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Power to the people

Orange County Legislature approves Palm Tree referendum

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

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?

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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