Saugerties holds off on anti-pipeline resolution

Saugerties holds off on anti-pipeline resolution

The Town Board got an earful from opponents of a proposed oil pipeline, but decided against passing a resolution to oppose the project until it receives more information. Sue Rosenberg of Citizens Against Pilgrim Pipeline delivered an anti-pipeline petition to the board signed by 100...
Library turns 100

Library turns 100

This September, the Carnegie section of the Saugerties Public Library turns 100. Why is it called a Carnegie library? The reason is that between 1883 and 1929, Andrew Carnegie, steel magnate and philanthropist, granted monies to small towns all over the United States to build...
Village to haulers: vex another town’s slumber!

Village to haulers: vex another town’s slumber!

Trash haulers that serve the village are willing to adjust their pick-up hours in order to not disturb the sleep of residents. Trustee Vincent Buono, who was charged at the last board meeting with making this request, reported at a Jan. 20 meeting that while...
Saugerties getting a good deal on police coverage, says chief

Saugerties getting a good deal on police coverage, says chief

Police Chief Joe Sinagra gave a public presentation on the department’s reorganization and finances intended to address concerns that the department, by creating the position of captain, may be spending too much money. Sinagra said that the department, at $2,356,485, has a lower budget than...
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Village mayor Bill Murphy will run for reelection

Village mayor Bill Murphy will run for reelection

When we spoke with the mayor late last year, he still wasn’t sure he’d seek another term. Based on our conversation with him this week, it’s clear he’s in. Murphy said he had to think long and hard about seeking re-election this year, saying he was “just a bit hesitant for the reasons: One, my...
Volunteers assist with Cantine Field renovations

Volunteers assist with Cantine Field renovations

On Saturday, Jan. 17 a crew of volunteers assembled by Rich Koegel, Jerry Malgieri Sr. and Chris Fabiano, coaches of the American Legion Baseball Team, installed the trusses and roof at the expanded American Legion Press Box/Concession/Clubhouse Building on Cantine Field # 11. Volunteers included Jack Warns, Chris Lavine, Doc Silinovich, Chris Fabiano, Mike Koegel,...
Hudson Valley electric rates higher than last year

Hudson Valley electric rates higher than last year

Electric bills would be lower if it weren’t for the Federal Energy Regulatory commission’s capacity zone established last May, according to Central Hudson. The capacity zone has increased electric supply rates because it requires utilities to purchase a greater portion of energy from local producers rather than seek less expensive alternatives outside the area. The...
Opinion: Pilgrim Pipeline offers a safer way to transport oil

Opinion: Pilgrim Pipeline offers a safer way to transport oil

A complex energy routine currently takes place in the Hudson Valley corridor. Every year, more than three billion gallons of critical refined products such as gasoline and heating oil are loaded onto river barges in New Jersey for delivery to points along the Hudson River Valley. And every year, roughly the same amount of crude...
Embattled Historic Review Board chair resigns

Embattled Historic Review Board chair resigns

Richard Frisbie, chair of the village’s Historic Preservation Board, resigned his position today. “To be treated as something to be discarded after friends of the mayor complained was just too much to put up with,” he said. Frisbie has butted heads over the last several months with Mayor William Murphy and trustees over the possible...
Repair Cafe in Kingston

Repair Cafe in Kingston

Kingston Transition and Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church will present the Repair Café at the church, 122 Clinton Ave. on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring old treasures to have experts restore or renew them at no cost. Donations support the church’s food pantry. More information available at [email protected] or (845)...
Saugerties’ top spellers

Saugerties’ top spellers

A savvy student from Riccardi Elementary School proved to be the quintessential speller in Saugerties at the District’s annual spelling bee on Jan. 14. Donovan Barros, a Grade 6 student at Riccardi, spelled savvy, quintessential, and lots of other words correctly to win the bee and an opportunity to take part in the regional competition...
Should Saugerties have a dog park?

Should Saugerties have a dog park?

As other communities establish dog parks, talk among Saugertiesians routinely turns to the question: Why not here? The issue last came up in a public way in 2012, when a host of dog owners called on the town to establish a park. Then-supervisor Kelly Myers said they needed to put together a proposal. Nothing came...
Letters (January 22-29)

Letters (January 22-29)

An alternative to winter on-street parking ban After living for ten years outside of Saugerties I have returned. I love my hometown, but there is one thing I had forgotten about during my time away that I find more than a little irritating: the winter parking restrictions. For what it’s worth, I understand the point...
SHS Key Club fights hunger

SHS Key Club fights hunger

Members of the Saugerties High School Key Club will soon launch a new program to fight hunger, not in a faraway country, but right here at home. The club plans to begin a weekend backpack food program for district students by February. Established in hundreds of communities across the country in recent years, backpack programs...
Curmudgeon Corner: Words of wisdom

Curmudgeon Corner: Words of wisdom

My daughter believes negativity leads to disease, so as you might imagine, my cantankerous disposition worries her. And she is definitely not happy this newspaper is “encouraging me” by calling my column Curmudgeon Corner and forwarding me hate mail from hippies upset with my December installment. To try to counteract my carcinogenic choler, she sends...
Indoor shooting range in limbo

Indoor shooting range in limbo

This time last year, many in Saugerties were looking forward to the opening of an indoor shooting range at the old candle factory on Kings Highway. But the plans appear to be in limbo, according to town officials. Calls and emails to building owner Art Green for this article were not returned. Town planners in...