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"What is going on?!" "I've never seen it like this!" Those were typical comments from Rondout Valley residents as tiny black caterpillars began to rain down in early May, drifting through … more
The Affordable Housing/Open Space Conference, “Room Enough for Both”, discusses balancing the need for both more
On Sunday, Oct. 22, the Rosendale Theater filled nearly to capacity with friends and family of those involved in “Do Nothings,” a Rosendale-based series pilot that began in the creative … more
Mandated electric buses use electricity from diesel fired power stations more
The Accord Granary building at the corner of Granite Road and Towpath Road has stood empty for decades. Accord LLC is the name of a group planning to restore and reuse the historic building as well … more
During the heyday of the Borscht Belt, there were over 1,000 resorts and bungalow colonies more
The ongoing efforts to save the Marbletown Community Center and get the needed repairs are moving forward. Rich Parete, town supervisor, and Ev Mann of Marbletown Multi-Arts met and secured that the … more
"Deep Hole is precious private land," is the heading on the new sign at the beloved swimming hole on Towpath Road. "All who enter here agree to these stewardship agreements." A list of Nos (no fires, … more
On Feb. 23, the Town of Rochester board convened to hear public comment concerning proposed local law B-23, the purpose of which is to regulate the future retail cannabis industry in Rochester. New … more
It can safely be said that there are, by and large, two kinds of people – old house people and new house people. However, David Wyncoop and Rebecca Reeder, the duo behind Muddykill Ventures, … more
Duchess Farms Equestrian Community, a 19-lot residential subdivision in High Falls owned by previous Marbletown supervisor Michael Warren, has filed a counterclaim for “tortious interference … more
The cannabis industry is just starting to flower in New York. The first crop of legal cannabis has been grown in the state, and Back Home Farms on Lucas Turnpike, High Falls, got one of the few … more
For local residents, it's not a choice whether or not to use Central Hudson, the electric utility,  unless you're totally off the grid. Even if you have signed up with, say, Nexamp Community … more
When I'm feeling lazy about getting out of the house and taking a walk, I give myself a purpose. Some kind of task. Today I took an informal survey of the neighborhood trees: Do you really have more … more
Rosendale welcomed home prodigal son, cinematographer and filmmaker Sam Falconi back into the fold in July of 2022 when Falconi Media opened headquarters on Main Street, Rosendale. Falconi … more
A quirky and utterly addictive popcorn craze it afoot both locally and nationwide.Hatched right here in the Rondout Valley, BjornQorn has become a sensation, pickingup accolades from avid popcorn … more
Katherine Dobosh is from Rosendale and is a 24-year-old medical student. She started a winter fundraiser and clothing drive called “Keep Ukraine Warm” this December that is ongoing.  … more
It's been awhile since I have heard the howls and yips of those wily night creatures, coyotes. My next-door neighbor concurs; it's been a couple of years at least. So I decided to ask around the … more
The BlueStone Press received a reader photo from Julie Puppolo recently that showed a bear with a chicken feeder stuck on its head. Puppolo introduced us to Kristie L Hendricks-Davis, who has … more
A viral story has emerged from the Ulster County Board of Elections this July and is getting worldwide attention. Major news outlets like The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Guardian are … more
11 AM to 5:00 PM - Saturday July 9th . We are pleased to announce we will be holding our free, annual Fair Day in High Falls. This family friendly event includes: live local … more
Rosendale got a little more flowery recently and residents are noticing. There are new rose-themed murals popping up all over Rosendale with the help of Lady Pink and her army of 30 volunteers who … more
The population of the Rondout Valley is growing, and less land is devoted to agriculture than in the past. Still, people continue to farm its rich soil, as they have for thousands of years. The BSP … more
In an age where recruitment levels for local volunteer fire companies is at near crisis lows, the Accord Fire District has a lot to crow about. This June, the company has the privilege of celebrating … more
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