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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.


Help Needed Finding Local Couple Accused of Killing Dogs

Police need your help as they search for two Hudson Valley residents who are accused of starving two dogs to death and nearly killing two cats. New York State Police in Liberty are investigating an animal cruelty case in the town of Fallsburg.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


New York taxpayers foot $1.5M bill for tourist sites during government shutdown

NEW YORK (WABC) -- It cost New York taxpayers more than $1 million to keep popular tourist sites open during the longest government shutdown in history. New York spent a whopping $1.5 million to keep the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island open.


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


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)


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.


LOCAL HISTORY: Charles Daniels helped drive Hawley's 19th enter boom

HAWLEY - Charles Daniels served as burgess (mayor) of Hawley, Pa. beginning in 1893. Daniels worked on the canal and was a lumberer and farmer. He witnessed exponential growth in Hawley, born when it was a tiny hamlet, his life encompassing the entire 70 years the canal was in operation. He saw the


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.


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.


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.


Ag Day: Finding a Way to Farm

HONESDALE, Pa. — Presidents Day is “Ag Day” in Wayne County. Farmers and suppliers come together every year at Honesdale High School. This year many of them are looking to turn around a struggling industry: the family farm.


Father of Saugerties teen who made guns in his basement is sentenced

KINGSTON - The father of a Saugerties teen who admitted to making guns in his basement was sentenced to six months in the Ulster County Jail and five years of probation supervision for tampering with evidence, according to Ulster County District Attorney Holley Carnright.