Orange County Politics

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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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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* 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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* Statement from John Allegro – Board of Elections

Sep 1st, 2016 | By

Statement from John Allegro, Candidate for New York State Assembly, 98th District, on today’s Board of Elections hearing in Albany: “The Board of Elections held a hearing today in Albany regarding specific objections that were filed against my opponent’s independent nominating petition. During this hearing, my opponent was able to recoup 58 signatures that were

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* History repeats itself

Aug 29th, 2016 | By

History repeats itself. This isn’t about politics for me. This goes to the very core of right and wrong. Lying and demeaning people is wrong. Cheating and stealing is wrong. Disrespecting women is wrong. The company you keep is a reflection on you. Aren’t these the things we were all taught as children? Then why

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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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* How Do I Find My Voting Location?

Oct 31st, 2015 | By

Visit Orange County’s Polling Place Lookup page LOOKUP WHERE YOU VOTE



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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