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Housing still on the table for Creek Locks property

It’s a long-shot; however, Rosendale is considering a senior housing development for Creek Locks Road, on a parcel of land just outside the hamlet business district, approved for use by the Little League just last month. There might be room to accommodate both baseball and apartments. Town supervisor proposed discussions with developers, “at least to […]

New Little League Field for Rosendale, at Creek Locks Parcel

The Rosendale town board unanimously decided to allow the Rondout Valley Little League use of municipal property on Creek Locks Road for a new sports complex. The current location at A.J. Snyder Field in Lawrenceville has been frequently washed out by flooding of the Rondout Creek. Over a hundred little league supporters came out to […]

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 […]

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. […]

High priced lawyers for red tape in Rosendale

Rosendale’s town board took flack from residents over expensive revisions to the new sign ordinance. A public hearing over legal changes was held over to June 8th from last month. “It’s a good question, and I can get an exact number for you,” said town supervisor Patrick McDonough, when quizzed. “I bet there was a […]

Brother, can you spare a mountain?

They couldn’t bring McDonough to the mountain — but maybe they can bring the mountain to McDonough. Rosendale has no surplus funds to buy Joppenburg mountain, town supervisor Patrick McDonough revealed at the June 1st town board meeting. The disclosure comes in the wake of several controversial meetings in April and May, which drew a […]

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 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 town board votes to buy Joppenberg Mountain for $85,000

Rosendale’s local government decided to go forward with the controversial purchase of Joppenberg Mountain for $85,000. The vote came at a contentious meeting last week on April 13th, where council members disagreed along party lines: three Democrats in favor, against two Republicans opposed. The night was marked by occasional outbursts, eventually leading to the ejection […]

Rosendale officials strive to protect public drinking.

The town of Rosendale is mulling an open container law, to prohibit the consumption of alcohol in public places. A draft based on a similar New Paltz ordinance was proposed by police chief Perry Soule. “Someone could walk down Main Street right now, with a bottle of beer, or a bottle of liquor,” noted supervisor […]