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No casino for Orange

Posted on 19 December 2014 by Josh Fallik

The Chronicle Hudson Valley winner: Kiamesha Lake casino at former Concord site Published Dec 17, 2014 By Nathan Mayberg ALBANY — The casino wheel landed on the town of Thompson Wednesday, shutting out Orange County and ending months of speculation about which Hudson Valley town would be allowed a casino. Thompson, in Sullivan County, was the region’s lone winner for a casino. The New York State Gaming Commission’s Facility Location Board chose the site of the former Concord Ho . >>> READ MORE ...

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Inside the Kiryas Joel voting machine

Posted on 26 October 2014 by moshe emes

  By Chris McKenna Times Herald-Record Posted Oct. 26, 2014 The stakes were high last November when a team of poll watchers dispatched by the United Monroe citizens group ventured into a banquet hall and medical building where more than 6,000 Kiryas Joel voters would cast ballots. United Monroe had been campaigning hard for a slate of Town Board candidates running on its ballot line, hoping to wrest control of a deeply unpopular board by outvoting the Hasidic community’s powerful voti . >>> READ MORE ...

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Kiryas Joel slaughterhouse fined $330,000

Posted on 24 October 2014 by Josh Green

By Chris McKenna Times Herald-Record Federal authorities have ordered the operators of a Kiryas Joel slaughterhouse to pay a $330,000 fine for repeatedly polluting the Ramapo River with chicken guts and parts that wash out of the plant and into a nearby sewage treatment plant run by Orange County. The U.S. Attorney’s Office and Environmental Protection Agency announced the penalty on Thursday, releasing a 20-page complaint outlining violations of the Clean Water Act and a consent decree th . >>> READ MORE ...

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East Ramapo schools: Judge rejects lawsuit vs. state over special-ed placements

Posted on 08 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

lohud.com   WHITE PLAINS — A federal judge has dismissed the East Ramapo school district’s lawsuit against the state Education Department and its commissioners seeking validation for the district’s practice of sending students with disabilities to private religious schools when public-school spots were available. U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel granted the state Education Department’s motion to dismiss East Ramapo’s complaint, citing the guarantee of state sovereign immunity prov . >>> READ MORE ...

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Neuhaus, Donnery come out swinging; WATCH DEBATE REPLAY

Posted on 03 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

recordonline.com By Chris McKenna Published: 2:00 AM – 10/03/13 Last updated: 7:53 AM – 10/03/13 MIDDLETOWN — Squaring off in their first one-on-one debate Wednesday night, Orange County executive candidates Steve Neuhaus and Roxanne Donnery livened up a two-hour discussion about potentially dry topics such as land use with some sharp jabs at each other’s records and campaign promises. Neuhaus, the Republican supervisor of the Town of Chester, and Donnery, a Democrat and 16 . >>> READ MORE ...

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Williamsburg – Aronim Spin on the Election Turnout

Posted on 13 September 2013 by Community Voice NY

Michael Tobman, the PR guy hired by the Aronite (Aronem) sect of Satmar, released the following statement: Tuesday’s Democratic Primary Election provided clear evidence of the growing prominence of the Aaroni faction of Satmar Hasidim in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The Satmar community has, in recent years, been split between followers of two dynastic brothers, Rabbi Zalman and Rabbi Aaron. Historically, Williamsburg has been a Rabbi Zalman base while the Orange County village of Kiryas Joel outsi . >>> READ MORE ...

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Stage set for 3-way races in Orange

Posted on 11 September 2013 by Community Voice NY

O’Donnell takes GOP in District 21 By Chris McKenna Times Herald-Record Published: 2:00 AM – 09/11/13 A former top aide to Orange County Executive Ed Diana beat the Republican Party’s endorsed candidate, and a first-term county legislator lost the Republican nomination for his seat to a Warwick village trustee in two Orange County Legislature primaries on Tuesday. Five of the Legislature’s 21 districts had primaries, four of them featuring rival Republican candidates. In . >>> READ MORE ...

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Donnery and Neuhaus spar over KJ support

Posted on 30 August 2013 by Community Voice NY

Donnery’s supporters create new Had Enough Party Published Aug 22, 2013 at 1:01 pm (Updated Aug 22, 2013) GOSHEN — The two candidates for county executive emphatically renounced the Village of Kiryas Joel and its famous block vote. Legislator and County Executive Candidate Roxanne Donnery, a Democrat, held a press conference this week in front of the Orange County Board of Elections in Goshen to announce the creation of the new Had Enough Party. She and her supporters collected more . >>> READ MORE ...

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Judge rejects request to stop KJ pipeline work

Posted on 24 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

Recordonline.com Published: 4:16 PM – 07/23/13 Last updated: 4:17 PM – 07/23/13 KIRYAS JOEL — A state judge has denied a request by three municipalities to stop construction of Kiryas Joel’s planned 13.5-mile water pipeline until their lawsuit challenging a proposed well connection has been decided. In an order dated July 16, state Supreme Court Justice Francis Nicolai refused to grant a preliminary injunction, agreeing with Kiryas Joel’s attorneys that the disputed well in . >>> READ MORE ...

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Donnery blasts ballot line challenge

Posted on 21 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

By Chris Mckenna Times Herald-Record July 20, 2013 – 2:00 AM Kiryas Joel leaders began an effort this week to wrest a third-party ballot line from one of their most outspoken critics as she campaigns for Orange County executive. Petitions circulated in the village on Wednesday and Thursday will likely force county Legislator Roxanne Donnery to run in a Sept. 10 primary for the Working Families Party line, competing against any write-in candidates. Losing to a Kiryas Joel write-in wou . >>> READ MORE ...

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Census: Rockland’s Orthodox villages, Westchester’s affluent towns see growth

Posted on 30 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

The Lower Hudson Valley has some of the fastest-growing areas in the state, according to a Journal News analysis of new census estimates released Thursday. Rockland’s Orthodox Jewish communities remained among the fastest-growing municipalities in New York, while the 2012 estimates show growth returning to some wealthy Westchester areas where population had begun to slip in the past decade. Putnam saw an opposite trend: After growth in the 2000s, most areas have started to lose population. The . >>> READ MORE ...

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Independence Party Grows in Orange County

Posted on 30 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

GOSHEN — The Orange County Republican Committee held its 2013 endorsement convention this week in Goshen. Though many in the Grand Old Party remember when its members dominated local government, a significant change affecting party enrollment is afoot in the county. Voters enrolled in the Independence Party are the county’s fastest-growing bloc. From 2008 to 2012, the number of Independence Party voters rose from roughly 500 voters to more than 10,000, according to data from the state Bo . >>> READ MORE ...

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