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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Rosendale creek reaches highest point since flood control project began

Hurricane Irene swelled the Rondout Creek in Rosendale to levels unseen in this town, since the terrible floods of August and October of 1955. Waters rose swiftly Sunday to within a few feet of the Rt. 32 bridge, with Fann’s shopping plaza completely deluged. Resident Jesse Debberman joked, “Dollar General, you ain’t worth nothing now,” […]

Walsh, Rosendale supervisor candidate, makes comeback at Republican caucus

Planning board member Jeanne Walsh, who lost the Democratic Caucus nomination for Rosendale town supervisor to Jen Metzger on August 8th, became the uncontested Republican candidate at the GOP caucus on August 17th. Less than a hundred Republicans attended. The development threw a spin upon Rosendale town politics, sending ripples of controversy and debate throughout […]

Festive events mark end of summer season in Rosendale

A bevy of cultural happenings were held last weekend around fun-filled Rosendale. The week, tainted by summer rains — culminating with torrential downpours on Sunday afternoon — did not dampen the spirit for hundreds of locals who turned out for events. Friday night kicked off the “premier” of Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, at the […]

Rosendale pool crumbling, in need of replacement

Part-time Rosendale employees who work at the swimming pool made a presentation regarding the poor conditions for swimmers. Councilman Ken Hassett introduced the concerned workers at the Aug. 10th town board meeting. Tara Burke, new recreation director, said the pool suffers from similar woes of the town water department: old pipes, cracks, potholes, and leaking. […]

Rosendale town board holds August meeting

The Rosendale town board held its last meeting for the summer season on August tenth. Only one meeting was held each month during July and August. The regular schedule returns September 7th at the workshop meeting, followed by a regular meeting one week later, on Wed. the 14th. Town supervisor Patrick McDonough also announced town […]

Metzger sweeps Democratic caucus in Rosendale

Nearly four hundred Democrats turned out at the Rosendale recreation center Monday night, to take part in town Democratic Caucus. Jen Metzger beat out challenger Jeanne Walsh by a margin of 260 to 135. The parking lot was filled to capacity, as voters and spectators alike milled about outside the building, waiting several hours for […]

Green builders host information seminar at Williams Lake

The USGBC Hudson Chapter presented a sustainability discussion at Williams lake resort on the evening of Wed., Aug. 4. Tim Allred, project manager for Hudson River Valley Resorts (HRVR) discussed the green vision alongside Chris Mendel, landscape architect with Andropogon Associates, and Brandee Nelson, an engineer with Crawford & Associates. About thirty people attended. Allred […]

Residents without grocery flock to Rosendale Farmers Market

It’s small, local, and weekly during warm weather. But for some Rosendale residents, Sunday morning’s Farmer’s Market is the only game in town to buy fresh vegetables. In a community known for its lack of a grocery store, the Rosendale Farmer’s Market (RFM) represents a viable alternative for driving many miles to Stone Ridge, Kingston, […]