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.
Residents met to discuss who will be in charge of an environmental study of the land up for grabs. While the town wants the state attorney general to supervise, the school district wants to be the lead agency.
"To now provide...