Monroe

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-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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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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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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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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* Editorial: “Remember to be curious instead of furious.”

Feb 14th, 2016 | By
United Monroe

The Facebook pages are flooded with concern these past few weeks. South Blooming Grove citizens flocked to their municipal meeting this past Monday, Chester citizens grow concerned with development, and in Monroe, we hear nothing but talk of “Shea Meadow”, the “Rye Hill Corridor”, “Smith Farm”, etc. The demographics of our region are shifting rapidly.

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