Times Herald Record

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 needs help from the Orange County Legislature on Thursday

Sep 4th, 2017 | By

We have a problem that no other municipality in Orange County has. The residents of one of our villages aspire to a quality of life virtually opposite that of the rest of our town’s residents. Kiryas Joel seeks urban-style living, multi-family residences and sends most kids to private schools. The rest of us cherish our

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Maintain the problem or help find a solution?

Sep 3rd, 2017 | By

Orange County legislators will meet next week (Thursday, Sept 7th) to start the process for creating a new town and moving on to a new era. Their vote will not establish the new Town of Palm Tree, composed of the present Village of Kiryas Joel and some surrounding land. That can be done only by

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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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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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