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Bridge over Esopus opens ahead of schedule

Bridge over Esopus opens ahead of schedule

The Glasco Turnpike bridge over the Esopus Creek opened today with an 11 a.m.  ribbon-cutting by the county. The date is well ahead of the estimate provided by county officials just a few weeks ago. The bridge was closed in mid-February after its deterioration became untenable. The bridge was on the county’s to-do list, but things...
Anti-factory farm forum at SUNY

Anti-factory farm forum at SUNY

SUNY-New Paltz will host a free forum organized by opponents of factory farming, Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 7-8:30 p.m. in Lecture Center Room 100. The discussion will focus on the effect of large agricultural operations on animals and the environment and offer strategies for opponents to battle such practices. Hosted by the Humane Society of...
Letters (September 25-October 2)

Letters (September 25-October 2)

More public transportation needed Thank you for that inspiring article on Cliff Burley. And let me echo his remark that the “biggest issue Saugerties has to address” is transportation for “people who don’t drive” like him — and like me. I’m 88 and eager to go some place beside the malls. This may, of course,...
Chief: Heroin use in Saugerties not increasing

Chief: Heroin use in Saugerties not increasing

Despite some recent incidents, Saugerties Police Chief Joseph Sinagra says the community does not have a growing heroin problem. “In the last few years I’ve been here, it’s stayed the same,” Sinagra said. “Arrest-wise, I don’t see an increase here in Saugerties.” On Sept. 10, a Saugerties officer resuscitated a 45-year-old man on Burt Street...
Filmmaker plans to shoot terrorism thriller from cat's POV in Saugerties

Filmmaker plans to shoot terrorism thriller from cat’s POV in Saugerties

A Long Island filmmaker is looking for help with “Cat’s View” — a feature-length “thriller about a terrorist act as seen through the eyes of an innocent, abandoned housecat” he plans to shoot in Saugerties. “For the past ten years, I have been visiting Saugerties on a regular basis,” said Glenn Andreiev, the film’s director...
Letters (September 18-25)

Letters (September 18-25)

The brink of disaster This Sunday there will be a massive gathering dedicated to saving our planet. It is the People’s Climate March on Sept. 21 in New York City www.peoplesclimate.org. The goal is to call attention to the catastrophic dangers we all face due to climate change/global warming and its consequences due largely to...
Lighthouse art auction benefits the needy

Lighthouse art auction benefits the needy

Saugerties Performing Arts Factory (SPAF) at 169 Ulster Ave. will host the Shine On Saugerties gala and auction on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. The evening begins with food and wine and live music by Todd Boyle until the auction of the painted model lighthouses created by local artists begins at 6:30 p.m. with...
Take the bus to People’s Climate march

Take the bus to People’s Climate march

World leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis and Ulster County residents are gearing up to fill buses to participate in a large climate march on Sunday, September 21. To reserve a seat on the bus making pick-ups in Woodstock, Saugerties and Kingston, visit www.pcmmhv.eventbrite.com. Tickets cost...
Discussion: The future of fracking in NY State

Discussion: The future of fracking in NY State

The status and future of shale gas development in New York State will be the focus of a talk with journalist Tom Wilber, author of “Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale,” on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Center for Environmental Innovation and Education at Denning’s Point...
Ready for disaster in Saugerties

Ready for disaster in Saugerties

Come to the library on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. for a free presentation on how to prepare for natural and manmade disasters and how to respond and recover from them. Developed by the office of Gov. Cuomo to create a resilient and prepared New York. Register at the main desk or call (845)...
POLL: Should Saugerties consider starting the school day later?

POLL: Should Saugerties consider starting the school day later?

A growing body of research suggests students would do better if the school day started later, but school officials warn the transition would not be easy. What do you think?  
Letters (September 11-18)

Letters (September 11-18)

Preservationist bloc has power There is an increasingly expanding community that has chosen to live here because of the cultural and natural amenities of Saugerties. A lot of them have their primary residences elsewhere and do not vote here so their concerns are not on the front burner of a government elected by a group...