Government Corruption

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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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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* 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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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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* KJ’s Draft Scoping Outline For Proposed 507-Acre Annexation

Mar 3rd, 2015 | By

Here is a copy of the Draft Scoping Outline 020615 for tonight’s Scoping Session in Kiryas Joel for those who wish to review it. identity and subsequent credit



* Stand Up Hudson Valley Episode 12 – Annexation

Feb 19th, 2015 | By

Join hosts John Allegro and Emily Convers for “Stand Up Hudson Valley” on Feb 19 at 7:30 pm.  In this podcast, your hosts will discuss the lawsuit filed by the KJPE against petitioners and municipalities involved in the Monroe/Blooming Grove annexation. Also on the agenda; Town of Monroe filing for lead agency in the Blooming

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