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Orange County, NY - Anti-Annexation Bill To Reach Senate Floor; Police Investigate Yiddish Twitter Threat Made Against Larkin

Published on: June 11, 2015 10:28 PM
Last updated on: June 12, 2015 06:06 AM
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Orange County, NY - Just days after announcing that the Assembly passed an annexation oversight bill that could spell trouble for the proposed Kiryas Joel expansion, an Orange County senator has announced that the identical bill will be put up for a vote before the end of the current legislative session.

Senator Bill Larkin shared news of the impending vote on Facebook this afternoon, saying that the two bills have passed the Senate’s Rules Committee and will be placed on the third reading calendar.

According to political blog State of Politics, a Larkin tweet about an update on the annexation bills was greeted with a threatening response, written in Yiddish.  State Police are currently investigating the threat against the senator.

Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who spoke out forcefully at the public hearing last night in Kiryas Joel saying that the issue in the village is about Jews, not annexation, condemned the threat.

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“There is a lot of tension on both sides but threats are inexcusable,” Hikind told VIN News.

Hikind also noted that the anonymity of a Twitter threat should raise questions about the identity of the sender and that until the facts are known it is inappropriate to jump to any conclusions about who made the threat.

“Did it come from someone within Kiryas Joel or was it the perfect setup?” queried Hikind. “There is no way to know but one thing is certain:  no one should ever threaten anyone on either side.”

Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, executive vice president of Agudah Israel of America, who also attended last night’s hearing in Kiryas Joel, said that behavior of this nature goes way beyond the pale, particularly for observant Jews.

“If anybody issued a threat against a legislator or against anybody, it is inexcusable and counterproductive to any goal,” said Rabbi Zwiebel.


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 Jun 11, 2015 at 10:59 PM ALTERG Says:

Since when is cursing a threat?

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 Jun 11, 2015 at 11:43 PM A Jew of the community Says:

If I would have the chance to speak at the public hearing in KJ, I would explain the public that the Village leaders are Not looking too much for the Benifit of the community.
2 years ago when I was a residence of the area near Bakertown and Dinev were the Big Poultry plant is located. We had during the spring and summer over a billion extra wild flies and insects all over the house day and night in a unusual way. That was caused by the Poultry plant next door which belongs in a industrial district not in a residential area.
The rules and regulations on how to zone the village is used (abused) by the Village owners for their own Benifit and that's why annexation will only make things worse.
Let the village first take all industrial factories out of the village to a separate commercial area atleast 2 miles away from the residential area were crowded housing of infants are located, then make a public hearing.

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 Jun 12, 2015 at 10:11 AM yoli Says:

Reply to #2  
A Jew of the community Says:

If I would have the chance to speak at the public hearing in KJ, I would explain the public that the Village leaders are Not looking too much for the Benifit of the community.
2 years ago when I was a residence of the area near Bakertown and Dinev were the Big Poultry plant is located. We had during the spring and summer over a billion extra wild flies and insects all over the house day and night in a unusual way. That was caused by the Poultry plant next door which belongs in a industrial district not in a residential area.
The rules and regulations on how to zone the village is used (abused) by the Village owners for their own Benifit and that's why annexation will only make things worse.
Let the village first take all industrial factories out of the village to a separate commercial area atleast 2 miles away from the residential area were crowded housing of infants are located, then make a public hearing.

I agree with you I complained to the village about the smell 24 /7 and was told too bad
shechita plant does not belong between human people
I still believe we need annexation because I have 7 daughters and they will need housing in 10 years without more homes where will the girls live

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 Jun 12, 2015 at 11:04 AM lavrenty Says:

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yoli Says:

I agree with you I complained to the village about the smell 24 /7 and was told too bad
shechita plant does not belong between human people
I still believe we need annexation because I have 7 daughters and they will need housing in 10 years without more homes where will the girls live

they can move to Lakewood since Hasidim are colonizing that once nice town as well.

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 Jun 12, 2015 at 01:35 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
yoli Says:

I agree with you I complained to the village about the smell 24 /7 and was told too bad
shechita plant does not belong between human people
I still believe we need annexation because I have 7 daughters and they will need housing in 10 years without more homes where will the girls live

"where will the girls live ”

How about if you give them an education, and let them live wherever they feel comfortable?

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 Jun 12, 2015 at 04:40 PM Rafuel Says:

Reply to #2  
A Jew of the community Says:

If I would have the chance to speak at the public hearing in KJ, I would explain the public that the Village leaders are Not looking too much for the Benifit of the community.
2 years ago when I was a residence of the area near Bakertown and Dinev were the Big Poultry plant is located. We had during the spring and summer over a billion extra wild flies and insects all over the house day and night in a unusual way. That was caused by the Poultry plant next door which belongs in a industrial district not in a residential area.
The rules and regulations on how to zone the village is used (abused) by the Village owners for their own Benifit and that's why annexation will only make things worse.
Let the village first take all industrial factories out of the village to a separate commercial area atleast 2 miles away from the residential area were crowded housing of infants are located, then make a public hearing.

If you had a chance to speak at the public hearing, you would embarrass us all with your atrocious language and its grammar and wouldn't convince a single listener.. So I am glad you didn't get that chance to speak and to damage our reputation as intelligent people.

Gut shabbos.

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 Jun 12, 2015 at 06:44 PM bigwheeel Says:

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lavrenty Says:

they can move to Lakewood since Hasidim are colonizing that once nice town as well.

Lavrenty. I think I asked you this question once before. Are you related to Lavrenty Beria from the GPU and NKVD...? I get that impression from most of your comments...!

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 Jun 12, 2015 at 06:48 PM bigwheeel Says:

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Rafuel Says:

If you had a chance to speak at the public hearing, you would embarrass us all with your atrocious language and its grammar and wouldn't convince a single listener.. So I am glad you didn't get that chance to speak and to damage our reputation as intelligent people.

Gut shabbos.

Thanks for saying out loudly what had to be said. I was so embarrassed just reading poster #2's comment.
Here is another vote for improved English education in the KJ school district...!

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