Dispute over agency in Kiryas Joel expansion plan stalling deal
An ongoing dispute in Orange County is stalling a controversial land deal to double the size of the Hassidic community of Kiryas Joel.
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Wed Mar 05, 2014
Kiryas Joel annexation petition stalled by standoff over environmental review
More than two months after its filing, a petition to annex 507 acres of Monroe into Kiryas Joel remains stalled on a preliminary dispute over which board or agency will study the potential environmental impact of expanding Kiryas Joel.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Orange Confidential: Appeals court upholds Diana's sewage plant pledge
An appeals court has reopened debate over the future of Orange County's sewage treatment plant in Harriman by upholding former County Executive Ed Diana's pledge to expand it but letting opponents revive their argument that Diana's commitment violated an earlier pact.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Dear Reader: Crabby can cure winter blues
Not just the frigid temperatures that make 15 degrees seem hot - or the snow piled so high, the grass seems like a distant memory.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Hudson Valley Press
County Exec Steven M. Neuhaus: My View
The recent application to annex over 500 acres of land into the Village of Kiryas Joel is concerning.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Neuhaus: Orange County will do its own review of Kiryas Joel annexation
Orange County will do its own review of a request to annex 507 acres from the Town of Monroe into the Village of Kiryas Joel, County Executive Steve Neuhaus said Wednesday.
Sun Feb 16, 2014
Orange Confidential: Skoufis comments on DEC's upcoming KJ decision
Assemblyman James Skoufis added input to the state's deliberations last week as Monroe-area residents await a decision on which board or boards will oversee the environmental review for a proposal to move 507 acres into Kiryas Joel from Monroe.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
Even Matzah Is Going Local
What do Succot and Pesach have to do with each other? Sages have been asking each other that questions for generations, but the result has never been quite so eco-conscious.
Nor'easter continues in Hudson Valley; second round of snow falling; Updates Here
A major winter storm, expected to bring up to 18 inches in parts of the Hudson Valley, is bringing more than a foot of snow, plus wind, into the region.
Wed Feb 12, 2014
Group urges Neuhaus to keep KJ pledge
The United Monroe citizens group is urging supporters to press Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus to fulfill his campaign promise to have the county "intervene in any legal proceeding" that involved annexation of land into Kiryas Joel and the Town of Monroe.
Mon Feb 10, 2014
Residents, officials discuss who will lead environmental study over Kiryas Joel land deal
The Town of Monroe held its first public forum of the year Monday night regarding the annexation of 507 acres to Kiryas Joel, an ultra-Orthodox Hassidic community.
Sun Feb 09, 2014
Orange Confidential: Skoufis proposes free-tuition for all top HS graduates
You've heard about Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new plan to provide tuition-free college educations to the top high school graduates pursuing math and science careers.
Fri Feb 07, 2014
Map shows Hasidic inventory
It's dated Jan. 14, and it was drawn by the same engineering firm that mapped the 507-acre annexation request delivered to Monroe Town Hall a few weeks earlier.
Thu Feb 06, 2014
Monroe Town Supervisor Harley Doles breaks silence on land deal with Kiryas Joel
The newly elected Monroe Town Supervisor Harley Doles sat down with News 12 Hudson Valley to break his silence on the controversial land deal with the village of Kiryas Joel.