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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]