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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...
Saugerties cops resuscitate heroin OD victim

Saugerties cops resuscitate heroin OD victim

Police administered an anti-overdose drug to a Saugerties man who’d become unconscious after injecting heroin. On Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 7 a.m. officers responded to a 911 call for an  unconscious, unresponsive male on Burt St. (Rt. 9W) in the village of Saugerties. Upon arrival, officers encountered a 45-year-old male who was unresponsive. According to...
Saugerties 9/11 memorial service

Saugerties 9/11 memorial service

On Thursday, September 11, a 9/11 memorial service will be held at the memorial monuments at Cantine Field (Market Street entrance). The ceremony begins at 6 p.m.
Letters (September 4-11)

Letters (September 4-11)

Confront the arrogance of power It is not every person who is brave enough to confront the arrogance of power. In this Sept. 9 Democratic Primary, Zephyr Teachout is doing that for all of us by challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the democratic nomination for governor. Yes, some think she is tilting against windmills because...
Help house feral cats

Help house feral cats

Members of the Woodstock Feral Cat Project trapped, neutered or spayed 16 cats last month in the area of Jane St. Now, the village is looking for donations for shelters to house the feral cats for the winter. The shelters cost $30 apiece and keep the cats warm. The village is also looking for residents...
Saugerties Library budget passes with 89% of the vote

Saugerties Library budget passes with 89% of the vote

The Saugerties Library budget was approved by a vote of 228-27. The $579,797 operating budget carried no tax increase. There were two trustee candidates for two positions. Incumbent Myrna Sameth received 229 votes and newcomer Brian Collins got 223 votes.
Ribbon-cutting at Stella’s Station

Ribbon-cutting at Stella’s Station

A ribbon-cutting was performed by the Saugerties Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at Stella’s Station, 114 Partition St., welcoming new owners Alex Lamb and Mike De Poala.
Boys & Girls Club Motorcycle Run, Saturday Sept. 6

Boys & Girls Club Motorcycle Run, Saturday Sept. 6

The second annual Saugerties Boys and Girls Club Bike Run will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Cantine Field. Registration starts at 10 a.m. Kickstands up at noon sharp. Cost is $30 per rider, $15 per passenger. The two-hour ride goes through the Catskills with a refreshment stop before coming back to Cantine Field....
Woman’s Club graduation award winner

Woman’s Club graduation award winner

Dorothy Cappello, treasurer of the GFWC Woman’s Club of Saugerties, presented this year’s graduation award to Natale Scally, who will study nursing at Pace University.
Letters (August 28-September 4)

Letters (August 28-September 4)

School Board agenda prep process clarified I am writing this as president of the Saugerties CSD Board of Education in order to clarify its position regarding recent public scrutiny and debate over some new board members’ claim that they don’t have enough back-up material in order to cast votes. Agenda packets, which are hand-delivered to...