Orange County Politics

• 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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Emily Convers explains why separation from Kiryas Joel is so vital

Aug 30th, 2017 | By

Emily Convers explains why separation from Kiryas Joel is so vital   Emily Convers is Chairwoman of United Monroe, a Grassroots Community Organization A movement for change. A movement for preservation. A movement to end and expose corruption wherever it lives. #EmilyConvers



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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List of elected leaders in favor of KJ separation

Aug 19th, 2017 | By

Here is the list of elected leaders we would like to thank for publicly coming out firmly in favor of KJ separation: County Executive Steve Neuhaus County Legislator, Mike Anagnostakis Chester Supervisor, Alex Jamieson Harriman Mayor Steve Welle Harriman Deputy Mayor Colleen Farrell Harriman Trustee Bruce Chichester Harriman Trustee Sandy Daly Harriman Trustee Frank Borowski Monroe

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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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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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