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Orange Democrats blunder, recognize Doles not Purcell.

Orange Democrats blunder, recognize Doles not Purcell. In planning for its upcoming annual dinner, Orange Democrats made an enormous blunder by deciding to recognize Town of Monroe Supervisor Harley Doles among the 50 Democrats holding office in the county, but forgetting any mention… 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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Monroe Village Planning Board: One hand washes the other.

Planning Board

Monroe Village Planning Board: One hand washes the other. In the midst of all of the controversy surrounding the Smith Farm development, we’ve decided to probe further into some of the past actions of the Village of Monroe Planning Board. 

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Harley Doles & The Five Finger Discount

Five Finger Discount

Harley Doles & The Five Finger Discount The banning of Harley Doles from the Monroe Theater by a 3-1 town board vote on Monday night came along with an interesting revelation: Harley Doles appears to be using his ‘Five Finger… Continue Reading

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Monroe Supervisor Doles ejected over fracas.

Supervisor Doles

Monroe Supervisor Doles ejected from Town Hall over fracas. Monroe, NY: As reported in various news outlets this morning, Monroe Supervisor Doles was removed from the Monroe Town Hall offices on Friday following altercations with staff.

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Harley Doles & The 64000 Dollar Questions.

$64,000

Harley Doles & The 64000 Dollar Questions. Today marks the 43rd day of the Harley Doles “I’m-sick-but-not-sick” Sick-Out, a strange sequence of events that has seen the unhinged Town Supervisor — whose salary is $64000 dollars a year — complain… 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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Harley Doles: His theater fundraising lies exposed.

United Monroe

Harley Doles: His theater fundraising lies exposed. In our previous coverage of Harley Doles and his theater fundraising efforts, we presented the emails showing that his supposed charity efforts were nothing more than a way to exploit Monroe-Woodbury students to sell… Continue Reading

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Harley Doles’ Monroe Theater misrepresentations.

Harley Doles and Monroe Theater misrepresenations.

Harley Doles’ Monroe Theater misrepresentations. Harley Doles is at it again, and once again, it involves the Monroe Theater. His latest tactic, however, was far less than honest, as he once again invoked the Monroe-Woodbury School District in an attempt… Continue Reading

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Monroe Democrats withdraw endorsement of Councilman Dan Burke

Dan Burke not endorsed

Monroe Democrats withdraw endorsement of Councilman Dan Burke In a move that was nothing short of surprising, the Monroe Democratic Committee dealt a no-confidence vote for the Democratic Party candidate for Monroe Town Council, Dan Burke, releasing a strongly worded rebuke… 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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Yes, Harley Doles really said that: Insane Emails

Supervisor Doles

Yes, Harley Doles really said that: Insane Emails The Yogi Berra quote of “I really didn’t say everything I said” might just as easily be classified under the heading: “Yes, Harley Doles really said that”, especially with respect to his… Continue Reading

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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