Trustee Carmen Rue Endorsed For Re-Election By Sullivan County Sheriff Michael Schiff

I am proud to have been endorsed by Sullivan County Sheriff Mike Schiff in my bid for re-election as Village Trustee on March 20, 2012.

Hon. Carmen Rue
PO Box 706
Monticello, NY 12701

February 23, 2012

Dear Ms. Rue,

The success of local government depends on honest dedicaated citizens who are not afraid to step up to accept the challenge. As Village Trustee you have demonstrated your dedication and loyalty to the people of Monticello time and again. That is why I am providing you with this letter as an official endorsement of your re-election to the Monticello Village Board.

Your actions as a Village Trustee have always been based on reason, careful research of the law and the history of past board resolutions. Your support of public safety and economic development has been unwavering. That is why I am encouraging all my friends and associates to support you for another term.

The people of Monticello will surely continue to benefit by your passion and leadership. Please keep up the good work!


Michael A. Schiff
Sullivan County Sheriff

Sullivan County Clerk, Monticello Native Dan Briggs, Endorses Village Trustee Carmen Rue

Though he previously gave verbal ok to cite his endorsement, I was pleased and honored by written support that came yesterday in a letter dated February 3, 2012 from our our present County Clerk, former Sullivan County Manager and later Treasurer, the Hon. Daniel L. Briggs:

Hon. Carmen B. Rue
PO Box 706
Monticello, NY 12701

Dear Carmen,

Kindly accept this letter as my endorsement of your candidacy for re-election as Trustee for the Village of Monticello. Your tenure in office clearly has demonstrated your commitment to not only only the future of the Village, but the here and now.

The dedication to its revitalization and economic viability are apparent in your tireless efforts to work toward a unified community - one promoting activities for our youth, a wholesome and affordable environment for our seniors, and general restoration of pride in our Village of Monticello.

The residents of the Village of Monticello are fortunate in having you serve on its Village Board. I sincerely encourage my friends and neighbors to join me in supporting you in your bid for re-election as Village Trustee. The Village of Monticello will benefit from your sage leadership.

Dan Briggs

Other endorsements have come from Senator John J. Bonacic, the Monticello Police Benevolent Association, Sullivan County Legislator Alan Sorensen; along with the Republican, Conservative, and Independence parties on whose ballot lines (B, C, and E) my name will appear in the March 20th village election.

Monticello Trustee Carmen Rue on March 20th Ballot on Three Major Party Lines - Endorsed by Sen. Bonacic, Monti PBA, and Others

MONTICELLO - Village Trustee Carmen Rue will appear on the March 20 ballot. A registered Republican, Rue has been endorsed by the Town of Thompson Republican Committee and Conservative and Independence parties of Sullivan County.

Rue is running for a second four-year term on the Village of Monticello Board of Trustees where local moderates recognize her as "a voice of reason" on the board. A homeowner and taxpayer, Rue has lived in Monticello 41 years.

Senator John Bonacic recently wrote: "Carmen Rue is an active, intelligent, and capable Village Trustee. She cares deeply about the people of Monticello. I am proud to endorse Carmen Rue for re-election as a Trustee in the Village of Monticello."

Rue has also been unanimously endorsed by members of the Monticello Police Benevolent Association.

"The members of Monticello PBA know that your work as an elected official is something unique. You have worked tirelessly to improve the Village of Monticello. Your professionalism and communication with residents of Monticello and its employees do not go unnoticed. Your efforts as a Trustee for the Village of Monticello make you an effective leader," wrote PBA president John Riegler.

Related Link:
Monticello PBA endorses one village trustee candidate
Mid-Hudson News, 1/28/2012.

Additional endorsements include Sullivan County Legislator Alan Sorensen and County Clerk Daniel Briggs.

A 41-year resident, Carmen Rue has raised three children here, all now grown and successful professionals, and four young grandchildren. She works part-time as the office manager for her husband Tom at Choices Mental Health Counseling, PLLC. She has been active in the community for many years, including serving for 10 years on the Village of Monticello Commission on Human Rights and four years as chair.

Please Vote for Carmen Rue on March 20, 2012.

Rabbi Ben-Zion Chanowitz To Light Hannukkah Menorah At Village Hall On Dec. 20th

On Tuesday, December 20th at 6:15 PM, Rabbi Ben-Zion Chanowitz of Landfield Avenue Synagogue will light a traditional public menorah marking the first night of Hannukkah on the front lawn of Village Hall, 2 Pleasant Street (corner of Broadway) in Monticello.

Monticello Lighting Project Dedication With Congressman Hinchey, Nov. 21, At Rotary Corner

The public is invited to join with officials of the Village of Monticello, County of Sullivan, State of New York, Congressman Maurice Hinchey, and Sullivan Reniasance Foundation at a dedication ceremony celebrating the completion of the MONTICELLO LIGHTING PROJECT.

Graphic design of the invitation and commemorative program by Helen Budrock of Sullivan Reniassance.

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Decorative Lights Lately Restored During Monticello's Broadway Renovation Are Reminiscent Of The Past

Decorative period lamp-posts that began going up today (see below) on the corner of the intersection now known as Broadway and St. John Street, across from the Sullivan County Court House, are not inconsistent with the style of lights that existed on Broadway in the late 1800s and early 1900s, until Broadway was destroyed by the most damaging fire in the county's history on August 9, 1909, depicted above in an antique postcard.

No Politicking By Public Employees On Village Time


DATE: October 14, 2011
TO: All Village Employees
FROM: Carmen Rue, Village Trustee
RE: Political campaigning on Village time

It has come to my attention that one or more Village employee, reportedly with the tacit or active approval and/or participation of top level management, has been spreading false rumors about positions that they claim that elected officials including myself have allegedly taken, most recently concerning a proposal to change from NYSHIP to a self-insurance scheme. Rest assured that I have not expressed support to anyone for this scheme, either in public or in private.

Village Of Monticello 2011 Halloween Parade Slated For Sunday, October 30th, On Broadway

Please click the above image to download an Acrobat file application, print it out, complete it, and return it to Village Hall, to the attention of the Village Manager.

If you have trouble printing, please call Village Hall at 845-794-6130; or drop in at 2 Pleasant Street during regular business hours for a copy.


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