Much has changed in our daily lives since our last monthly update. Non-essential businesses have closed, non-essential workers have been mandated to work from home, school is in session from living rooms across the area, athletic fields and parks are empty and the hustle and bustle of our normal lives is on pause. While this has without a doubt been one of the most challenging times in the history of not only the Town of Monroe, but New York and our nation as a whole, we have seen an abundance of good in recent days! Looking around our community, it is evident that kindness is not on pause, appreciation for all of our essential workers is not on pause, support for our local businesses is not on pause, the strengthening of emotional ties to those who mean the most to us is not on pause...everything that makes this Town a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family is not on pause!
As we continue to move forward and navigate these unchartered waters, we remain hopeful of our return to a new normal in the near future. On Wednesday, April 22nd at
11 a.m., Orange County, along with our local municipalities will honor
our Medical Workers, First Responders and others on the frontlines of COVID -19
with a parade of vehicles through and around the Town of Monroe, Village of Monroe and Village of Harriman. It is our small way of acknowledging their efforts and saying thank you! Staying positive, helping a neighbor in need, showing our gratitude...that is the spirit of Monroe and why we will always be Monroe strong!
Best wishes for the safety and health of all our residents and their families.
Supervisor, Town of Monroe