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Press Release from UM and PHV

Jul 22nd, 2017 | By

Hello Friends, Please read this important press release from United Monroe and Preserve Hudson Valley. We will be presenting more details to you about this momentous opportunity for the people of Monroe to finally claim independence from the Kiryas Joel bloc vote. All Monroe voters will have an opportunity to cast their ballot in favor

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July 17, 2017 Town Board Meeting Synopsis

Jul 18th, 2017 | By

It has been a long time since I’ve written a synopsis after a Town Board meeting. There are two reasons for this: 1. Since we’ve elected Mike McGinn and Tony Cardone, I feel like we’re in good hands and the Town Board no longer needs policing. 2. I just get too upset and frustrated with

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* Here’s to 2017!

Jan 3rd, 2017 | By

Hello Friends. Happy New Year to you and yours. This is the year we’ve been waiting for. The year we have the opportunity to make lasting changes in Monroe. We have the opportunity to fully take back our Town Board. In 2015, we elected Tony Cardone and Mike McGinn to the Town Board. We are

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* Do the math: 382 acres, 7,640 apartments, 45,840 people

Oct 5th, 2016 | By

Why did you move to Orange County? The schools? The rural character? The commute? The people? Maybe all of the above. I am proud to be one of an amazing group of people who started the grassroots group, United Monroe. We created our organization four years ago in order to activate a very disengaged electorate

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* Assemblyman James Skoufis Responds to Governor’s Veto of Annexation Oversight Bill

Sep 30th, 2016 | By

Assemblyman James Skoufis Responds to Governor’s Veto of Annexation Oversight Bill Earlier Today: The Governor’s repeated veto of my annexation oversight bill reflects a politically-driven disregard on this critical issue. Likewise, his continued argument that the bill is unconstitutional flies in the face of reality. Residents in Orange County have seen for themselves what can

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* IMPORTANT: TOWN OF MONROE PUBLIC SURVEY

Sep 26th, 2016 | By

TOWN OF MONROE PUBLIC SURVEY This survey relies on maps and information contained in a draft baseline inventory found here: Click here for Monroe Comprehensive Plan Update Baseline Inventory These comments are intended to obtain a sense of the preferences for land use within the unincorporated area of the Town of Monroe. To start the

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• It has been an eventful summer

Sep 22nd, 2016 | By

It has been an eventful summer. United Monroe volunteers worked furiously over the last several months obtaining signatures, fundraising, planting lawn signs, campaigning, writing articles, creating a newspaper, all for the purpose of getting one of our very own, John Allegro, elected to the NYS Assembly. Thank you to each and every volunteer who worked

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* Statement from John Allegro – Board of Elections

Sep 1st, 2016 | By

Statement from John Allegro, Candidate for New York State Assembly, 98th District, on today’s Board of Elections hearing in Albany: “The Board of Elections held a hearing today in Albany regarding specific objections that were filed against my opponent’s independent nominating petition. During this hearing, my opponent was able to recoup 58 signatures that were

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* History repeats itself

Aug 29th, 2016 | By

History repeats itself. This isn’t about politics for me. This goes to the very core of right and wrong. Lying and demeaning people is wrong. Cheating and stealing is wrong. Disrespecting women is wrong. The company you keep is a reflection on you. Aren’t these the things we were all taught as children? Then why

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* Email received from a KJ resident

Apr 9th, 2016 | By

Below is an email I received from a KJ resident. This person asked that I not disclose their identity, due to fear of retribution against their children. This message gives us some insight into the discrimination, intimidation, and poor living conditions that KJ residents endure. I made some minor edits to spelling and grammar. Thanks,

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