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Ten Kiryas Joel Officials paid over $100K.

Kiryas Joel Officials

Ten Kiryas Joel Officials paid over $100K. Long defined as “the poorest community in America”, the Village of Kiryas Joel pays ten Kiryas Joel officials salaries of over $100,000 per year, with one earning over $200,000.

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The Wrap-Up: 98th State Assembly Primary Race

Monroe elections

The Wrap-Up: 98th State Assembly Primary Race Who Won, Who Lost, and How Did One Village Decide Your Election? The Primaries for the 98th State Assembly District are over. But what do the results tell us about the voting? The… Continue Reading

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Op-Ed: Facts on the Ground & Gedalye Szegedin

Facts on the Ground

Op-Ed: Facts on the Ground & Gedalye Szegedin Gedalye Szegedin, the Village Administrator of Kiryas Joel, sent a myriad of emails to the Times Herald Record.  In ‘Thoughtful planning can strengthen MW and KJ schools,’ he is quoted: “mass overflow… Continue Reading

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Eight Kiryas Joel Officials earn over $100K

Kiryas Joel

Eight Kiryas Joel Officials earn over $100K. Kiryas Joel, long defined as “the poorest community in America”, turns out to have eight government officials on their payroll who each earn salaries of over $100,000 per year, with one earning nearly $200,000.

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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