONS: Thousands Expected to Utilize Thruway Rest Area For Mincha and Maariv

Over the past 17 years, thousands of travelers have made use of the Tefilas Mordche Mincha Area on the New York State Thruway, stopping...

YWN PODCAST: Lawsuit Against Cuomo Over Sleepaway Camps – Rabbi Yeruchim Silber Of Agudah

In this exclusive interview, Rav Yeruchim Silber, New York State Director of Government Affairs for Agudth Israel of America, discusses the lawsuit brought by...

Jewish Camps Hearing Scheduled For Next Tuesday

A Federal Judge in NY has just scheduled a hearing for next Tuesday regarding summer camps. As YWN has been reporting, following New York State...

NY State Police Issue Nearly 25,000 Tickets During ‘Speed Week’ Crackdown

The New York State Police today announced that Troopers issued 24,980 total traffic tickets during the special “Speed Week” traffic enforcement campaign. “Speed Week,”...

Pedestrian Struck In South Fallsburg With Critical Injuries

A person is in critical condition after they werer struck by vehicle in South Fallsburg. It happened just after 9:30PM on Route 42 near the...

Catskills: Jewish Camps Request Restraining Order & Injunction On Cuomo Decision

Today, the Association of Jewish Camp Operators (AJCO), took the extraordinary move of requesting a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to ask the...

Chai Lifeline Unveils Camp Simcha Without Borders For Summer 2020

After months of quarantine, lockdown, and isolation, children with serious illnesses will have an exciting summer to look forward to thanks to Chai Lifeline’s...

Fatal Crash On Route 17 In Catskills; Vehicle Overturns And Goes On Fire [VIDEOS...

One person was reportedly killed in a serious crash on Route 17, Friday afternoon. It happened at around 12:30PM on Route 17 Westbound between Exit...

Jewish Community Leaders Throw Their Support Behind Galligan in Sullivan County DA Primary

(By Sandy Eller) With more than ten years of experience in the Sullivan County District Attorney’s office, Meagan Galligan’s reputation as being tough on crime...

LAWSUIT FILED: Summer Camps & Organizations Sue NY Governor Cuomo

Following New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo's crushing decision this past Friday to disallow overnight camps this summer, the Agudath Israel of America-led Association...

WATCH: Cuomo Blows Off Question About Children in Kiryas Joel Going To Yeshiva, Massive...

A reporter questioned NY Governor Cuomo about Kiryas Joel at the Monday morning press conference, but it seemed from his response, that he really...

WATCH THIS: NY Governor & Health Commissioner Explain Why Camps Are Closed This Summer

Overnight camps will not be allowed for the summer of 2020, Cuomo announced Saturday at his Third Avenue office in Manhattan. While children’s day...

IT’S OFFICIAL: NO SUMMER CAMPS IN NEW YORK THIS SUMMER

Statement from New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker on Overnight Summer Camps: Throughout this entire public health response, there isn't a single decision...

WARNING: New York State Police “Speed Week” Crackdown Starts Today

The New York State Police says it will crack down on reckless driving for one week beginning June 11. The traffic-enforcement initiative is called "Speed...

NO DECISION: NY Gov Cuomo Says Still No Decision On Sleep-Away Camps Yet

With camps in limbo if they will be allowed to open, NY Governor Cuimo says a decision on whether sleep away camps can open...

Eichenstein Applauds Cuomo For Opening NY Summer Day Camps

Nearly a month after Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein called for summer camps to be allowed to open this year, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that day...

Clarification Regarding Opening Of Camp Oraysa

Statement from Yeshiva Darchei Torah, Far Rockaway, NY: Our plans are tentative at this point. Although we operate a program every July known as Oraysa,...

Cuomo On Summer Camps: Until More Clairty On Kawasaki Disease, No Decision Made

NY Governor Cuomo, during a daily coronavirus task force briefing in Manhattan, said a syndrome that is similar to Kawasaki disease that has afflicted...

THIS SUNDAY: Free Antibody Testing In Catskills And Flatbush – You Must Register Today!

Bikur Cholim has partnered with the prestigious Mayo Clinic and the NIH to offer the most advanced antibody testing for the purpose of qualifying...

UNDER INVESTIGATION: Sullivan County Sheriff’s Locate Woman Who Posted Threats Against Jews

The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an unspecified threat that was made indirectly over Facebook regarding summer camps and colonies. Sheriff’s deputies tracked down...

SUDDEN RESIGNATION: Dr Zev Zelenko Leaving Kiras Joel After 20 Years [VIDEO]

One of the leading physicians in Kiryas Joel, Dr Zev Zelenko, has announced that he is leaving the Village of Kiryas Joel where he...

Camp In Woodbourne Reportedly Receives Permit To Open This Summer

As the Jewish community awaits with anticipation on a decision if Upstate NY summer camps will be permitted to open this coming summer, at...

GIVE KIDS SUMMER: NYS Assemblyman Eichenstein Calls On Governor To Open Camps & Bungalow...

New York state beaches will open for Memorial Day weekend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday. New York State Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein responded with a tweet...

CATSKILLS SUMMER CAMPS UPDATES: Letter From Town of Thompson Supervisor; Letter From Jewish Camp...

There are two important updates regarding the saga regarding the opening of camps this coming summer First is a letter from the Town of Thompson...

Dr. Stuart Ditchek Has Message For Those In Their Upstate Homes

Apparently many families have started spending Shabbosim in upstate New York as the weather has improved. Several of those families contacted me today after...

Liberal Democrat NYS Senator Calls To Keep Camps & Bungalow Colonies Closed This Summer

Below is a response to a letter written to State Senator Jen Metzger by a Sullivan County Resident. Thank you for writing, Linda. I am well...

Sullivan County Planning On Summer Camps Opening

During the summer months each year, the population of Sullivan County triples as part-time residents, mostly from New York City, come up to the...

Sullivan County Tells “Downstate Friends”: STAY IN THE CITY

Sullivan County Public Health Director Nancy McGraw and Sullivan County Manager Joshua Potosek jointly issued the following statement today: “Sullivan County currently has multiple cases...

TSA: Woman Arrested With Loaded Gun At NY’s Stewart Airport

A woman tried to board a plane in New York with a loaded handgun in her carry-on luggage, the Transportation Security Administration said. TSA officers...

Rebbe Arrested After Hitting Student In Kiryas Joel

A Rebbe in a Kiryas Joel Yeshiva was arrested on Friday. The crime? Hitting a child. Sources tell YWN that the 13-year-old child was hit...

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