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League debate canceled in Rosendale

A candidates debate, proposed by the League of Women Voters for Rosendale, has been called off due to scheduling conflicts. The Shawangunk Journal offered to sponsor the event. All three Republican town council candidates expressed their regrets that a previous commitment makes them unable to participate in a debate with their opponents on Friday evening, […]

Interview: Robert Gallagher for Rosendale town council

This lifelong Rosendaler, age 48, is seeking re-election to the town board, following one term as Republican councilman — preceded by two terms as supervisor. He first took office in 2004. The High Falls resident takes a no-nonsense approach towards politics. Gallagher stepped down as supervisor for career reasons. “It is a full time job. […]

Interview: Robert Ryan for Rosendale town council

A lifelong resident of Rosendale, Robert Ryan, age 52, is seeking election as town councilman on the Republican slate. The Tillson retiree’s extended family has called Rosendale home for over a century. Retired from Coast Guard after 32 years, plus 13 years employment for New York State as a Level I plant utilities engineer, is […]

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 […]

Open Space Institute acquires Joppenburgh Mountain

[Note: the following is a press release from Open Space Institute, which came out on Thursday morning. Rosendale rejected OSI’s strong-arm tactics last spring, saving taxpayers about $80,000. There’s more to this story than what OSI is presenting to the public.] OSI’s acquisition, with assistance from The Shawangunk Conservancy, permanently protects Rosendale landmark NEW YORK, […]

Interview: Richard “F-Stop” Minissali for Rosendale town council

Incumbent Democrat Richard “F-Stop” Minissali is seeking re-election for a second term in office on the Rosendale town council. The James Street resident, age 62, moved here 16 years ago from Kerhonksen. He grew up in Syracuse, NY. “This is clearly a one-issue race,” remarked F-Stop, “but the issue is Rosendale — not Williams Lake.” […]

Interview: Alex Ferguson for Rosendale town council

Rosendale’s newest candidate, Alex Ferguson, age 33, is vying for a seat on the town council, as part of the Democratic slate. The Tillson Estates resident moved to Rosendale with his wife four and a half years ago from Los Angeles, Calif. They are expecting a baby. “I was born in Utah, lived there until […]

James Street residents in Rosendale enjoy nature’s roadblock

The intense hurricane which swept through New York during the weekend of August 28th left many areas devastated. But for residents of James Street in Rosendale, the collapse of their road into the Rondout Creek has helped ease ongoing traffic issues. James Street has been closed to thru traffic since Hurricane Irene’s aftermath, due to […]

Zombies invade Rosendale

Main Street in Rosendale was invaded by several hundred zombies last Saturday, on the afternoon of Sept. 17th. The walking undead creeped around Rosendale’s business district for roughly 45 minutes, slowing motorist traffic along Rt. 213, while devouring the brains of several residents — who were unable to escape their slow but relentless advance. Eventually, […]

Rondout Valley Little League, devastated by floods, seeks new ballfield

The little league baseball field in Rosendale, located in the flood plain of Rondout Creek, has been washed away once again by the latest round of rain storms. The A.J. Snyder field in Lawrenceville, off Rt. 213 near Cottekill Road, was deluged with huge swells in the wake of Hurricane Irene. Mario Restivo, Tillson resident […]