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Election 2016: Who really won?

Election 2016

The election is over, but what do the outcomes mean? Now that the Election 2016 cycle has ended, we take a moment to examine results and the true outcome and impact to Monroe.

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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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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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ICYMI: The November Month in Review in Monroe

Month in review

ICYMI: The November Month in Review in Monroe. If you seriously slept through the past month in Monroe, you’re sleeping very soundly. November in the Lower Hudson Valley represented the month that would not go quietly, when those exposed to the most… 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 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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“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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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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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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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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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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Supporting the Monroe Town Board

Monroe Town Board

Supporting the Monroe Town Board In the past, this Website has been highly critical of the Town Board of Monroe, New York, for their nature of government. After all, they’re a very difficult bunch of guys to warm to and… 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?