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Monroe Election 2016: Our suggestions.

Monroe elections

Our picks for the 2016 Monroe Election. Tuesday is right around the corner, so for those voting locally, these are our candidate selections for the Monroe Election along with your sample ballot.

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The ugly race for the 98th NY State Assembly District.

Brabenec

The ugly race for the 98th NY State Assembly District. Is there truly a winner or supportable candidate? It’s little wonder that Orange County voters are disenchanted with politics based on the ugly tone of the race for the 98th NY State… Continue Reading

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OpEd: A Tale of Two Monroe Supervisors.

Monroe Supervisors

OpEd: A Tale of Two Monroe Supervisors. MONROE: In less than one month, Monroe has begun the process of unwinding the mismanagement that its residents have suffered for nearly a decade under Monroe Supervisors Harley Doles and Sandy Leonard before him.

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An Open Christmas Letter to the Monroe Town Board

An Open Christmas Letter to the Monroe Town Board As we approach that time of the year, enjoy our Open Christmas Letter to the Monroe Town Board. 

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Who is Susan Roth and why is she wrong for Monroe?

Susan Roth

Who is Susan Roth and why is she wrong for Monroe? So who is Susan Roth? With the discussions around Chapter 57 Zoning changes (Local Law #4), Monroe residents have raised concerns about the origins and reason for these zoning changes.… Continue Reading

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Our view: Monroe revitalization plan needs better focus and input.

Monroe business

Our view: Monroe revitalization plan needs better focus and input. Tuesday’s meeting of the Monroe Village Board gave a glimpse into the plans Mayor James Purcell may have for the business district, but the lack of detail, consensus, and direction in… Continue Reading

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Dan Burke: The Democratic Party’s Pariah.

Christmas Letter

Dan Burke: The Democratic Party’s Pariah. You’d think things couldn’t get much worse for recently defeated Monroe Council Candidate Dan Burke. But you wouldn’t think that Burke would make himself even more of a pariah to the party that revoked… Continue Reading

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Why is Sean Patrick Maloney quiet about Kiryas Joel?

Sean Patrick Maloney

Why is Sean Patrick Maloney quiet about Kiryas Joel? Democratic and incumbent Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney won his 2014 campaign over Republican Nan Hayworth by one of the slimmest margins in the history of this district, and largely the result… Continue Reading

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Monroe Election Endorsements for November 3rd.

Endorsements

Monroe Election Endorsements for November 3rd. In the Town of Monroe elections, this site announces the following endorsements:

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The Case Against Kiryas Joel Annexation (OpEd)

Annexation

The Case Against Kiryas Joel Annexation (OpEd) Since the June 10th Public Hearing on the proposed Kiryas Joel Annexation and the prior release of their Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS), the arguments for and against have become prevalent and… Continue Reading

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Epilogue: The Photo News and comment blocking

The Photo News

Epilogue: The Photo News and comment blocking. When we published our piece on the state of journalism in Monroe’s The Photo News, we apparently struck a nerve on social media, including the lack of journalistic integrity and comment blocking. We… Continue Reading

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Confessions of a Democrat in Monroe: Part One

Democrat in Monroe

Confessions of a Democrat in Monroe I have a confession to make. Not one of stepping into the confessional on a Saturday afternoon as we were taught as Catholic kids, speaking to the Priest, and listing our sins so that we… Continue Reading

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An Open Response to Harley Doles, Monroe Supervisor

During a very long and contentious Town Board Meeting on Monday, July 7th, Monroe Town Supervisor Harley Doles once again showed the voters and taxpayers of the Town of Monroe that his ethical compass does not point to true North.