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PHOTOS: Yankee Star CC Sabathia Hits Home Run At Camp Simcha (11 opinions)

PHOTOS: Yankee Star CC Sabathia Hits Home Run At Camp Simcha
[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The children of Camp Simcha know what it’s like to be on the disabled list. Perhaps that’s why they and CC Sabathia, starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, developed an instant connection when the major league star visited the camp on Tuesday. Sabathia’s arrival was heralded by the lights and sirens of his police honor guard. But the sirens were no match for Camp Simcha’s children and counselors, who formed a human tunnel to welcome him to the camp. The 6’ 2” athlete was visibly moved, not ...

Tragic Fatal Fire Underscores Need For Smoke Alarms - Even In Your Bungalow Or Camp Bunkhouses (1 opinions)

Tragic Fatal Fire Underscores Need For Smoke Alarms - Even In Your Bungalow Or Camp BunkhousesThe tragic fire which claimed the life of 3-year-old Aharon Follman Z"L should be a wake up call to everyone about the importance of smoke detectors. Many people do not have working smoke alarms in their bungalows and other summer residences, and YWN is using this opportunity to stress the importance of having a working detector. The cause of Sunday night's fatal blaze remains under investigation, but Sullivan County Emergency Services Commissioner Richard Martinkovic said the tragic death underscores the need for smoke ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Chopper Lands On Route 17 Near Kiryas Yoel To Airlift Victim In Overturned Vehicle (1 opinions)

PHOTOS: Chopper Lands On Route 17 Near Kiryas Yoel To Airlift Victim In Overturned Vehicle[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A serious car crash on Route 17 westbound brought traffic to a standstill as a chopper was called to the scene. Hatzolah from Kiryas Yoel and Catskills along with local emergency personnel responded to the scene around 3:30PM Monday. The crash - which involved an overturned vehicle - happened between exits 128 - 129. A chopper was called to airlift the occupant of the overturned vehicle to a trauma center. The chopper landed on the median of the highway, as traffic was closed in both directions. The Fire ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Two NYS Troopers Injured While Trying To Save 3-Year-Old Aharon Follman From Inferno (3 opinions)

PHOTOS: Two NYS Troopers Injured While Trying To Save 3-Year-Old Aharon Follman From Inferno[PHOTOS BY JDN & YOEL GOLDSTEIN IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Two New York State Troopers were hospitalized after trying to save the life of 3-year-old Aharon Follman, YWN has learned. The following is a statement given to YWN Catskills by the NY State Police, following the tragic Petira of 3-year-old Aharon Follman: On Sunday August 17, 2014 at approximately 10:15pm, State Police at Liberty responded to a report of a fire at a bungalow colony on State Route 55 in the Town of Liberty. Responding Troopers were informed that a three year old ...    Full Story »

TRAGEDY IN THE CATSKILLS: 3-Year-Old Child R"L Killed In Fire At Camp Mareh Yechezkel In Swan Lake [UPDATED 10:00AM] (2 opinions)

TRAGEDY IN THE CATSKILLS: 3-Year-Old Child R[PHOTOS BY JDN IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] A fire in Camp Mareh Yechezkel has taken the life of a 3-year-old child R"L , and left other victims injured. Sources tell YWN Catskills that the fire started in a bungalow at the camp - located on Route 55 - around 9:50PM, Sunday evening. After receiving reports of victims trapped in the bungalow, the Swan Lake Fire Department raced to the scene as well as multiple Catskills Hatzolah ambulances. Tragically, 3-year-old Aharon Follman Z"L was R"L killed in the blaze. Another family member was ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Five Missing Bochrim In Ellenville At Camp Kasho Have Just Been Found [UPDATED 6:01AM] (5 opinions)

PHOTOS: Five Missing Bochrim In Ellenville At Camp Kasho Have Just Been Found [UPDATED 6:01AM][PHOTOS BY JDN IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] UPDATE 6;01AM MONDAY MORNING: After a massive search involving Hatzolah and local law enforcement, the five missing Bochrim were just found and safely removed from the forest. The search was coordinated by Catskills Hatzolah, and the Ulster County Sheriff Department - including its Chaplain, Rabbi Joel Gold. A Misaskim command center was used by emergency personnel to coordinate the search. Hundreds of volunteers from Hatzolah, Chaveirim and Shomrim gave of their time to assist in searching for the ...    Full Story »

TEHILLIM - Man Remains In Critical Condition Following ATV Crash In Catskills (3 opinions)

TEHILLIM - Man Remains In Critical Condition Following ATV Crash In CatskillsA man was critically injured while riding an ATV this past Friday, and the family has added a name for Tehillim. The accident happened on Friday afternoon at Evergreen Estates in Loch Sheldrake, NY. The man's daughter was on the ATV at the time of the crash. It appears the ATV overturned, ejecting both of them from the vehicle. Catskills Hatzolah had a medevac respond and the man was airlifted with a serious brain injury to a trauma center. The daughter is reportedly in stable condition, but the father remains in a coma R"L. Please say ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Oxygen Tank Explodes In Catskills Hatzolah Garage Forcing Evacuations During Dispatching (4 opinions)

PHOTOS: Oxygen Tank Explodes In Catskills Hatzolah Garage Forcing Evacuations During Dispatching[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] The Catskills Hatzolah garage was temporarily evacuated Sunday evening, after an oxygen tank exploded. Sources tell YWN Catskills that a member was changing an oxygen tank, when it suddenly exploded. Making things difficult was that at the time of the incident, all Hatzolah emergencies for NYC and the Catskills were begin dispatched from the Catskills garage. Thankfully, a dispatcher was available at another dispatch center in Brooklyn, and the lines were quickly forwarded. The dispatchers quickly ...    Full Story »

Sullivan County Sheriff To Crack Down On Route 17B Problem Drivers

Sullivan County Sheriff To Crack Down On Route 17B Problem DriversSheriff Michael Schiff gathered fellow law enforcement officers, the district attorney, and the county public safety commissioner on Wednesday to announce a crackdown. Schiff said the road, a major connector between the Monticello area and Bethel Woods and the rest of western Sullivan, is not to blame. “The physical road itself is not inherently dangerous,” Schiff said. “The state DOT does a great job in maintaining it. It’s the volume of traffic and the habits of the drivers who are using it that have contributed to these ...    Full Story »

WARNING: NYSP Conducting Speed Crackdown From August 6-12 (5 opinions)

WARNING: NYSP Conducting Speed Crackdown From August 6-12In an effort to reduce speed related crashes and improve safe travel for drivers and passengers on New York roads, the New York State Police will conduct a week-long enforcement initiative targeting speeding and aggressive drivers across the state. The summer “Speed Week” campaign runs from August 6 through August 12, 2014, and coincides with the NASCAR racing event scheduled from August 7 – 10 at Watkins Glen International Raceway. Speed remains one of the leading causes of fatalities on our roadways, averaging approximately one ...    Full Story »
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