In Memoriam: Marie Post

In Memoriam: Marie Post

Longtime Saugertiesian Marie Post died Friday, Feb. 20 at Kingston City Hospital. Still active in the community at age 90 — and still managing the town transfer station and the animal shelter she helped to establish — Post is being remembered today by those who...
Opinion: Green energy for all Saugerties

Opinion: Green energy for all Saugerties

How many people aren’t anxious about rate increases on their electric bills? Who didn’t get concerned over the Fortis takeover of Central Hudson in 2013? And among those who have taken matters into their own hands and installed solar panels and photovoltaic, there’s a lot...
Saugerties school sup rails against governor’s state aid gambit

Saugerties school sup rails against governor’s state aid gambit

Superintendent Seth Turner’s budget presentation to the Board of Education, usually a staid affair, was full of righteous indignation directed toward Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whose decision to withhold state aid estimates pending the Legislature’s acceptance of his proposals to toughen teacher evaluations and increase funding...
Supervisor rebuts transparency criticism

Supervisor rebuts transparency criticism

Supervisor Greg Helsmoortel said the Town Board did nothing wrong when, at its Jan. 21 meeting, it took action on items not listed on the publicly released agenda, but said the board will make changes in the interest of transparency. At that meeting, the board...
The winter soundscape

The winter soundscape

Nothing cures cabin fever quicker than a brisk walk in the woods immediately after a snowstorm. Making tracks in the fresh snow can be one of winter’s unique pleasures. After the most recent nor’easter, once the wind stopped blowing and the snow stopped flying, the...
How the west once was: Art and culture in West Saugerties

How the west once was: Art and culture in West Saugerties

Old-timer Sam Boyce was walking down West Saugerties Rd. (now West Saugerties–Woodstock Rd.) on a late spring day some 20-plus years ago. Passing a house about a mile past his driveway that until recently had been unoccupied, he stopped to talk with the new neighbor....
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A Day's Work: Paramedic

A Day’s Work: Paramedic

Brian Breithaupt was born and raised in Saugerties. He is a paramedic with the Diaz Memorial Ambulance Service. How did you get into this line of work? I actually called Diaz Ambulance Service to take me to the hospital many years ago. At that time they were a blended agency with a mix of volunteers...
Letters (Feb. 26-Mar. 5)

Letters (Feb. 26-Mar. 5)

Town Board defends Helsmoortel’s integrity In the Thursday, Feb. 19’s edition of Saugerties Times, Gaetana Ciarlante submitted yet another one of her venomous letters to the editor, filled with misinformation, that might have led too many residents without knowledge of the actual facts to question the integrity of Saugerties Town Supervisor Greg Helsmoortel and the...
Second St. blaze appears to have been started by basement wood boiler

Second St. blaze appears to have been started by basement wood boiler

He’s a former postman, a Blue Kat, a vet, but now Art Russell is a man without a home. Russell’s home at 20 Second St., a home that saw four generations grow up, was devastated by fire, smoke and water, and left uninhabitable by a Feb. 19 blaze. Rachael Sweeny, who lives in an apartment...
Saugerties' Hudson Project music festival 'on hold'

Saugerties’ Hudson Project music festival ‘on hold’

There may be some events at Winston Farm this year, but another big electronic music festival won’t be one of them. “The Hudson Project is on hold for the moment,” said Michael Lang, who represents the property owners. “It’s not coming back this year.” Last year’s event was held July 11-13 at the former site of...
Shave your head, raise money for a good cause

Shave your head, raise money for a good cause

Saugerties has not been spared the horror of pediatric cancer. Reminders of children who have fought, are currently fighting or have lost the battle with the disease are all around, from a memorial tree planted in the Grant D. Morse playground to a fundraiser held at the Kiwanis skating arena last December. One local mom...
A Day’s Work: Waldorf teacher

A Day’s Work: Waldorf teacher

Wendy Weinrich has been an early childhood Waldorf teacher for the past 19 years. She spent 11 years teaching at Mountain Laurel Waldorf School in New Paltz. Eight years ago she opened Mountaintop School in Woodstock. She moved the school to a building that used to house a Volkswagen repair shop on the property adjoining...
Single polling place for school vote considered

Single polling place for school vote considered

The Saugerties Board of Education mulled over the pros and cons of moving the polling places for the school budget vote to a centralized location during its February meeting. A public hearing will be held on the issue Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the high school library. Currently the voting takes place at...
Obituary: Marie Post

Obituary: Marie Post

Marie Post, 90, of Manorville Rd., died Friday, Feb. 20 at the Kingston City Hospital. Born May 24, 1924 in Mt. View, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late William and Ada Gowing Stage. She was an area resident since 1941 when she and her mother relocated from Jersey City to Saugerties. Marie...
Letters (Feb. 19-26)

Letters (Feb. 19-26)

Over-aggressive policing Although I strongly favor law and order and support our military, police forces and other public servants, as a resident and taxpayer in Saugerties, I am concerned about the increasing prevalence of over-aggressive policing nationwide. Every day, it seems, there is another example of police officers betraying their sworn duty to serve and...
Youth group instills leadership qualities, manly virtues

Youth group instills leadership qualities, manly virtues

The High Peaks Chapter of the Order of DeMolay was inaugurated in a solemn ceremony at Masonic Lodge 193on Russell Street, Saturday, Jan. 29. The Order of DeMolay is a youth group affiliated with the Masons. It has chapters all over the United States, as well as some chapters in other countries; more than 1,000...
Marie Post: Compassion counts

Marie Post: Compassion counts

Editor’s note: We were sad to learn of Marie Post’s Feb. 20 at age 90. Her Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday Feb. 25 at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc. corner of John & Lafayette streets. Friends will be received Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 23-24, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Interment will follow...
Elementary math workshop in Saugerties 2/24

Elementary math workshop in Saugerties 2/24

Parents of students in Grades K-6 in the Saugerties School District are invited to attend a math workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 24 starting at 6 p.m. at the Junior-Senior High School. The workshop will offer an in-depth look into the way math is taught in elementary school with an emphasis on the following topics: Tape...
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