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Ulster County Property Tax Info | How Not Knowing the True Numbers Can Hurt You

Ulster County Property Tax InfoNot too long ago, property taxes were not a major concern when looking at Ulster County homes for sale. Property taxes rarely, if ever, got in the way of a sale when it came time to close. My how the times have changed! These days knowing the exact property taxes on a home for sale is a MUST. Otherwise buyers may be in for a big and possibly very costly surprise. With the date for tax grievances quickly approaching, we here at Taft Street Realty thought it would be a good time to talk about property taxes and how to obtain accurate tax information from your local municipality. In some cases if a buyer thinks the taxes are too high they may be able to get permission from the

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Ulster County NY Service DirectoryUlster County NY Service Directory - Taft Street Realty Local Area Contacts & Connections

Taft Street Realty's Local Ulster County NY Service Directory is an invaluable resource on our website Taftstreetrealty.com! We encourage everyone to check there whenever looking for contact information about local businesses and services. It's an ongoing project of ours, constantly updated with new & helpful info, and we hope that it also becomes a valuable local resource for you!

Ulster County NY General Contractors & BuildersUlster County NY is full of local professionals who offer a wide range of services. From Ulster County NY mortgage brokers, to general contractors in the Hudson Valley and everything in between! The Taft Street Realty service directory brings all of the businesses together in one

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empty_bowls1Ulster County living is simple yet rewarding; forever focused on benefiting the community. The annual "Empty Bowls" program by the Rondout Valley High School puts a creative spin on the usual charity event. It's one of those positive, homegrown movements unique to Ulster County NY. It is a simple yet brilliant premise that benefits the community, promotes the arts, and teaches students the valuable lesson of helping those in need. How does it work, and how can you participate? It's easy! Taft Street Realty gives you the 2012 Guide to Rondout Valley's "Empty Bowls".

Created by a Teacher - Organized by Students - Aided by Local Ulster County Businesses

empty_bowls2It is a simple, yet powerful image: an empty bowl. This most basic of tools served as inspiration to

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Sadly, it’s official. The Rosendale Elementary School is set to close, but what now? As of now the schools doors will close at the end of the 2012 school year. We here at Taft Street have been following this story through past blogs about the debate on closing local area schools. In what has proven to be an emotional issue among residents here in the Rondout Valley Central School District, the closing of Rosendale Elementary raises new questions and concerns. A recent article in the Daily Freeman (January 15th) illustrated the ongoing debate over the future of this beloved local school.

Rondout Valley School Board Not Interested In Selling School

The Rondout Valley School Board states in the article that they’re not interested in selling the

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Though it may look pretty bad, Ulster County will recover. As expected, Hurricane Irene caused extensive flooding, power outages and knocked down many trees. Ulster County officials are still assessing the extent of the damage, but all it takes is a short drive around the neighborhood for the impact of Irene on some Ulster County homes to become painfully apparent. However in spite of the destruction, the general feeling is that we were prepared and have fared well. Innovations like social media rose to the occasion and assumed an important role in providing a means for communication amidst a blackout. Our area has proven to be resourceful enough to withstand what County Executive Michael Hein called, “The worst natural disaster in Ulster County’s

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The Answer Depends On Who You Ask

The Rondout Valley Central School District is facing some tough decisions in the face of a dismal school budget. The district hopes to cut costs by consolidating and reorganizing its schools and has made public its decision to close one of its three elementary schools. Superintendant Rosario Agostaro said that he and his team considered different options for reconfiguring the district and found that closing one elementary school was, “The model we found to be the least disruptive academically.” With the decision final and a school closing imminent, there remains the question of which of the three elementary schools (Rosendale, Marbletown, or Kerhonkson) will close its doors.

I’ve noticed how locally this issue has

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