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Epilogue: The Photo News & Comment Civility

The Photo News

Epilogue: The Photo News & Comment Civility After our recent series on The Photo News and Comment Civility, I felt a follow-up to describe the outcomes of the situation was in order, and slightly overdue.

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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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Dov Hikind and the politics of bigotry and ignorance.

Dov Hikind

Dov Hikind and the politics of bigotry and ignorance. Is there anything Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind doesn’t hate? Or anyone? Is there a photo or press-opportunity he won’t let go to waste? Don’t answer that yet.

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ICYMI Month in Review for Monroe (May)

#ICYMI: Month in Review

ICYMI Month in Review for Monroe (May) In case you missed it (ICYMI), and apparently a few did, a lot happened during the past month in Monroe. Let’s recap the madcap happenings that even we couldn’t even believe in this… Continue Reading

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What the Monroe Theater should be showing…

Monroe Theater

What the Monroe Theater should be showing… The Memorial Day weekend marks the long delayed opening of the long beleaguered Monroe Theater. After numerous delays, including overcoming the injunctions aimed at addressing the Town Board’s original purchase and removal from… 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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Censoring & Incivility: The Photo News and comment blocking

Censorsing

Censoring & Incivility: The Photo News and comment blocking. For those living in Monroe, checking the mailbox every Friday has become a ritual occurrence to get their copy of The Photo News. It’s what barely passes for journalistic integrity in… Continue Reading

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Know Your Town Board, Monroe, NY

Accuracy

Know Your Town Board, Monroe, NY: It’s been a well-documented fact via this website that the Town Board of Monroe, led by Supervisor Harley Doles, will stop at nothing to distort the truth and manipulate the uninformed in order to… Continue Reading

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The Orange County Board of Elections tapes.

Hudson Valley Political Capital

The Orange County Board of Elections tapes. “It’s more THEIR civil rights than YOURS…” Over the past several weeks, the confusion over the stance of the Orange County Board of Elections (OCBOE) and its appointed commissioners has reached a frenzied crescendo.… Continue Reading

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Harley Doles’ Surrender Deal to KJ

Monroe Supervisor Harley Doles

Now that more has information emerged about Harley Doles’ resolution to surrender Lead Agency status in the DEC Annexation deal with Kiryas Joel, a.k.a. “The Monday Surprise”, we now have much more of an understanding of the underhanded manner in… 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.

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93% in Kiryas Joel on Medicaid

Kiryas Joel Medicaid usage at 93%

The Times Herald Record of Middletown recently ran a front-page piece citing a very shocking statistic, and one that took many by surprise: 93% in Kiryas Joel on Medicaid assistance.