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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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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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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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• 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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* 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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* In the News. Article in the Epoch Times:

Dec 7th, 2015 | By

United Monroe™ Hopes for More Transparency From Town Board Emily Convers says two new board members have changed the political landscape By Yvonne Marcotte, Epoch Times | December 2, 2015 MONROE—Resistance to the annexation of a portion of the Town of Monroe by the Village of Kiryas Joel continues unabated. The political action organization United

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*Public hearing on Annexation 6/10

Jun 5th, 2015 | By

As many of you know, next Wednesday is the public hearing on the 507 acre annexation. This is an opportunity to voice your objections to this illegal land grab, on the record. The purpose of the public hearing is to respond to the DGEIS (Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement) released by KJ’s Engineering firm. This

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*IMPORTANT CALL TO ACTION!

May 30th, 2015 | By

IMPORTANT CALL TO ACTION! Assemblyman James Skoufis notified us that his annexation bill should get through the Rules and Ways and Means Committees next Tuesday. At that point, this bill and the NYS DEC bill will hit the assembly floor. We ask that you email Senator Larkin, asking that he help get both of these

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