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The Monroe Gazette printing press. Photo provided by Town of Monroe Historian James Nelson.

The Monroe Gazette takes its name from a paper that was published in Monroe, New York, from 1908 to 1982.

This new version comes in the form of a (usually) daily email newsletter that provides news and opinion for: Monroe, Woodbury, Chester, Palm Tree (aka Kiryas Joel) and Blooming Grove.

Occasionally, the newsletter also covers events happening on the state level that impact these towns.

The new Monroe Gazette is written and edited by B.J. Mendelson, a journalist and author of such books as Social Media Is Bullshit from St. Martin’s Press.

B.J. can be reached at BJMendelson@Duck.com

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The Monroe Gazette is a free email newsletter. You can subscribe to get full access to the newsletter and publication archives here.

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Ultimately, the plan for The Monroe Gazette is to become a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides independent news and journalism for New York’s Southern Orange County region.

If you would like to support this initiative, you can subscribe to the newsletter at a rate of $10 a month. For now, this subscription is NOT tax deductible.

Funds gathered through the pledges will be used to begin the process of registering as a non-profit organization and to pay our reporters to continue providing you with news and opinions.

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News and Opinions concerning events in the New York towns of Blooming Grove, Chester, Woodbury, Palm Tree, and Monroe.