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The ZBA’s underground adventure in Rosendale

The zoning board of appeals went on a site visit last week, which took them to the darkest depths of Rosendale — the mysterious Whiteport mine. In a town world-famous for its celebrated underground spaces, this particular dungeon remains unknown to many local residents. As reported previously, applicant Matt Igoe came before the ZBA on […]

Subterranean distillery seeks zoning variance in Rosendale

Rosendale may soon be getting solar-powered whiskey. The zoning board of appeals (ZBA) recently heard an applicant petitioning to operate a proposed distillery, located at a former underground cement mine on Hickory Bush Road. Matt Igoe appeared at the May 17th ZBA hearing on behalf of the New York & Rosendale Distillery Co. “They need […]

Smart Growth Proposed by Marbletown’s Hamlet Task Force

Marbletown officials held a public workshop Saturday, April 2nd at the High Meadow Performing Arts Center, to present the Draft Hamlet Strategic Plan. Over a hundred people packed the auditorium during the two-hour session, which generated questions from residents focusing their concerns about residential sprawl. Part of the economic development planning initiative for Marbletown, the […]

Rosendale couple seeks variance for pet chickens

Homeowners Nathan & Naja Kraus appeared in February before the Rosendale zoning board of appeals, during a public hearing held for their application towards a variance. At issue were six chickens which they keep as household pets. Naja is highly allergic and cannot keep traditional cats or dogs inside the residence. “We have signatures from […]

New ZBA chairperson to be chosen for Rosendale

Rosendale will be appointing a new chairperson to the Zoning Board of Appeals — the first change to that position in nearly four decades. The matter came up at the Feb. 15th ZBA meeting last week. January’s meeting was canceled due to inclement weather. ZBA member Ron Parenti presided over the meeting, explaining the current […]