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Letters (July 2-9)

Letters (July 2-9)

Nativism on Main St. Walking along Main St. in Saugerties, a jogger glared at me and shouted “Right off the boat.” I was born in Brooklyn in 1946 to immigrant parents from Sicily and moved to Saugerties in 1974 with my husband and son. I am happy to retain the old world culture and appearance...
Saugerties July 4 schedule of events

Saugerties July 4 schedule of events

Saturday July 4 11 a.m. Parade in village center 6:35 p.m. Saugerties Stallions baseball game 10 p.m. Fireworks at Cantine Field. Fireworks are funded by the Kiwanis with the sale of chance booklets sold by Kiwanis members for $2 each or six for $10. The chance books contain more than 75 prizes from local area...
Secret Gardens of Saugerties Tour July 11

Secret Gardens of Saugerties Tour July 11

Each year, the Secret Gardens Tour offers the opportunity to visit private gardens that are not otherwise open to the public. In 2014, well over 300 people were lucky enough to discover secret gardens at private homes in Saugerties. This year the tour is on Saturday, July 11 — what a coincidence, as it is...
Saugerties High School graduates 236

Saugerties High School graduates 236

With diplomas in hand, the encouragement to live their dreams, and a reminder of their “star power,” the members of the Saugerties High School Class of 2015 celebrated their big moment on Saturday morning, June 27, becoming the school’s 119th graduating class. Wearing caps decorated with everything from helium balloons to symbols of their career...
Letters (June 25-July 2)

Letters (June 25-July 2)

What’s new “The new sheriff in town” is neither a sheriff nor is he new. Lanny Walter has lived in Saugerties for over 50 years, working as a people’s lawyer, community organizer and dedicated to the principles of progressive and positive change. What is new, is a shift of power on the newly elected and...
Saugerties’ smartest three students honored

Saugerties’ smartest three students honored

The Saugerties High School Class of 2015 valedictorian is Danielle Frederickson, salutatorian is Audrey Trossen and Principal’s Award recipient is Phoebe DeFino. Frederickson will begin her studies in chemistry at Siena College in the fall. She aspires to be involved in research, pharmacy, or an education-related field in the future. She is a member of...
Saugerties High School graduation Saturday, June 27

Saugerties High School graduation Saturday, June 27

This year’s ceremony will be held Saturday, June 27 at 10 a.m. at the High School on Washington Ave. In case of rain, the event will be held indoors. The ceremony will be streamed live on Channel 23 and online at http://lighthousetv.peg.tv
Historic print sale to benefit Esopus Creek Conservancy

Historic print sale to benefit Esopus Creek Conservancy

Archival prints of “A View From Barclay Heights” by artist Charles Townsend, who painted in the Saugerties area in the mid-19th century, are available for purchase with proceeds to benefit the Esopus Creek Conservancy and their continued efforts to rid the waters of the Esopus Bend of invasive water chestnut plants and opening up a...
Saugerties Cub Scouts earn STEM award

Saugerties Cub Scouts earn STEM award

Seven members of Glasco Cub Scout Pack 135 have become the first members of the Rip Van Winkle Council to earn the STEM Dr. Louis Alvarez Super Nova Award. STEM learning, which focuses on the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, has been taken on by the Boy Scouts of America to encourage the...
Letters (June 18-25)

Letters (June 18-25)

Keeping us in the dark on surveillance After several phone calls and email exchanges — none of which were with Chief Sinagra as he has yet to return any correspondence from me personally in reference to the use of cameras or jaywalking — I was able to speak with our chapter of the Civil Liberties...
Letters (June 11-18)

Letters (June 11-18)

Dear Bob Mr. Aiello- Hope all is well? Just wanted to respond to your wonderful letter to the editor. It really shocks me that someone who served in the legislature so long is so unversed in the laws of tax collection in Ulster County. First off you say after three years, the properties go up...
Saugerties bicyclist ticketed for running red light

Saugerties bicyclist ticketed for running red light

Einn S. Moore, 22, of Edith Ave., Saugerties, was issued a traffic summons for running a red light after colliding with a vehicle pulling out of Hess on Rt. 212 on Saturday, June 6. According to police, who responded to the call at 1:27 p.m., Moore was traveling westbound on Rt. 212 when he rode...