8:00AM – 6:30PM



For more information online:

Mike Baden
Town of Rochester, NY Supervisor
845-626-3043 office
845-663-4006 cell

Press Release -Dedication of the Harold Lipton Community Center

***For Immediate Release***
Contact: Mike Baden, Town Supervisor 845-626-3043

Dedication of the Town of Rochester Harold Lipton Community Center
The Town of Rochester is pleased to announce a celebration and naming ceremony of
the Harold Lipton Community Center on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 11am. The Community
Center is located at 15 Tobacco Rd. in Accord. The public is invited to join in to celebrate the
accomplishments and share in the recognition of Harold Lipton, a dedicated town resident and
tireless servant of the people. A plaque will be unveiled in his honor followed by a sharing of
refreshments after the ceremony.

Press Release – Grants/Services for Local Farmers/Beverage Manufacturers

***For Immediate Release***
Contact: Mike Baden, Town Supervisor 845-626-3043

Join us on 4/2 @ 6pm for a discussion about grants and other services available to local farmers and food/beverage manufacturers.

County Executive Mike Hein, the Ulster County Office of Economic Development and the Town of Rochester Supervisor Mike Baden invite you to a presentation and discussion of local services available to support farms and food/beverage producers in the Town of Rochester.

WHEN: Monday, April 2nd from 6:00 – 7:30 PM.
WHERE: Town of Rochester Community Center, 15 Tobacco Road, Accord, NY 12404.
WHO: Farmers and growers, food processors/manufacturers, and beverage-makers, plus businesses that support local farms and food/beverage producers.
WHAT: An overview of services offered by Ulster County, the Mid-Hudson Small Business Development Center, and Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Center, with an opportunity to ask questions or connect with us for further discussion about your business needs.

This event is hosted by the Town of Rochester and the Ulster County Office of Economic Development. For more information about the UCOED, visit us online at Special thanks to the Mid-Hudson Small Business Development Center and the Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Center for their participation.

ECC NEWS – Earth Day Cleanup April 14-21 2018

News Release
Town of Rochester Environmental Conservation Commission



Town of Rochester Earth Day Road Clean-up Days:
April 14- 21

What: Earth Day Road Clean-up

Where: “Adopt a Road” and pick up bags at Accord Community Center, 15 GLF Road, Accord

Sign Up: Call 626-2115 or email

When: From April 14th to April 21st

Who: Sponsored by the Town of Rochester Environmental Conservation Commission and the Youth Commission.

Why: The Town of Rochester is working again this year with local residents to clean up our communities. Rochester residents and friends can “Adopt a Road” of their choice. Call the Youth Commission (626 2115) to register your road and to pick up trash bags. Bags are provided for free and can be picked up at the Accord Community Center.
There will be a pizza celebration to wrap up the road clean-ups at the Community Center on Saturday, April 21 at 2pm with pizza and refreshments for all.
Adopt a Road today. Call and sign up for one or both Saturdays. Groups are welcome.
Help keep our town beautiful.

MEETING: Rochester and Wawarsing Intermunicipal Open Space/Natural Heritage Plan

***For Immediate Release***
Contact: Mike Baden 845-663-4006

Rochester and Wawarsing Intermunicipal Open Space/Natural Heritage Plan

The Town Boards of Rochester and Wawarsing will hold a joint public meeting to present the draft Rochester and Wawarsing Intermunicipal Open Space/Natural Heritage Plan on Tuesday, March 13th at 5:30pm at the Kerhonkson Fire Station, 333 Main St. Consultants on the project, John Mickelson of Geospatial & Ecological Services and David Church, AICP, will present the draft report to the Town Boards and to the public. Comments and questions are encouraged. The Town of Rochester plan is available for viewing online at and also in print form at the Town of Rochester Clerk’s office.

This project has been funded in part by a grant from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund through the Hudson River Estuary Program of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Town of Rochester NY_NaturalHeritagePlan_2018_Final Review

Power Outage Update 2PM

Town of Rochester residents
Sunday 2pm update on power outages

Central Hudson reports 26,564 customers remain out of service with 781 active outages. This is over their 7 county area. Closer to home 4,148 remain out for Ulster County.

In the Town of Rochester 511 customers remain without power. Central Hudson is enroute to the scene to assess. The vast majority are the Samsonville area. At this time, Central Hudson estimates a Global Restoration (90% or greater) by 4pm Wednesday.

I am in contact with them to hope to establish a dry ice pickup location near us. Currently they are operating dry ice pickup in Woodstock.

If anybody is in danger, please contact 911. I can be reached at 845-663-4006 at any time for nonemergency related concerns for those without power.

Please share this with your neighbors who may be without power.

Michael Baden
Town of Rochester Supervisor

Power Outages – 2PM Update

Town of Rochester residents
2pm Saturday update.

Central Hudson is actively working to restore power to the 7 county area of coverage. There remain approximately 45,000 customers without power out of 110,000 customers initially without power.
Central Hudson has stated Wednesday March 7 as the expectation of total restoration. Dutchess County remains the worst effected area. Regionally, in the Northeastern area there are over 2.5 million customers without power.

The Town of Rochester has 240 customers without power. Most outages are small isolation of areas and will take longer to be repaired as the crews work toward restoring the greatest numbers of customers.
I again reiterate to anyone experiencing health and safety concerns to either call 911 for those issues of great peril of to call my cell at 845 663 4006 and I will try to assist your immediate needs.

There is nothing new to report on the AT&T cellular service. It is a carrier issue specific to AT&T.

Thank you all and thank you to our emergency workers, highway crews, and first responders for all you do every day and particularly in time of emergency