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Why is the Monroe business climate so negative?

Monroe business

Who is responsible, and what impact does it have on Monroe business owners? Recently, the Monroe business climate has turned very negative toward local business owners, with many complaining of negative backlash from social media comments. The result? An ugly dialogue among… Continue Reading

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Allegro abandons 98th State Assembly bid

Allegro

Allegro abandons 98th State Assembly bid Move Leaves a Two-Man Race Between Two KJ Supported Candidates Citing “voter apathy”, United Monroe candidate John Allegro abandoned his bid today to replace Karl Brabenec in the 98th State Assembly race.

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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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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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Brabenec scoops United Monroe for 98th NYS Assembly.

United Monroe

Brabenec scoops United Monroe for NYS 98th Assembly. Move undercuts John Allegro’s third-party run. In a move bordering on opportunistic, incumbent Karl Brabenec submitted the required number of nominating petitions to claim the United Monroe line on November’s ballot for the… Continue Reading

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MFI-Miami’s Steve Dibert, Obsessed “Nazi” fraud.

MFI-Miami's Steve Dibert

MFI-Miami’s Steve Dibert, Obsessed “Nazi” fraud. About a week ago, we published some information for public review about MFI-Miami’s Steve Dibert, who has been known more for his erratic and psychotic rants against everything from banks to grass-roots groups to… Continue Reading

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More False Accusations against Andrew Buck PMP

Andrew Buck PMP

More False Accusations against Andrew Buck PMP Piece misstates story, lies on lawsuit details. Once again, Steve Dibert continues to take defamatory shots and post lies about Andrew Buck PMP. But he stepped in it by misstating the facts in his recent… Continue Reading

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Steve Dibert, The “Cryptic Nazi” gas lighter.

Andrew Buck PMP

Steve Dibert, The “Cryptic Nazi” gas lighter. Who is Steve Dibert, and why does he call everyone a Nazi? Steve Dibert constantly calls anyone he dislikes a “Cryptic Nazi”. But his obsession with Nazis and accusations reveal an irrational person with… Continue Reading

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False: Andrew Buck PMP ‘Jew Bashing’ Accusations.

Cryptic Nazis

False: Andrew Buck PMP ‘Jew Bashing’ Accusations. Recently, a series of false allegations calling Andrew Buck PMP a “Jew Basher” were launched by Steve Dibert, a former hard-money mortgage-banker. His article is a libelous work of fiction not supported by facts,… Continue Reading

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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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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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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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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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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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Know Your Town Board, Monroe, NY

Dan Burke

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