July 2021

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Dear Residents & Community Members,

Who else can relate to how quickly Summer is passing as July comes to a close?! We hope this monthly update finds you and your family soaking up the sun, enjoying some time away from the hustle and bustle and partaking in some fun-filled summertime exploring! There is so much to do and see in our county, including the newest attraction, LegoLand New York in Goshen. It has been exciting to watch this project come to fruition and we look forward to the positive impact it will have on our local economy and tourism base. We hope you have an opportunity to visit soon!

Summer also brings to mind some of America's favorite pastimes, baseball and barbecues. Speaking of baseball, we are extremely proud of our very own Monroe-Woodbury Little League 11U District Team as they continue to advance in the State Tournament in Horseheads, New York! Our community is rooting for this extraordinary team as they face Tri-Village in the Semi-Finals tonight at 7 p.m. It is our sincere hope that, win or lose, these talented young men will hold the memories made both on and off the field, close to their hearts for years to come!

Wishing you all the best as we head into August.


Tony Cardone

Supervisor, Town of Monroe


Pictured above is the Monroe-Woodbury Little League 11U Championship Team.

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Pictured is Town of Monroe Councilman Sal Scancarello, Assemblyman Colin Schmitt, Village of Monroe Trustee Dorey Houle and Town of Monroe Councilman Mike McGinn at a recent event.

Town Participates in Trees For Tribs Grant Program

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The Town of Monroe participated in the New York State DEC's Trees for Tribs Grant Program once again this year, with previous participation in 2019. The town's Maintenance team did a phenomenal job with this year's planting of approximately 60 plants and shrubs which targeted the north-side of Mombasha Pond on West Mombasha Road (near the curve by School Road). This area was selected by the NYS DEC staff several months ago due to the strong erosion of land along Mombasha Pond. Additionally, any plants/trees/bushes that did not survive the original planting in 2019 were removed and a new plant was put in its place. 

The New York State DEC’s Trees for Tribs Grant Program works with local communities that qualify for streamside planting projects. The Town of Monroe remains committed to being eco-conscious and will continue to seek opportunities that assist us in making a positive impact on our environment.

Pictured above with Town Supervisor Cardone are Webster Johnson, Victor Thompson and Michael Wilson of the Town of Monroe Maintenance Department.

Shapiro Brothers Recognized for Eagle Scout Achievements

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Pictured from left to right: Mike McGinn, Town of Monroe Councilman, Ann Marie Morris, Senior Center Director & Parks Department Head, Cody Shapiro, Michael Shapiro, Sal Scancarello, Town of Monroe Councilman and Justin LaMarch, Monroe Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Troop 440 Scout members, Cody and Michael Shapiro recently held their Eagle Scout Award Ceremony at Town Hall where they were recognized for their achievements and outstanding contributions to the Town of Monroe community.

Cody focused his Eagle Scout project efforts on building (10) picnic tables, (4) four of which are handicap accessible for Mombasha Park. Cody was inspired to create seating for this Town owned property to allow for an area for residents to gather while enjoying use of the park. 


Michael focused his Eagle Scout project efforts on the construction of a paver patio at the Monroe Volunteer Ambulance Corps building.

We are grateful for the ongoing efforts of Troop 440 and the many projects that have been completed for the benefit of the Town of Monroe community.

Village of Monroe Carnival Returns July 29th!

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Local Youth Earn Scholarships For Outstanding Academic and Athletic Performances

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Town of Monroe residents Dean Pesce, Ethan Gollinger and Daniel Bauer are this year's Michael J. Finnegan Scholarship recipients. The scholarship fund was created to honor the memory of Michael Finnegan, a rising Sophomore and student athlete at Monroe-Woodbury High School who passed away in July, 1990.


Pictured from left to right: Bill Scully, M-W Pop Warner, Scholarship recipients Christopher Gullotta, Haiely Genzale, Kelli Gatling, Anastasia Nelson, and Ted Nelson and Denise Williamson of M-W Pop Warner.

The following Monroe-Woodbury Class of 2021 graduates were recently awarded the Ed McGrogan Scholarship by M-W Pop Warner.

  • Christopher Gullotta of Highland Mills (Attending LSU)

  • Haiely Genzale of Harriman (Attending Sacred Heart University)

  • Kelly Gatling of Harriman (Attending NJIT)

  • Anastasia Nelson of Monroe (Attending Capri Cosmetology)

Raising Awareness Through Lives Lost to Addiction

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Upcoming Meetings

Town Board:

August 16th , September 7th

7 p.m.

Planning Board:

August 17th, September 21st

7:15 p.m.

Zoning Board of Appeals:

August 24th, September 28th

 7:30 p.m.