Orange County

Orange County Jewish Leaders On Edge Amid State Rise In Anti-Semitism

In wake of Pine Bush lawsuit, plans for housing complex for chasidim seen furthering tensions.

11/13/2013
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Jewish leaders in upstate Orange County are treading lightly in the wake of reports that three Jewish families have sued the Pine Bush School District claiming it is rife with anti-Semitism.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered an investigation into allegations of anti-Semitism at Pine Bush schools. Getty Images

Once I Built A Railroad (And The Family Farm) - Catskills Dairy Farms Dying In The Depression

As another summer comes to an end, what is also coming to an end is dairy farming in the Catskills. There was once a time when a trip on Route 17 was one in which the mom or dad would tell the city child, "Look at the cows!" Those days are almost over, killed by a combination of thoughtless legislation, poor regional leadership, and economic deflation that has forced one farmer after another in the region to sell the family farm, or relocate.

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