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Village elections - think of them as 'democracy insurance'
There were 35 village elections this past March in the six Hudson Valley and Catskill mountain counties west of the river.
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Thu Apr 17, 2014
A Town Divided: What's the solution?
The Hasidic community of Kiryas Joel sits on just over a square mile, but its population has exploded to more than 20,000 people since it was founded in 1977.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Prisoner arraigned on Bloomingburg burglary charge
Brandon Sprague, 27, formerly of Wurtsboro, who is being held at the Willard Drug Treatment Center in Seneca County according to state inmate records, entered a home in Bloomingburg in September 2013 and stole several pieces of jewelry, said state police.
Pine Bush Class of '64 to hold reunion
The Pine Bush High School Class of 1964 will have its 50-year reunion from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Mayor Gerardi starts his new job in Bloomingburg
The first thing the new mayor of this eastern Sullivan County village did on his first morning in office had nothing to do with stopping the 396-home Hasidic development that was at the center of the explosive March election.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
Bloomingburg starts new era
Capping off a contentious battle for control of this tiny village on the eastern border of Sullivan County, a new slate of Bloomingburg candidates vowing to fight corruption took office Sunday evening before a cheering, whistling crowd of about 150 people.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
New Bloomingburg mayor, board to hold a meeting
For only the second time since August, the Village of Bloomingburg will hold a scheduled Village Board meeting.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Orthodox Developer Shalom Lamm Ruled Ineligible To Vote in Upstate Bloomingburg
Sullivan County's Board of Elections has backed claims that more than 100 residents of the upstate New York village of Bloomingburg - including Orthodox developer Shalom Lamm and his family - were not legally eligible to vote in last month's contentious local elections.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Developer Lamm loses 2 challenges
Developer Shalom Lamm lost two courtroom skirmishes Monday in the electoral battle for Bloomingburg that centers around his 396-home Hasidic development.
Tue Mar 25, 2014
Bloomingburg mikvah plan discussed
A public hearing held Tuesday night by the town Planning Board generated extensive discussion about the use and oversight of a pair of mikvahs - a type of ritual bath used in Judaism - that would serve the controversial 396-unit town house project on Winterton Road.
Fri Mar 21, 2014
Orange inmate charged with Mamakating thefts
A Bloomingburg man in jail for a Mount Hope burglary was charged with burglaries in Mamakating, police said.
Steve Israel: Promise of Spring after a dreary winter
Have you seen those shoots of green peeking through the ground - the ground that isn't snow-covered, that is? Have you heard the sweet chirping of the birds? Caught a glimpse of a red robin? Seen the rabbits and squirrels scurrying? This wasn't just a bitterly cold and snowy winter, it was a depressing one - sometimes seeming as gray and dreary as ... (more)
Bloomingburg trustee says canceled board meeting was about budget
There was nothing nefarious about the cancellation of yet another Bloomingburg Village Board meeting, says a trustee of this eastern Sullivan County village, even though the board has only held one regularly scheduled board meeting since August.