SHS Class of 2016 prepares for challenges ahead

SHS Class of 2016 prepares for challenges ahead

It was a whirlwind few days for the Class of 2016 graduates from Saugerties High School. They celebrated with a baccalaureate service at the Saugerties United Methodist Church on June 23 and graduated on June 25 followed by celebration parties at parents’, relatives’ and friends’...
Saugerties youth award winners announced

Saugerties youth award winners announced

The Saugerties is About Growth Experiences’ community awards committee and Saugerties mayor William Murphy presented this school year’s last batch of awards to village youths. Morgan Sperl, 15, was nominated for the award by AnnChris Warren of the Boys and Girls Club. Sperl was recently...
Following two homicides, Saugerties police chief discusses domestic violence problem

Following two homicides, Saugerties police chief discusses domestic violence problem

Domestic abuse and violence can destroy a family, or rip a couple apart, and in its most extreme form can lead to violent death. Last month two Saugerties people were killed during incidents of domestic violence. In one case, Rameen Perry was stabbed to death...
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Saugerties street art vandalized

Saugerties street art vandalized

Someone snatched Robin! Bathorse’s trusted sidekick, Robin, who was a robin, has been boosted from its roost next to the crimefighting caped steed on Market Street. Bathorse and Robin, by Mike LaPeruta, are part of the Saugerties Chamber of Commerce’s Galloping Around Saugerties art project, which features a host of fiberglass horses decorated by area...
Nekos Pharmacy opens in Saugerties

Nekos Pharmacy opens in Saugerties

Peter Nekos is bringing an independent pharmacy back to Saugerties. The new Saugerties branch of Nekos Pharmacy will open this Friday at 250 Main Street. The first Nekos pharmacy opened in Kingston in 1949, when Peter’s uncles came back from World War II and converted their parents’ Uptown Kingston soda fountain on Wall Street into...
Letters (June 23-30)

Letters (June 23-30)

Yandik stands out Democrats have two good candidates to decide from in the upcoming 19th Congressional District Democratic primary. Will Yandik stands out in that contest. Will was born, raised and worked on his family farm in our district. He graduated from Hudson High School, went onward with a scholarship to attend Princeton University, and...
Saugerties seeks lifeguards

Saugerties seeks lifeguards

Lifeguards are needed by the Village of Saugerties to staff the village beach and the kiddie wading pool at the Lions’ Club Playground. Pay is $11 per hour. The job runs from July 1, when the beach and pool open, until the Labor Day weekend, when the two swimming spots close for the year. George...
Rothe, Lukaszewsi lead SHS Class of 2016

Rothe, Lukaszewsi lead SHS Class of 2016

Mason Rothe has been named valedictorian and Nathaniel Lukaszewski, salutatorian of the Saugerties Senior High School’s Class of 2016. Mason and Nathaniel will be the featured speakers at the 120th Commencement Ceremony, which will be held this Saturday, June 25, at 10 a.m. at the Saugerties Senior High School on Washington Avenue Extension. Mason is...
‘We evoke their memory’: Martial music at the Kiersted House

‘We evoke their memory’: Martial music at the Kiersted House

Martial music from 1776 to 1976 was the theme of a mix of music, talk and pictures in the Kiersted House barn on Saturday, June 11. From the patriotic ballads of the Revolutionary period through the antiwar music of the 1960s to today’s mix of patriotic and antiwar songs of today, the wars we have...
Letters (June 16-23)

Letters (June 16-23)

Not Gambling? Senator John J. Bonacic, chair of the New Senate’s gambling committee, announced on June 7 (NY Times) the Legislature is ready to legalize, regulate, and tax Daily Fantasy  Sports (DFS) betting. Leaving aside questions about the wisdom of  still more gambling expansion in the State, don’t new forms of gambling violate the State’s...
Future of Saugerties scholarships presented

Future of Saugerties scholarships presented

Ten high school seniors received the Future of Saugerties Scholarship award on Thursday, June 9 at Senior Awards Night at the school. Each will receive up to $10,000 each applied to their post-high school education for up to four years. The recipients are Ryan Dudzic, Rebecca-Lynn Dunham, Kelsey Gaulin, Meghan Hackett, Niall Healy, Jessica Miller,...
Dentist found not guilty in murder of Saugerties man, but still faces prison on other convictions

Dentist found not guilty in murder of Saugerties man, but still faces prison on other convictions

A Kingston dentist accused in the 2011 poisoning death of his friend and romantic rival was acquitted of murder charges in Ulster County Court on Tuesday. But Dr. Gilberto Nunez still faces the prospect of years behind bars — the nine-man, three-woman jury also convicted him of two felonies in connection with a bizarre scheme to...
Tom Struzzieri, owner of Lynch’s Marina, explains his plans

Tom Struzzieri, owner of Lynch’s Marina, explains his plans

Tom Struzzieri, the owner of Lynch’s Marina, answered the questions of village planning board members and the public at a recent hearing on his application to turn one of two marina buildings into a wedding and events hall. For the last several months, members of a group calling itself Friends of Lynch’s Marina have raised...
Cemetery board, plot holders come to truce over grave decorations

Cemetery board, plot holders come to truce over grave decorations

A disagreement over grave decoration policy has led to greater involvement by plot holders at the Blue Mountain Cemetery. The issue flared up last fall when Teresa Bach-Tucker, of the cemetery’s board, removed various decorations from gravestones which were in violation of cemetery standards. A number of plot holders objected, saying they weren’t notified of...
Letters (June 9-16)

Letters (June 9-16)

Close the zoos The gorilla who was brutally executed at the Cincinnati Zoo was innocent. The parents were guilty; The zoo was guilty; we as a society are guilty. The parents were negligent in letting their child climb over the barrier. The zoo was negligent for not building a safer enclosure. Society is guilty of supporting zoos which are dangerous to...