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...

Tolls Increase On NY Thruway For Drivers Without E-ZPass

Tolls will increase for drivers on the New York Thruway who do not have an E-ZPass starting Jan. 1. The State Thruway Authority voted Tuesday...

HATE IN WOODBOURNE: Vehicle Fires Paintballs At Woodbourne Shul [VIDEO & PHOTOS]

A driver fired multiple paintballs at the famous Woodburn Shul today - the second day of Rosh Hashanaha, and sources tell YWN that authorities...

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...

Massive Fire Destroys Building At Camp Agudah, Second Structure Suffers Significant Damage

A massive fire broke out in Camp Agudah in Ferndale on Thursday morning, leaving at least one building destroyed. The fire department was called to...

Thousands Expected to Utilize Thruway Rest Area for Mincha and Maariv as Sloatsburg Minyan...

Over the past 18 years, thousands of travelers have made use of the Tefilas Mordche Mincha Area on the New York State Thruway, stopping...

CATSKILLS: 8 Frum Camps Sue Over Town’s New “Discriminatory” Rules

The town of Wawarsing in Ulster County, NY, has been hit by a federal discrimination lawsuit filed by the administrators of eight Orthodox Jewish...

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...

FOUND: Group Of 20 Yeshiva Bochrim Found After 13 Hours In Catskills [VIDEOS &...

After missing in the Catskill Mountains for nearly 13 hours, a group of around 20 Bochrim were Bichasdei Hashem found. The group of boys from...

Drowning In Neversink River In Fallsburg [VIDEOS & PHOTOS]

Police are currently investigating a drowning in Fallsburg. Sources tell YWN that emergency officials were called to Fallsburg on Shabbos afternoon, after a man was...

CATSKILLS: Child Pulled From Swimming Pool In Fallsburg

A young child was pulled from a swimming pool in Fallsburg on Friday afternoon. The incident occurred at around 3:45PM at Harmony Estates on Laurel...

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...

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...

Police: NY Trooper Shoots Man Who Brandished Bow And Arrow

A state trooper shot and wounded a domestic violence suspect in western New York after the man advanced toward officers with a bow and...

NYPD Officer Arrested For Vandalizing Jewish Camp On Rosh Hashanah

A New York City cop has been arrested on felony burglary charges after allegedly breaking into a Jewish camp on Sprout Lake Road on...

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...

South Fallsburg: Massive Fire Destroys Venetian Cafe [VIDEOS & PHOTOS]

The Venetian Cafe on Route 42 in South Fallsburg was destroyed by a fire overnight. The fire started at around 3:00AM, and numerous fire departments...

NY A.G. Ends Discriminatory Housing Practices Against Jewish Community in Orange County

New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced that her office has reached agreements with Orange County and the Town of Chester to end...

New York Trooper Fatally Shoots Driver in Buffalo

A New York state trooper fatally shot a driver Saturday during a traffic stop, and authorities said they were looking into what might have...

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...

TRAGEDY: 19-Year-Old Girl From Cedarhurst R”L Killed In Upstate NY Crash

YWN regrets to inform you of the tragic Petira of Dina Rosenzweig A"H, 19-year-old girl who was R"L killed in a crash in upstate...

FOUND! Missing Camper Found By Rockland Chaveirim After Search In Pennsylvania Forest

A missing camper was Bichasdei Hashem found by Rockland Chaveirim after an intense search in a forest in Pennsylvania, Wednesday night. A highly trained search...

Small Plane Crashes On Route 42 In Monticello [VIDEOS & PHOTOS]

A small plane went down in Monticello, Friday afternoon. It happened at around 12:45, when the one engine plane crashed on Route 42, south of...

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...

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...

TRAGEDY IN KIRYAS JOEL: Young Child R”L Struck & Killed By Vehicle

Tragedy struck the Kiryas Joel community on Monday, when a young child was R"L struck and killed by a vehicle. The incident happened just before...

Longtime Upstate NY Member Of Congress, Boehlert, Dead At 84

Former Republican U.S. Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, who represented upstate New York for 24 years, died at age 84, according to a statement from former...

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...

ISAIAS TRACK: Dangerous Tropical Storm Bears Down On Entire NY/NJ Area; Risk Of Tornadoes,...

Tropical Storm Isaias is packing dangerous winds and heavy rain as it rapidly heads toward the Tri-State after making landfall as a hurricane near...

Important Message From Catskills Hatzoloh Ahead of Summer 2021

As the summer of 2021 begins, Catskills Hatzolah is finalizing location updates to their computer dispatch system for this year. If anyone is aware...

CATSKILLS: Jewish Summer Camps File Another Lawsuit Against Wawarsing

A group of Jewish summer camps have filed a second lawsuit against the town of Wawarsing, New York, in an attempt to undo newly...

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...

Health Dept. Gives “Cease & Desist” To Main Satmar Kiryas Joel Shul; Warns Of...

The Orange County Health Department visited the main Satmar Shul in Kiryas Joel on Wednesday morning and platstered a "cease and desist order" on...

Jewish Community Honors Federal, State and Local Officials For Heroism During Pandemic [PHOTOS]

In a show of support, multiple prominent leaders gathered to honor New York and New Jersey law enforcement officials for going beyond the call...

South Fallsburg: Three-Alarm Fire Destroys Building On Main Street [VIDEOS & PHOTOS

A fast moving blaze ripped through a building in South Fallsburg, early Sunday morning. Numerous fire departments from all over Sullivan and Orange counties responded...

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