Monticello: Man Drives Stolen ATV 66 Miles From Pennsylvania Before Fatal Crash

On Tuesday July 21, 2020, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office responded to an ATV accident on State Route 17B, just west of Kaufman Road...

Man Found Dead May Be Linked To Shooting At NJ Judge’s House

A gunman posing as a FedEx delivery person shot and killed the 20-year-old son of a federal judge and wounded her husband at their...

NYC Man Tubing Down Delaware River Slips Into Water, Dies At Hospital

YWN is publishing this article as a reminder and warning to the thousands of people who will be going "down the Delaware" this summer:...

Three Maintenance Workers Overdose At Munkatch Day Camp In Kiamisha

Three maintenance workers at a summer getaway overdosed in Kiamisha on Thursday afternoon. It happened just after 4:00PM at the Munkatcher Camp on Route 42,...

NY State Troopers Ask To Be Removed From New York City

The head of the New York State Troopers PBA issued a statement Wednesday "demanding" that state troopers be removed from New York City "and...

Walmart To Require All Customers To Wear Masks

Walmart, the world's largest retailer, is the latest national chain to require all customers to wear masks. The change will start next week. Starbucks said...

Camp Bnos Ruach Chaim From NY – Currently In Vermont – Runs Into Some...

An out-of-state orthodox Jewish camp group that state officials have warned is out of compliance with COVID-19 occupancy orders will remain at a Rutland...

TROUBLE FOR CAMPS: NY State Closes “Loopholes” That Summer Camps Are Using

Many overnight summer camps are using various "loopholes" in the existing executive order, in which they were given temporary residence permits to operate this...

UPDATE – Tropical Storm Begins Across Tri-State With Heavy Rains And Strong Winds

A tropical storm warning was issued for the entire tri-state area ahead of Tropical Storm Fay's expected landfall on Friday, as the storm churned...

Bike4Chai 2020 Rides into Uncharted Territory

Changing Gears: Bike4Chai 2020 Rides into Uncharted Territory to Benefit Children of Chai Lifeline On Thursday, August 13, nearly 500 cyclists will ride more than...

JUDGE RULES – NO OVERNIGHT CAMPS IN NY THIS SUMMER

The ruling has just been handed down by the judge: There will be no overnight summer camps in NY this summer. The attorney representing the...

Catskills: Two Serious Crashes On Route 17 Near Exit 119 – One Victim Airlifted...

Two serious crashes this morning forced the full closure of Route 17 at Exit 119 - both eastbound and westbound. In one incident, one victim...

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...

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