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Monthly Archives: March 2011

A brief history of the Rosendale Trestle

Wallkill Valley’s famous railroad trestle, crossing the Rondout Creek in Rosendale, was originally constructed between 1870 and 1872, by the Wallkill Valley Railway Company. The project was formed by local businessmen including Floyd McKinstry and Abraham D. Deyo of Gardiner, using public bonds issued by neighboring townships as the source of financing. Chartered in 1866, […]

Track the Trestle kickoff event

“Track the Trestle,” a campaign of the Wallkill Valley Land Trust and Open Space Institute, held its kickoff event Sat. March 27 at the Rosendale Theater. The public was invited to view a short film featuring a fireside chat with the late Walter G. Williams, proprietor of Williams Lake Hotel, recorded in 1986, one year […]

Innovative Speakers at Rosendale Chamber Roundtable

The Rosendale Chamber of Commerce held its tourism & economic development round table discussion on March 16th, at the Recreation Center. “The idea tonight is to provide folks with current information on what’s going on in town,” remarked chamber member Tim Allred, “and also try to create energy around tourism and economic development in Rosendale.” […]

March 9th, 2011 Town Board meeting

Officials Quench Beltane’s Fire Rosendale‘s town board performed their annual review of the upcoming Beltane Festival site plan, submitted by the Center for Symbolic Studies. “They send this to us every year, they actually don’t have to because they have less than a thousand people,” commented town supervisor Patrick McDonnough at the March 9th regular […]

March 9th, 2011 Rosendale town board meeting recap

Spring is coming, and the town of Rosendale is doing its best to help the fledgling Farmer’s Market blossom into a local area mainstay. The market is held Sundays from 9am to 2pm, from June 5th through October 30th, to support regional agricultural producers by providing them with direct access to consumers. The Rosendale Farmer’s […]

WGNY-FM: Oldies are the “New Hip” in Rosendale

Listeners in the Rosendale area have been tuning in to WGNY at 98.9 FM, the first new FM radio station for the Hudson Valley in over 20 years. Purchased last year by film and television actress Kristina Klebe, the station is the first radio broadcaster in the area to be owned by a woman.Bob DeFelice […]

Townfolk Shall “Tell it from the Mountain.”

The town of Rosendale is further considering acquiring Joppenberg Mountain, through a series of transactions initiated by the not-for-profit Open Space Institute. A last-minute agenda item was added at the March 2nd town board workshop meeting, discussing a resolution scheduled for the following week, to hold a public hearing over possible land purchase. Joppenburg is […]