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Hudson Valley Press
This Week in Orange County 8-20-14
Orange County has been named by National Geographic Traveler magazine as one of the top 20 places to visit in the world, and for good reason - the picturesque Hudson Valley offers scenic beauty as well as a wealth of arts and culture opportunities for the whole family.
KJ sues over casino and sewer
The Village of Kiryas Joel has filed a lawsuit in state Supreme Court charging that the Village of South Blooming Grove gave guarantees in June to Penn National and The Cordish Companies for sewage capacity for the proposed casino in South Blooming Grove, which the village had no control or power over, according to court documents.
Property owners file new Kiryas Joel annexation request
A group of Monroe property owners have filed a new petition to annex land into Kiryas Joel, carving out 164 of the 507 acres they had included in an earlier annexation petition that has been stalled in Albany.
Town of Chester Police
Charles D. Cox, 26, of Stamford, Conn., was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Police: Newburgh women iced electronics from Target store in Monroe
Two Newburgh women have been charged with stealing thousands of dollars worth of electronics from the Target store in Monroe, state police said.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Informational meeting between Monroe, Kirays Joel canceled
A dialogue that Monroe residents wish to occur has yet to happen, as leaders of Kiryas Joel remain quiet about a petition filed in January to double the size of the rapidly expanding Hasidic village.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Joint Monroe-Kiryas Joel meeting called off
Plans for an unusual joint meeting of Monroe Town Board members and Kiryas Joel representatives on Thursday have collapsed, with confusing and conflicting accounts about whether any agreement had ever been reached to hold the session.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Peekskill man charged in attempted tryst with teen girl in Highland Falls
State police at Monroe arrested a Peekskill man who allegedly was communicating with a 15-year-old Highland Falls girl with whom he hoped to have sexual relations.
Town of Chester Police
A 17-year-old male from Monroe was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
Barry Lewis: 'Sliding pond' triggers a flood of memories
"Slide" a verb, to move over a surface while maintaining smooth continuous contact.
Orange Bureau Confidential: Monroe, KJ reps to meet, answer advance questions
Monroe Supervisor Harley Doles has arranged an unusual public meeting this week featuring two Town Board members and unspecified representatives from the Village of Kiryas Joel, during which the delegates will answer questions submitted in advance but take no new ones from the audience.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Monroe couple charged in alleged extortion plot await hearing
The Monroe couple charged with engaging in a bizarre scheme to intimidate and extort money from a developmentally disabled man remain in jail awaiting a bail hearing.
Independent shoe store, family-run, closing doors
The store has been selling off its remaining inventory at substantial discounts and gradually reducing staff, which numbered about eight before the closing process began.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
John and Nicole Naudy, of Monroe, arrested for allegedly abusing...
The FBI swarmed a house on Orion Avenue Wednesday and arrested 28-year-old John Naudy and his 27-year-old wife, Nicole.
FBI: Couple extorted $60K from New York man
The FBI has charged an upstate New York couple with extorting $60,000 from a developmentally disabled man through a bizarre scheme involving alcohol, drugs, cross-dressing and fabricated threats of violence from organized crime.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
Monroe town board meeting turns chaotic
The controversial plan to expand Kiryas Joel once again created a chaotic situation at last night's Monroe town board meeting.
Sun Aug 03, 2014
NY awarding $36M in grants to help crime victims
New York has announced $36 million in grants for 179 community organizations, hospitals, police and agencies statewide for services to crime victims.
Sat Aug 02, 2014
'Noisy Insects' invade Museum Village Aug. 17
The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will host a nature program, "Noisy Insects," from 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Museum Village, 1010 Route 17M, Monroe.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Aerial mosquito spraying scheduled in Oswego
Oswego County plans to do aerial spraying of mosquitoes between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. either Thursday or Friday depending on weather conditions.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Senate takes up bill to name Monroe post office
Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have introduced in the Senate a bill already passed by the House of Representatives to name the Monroe post office after a Monroe native who died overseas while working for the CIA.