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Letters (August 14-21)

Letters (August 14-21)

Out of the darkness I drafted this letter a week ago but for whatever reason never got around to sending it. Now in the wake of the tragic loss of a popular personality, suicide is on the tongues of everyone. So I thought it best to get this out now before it falls into that...
Skating season begins at Kiwanis Ice Arena

Skating season begins at Kiwanis Ice Arena

Public skating at Kiwanis Ice Arena begins Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16 and 17 with sessions from 2:30-4 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. Daily weekday public skating returns on Monday, Aug. 18 from noon to 4:30 p.m. There will be no public skating Monday, Aug. 25 through Friday, Aug. 29 to accommodate the Saugerties Skating School...
Letters (August 7-14)

Letters (August 7-14)

Wanton destruction Wildlife is having a harder and harder time hanging onto any decent habitat, thanks to humans’ appetite for land-grabbing, use of toxins on soil and plants, and ill-thought-out destruction of natural landscape. I discovered one example of the latter last week when I found a long stretch of Old King’s Highway, between Mt....
Saugerties Artists Studio Tour Guide

Saugerties Artists Studio Tour Guide

The Annual Saugerties Artists Studio Tour will be held this weekend, Aug. 9–10, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. This annual, self-guided tour is free and open to the public. The artists and artisans on the tour represent a wide range of styles and techniques. See completed works, works-in-progress and talk to the artists for a glimpse into their...
Letters (July 31-August 7)

Letters (July 31-August 7)

The meaning of the second amendment Beth Murphy seems to like to give advice. She tells Donna Greco to “fact check” while her own column is filled with false information and interpretations all her own. Let’s take her column about the second amendment (6/5). She certainly makes a lot of generalizations that are nothing more...
Kids Talent Night at the library

Kids Talent Night at the library

Kids Talent Night will be Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the community room. It’s not too late to sign up. Call 246-4317 or stop by the children’s room at the Saugerties Library on Washington Ave.
Letters (July 24-31)

Letters (July 24-31)

What are we getting for our school taxes? Saugerties property taxpayers have been given a $57-million-plus bill for one school year of education. Considering there have been hundreds of millions of dollars spent in the past few decades, just what have we learned? Well, we have learned we are too dumb to cross a street...
Registration for Saugerties’ adult ed program ends soon

Registration for Saugerties’ adult ed program ends soon

Register by Friday, Aug. 1 and become a member of the Saugerties Lifespring Adult Learning Community, which offers a broad range of non-credit six-week courses on a variety of topics. The fall session will begin Wednesday, Oct. 8 at the Woodstock Jewish Congregation at Route 212 and Glasco Turnpike and run through Nov. 12. The...
Letters (July 17-24)

Letters (July 17-24)

Festival was a success A special thank you to the people who held the Hudson Project musical festival this past weekend! And a special thank you to the town and the local and state police who made it a peaceful event. We had the privilege of filming the festival for Lighthouse TV23, our local station...
Red Cross closes shelter for stranded festival-goers

Red Cross closes shelter for stranded festival-goers

The overnight shelter set up for attendees of The Hudson Project has closed, according to the Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross. The Kiwanis Ice Rink in Saugerties was opened as a shelter following heavy rains Sunday afternoon that flooded parking areas and prevented many attendees from leaving in their vehicles. The shelter...
Town wants to finish water meter installation in Glasco

Town wants to finish water meter installation in Glasco

In 2013 the Town Board authorized the purchase of new meters for the Glasco Water District. The intent is to bring the district in compliance with new USEPA standards regarding lead content in water systems. The existing meters have a lead content that exceeds the 2014 EPA standards. Therefore, the meters must be taken out...
Slideshow: The Hudson Project Music Festival

Slideshow: The Hudson Project Music Festival

Held July 11-13 at Winston Farm, Saugerties. Photos by Will Dendis unless otherwise specified.