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Bloomingburg, NY - Contested Election To Be Determined In Court

Bloomingburg, NY - Contested Election To Be Determined In Court
It was a sunny and a relatively quiet day in the Village of Bloomingburg on Tuesday as voter headed to the polls to vote for the next mayor of the village following a heated and contested election campaign. According to an unofficial hand count, 265 out of around 393 eligible voters voted in Village elections, up fro 24 in 2012. 108 were regular ballot and 157 voters cast their ballot via affidavit. Because of challenges to more than 230 of the village’s 393 registered voters, mostly Hasidic Jews, Sullivan County Supreme Court Judge ...

Video: Gov. Cuomo Rides Snowmobile At $4.5M Campaign Launch To Promote Upstate Tourism

Video: Gov. Cuomo Rides Snowmobile At $4.5M Campaign Launch To Promote Upstate TourismGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today traveled to the Tug Hill region in the North Country to launch “I [Snowmobile] NY,” the first part of a print, television, radio and digital, nationwide, $4.5 million winter tourism campaign aimed at promoting snowmobiling, skiing, and other recreational activities in Upstate New York. The Governor unveiled the tourism campaign at a press conference, joined by Senator Betty Little, Senator Joseph Griffo, Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush and Assemblywoman Addie Russell. Following the announcement, he set off ...    Full Story »

VIDEO: Three Arrested In Burglary At Camp Oorah; Stolen Property Recovered (1 opinions)

VIDEO: Three Arrested In Burglary At Camp Oorah; Stolen Property Recovered[VIDEO OF BURGLARY IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] As YWN reported last week, there was large burglary at Camp Oorah. Thankfully, the NY State Police in Cobleskill have arrested three subjects for burglary which occurred at Camp Oorah located in the Town of Jefferson, Schoharie County. The multi-county investigation lasted one week and involved State Police personnel from SP Stamford, SP Liberty and SP Cobleskill. On December 3, 2013 Jose Lopez-Hernandez, 43, or Liberty, NY, Alexander Barragan-Pineda, 21, Parksville, NY and Matthew Huebsch, 20, of Liberty, NY illegally entered the resort property and stole property consisting of several flat screen televisions, Wii gaming consoles, Playstation gaming ...    Full Story »

Gov. Cuomo Activates State Emergency Operations Center To Monitor Winter Storm

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today activated the State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to monitor the winter storm that is expected to bring moderate to heavy snow to Long Island, New York City, the Tug Hill Plateau and Western New York. The storm is expected to create hazardous driving conditions in the affected areas, and motorists are advised to use extreme caution. Representatives from State agencies are in the EOC to help coordinate the response, including the New York Division of Military and Naval Affairs, the State Police, the Department ...    Full Story »

Catskills: Competitors Emerge For Upstate NY Casino Licenses

Catskills: Competitors Emerge For Upstate NY Casino LicensesMore potential competitors for upstate New York casino licenses are emerging despite an increasingly crowded Northeast market. New York officials will begin awarding casino licenses next year after voters passed a state constitutional amendment to allow Las Vegas-style casinos beyond Indian land. There will be four upstate licenses available, and more than twice that number of groups have expressed interest in operating a casino in the Catskills region, the Southern Tier or the Albany-Saratoga area. “The field is getting more crowded ...    Full Story »

Large Theft At Oorah's Camp TheZone (2 opinions)

Large Theft At Oorah's Camp TheZoneLate Tuesday evening, following a fantastic Chanakah "ShabbaZone" with hundreds of "Zoniacs" (campers ) and staff members, thieves broke into Oorah's Camp and stole ATV's (all terrain vehicles), as well as digital screens and games from the camps game room. A spokesperson for the camp told YWN that the camp has a caretaker, as well as many cameras on premises. "The NY State Police are working with the camp by going through the camera footage, and we hope and are confident that law enforcement will apprehend the perpetrators shortly. ...    Full Story »

Mexican Thieves Who Stole Radioactive Material Likely To Die (2 opinions)

Mexican Thieves Who Stole Radioactive Material Likely To DieOfficials were engaged Thursday in the delicate task of recovering a stolen shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60 abandoned in a rural field in central Mexico state. The material, which the International Atomic Energy Agency called “extremely dangerous,” was found removed from its protective container. The pellets did not appear to be been damaged or broken up and there was no sign of contamination to the area, the agency said Thursday, quoting Mexican nuclear safety officials. Juan Eibenschutz, director general of the National ...    Full Story »

PHOTO: Sullivan Sheriff Car In Boro Park (1 opinions)

PHOTO: Sullivan Sheriff Car In Boro Park This photo was taken on Monday night at the NYPD's 66th Precinct. Sources tell YWN Catskills that Deputies may have been in the area to make an arrest involving a domestic dispute. (YWN Catskills Newsroom)

Catskills: 8-Year-Old Boy From Long Island Killed In ATV Accident In Sullivan County

Catskills: 8-Year-Old Boy From Long Island Killed In ATV Accident In Sullivan CountyOn August 24, 2013 at approximately 5:30pm, The New York State Police at Liberty responded to a report of an ATV accident on NewTurnpike Rd in the Town of Cochecton. Investigation revealed that GLENN ADYCKI, age 31, of Lynbrook, NY, was operating a 2010 Polaris Sportsman 550 ATV on the side of New Turnpike Rd with eight year old passenger ALEX HUERTAS of Malverne, NY, as a rear seat passenger. The ATV entered a ditch and turned over, pinning Huertas underneath. Passerbys NIKO IBANEZ and PAUL DEGIGLIO removed the ATV from Huertas and ...    Full Story »

Photos: End Of Summer At Pupa Camp (1 opinions)

Photos: End Of Summer At Pupa Camp Click HERE for photos taken at the end of summer in Pupa Camp, when "Rebbi Akiva" came to camp. [Photos by JDN] (YWN Catskills Newsroom)

Photos: End Of Summer At Camp Meor Hatorah

Photos: End Of Summer At Camp Meor Hatorah Click HERE for photos taken at the end of summer Mesiba at Camp Meor Hatorah in Fallsburg. [Photos by JDN] (YWN Catskills Newsroom)
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