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“Dan Burke” and “reason” in the same sentence?

Christmas Letter

“Dan Burke” and “reason” in the same sentence? Once again, it’s election time in Monroe, and among the Democratic candidates largely backed by the Kiryas Joel bloc vote is Councilman Dan Burke, a man now touting himself as “the voice… Continue Reading

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McWatters Waffles on Monroe Council Bid

Dennis McWatters

McWatters Waffles on Monroe Council Bid It seems a while since our last commentary (see our 6/2/15 ICYMI column), but it’s not been due to a lack of topic matter. Anyone who attended the Public Comment session for the Kiryas Joel… Continue Reading

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Monroe-Woodbury CSD: Election & Perspectives

Monroe-Woodbury CSD

Monroe-Woodbury CSD: Election & Perspectives May 19th will be the annual election for 3 members to the Monroe-Woodbury CSD, this year seeing 4 candidates vying for the positions being vacated by outgoing members Eleni Carter, John Otero, and Natalie Brooks.

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Monroe Town Board and Civility: An oxymoron?

Monroe Town Board and Civility

Monroe Town Board and Civility: An oxymoron? For the residents of Monroe, NY, there’s nothing like watching Cablevision’s Government Access channel, known colloquially as “Channel 22”. At 8PM each evening, it’s the home of both bizarre entertainment…and snowy pictures from… Continue Reading

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Accuracy? Just a nuisance to Monroe town government.

Accuracy

Accuracy? Just a nuisance to Monroe town government. If the last couple of years have taught residents of Monroe anything, one of those lessons has been that accuracy is lost on our government leaders, and that those minor details are… Continue Reading

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The Monroe Theater and Fuzzy Math

Monroe

The Monroe Theater and Fuzzy Math After two (2) years and significant questioning, the Town of Monroe has put forth its plans to re-open the now municipally-owned Monroe Theater, renamed as the “Town of Monroe Arts and Civic Center” (TMACC).… Continue Reading

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Winners, losers, and Hudson Valley political capital: Part 2

Winners, losers, and Hudson Valley political capital: Part 2 In Part One of this series, we discussed the impact of the bloc vote, the Hasidic community, and the emergence of third parties impacting the political process in Orange County. Nowhere… Continue Reading

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Winners, losers, and Hudson Valley political capital: Part 1

Election 2016

Winners, losers, and Hudson Valley political capital: Part 1 It was announced and confirmed on December 11th that the long contended race for New York’s 98th State Assembly District — a race pitting Democrat Elisa Tutini against Republican Karl Brabenec —… Continue Reading

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2014 Elections: It’s lights out for Nan Hayworth

Monroe elections

2014 Elections: It’s lights out for Nan Hayworth The 2014 Election Cycle was interesting in watching the number of candidates who “hedged their bets” by catering to the voting blocs controlled by the Hasidic community of Kiryas Joel. The biggest… Continue Reading

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Who is Elisa Tutini? Know Your Candidates.

Who is Elisa Tutini? Know Your Candidates

Who is Elisa Tutini? Know Your Candidates. As election day quickly approaches, this installment of Know Your Candidates tries to answer this question: Who is Elisa Tutini?

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Monroe Supervisor Harley Doles’ e-mail tirade.

Monroe Supervisor Harley Doles

Those around local politics in Monroe, New York can attest to Monroe Supervisor Harley Doles’ e-mail tirades, as well as his rather disjointed and grammatically butchered commentaries. These are generally rambling affairs that refuse to address direct questions, or deflect toward criticism… Continue Reading

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OC Board of Elections: Rescinds external KJ inspectors.

Board of Elections

You may want to be sitting down while you watch/listen to/read and then share this article. It represents yet another violation of civil rights by Orange County and New York politicians who have chosen a well-funded minority group with a… Continue Reading

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Kiryas Joel, rhetoric & responsible politics

Kiryas Joel

As a resident of Monroe, New York, I began this website as a venture to bring together information with the public interest at heart. While we try to be fair and understand all sides of an issue, there will always… Continue Reading