Saugerties artists gear up for studio tour event

Saugerties artists gear up for studio tour event

Artists in Saugerties will be opening their studios to the public on August 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visitors will be able to see their work space, tools and finished works, buy works and discuss the artists’ work with them. The...
Saugerties marina project approved, despite lawsuit threat

Saugerties marina project approved, despite lawsuit threat

Despite threat of a possible lawsuit, members of the Village of Saugerties planning board voted unanimously at their July 13 meeting to grant a special-use permit and site-plan approval to Tom Struzzieri to use a building at the former Lynch‘s Marina on Ferry Street as...
Saugerties teachers help with educating Haitian children

Saugerties teachers help with educating Haitian children

Last week, a handful of educators from the Saugerties Central School District returned from a visit to Haiti. Organized through Opportunities for Communities (OfC), a not-for-profit educational group, the trip was focused on assisting local summer school teachers of restavek children. Cyn Kendall, a special...
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Saugerties village nabs more feral cats

Saugerties village nabs more feral cats

With the spaying and neutering of feral cats in the Village of Saugerties well underway, just this past week, the village’s designated cat trapper nabbed two adult cats and five kittens. One resident wants to know why, in the eyes of the law, cats are treated differently than dogs. She sees inconsistency. Market Street resident...
New pedestrian pathway connects sidewalks to Cantine Field in Saugerties

New pedestrian pathway connects sidewalks to Cantine Field in Saugerties

When the new school year begins this fall, students at the Saugerties high and middle schools will no longer have to walk in the roadway on their way to the two-school campus. For several years, students and their parents have been asking the village government for a sidewalk along Washington Avenue in the area of...
Police: Saugerties woman falsely reported killing boyfriend

Police: Saugerties woman falsely reported killing boyfriend

Christine A. Diliberto, 37, of Simmons St., was arrested by Saugerties police and charged with third-degree falsely reporting an incident. According to police, Diliberto called the Saugerties Police Dispatch Center yesterday morning and reported that she had just killed her boyfriend.  Police responded to Diliberto’s residence, where they determined her boyfriend had not been killed and...
Letters (July 21-28)

Letters (July 21-28)

Library Fair thanks Well, another successful and enjoyable Library Fair! We want to say a heartfelt “Thank you” to all those who helped, including the following: To those who did the heavy physical work of setting up and disassembling — putting up 65 tables, working the hand fork lift, lifting the pallets, and boxes and...
Saugerties BOE president seeks a changed culture and ‘a more harmonious place to work’

Saugerties BOE president seeks a changed culture and ‘a more harmonious place to work’

Though the lazy days of summer are upon us and local kids are enjoying time away from the classroom, the school district is still in operation. The official transition from the 2015-16 school year to 2016-17 marked by a meeting of the school board last week. Held in its customary setting in the high school...
Brian Martin is SFD Firefighter of the Year

Brian Martin is SFD Firefighter of the Year

“It came as a total shock,” Brian Martin said after the announcement that he had been named the Saugerties Fire Department’s Firefighter of the Year. Martin, also a village of Saugerties trustee, was honored by the fire department prior to the start of the July 4 parade. The 47-year old Martin joined the department when...
Letters (July 14-21)

Letters (July 14-21)

Some clarity As a resident of Saugerties and a board member of the Ulster County SPCA, I would like to clarify something in last week’s paper regarding the feral cat situation in the village.  The article states trapped feral cats will be transported to the ASPCA. Unfortunately many people believe the Ulster County SPCA and the...
Saugerties sidewalk project delayed

Saugerties sidewalk project delayed

A project to replace much of the cracked and broken bluestone sections of sidewalk along a portion of Main and Partition streets has been shelved until 2017, according to Alex Wade, who’s in charge of special projects for the Village of Saugerties. The state Department of Transportation has agreed to allow the village to use some...
The state of Saugerties’ swimming spots

The state of Saugerties’ swimming spots

When the temperature begins to inch over the 90-degree mark, few places are better for cooling off than the Village of Saugerties beach and the Lions’ Club kiddie pool. While the two areas couldn’t be more different, they do have something in common. They are both protected by lifeguards. A shortage of lifeguards has George...
Sawyer Motors’ biggest car show ever

Sawyer Motors’ biggest car show ever

“Only” 450 cars. Are you kidding? Several days of rain and the possibility of even more kept about 40 car owners from attending the July 10 Sawyer Motors Car Show, said organizer Bob Siracusano of Sawyer Motors, “so we had about 450 cars, which is slightly less than the 500 cars we expected.” While the...
New pumper for Saxton fire district

New pumper for Saxton fire district

On June 6, the Saxton Fire District put into service the newest addition to their fleet. The 2016 Freightliner pumper is manufactured by Rosenbauer. It has a 1,000-gallon tank with a 1,250 GPM pump and an on-board generator. The new pumper will be housed at the Asbury station.
Fifteen-month-old shot in face by pellet gun in Saugerties, deputies seek shooter

Fifteen-month-old shot in face by pellet gun in Saugerties, deputies seek shooter

Ulster County sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help in finding whoever it was that shot a 15-month-old child in the face with a pellet gun last week at a Saugerties trailer park. According to deputies, at about 9:40 p.m. on July 5, a woman was carrying the child into a residence at Sunset...