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Man killed by falling tree in Sullivan County

YULAN, N.Y. — A man was killed Sunday evening when a tree that he was cutting down fell on him, authorities said. The man, whose name was not immediately released, drove an ATV to a location on Martin Drive in the hamlet of Yulan around 6:30 p.m. and began to cut down a tree with a chain saw.


Fetus found next to tree in Brooklyn, authorities investigating

EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Authorities are investigating after a fetus was found next to a tree in Brooklyn Monday morning. The gruesome discovery was made just before 7 a.m. at Linden Boulevard and Bradford Avenue in East New York.


Fire destroys home in Sullivan County

FORESTBURGH - Fire destroyed a home with an attached garage on Route 42 Tuesday night. The fire was reported around 10 p.m. Firefighters with pumpers and tankers from the Monticello, Lumberland, Sparrowbush, Cuddebackville, Smallwood and Rock Hill fire departments all responded to assist Forestburgh


Mother and Teen Son Found Dead With Head Trauma in NYC Apartment: NYPD

A mother and her 14-year-old son were found dead with head trauma inside a Bronx apartment on Sunday, police said. Marisol Ortiz, 51, and her son, Alanche Delorbe, were found in their home on 185th Street in the Belmont neighborhood shortly after 5:30 p.m., the NYPD said. Both were pronounced dead a


Sullivan County DA to run for county judge

MONTICELLO - Sullivan County District Attorney James Farrell announced Wednesday that he will run for county judge. He's seeking to succeed Judge Frank LaBuda, who's retiring at the end of the year.


Abusive husband is given maximum sentence for assault with a deadly weapon

Domestic violence advocates call Sandro Rodriguez-Rosado's sentencing 'a tremendous victory for all victims'. Janine Gulla Rodriguez (left) with Chelsea Falotico of Safe Haven of Pike County after the Feb. 7 sentencing hearing (Photo by Frances Ruth Harris)


Two opportunities with Sullivan Renaissance

FERNDALE, NY — The Sullivan Renaissance project is accepting applications through March 1 for projects that will beautify public spaces and revitalize Sullivan County communities.


CNY coyote hunter wins $2,280 in statewide contest

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, N.Y. -- A Central New York man was the top hunter and won $2,280 in the 12th Annual Statewide 3-Day Coyote Contest hosted by the Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs of Sullivan County.


Orthodox Jews push back on moratorium plan

THOMPSON — Members and representatives of the orthodox Jewish community urged the Thompson Town Board to consider the ramifications of its proposed moratorium on camps, dormitories, schools and bungalow colonies.


New York State Funding Should Help Ease Waiting Lists

The weather the last few weeks has really reminded us what WNY winters can dish out. It’s seems like it’s been a long time since we have had such cold temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills, not to mention blowing and drifting snow. Since February is heart month, I just want to remind older a


Gasoline prices fall in NY state, but national average rises

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Gasoline prices in New York state fell another 3.3 cents per gallon last week, settling at an average of $2.47 on Sunday, according to GasBuddy.com. But the national average crept upward for the second straight week.


Designer Harry Allen revives his upstate New York cottage with subtle modernist makeover

When diehard modernists dream about country life, they tend to conjure images of Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House outside Chicago and Philip Johnson’s iconic house of glass in Connecticut. Harry Allen, a multidisciplinary New York-based designer, appreciates the allure of those particular archet


LOVETT: Goodbye and farewell — reflections on 25 years covering the New York State Capitol

ALBANY — This Monday marks the seventh anniversary of this column — and its last day. After 30 years as a reporter — and seven straight years of never missing a single Monday with the column—I am leaving the Daily News and the journalism business.


SNAPSHOT: Shoveling out before hitting the road in Ellenville

Angelo Alejandro of Ellenville removes the snow around his van on Hermance Street on Monday morning. Upwards of 4 inches fell.


New Saugerties dental office stresses accessibility

Open Door Family Medical Center, a federally-qualified health center serving Westchester and Putnam counties, recently obtained the approvals necessary to open up their first Ulster County-based location, at 16 West Bridge St., Saugerties.


New winery could be coming to Montgomery

MONTGOMERY – The village Planning Board will hold a public hearing Feb. 27 on a proposal to turn the former Montgomery Worsted Mill into a winery. The hearing is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Village Hall.


MONDAY UPDATE: Efforts underway to save Wayne County dam

BY DAVID SINGLETON, STAFF WRITER / Published: February 18, 2019 — Wayne County officials hoping to save a 19th-century dam in Mount Pleasant Twp. from demolition are hard at work to try to make it happen.


Housing insecurity is rising in Pike County, advocates say

Volunteers say the January count of homeless people in Pike County falls short of the actual number. Pike County Hands of Hope members, from left: Fred McNeely, Jim Pierce, Karen Rice, Teresa Rocco, and the Rev. Bob Misiak (Photo by Frances Ruth Harris)


Measles outbreak raises immunization concerns in Ulster County

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Ulster County has been so far untouched by the current measles outbreak, even as the number of confirmed cases across the state continues to rise. But with immunization rates in the county among the lowest in the state, Ulster County isn't necessarily immune from the disease, which


Winter Weather Advisory issued for the region

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Hudson Valley. The Weather Service says the region could receive between 2 and 6 inches of snow Sunday night into Monday.