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Letters (April 16-23)

Letters (April 16-23)

Saugerties should oppose pipeline The Pilgrim Pipeline is a bi-directional 178-mile pipeline proposed to be constructed from Albany, down the New York State Thruway corridor to Linden, NJ. Volatile Bakken crude would move south from Albany through Saugerties, Kingston, and all the other towns adjacent to 87. And gasoline or heating oil would be transported...
Enraged out-of-gas motorist chased off by Saugertiesian with gun

Enraged out-of-gas motorist chased off by Saugertiesian with gun

Garret F. Auer, 37, of Greenville, NY, was arrested April 10 and charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, third-degree criminal trespass, and third-degree attempted assault after getting into an altercation with his girlfriend and a Saugerties homeowner whom he’d asked for gas money. According to police, Auer asked residents of a Kelly Rd. home for gas...
Letters (April 9-16)

Letters (April 9-16)

Good Samaritan at Beer Universe So many times we just hear about how our young people in this country don’t takes responsibility. Well, I have a story to make us proud. Last night I was driving home from a social event in Saugerties. As I drove west on Rt. 212 , just before the railroad...
Police Beat (April 2-9)

Police Beat (April 2-9)

Woman, faced with police officer, locks herself in car Tammy l. Candlin, 51, of Rt. 32, was arrested April 3 and charged with obstruction of governmental administration, failure to comply, speeding and failure to signal. According to police, officers were on the lookout for Candlin’s vehicle because it was involved in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident...
Saugerties parent poll: Opting out of standardized tests

Saugerties parent poll: Opting out of standardized tests

Many educators expect more students to opt out of the Common Core grades 3-8 English and math tests than in previous years. “I would urge parents at this point in time to opt out of testing,” said New York State United Teachers President Karen Magee in an Albany radio interview. “I think we’re going to...
Saugerties responders stop another heroin overdose

Saugerties responders stop another heroin overdose

For the second time in less than three weeks, Saugerties first-responders resuscitated the victim of a drug overdose using Narcan, which reverses the effects of opiates. On April 7, 2015 at 8:26 p.m., police responded to a 911 call reporting a 28-year-old male unconscious and unresponsive on Skyline Dr. Upon arrival to the scene Officer...
Letters (April 2-9)

Letters (April 2-9)

Why opt out of standardized tests It is testing season in New York. There are concerned parents who, for various reasons, are opting out their children from these tests. In the Saugerties School district any parent whose child opts out will be subject to the district’s “sit and stare policy.” This means the children in...
Saugerties students get an insider's view of Albany

Saugerties students get an insider’s view of Albany

Saugerties High School sophomore Annie Armstrong and senior Margaret Pederson were selected by the Saugerties chapter of the League of Women Voters to attend the 50th annual Students Inside Albany program. The conference takes place from May 17–20. It brings approximately 60 students from across the state to Albany to get a first-hand education about...
Saugerties students honored for PSA videos targeting dating violence

Saugerties students honored for PSA videos targeting dating violence

Two Saugerties High School (SHS) juniors were honored by Ulster County recently for their efforts to fight teen dating violence through the power of video. Ulster County Executive Michael Hein and representatives of the county’s Inter-Agency Domestic Violence Council were on hand at SHS on March 19 to recognize students Kelsey Gaulin and Daniel Douglas...
New park-and-ride coming to Rt. 32

New park-and-ride coming to Rt. 32

Town Supervisor Greg Helsmoortel announced the completion of planning and preparations for a new park-and-ride across from the New York State Thruway southbound exit on Route 32. “This has been a great project for involving several levels of government — the state DOT, Ulster County Planning and Rural Transportation, and the Town of Saugerties —...
Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year

Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year

The Kingston and Saugerties Boys & Girls Club held its Youth of the Year dinner March 25 at Diamond Mills. The winners are, from left to right, Nathaniel Auer, Kristian Quinones, Reggie Cannady, Alexis Cannady, Evelynn Robinson, Shanae Taylor, Leither Moultrie. Auer, Quinones and Robinson are from Saugerties, the others are from Kingston. Moultrie won the overall award....
Letter: Secrecy, divisiveness in Saugerties district's response to test opt-outs

Letter: Secrecy, divisiveness in Saugerties district’s response to test opt-outs

A letter was issued by BOE President George Heidcamp and posted on the district website on March 26 and appeared in Saugerties Times that day that purports to address an alleged comment made by a private citizen (who lives outside the district), which was allegedly made on the social media platform Facebook on March 25....