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Rosendale Fire Dept. responded to assist Bloomington with a structure fire on Old Lucas Turnpike June 10, 2021 at 2157hrs.
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Rosendale Fire Dept. was called in on Mutual Aid to assist the Bloomington Fire Dept. with a Tractor Trailer tanker truck rollover with injuries on Creek Locks Road. Request was to assist with occupan...
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Rosendale - Raymond H. Ritter, 80, of Rosendale died Saturday August 18, 2018 at his home following a long struggle with Parkinson's Disease. Ray was born in Kingston November 29, 1937 a son of th...
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Rosendale - Robert E. La Fera, 79, a former longtime resident of Rosendale died Monday May 21, 2018 at ArchCare at Fernclliff in Rhinebeck. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on March 12, 1939 a son of the...
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Past Chief Arthur F. Mulligan has passed away at age 100.
Monday, March 28th, 2016

Arthur F. Mulligan, 100, of Delray Beach, Fl. formerly of Rosendale and Kingston, passed peacefully Thursday morning, March 24 at the Trustbridge Hospice of Delray Beach, Florida, with his wife & family by his side. He was born in Kingston, NY, and was the son of the late John A. and Estella Mulligan and a graduate from Ravena-Coeymans High School, class of 1932. A veteran of WW II, Pacific Theater of Operations, U.S. Army Air Corps, he served from 1942-1947, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, he was a pilot of the famous B-24 Liberator with the 43 Bomb Group, 64th Squadron, the "Kens Men". He saw action in New Guinea, Bismarck-Archipelago, South Philippines, Luzon, Eastern Mandates and China flying 102 combat missions. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross w/3 Oak Leaf Clusters; Air Medal w/4 Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Commendation Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon W/7 Bronze Stars; American Theater Ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal. He served 26 years including active duty and the Reserves. Arthur besides his family, loved driving and flying. As a young man he started his driving career with numerous truck driving jobs before becoming a driver for Adirondack and Pine Hill Trailways. He then became partners with his brother Eugene in The Chalet Restaurant and Bowling Alley and Myers Garage & Taxi in Rosendale. He later established Arthur F. Mulligan Inc. and Arrow Bus Line, retiring in 1992 after 45 years. Art and Bev enjoyed many wonderful flying trips throughout the US and the Caribbean, with airplane partners Ed & Lib DeGroff. It wasn't until much later at age 80 when he rekindled his love of driving, and bought a motor home and traveled throughout the US with his co-pilot Beverlee. Active in civic and fraternal organizations, Arthur served as Trustee, and later Mayor and Police Chief of the Village of Rosendale; member and past Fire Chief of the Rosendale Volunteer Fire Department; Life member of the American Legion Post #1219, Tillson, NY and VFW Post# 4141 Delray Beach, Fl. Former member of; Rondout Valley Lions Club; Board Director- New York School Bus Contractors Association; National School Transportation Association and the American Bus Association. Arthur will be remembered for his work ethic, integrity and dedication to the school bus industry and love of family, community and country. Arthur was a parishioner of Ascension RC Church, Boca Raton, FL. St. Joseph's RC Church, Kingston, NY and St. Peters RC Church, Rosendale, NY. Arthur is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Beverlee A Schmitz; they wed on October 14, 1947 in Great Falls, Montana; his son Gary Mulligan and wife Sally (Goffredi) of Kingston; daughters Pamela of Delray Beach, FL and Barbara Focht (Gil) of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren; Colette Dispinseri, Kristina TenEyck, Mark TenEyck, Stephen Salvino Jr. 6 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Frances Mulligan and many beloved nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Eugene, Edward, Bernard, Roger; sisters, Estelle DuJardin and Rosemary Rowe. Entrusted to the care of the Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 326 Albany Ave, Kingston, The family will receive their friends on March 31, 2016 from 4 to 7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph's RC Church, Kingston, NY on April 1, 2016 at 11:00 am. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Ravena, NY on April 2, 2016 at 11:00 am. The family suggests memorial donations to American Legion Post # 1219, Tillson, NY or the Rosendale Fire Department.

Past Chief Arthur F. Mulligan has passed away at age 100.
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Rosendale Fire Dept. responded to assist Bloomington with a structure fire on Old Lucas Turnpike June 10, 2021 at 2157hrs.
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Rosendale Fire Dept. was called in on Mutual Aid to assist the Bloomington Fire Dept. with a Tractor Trailer tanker truck rollover with injuries on Creek Locks Road. Request was to assist with occupant extrication from the truck as well as to set up a landing zone for MEDIVAC at Bloomington Station ...
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Rosendale - Raymond H. Ritter, 80, of Rosendale died Saturday August 18, 2018 at his home following a long struggle with Parkinson's Disease. Ray was born in Kingston November 29, 1937 a son of the late Henry E.
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Rosendale - Robert E. La Fera, 79, a former longtime resident of Rosendale died Monday May 21, 2018 at ArchCare at Fernclliff in Rhinebeck.He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on March 12, 1939 a son of the late Joseph and Assunta La Fera of Rosendale, N.Y.Robert was a volunteer fireman in Rosendale and a...
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Tillson - Justin Joseph Scharschu, 28, of Tillson died tragically on Monday September 11, 2017 of injuries sustained in motor vehicle accident. He was born in Albany September 7, 1989 a son of John J. and Monda Y.
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The RFD will be taking possession of our new pumper soon. It is a KME pumper/rescue featuring 6 man cab with EMS cabinet, Cummins motor, 750 gallons of water, Hale QMAX pump, deck gun, Onan 10k onboard generator, hydraulic lines for Hurst "Jaws of life" tools, Whelan LED scene lighting, W...
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Arthur F. Mulligan, 100, of Delray Beach, Fl. formerly of Rosendale and Kingston, passed peacefully Thursday morning, March 24 at the Trustbridge Hospice of Delray Beach, Florida, with his wife & family by his side.
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Firefighter George Lent was honored as FIREMAN OF THE YEAR and Congressman Chris Gibson was the guest speaker at the Rosendale Fire Department 2015 Annual Installation Dinner held at the Postage Inn. Gibson thanked the volunteer firefighters for their service and presented awards to members achievin...
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KINGSTON - The city cannot afford to continue subsidizing the nonprofit Volunteer Firemen’s Hall and Museum, lawmakers say.During a Tuesday meeting of the Common Council’s Laws and Rules Committee, members said the board of directors of the museum at 265 Fair St.
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Bloomington and Rosendale Firefighters responded to a serious auto accident on the NYS Thruway at mile marker 82.1 south bound at 2:30PM today. A black SUV left the south bound lanes and rolled over. The driver was trapped and needed to be extricated.
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Bloomington Fire Dept. Firefighter and Secretary Joe Hafner Sr., father of Asst. Chief Joe Hafner Jr. and Grandfather of Probationary Firefighter Joey Hafner was honored at the Bloomington Fire Department Annual Installation dinner last night at the Best Western Hotel in Kingston for 60 years of Fir...
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