Fri Aug 29, 2014
Harriman family calls on gaming commission to stop Woodbury casino
Their donation of the land preserved the mountain landscape and protected much of it from development.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Arson investigators probe house fire on Seven Springs in Monroe
Officials say it could take weeks to determine exactly what sparked the fire at a Seven Springs Road home along the border of Monroe and the Hasidic village of Kiryas Joel.
KJ will lead review of scaled-back annexation
A new petition to shift 164 acres of Monroe into Kiryas Joel is moving forward without another disagreement over which municipality will lead the environmental review.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Ruptured gas line fuels massive fire in Monroe
Fire officials say fire broke out at 85 Seven Springs Road around 12:45 p.m. today.
NEWSWATCH: Angry Monroe residents voice opposition to town board vote
Featured in todays Record Newswatch - angry Town of Monroe residents voice opposition to a Town Board vote to grant Kiryas Joel lead agency status for the environmental review of a land annexation proposal; a Bloomingburg man faces felony charges for a shots fired incident at Twin Lakes Community trailer park and ladies showcase their talent during ... (more)
Caesars to partner with local food, beverage vendors for casino development
Caesars Entertainment said Tuesday it has signed agreements with 348 local food and beverage vendors to use their products at the casino resort it hopes to build in Woodbury, if granted a state license.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
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.