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As the New York State Senate ponders whether or not to bring to a vote an historic bill legalizing same-sex marriage, Ulster County can be proud of the role we have already played in this history-making debate. In fact, our community first tackled the issue in 2004, well out in front of everyone else on both the state and national levels. For it was back in ‘04 when newly elected New Paltz Mayor Jason West (just 26 at the time) began conducting same-sex unions in an effort to push the issue . . . and managed to push Ulster County right into the national equal rights spotlight.

Birthplace of a Movement

 

Today, a full seven years later, the controversy still rages on. The initial backlash cost Mr. West his re-election, and charges of illegal…
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Open Spaces, Clean Lines 

 

Taft Street Realty is pleased to present 59 Mill Road in Stone Ridge, NY. Here's that private contemporaryimg_0419_small_400 home you have been waiting for!  Open spaces, clean lines, and a great flow from room to room.  An entertainer's dream home for sure!  Great private location just minutes from Historic Stone Ridge center.  Works very well for full time or weekend use.  A long driveway leads you to this cedar sided gem set amongst 6 gorgeous park-like acres.  Pride of ownership quite evident.  Very well maintained, and only needs a new owner's personal touches.

 

Cedar-Sided Gem

 

Extensive decking and mature landscaping complete the picture perfect setting.  Mill Road is a short, rarelyimg_0347_small_400 traveled country road perfect for biking,

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"Terror Stricken" - The town of Rosendale NY has been capturing the attention of the New York Times for over 100 years. A quick search on the newspaper’s website turned up this harrowing headline from December 28th 1899(!)

        “The mountain near the Railroad Bridge at Rosendale last night caved in, causing a terrific noise and arousing the entire village from slumber. Some of the inhabitants were terror stricken…”

In recent years, the Times has focused on Rosendale’s appeal to New York City residents. 2010 produced some very positive articles that have highlighted Rosendale’s sense of community and appreciation for local history and the arts. In particular, the growing number of Brooklyn NY transplants (undoubtedly given a boost by an article last…
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Ulster County NY LifestyleUlster County NY is one of those places where people come to visit and never leave. As a realtor I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the phrase, "Well I came to visit, and I liked it so much I decided to buy a home here." What is it about Ulster County that draws people? There are the obvious answers like the breathtaking environment, or its proximity to that other well-known town, New York City. However, as any resident can tell you, there’s a certain lifestyle that comes with having a home in Ulster County. A lifestyle that is as a sort of mash-up between a rugged co-existence with one’s natural surroundings, and a welcoming sense of community with a love of diversity and culture. This lifestyle helps make Ulster County NY home to some of the

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