April 2022 


"Fisherman on Round Lake"

 Photo Courtesy of Ed Scully 

Dear Residents & Community Members:

Thank you to those who have reached out to the town over the past several weeks with your thoughts and inquiries regarding the proposed Orange County Dinosaur Park. Your passion for our community was further evident by the tremendous turnout at the Public Information Session. As you are most likely aware, the town released the following statement regarding this proposed project on April 27, 2022.  

"Town of Monroe and Orange County officials have been informed by Neil Gold, the developer of the proposed Orange County Dinosaur Park, that he will no longer pursue this project at the town owned site located at SBL 31-1-7.11 on Orange Turnpike. During the company’s due diligence period provided for under the lease, they determined that the environmental constraints on the property would not allow them to build the full project that they desire to build. Therefore, the previously executed lease agreement is terminated and no further action is anticipated at this time concerning the proposed project. The Monroe Town Board extends its best wishes to Mr. Gold in his future business ventures." 

As we move forward and on to other focus areas, let us all be reminded that agree or disagree, we are entitled to expressing our opinions in a respectful, thoughtful manner.  The Supervisor's Office is always available for your questions and concerns, as is the Town Board. Please continue to remain informed on all town issues through reliable sources, by attending meetings, viewing recorded meetings via Channel 22 or through our website, asking questions, and getting involved. 

You, our valued residents and community members, collectively continue to make our community a special one. We appreciate your continued support and dedication to our town.


Tony Cardone

Supervisor, Town of Monroe 

It Takes A Community To Keep Our Town Clean

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In celebration of Earth Day and in the interest of keeping our community clean, many residents and community members participated in the Monroe Clean Sweep event on Saturday, April 23rd.  As a result of these efforts, over 200 bags of garbage were filled!  We are appreciative of our volunteers' efforts as well as our event sponsors.  Let us all continue to do our part every day to keep our community clean!

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Pictured with Fr. Mike of St. Anastasia are members of the Scancarello Family. We thank Scancarello & Sons for providing event volunteers with lunch.

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Many of the town's youth were active participants in the cleanup efforts.

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Friends of Walton Lake Host Cleanup Event

The Friends of Walton Lake hosted a three-day cleanup event of Walton Lake April 22nd - 24th. The event was a success and resulted in the removal of many garbage items, both large and small. Thank you to those you participated and remain committed to keeping this area clean.  Walton Lake is one of five water sources supplying the Village of Chester residents with clean drinking water.

Smith's Clove Park Hosts Easter/Spring Celebration 

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The Monroe Joint Parks & Recreation Commission hosted an Easter/Spring event on April 9th at Smith's Clove Park. The event was well attended and included a visit from the Easter Bunny, a decorate your own cupcake station as well as a bulb planting activity. To find out more about Smith's Clove Park events and activities, please visit www.smithsclovepark.org.

Pictured with the Easter Bunny are: Giovanni, Gia, Guiliano, Greyson and Gianluca Fernandez

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Dwight Gooden Visits The Shoppes at Lake Street 

Former MLB pitcher Dwight "Doc" Gooden, visited The Shoppes at Lake Street earlier this month for an autograph signing hosted by The Sports Card Guy. Throughout his 16 seasons in the MLB, Doc pitched for the New York Mets, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Pictured with Doc Gooden are Town of Monroe Councilmen Mike McGinn and Sal Scancarello along with Town Supervisor, Tony Cardone.

Monroe-Woodbury Little League Parade Returns!


Monroe-Woodbury Little League Opening Day Parade and District All-Star Team Recognition will take place on Saturday, May 7th at 10 a.m. The parade route will follow Lake Street to Carpenter Place to Mapes Place and into Smith Clove's Park. Please consider coming out to support the league and celebrate America's favorite pastime!


Monroe Historical Society Presents "Movies Made In Monroe"

Saturday, May 14th at Monroe Town Hall

The Monroe Historical Society will present "Movies Made In Monroe" on Saturday, May 14th at 1:30 p.m. at the Monroe Town Hall located at 1465 Orange Turnpike. 

The Historical Society has preserved a number of these films which will be featured at the event. Most of these films were part of the

"This is America" series made by RKO-Pathe and shown across the country and overseas. 

This event is open to the public and is free of charge. Reservations are not required. 

Save the Date!  Town of Monroe Food Truck Festival Returns Saturday, June 18th!

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Town Board: 

May 2nd, May 16th, 7 p.m. 

Planning Board:

Workshop Meeting-May 12th

Regular Meeting- May 17th, 7:15 p.m.

Zoning Board of Appeals: 

May 31st, 7:30 p.m.