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Saugerties Police seeking missing person (FOUND)

Saugerties Police seeking missing person (FOUND)

The Saugerties Police Department is seeking assistance from the public in locating Ayla Rayne Johnson of Saugerties. Johnson was last seen at Saugerties High School on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at approximately 7:45 a.m. wearing a red button-down style sports jersey, jeans, and sneakers. She is 15 years old, 5’1″, 110lbs, brown hair, hazel eyes. Anyone...
Letter: Saugerties supervisor election far from over

Letter: Saugerties supervisor election far from over

It appears from the Aug. 13 piece by Klaus Gaebel that reports of my election defeat have been greatly exaggerated. I would like to clarify a few details for your readers upon which they may have been misled. First, the election has not taken place. Mr. Gaebel’s claim that my opponent, Greg Helsmoortel, has assured his...
Saugerties basketball team triumphs

Saugerties basketball team triumphs

The Saugerties boys’ basketball team won the Columbia Greene Community College Boys Summer Basketball League. They went 7-1 to beat the Hudson boys basketball team 63-60 in the championship game. Photo, L to R, standing: Coach Ed Horvers, Matt Nelson, Eyzaiya Ortiz, Jake Vernon, Ryan Gustin, Zack Hartrum, Omar Mazariego, Mason Winnie, Sean Jansen. Seated:...
Letters (August 20-27)

Letters (August 20-27)

No takeover Your article last week about the Republican Party Caucus in Saugerties being taken over by the Democratic Party is not correct. As you know, Democrats cannot vote at the Republican Caucus, only Republicans can vote. A majority of Republicans in attendance decided on their own that Greg Helsmoortel, Fred Costello and Doug Myer...
Saugerties: Friendly, respectful and ever-progressing

Saugerties: Friendly, respectful and ever-progressing

A few months ago I had the opportunity to attend the induction ceremony for the Saugerties Sports Hall of Fame. I was so touched by the events leading up to that day and the ceremony that evening, I decided to write my thoughts down. I spent some of the best years of my life in...
Saugerties Class of 1943 reunion

Saugerties Class of 1943 reunion

Cliff Snyder recently gathered together a group of Saugerties High School graduates from the class of 1943 for a 72nd class reunion. Many memories were shared and a great time was had by all at the luncheon. Attendees included Amy Fabiano, Jerry Spada, Pat and Fred Ronson, Cliff Snyder, Alene and Nick Steyer and Mary...
Letters (August 13-20)

Letters (August 13-20)

Disloyal Republicans I was at the Republican caucus and was blown away that there were extreme levels of support for a candidate supported by the Democrats. Others also received support as well as who carry the Working Families and Democratic line while there were Republican candidates and Conservatives in the room. Where are the values...
Letters (August 6-13)

Letters (August 6-13)

Opiates in Saugerties In recent months, I have spoken with many residents of Saugerties and listened to their concerns, and out of these conversations, several common complaints emerged. While conversing with three residents in their mid-late 20ss, I was informed on how severe the heroin and prescription pill epidemic is around Saugerties. One woman described...
Tomato Taste-Off at the Farmers Market

Tomato Taste-Off at the Farmers Market

This Saturday’s Saugerties Farmers Market will be bustling with live music, kids’ crafts and the annual Tomato Taste-Off. Home gardeners are encouraged to bring in there tomatoes by 11 a.m. There will be prizes—gift certificates from DIG, Partition Street Wine Shop, and Lucky Chocolates—in several categories: tastiest cherry, tastiest full-size, and heaviest. Diane Reeder of...
Letters (July 30-August 6)

Letters (July 30-August 6)

Scrutiny for campaign donations by developers I am encouraged by the news that Ulster County Legislature Chairman John Parete is introducing a law that limits the amount of campaign contributions elected county officials can accept. This is great news given the recent disclosure of large campaign contributions made by developers looking to build a kosher...
Feel the Bern in Saugerties

Feel the Bern in Saugerties

Those wishing to meet to support Bernie Sanders’ candidacy for president may do so on Wednesday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Saugerties Senior Center on Market St. The agenda will include a brief introduction with streaming video of Sanders and discussion on organizing Saugerties for Sanders. More information is available at [email protected] or...
Letters (July 23-30)

Letters (July 23-30)

  Freedom, not political opportunism Our founding fathers created the Declaration of Independence and I believe that would be considered “political opportunism.” Many of you are familiar with the statement in the Declaration of Independence, “we hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal.” Do we know the rest? “endowed by...