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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Williams Lake Debate: Environmental Protection or Family Feud?

Tuesday night’s public hearing at SUNY Ulster’s Quimby Auditorium is gearing up to be the longest governmental meeting in recent memory. The comments begin at 4pm on June 6th, and are scheduled to continue eight full hours until midnight. Written comments will be accepted for 60 days. DEC is the lead agency to consider the […]

Another Summer Detour for Rosendale’s NYS Rt. 213

NYS DOT will be closing Rt. 213 in Rosendale for a month, starting July 5th, to complete a construction project along a short stretch in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. The work will disrupt east-west traffic between Rosendale and High Falls. It is the third time in recent memory that Rt. 213 has been detoured. Vehicles were […]

2011 Rosendale Earth Fest & Energy Expo

The 2011 Rosendale Earth Fest & Energy Expo happened on Sat., May 21st at the town Recreation Center. Several hundred people attended this free event, organized by the town environmental commission and the Rosendale Climate Change Task Force. Sponsors included Central Hudson, NYS Energy Research & Development Authority, Energy Smart Communities, Chronogram, Roll Magazine, Ulster […]

Rosendale’s spring blood drive

Rosendale Blood Drive on Fri., May 27th The Women’s Club of Rosendale is hosting a blood drive on Fri., May 27, from 2pm to 8pm at the Recreation Center on Rt. 32. Please eat well, drink plenty of fluids, and bring photo ID. Walk-ins are welcome. Donors must be 17 years old, or 16 with […]

Bob Vosper, Rosendale Judge, Appears on CBS “60 Minutes”

Rosendale town justice Robert N. Vosper made a brief appearance on national television last week, when the popular news program 60 Minutes featured him on a segment entitled “Sovereign Citizens: America’s Biggest Threat.” The story, as covered by CBS, attempts to address America’s right-wing Libertarian “patriot” movement, which involves ornery jailhouse lawyer styled activists. These […]

McDonough in hot seat over Joppenberg allocation

Sparks flew at the sparsely-attended May 12th Rosendale town board meeting, where Republicans took on town supervisor Patrick McDonough over the pending purchase of Joppenberg mountain. The land deal was approved last month, after a long and controversial public hearing process. Rosendale agreed to spend $85,000 to buy 117 acres of undeveloped wasteland from local […]

Rosendale Car Show Canceled due to rain.

Last Sunday’s car show in Rosendale was rained out. The 7th annual Rosendale Street Rods fundraiser got washed away on May 15th, and will not be rescheduled until next year due to conflicts with numerous other car shows. The event benefits the town’s youth program, organized by an informal club of car enthusiasts established in […]

Rosendale non-profits object stricter sign laws at hearing

During a May 4th public hearing for mandated zoning changes, Rosendale town officials debated residents over the controversy to possibly force local non-profit organizations into conformance with strict sign regulations. Gayle Grunwald of the Century House Historical Society complained that the new law would require her organization to fill out hundreds of permit applications per […]

Rosendale Street Festival Gears Up for 2011 Season

Rosendale’s Main Street is preparing for the next Summer event featuring music, food, shopping and fun. The nonprofit Rosendale Street Festival, Inc. gave its preliminary report to the town board at the May 4th workshop meeting, presenting a draft of the new site plan, and discussing several issues. Festival volunteer Bill Liggin related to officials […]

Century House Unfurls “Atomic” Cold War Exhibit

Spring 2011 marks the 20th season of activities at Century House Historical Society’s popular tourist destination, the A.J. Snyder Estate, located on the outskirts of Rosendale. Century House is a not-for-profit educational corporation dedicated to preserving access to Rosendale’s Natural Cement Historic District — in particular scenic land owned by the late A.J. Snyder II, […]