As summer vacation begins and a large portion of the community makes their way upstate, Sullivan County Public Health Services is advising the public to stay away from wild animals and be vigilant of your surroundings while camping, hiking or playing in area parks near wooded areas. A grey fox that bit two people in the Town of Thompson has tested positive for rabies, and the individuals are being treated.
An elderly driver and his passenger suffered minor injuries after he lost control of his SUV and slamming into a vacant bungalow in the Kol Tuv bungalow colony in Monticello, New York.
A 4-year-old child has tragically passed away early Monday morning after drowning in a pool in Upstate New York. The boy, Shimon ben Leah Malka Esther Weiss, OBM, and his family were guests in the KMS bungalow colony in Swan Lake, New York.
Levaya info in the extended article.
A 4-year-old child is in critical condition after drowning in a pool in the KMS Bungalow Colony in Swan Lake, NY. Please say tehillim for Shimon ben Leah Malka Esther.
A Crown Heights family, on their way upstate for Shabbos, was involved in a very serious crash on NY Route 17 near exit 113 late last night. A total of Six were injured, four of them seriously including two children.
A Lubavitcher was seriously injured in a ATV crash in the Evergreen Estates bungalow colony in Loch Sheldrake, NY. The man, who was riding the vehicle with his daughter, was airlifted to Westchester Medical Center and is listed in critical condition. Please say Tehillim for Tzvi Hersh ben Guttel.
Two Jewish women were walking to the Monticello Wal-Mart from their nearby bungalow colony when they were robbed at gunpoint.
An 18-month-old boy is on life support after drowning in an upstate pool Shabbos afternoon. Hatzalah worked on the child for nearly an hour before regaining a pulse. The public is being asked to say Tehillim for Zeev Aryeh ben Nechama.
It was Friday, on a balmy spring morning, and I was standing in line at the checkout counter in Rockland Kosher Supermarket. My cart was overflowing with groceries which would add up to a pretty penny. I was, however, the grateful recipient of food stamp benefits, and one swipe of my precious plastic card would cover the cost of my bimonthly food shopping trip. Nonetheless, I had chosen carefully, scanning the sale aisle for bargains, wanting to make the most of the government’s assistance. I loaded my items onto the counter and waited patiently for the cashier to add them up.
An Orthodox Jewish man from Brazil, who is visiting in Sullivan County, was attacked at mid-morning Saturday as he walked near 127 Cold Spring Road in the Town of Thompson.
WHITE LAKE, NY [CHI] — Reports are indicating that a man that drowned in White Lake earlier this afternoon is a Lubavitcher Bochur from Crown Heights. According to rescue personal the unidentified man was boating out on the lake, and after jumping in he never resurface. and intensive search is currently underway.
MONTICELLO, NY — A man and a teenager from Brooklyn were arrested and charged with drug possession Friday, said Monticello police.
FALLSBURG — Morningside Park Manager Henry Lesczynski has worked there for 20 years — and for all those years he’s feared somebody would get hit by lightning on the lake.
FALLSBURG — A Sunday afternoon lightning strike seriously injured a [Jewish] New Jersey woman stranded in a rowboat on Morningside Lake, as well as her would-be rescuer.
To all our honored Jewish brethren residing in the Catskill region and beyond, sheyichyu;
The quality of medical care in the Catskill region is unfortunately not on the level of care that you are accustomed to in the city. Certain medical capabilities and treatments are just not available in the local community hospitals (as is well known both inside and outside our communities) and frequently results in delay of proper care.
MONTICELLO — First, Walmart conquered the Main Street market of hardware and underwear.
Now the retail giant is going after another market — the Catskill kosher market of gefilte fish and blintzes.
The Monticello Walmart just ran a full-page ad touting “expanded selections” in its “new kosher fresh section for the summer 2010.” It’s added kosher products like Empire organic chicken and Teva Angus beef sliders.
MONTICELLO – The months of July and August typically mean the population of Sullivan County triples as summer visitors move to the Catskills from the City of New York.
Five teens have been charged with a hate crime after sheriff’s deputies say they spray painted swastikas and other graffiti in several buildings at the Kaiman Bungalow colony on Mount Hope Road.
MONTICELLO, NY [CHI] — With summer drawing to a close, families packed up and enjoyed their last Motzai Shabbos in the Catskill Mountains. One bungalow colony marked it with a 45 minutes fireworks show followed by a Kumzitz Bon Fire.
Route 52 rises out of Pine Bush, crosses into Ulster County, climbs through Walker Valley and Warwarsing, and, before descending sharply into Ellenville, offers expansive views of Highland Lakes State Park and the Catskill foothills.
It’s a beautiful drive, and more and more often, a deadly one.
WOODRIDGE, NY [CHI] — A tragic one-vehicle accident upstate New York left one Bochur dead, and a seriously injured passenger after the driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel. The incident took place on Route 58, Glen Wild Road near Woodridge in Sullivan County, right across from the Skvere Camp Beis Yitzchok.
Yeshiva World News reported that the Niftar is 19-year-old Yeshaya Dovid Eckstein OBM who lived on 8th Street in the Kensington section of Brooklyn.