2017 Election

Orange County Legislature approves Palm Tree referendum

Sep 8th, 2017 | By
Power to the people

By Chris McKenna – Times Herald-Record Posted Sep 7, 2017 at 10:31 PM Updated Sep 7, 2017 at 10:50 PM GOSHEN – A proposal to separate Kiryas Joel from Monroe by forming the Town of Palm Tree cleared its first and perhaps biggest hurdle on Thursday, when Orange County lawmakers voted 18-3 to allow a

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Monroe needs help from the Orange County Legislature on Thursday

Sep 4th, 2017 | By

We have a problem that no other municipality in Orange County has. The residents of one of our villages aspire to a quality of life virtually opposite that of the rest of our town’s residents. Kiryas Joel seeks urban-style living, multi-family residences and sends most kids to private schools. The rest of us cherish our

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Emily Convers explains why separation from Kiryas Joel is so vital

Aug 30th, 2017 | By

Emily Convers explains why separation from Kiryas Joel is so vital   Emily Convers is Chairwoman of United Monroe, a Grassroots Community Organization A movement for change. A movement for preservation. A movement to end and expose corruption wherever it lives. #EmilyConvers



Monroe-Woodbury Board of Education Votes to Approve Boundary Change

Aug 23rd, 2017 | By

UPDATE! Tonight, the Monroe-Woodbury Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a boundary change that would expand the KJ School District to match those of the proposed town of Palm Tree. The resolution passed tonight would ensure the protection of M-W School district from the private school bloc vote should Kiryas Joel separation pass the

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THE BEST ARGUMENT FOR KJ SEPARATION…A MUST READ:

Aug 22nd, 2017 | By

THE BEST ARGUMENT FOR KJ SEPARATION…A MUST READ: As always, Mayor Steve Welle of Harriman steps up to the plate in a major way. Mayor Welle, with his entire Board of Trustees for the Village of Harriman, submitted this magnificent letter to the County Legislature in favor of separation. Thank you Mayor Welle, and your

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List of elected leaders in favor of KJ separation

Aug 19th, 2017 | By

Here is the list of elected leaders we would like to thank for publicly coming out firmly in favor of KJ separation: County Executive Steve Neuhaus County Legislator, Mike Anagnostakis Chester Supervisor, Alex Jamieson Harriman Mayor Steve Welle Harriman Deputy Mayor Colleen Farrell Harriman Trustee Bruce Chichester Harriman Trustee Sandy Daly Harriman Trustee Frank Borowski Monroe

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Suspended Monroe judge’s re-election petitions rejected

Jul 26th, 2017 | By

By Chris McKenna Times Herald Record – MONROE The Orange County Board of Elections has invalidated both candidate petitions filed by suspended Monroe Town Justice Lurlyn Winchester, who sought re-election in spite of facing federal felony charges. The board, ruling on alleged petition flaws that a Monroe resident identified, voided Winchester’s Working Families Party petition

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Separating from Kiryas Joel does not hurt Blooming Grove or Woodbury

Jul 24th, 2017 | By

Let’s be clear: Separating from Kiryas Joel does not hurt Blooming Grove or Woodbury. It simply puts Monroe on the same playing field as these neighboring municipalities. Monroe has had the conflict over the years due to the voting bloc sitting in Monroe. Woodbury and Blooming Grove have not. The leaders of Monroe, years ago,

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE – SAVE THE DATES

Jul 24th, 2017 | By

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE – SAVE THE DATES The public hearing dates and times for the proposed separation of Kiryas Joel from Monroe are: Tuesday, August 15th, 6:30 pm at the Central Valley Elementary School auditorium, 45 Route 32, Central Valley NY Wednesday, August 16th, 6:30 pm at Bais Rachel Paradise Hall, 5 Israel Zupnik Drive,

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Editorial: New town solves lingering problems

Jul 23rd, 2017 | By

The plan to create a new town by combining the Village of Kiryas Joel, a 164-acre expansion that has already been approved and an additional 56 acres is now on its way to the next step, consideration by the county Legislature and the voters in the Town of Monroe. The agreement also includes an agreement

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