Government Corruption

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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* 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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* Rye Hill Corridor

Feb 2nd, 2016 | By

Harley Doles has made several allegations about “land deals” and back room real estate transactions, none of which are true. The purpose of his emails, statements, and rants are to discredit members of United Monroe. At the last Town Board Meeting, a Doles proxy accused a board member of shady land dealings and self-interest in

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* The TRUTH About the Monroe Cinema

Feb 2nd, 2016 | By

Once and for all, this post should clarify exactly where United Monroe has always stood on the issue of the movie theater. The reason for the need for this clarification is that Supervisor Doles has made it his full time occupation to confuse, manipulate and distort the facts regarding the controversy of the purchase of

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Code of Conduct

Oct 19th, 2015 | By

United Monroe believes that an informed and involved citizenry is a critically-important element of democracy. Monroe is fortunate that so many of its citizens have responded to the call to civic duty to counter the destructive actions of the current Town Board. During town meetings, most of the members of this Town Board regularly treat

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United Monroe™ Update

Sep 6th, 2015 | By

Hello Friends. The reports are all in. Multiple agencies, environmental groups, municipalities, even the Town of Monroe’s own consulting firm’s report confirms what we all know.  KJ’s environmental review was a sham.  KJ refused to acknowledge the potential growth and development if the 507 or 164 acre annexations are approved.  Their engineering firm failed to

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*Why United Monroe doesn’t support TMACC

May 28th, 2015 | By

I received a call from a friend today who had questions about the Monroe movie theater and why I recommend that people refrain from attending movies there. I will tell you what this isn’t about: This isn’t about any personal feelings or vendettas against Harley Doles. It’s no secret that Doles was elected to vote

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