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Volunteers assist with Cantine Field renovations

Volunteers assist with Cantine Field renovations

On Saturday, Jan. 17 a crew of volunteers assembled by Rich Koegel, Jerry Malgieri Sr. and Chris Fabiano, coaches of the American Legion Baseball Team, installed the trusses and roof at the expanded American Legion Press Box/Concession/Clubhouse Building on Cantine Field # 11. Volunteers included Jack Warns, Chris Lavine, Doc Silinovich, Chris Fabiano, Mike Koegel,...
Repair Cafe in Kingston

Repair Cafe in Kingston

Kingston Transition and Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church will present the Repair Café at the church, 122 Clinton Ave. on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring old treasures to have experts restore or renew them at no cost. Donations support the church’s food pantry. More information available at [email protected] or (845)...
Saugerties’ top spellers

Saugerties’ top spellers

A savvy student from Riccardi Elementary School proved to be the quintessential speller in Saugerties at the District’s annual spelling bee on Jan. 14. Donovan Barros, a Grade 6 student at Riccardi, spelled savvy, quintessential, and lots of other words correctly to win the bee and an opportunity to take part in the regional competition...
Letters (January 22-29)

Letters (January 22-29)

An alternative to winter on-street parking ban After living for ten years outside of Saugerties I have returned. I love my hometown, but there is one thing I had forgotten about during my time away that I find more than a little irritating: the winter parking restrictions. For what it’s worth, I understand the point...
SHS Key Club fights hunger

SHS Key Club fights hunger

Members of the Saugerties High School Key Club will soon launch a new program to fight hunger, not in a faraway country, but right here at home. The club plans to begin a weekend backpack food program for district students by February. Established in hundreds of communities across the country in recent years, backpack programs...
Driftwood for artists

Driftwood for artists

  The New York City Department of Environmental Protection will offer a limited supply of free driftwood from Ashokan Reservoir to artists and craftsmen Friday, Jan. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a staging area on Beaverkill Road in Olivebridge, near the intersection with Route 28A. DEP staff will be on hand to...
“Small Works” by Studio Tour artists

“Small Works” by Studio Tour artists

Members of the Saugerties Artist Studio Tour are holding a group exhibition through Monday, Feb. 23 in the Stephen L. Crohn Gallery at the Saugerties Public Library. The show entitled, ”Small Works,” features a wide range of styles and techniques and demonstrates the scope of talent of the participating artists. Participating artists in the exhibit...
Letters (January 15-22)

Letters (January 15-22)

Chaos in county government Recently, I was asked by a reporter from Saugerties Times about cooperation amongst elected officials in government, to which I replied: “I am pleased to see a coordinated effort on the county and local levels amongst elected officials towards trying to bring economic development into Saugerties and Ulster County. Infrastructural improvements...
Cell phone health hazards the subject of film

Cell phone health hazards the subject of film

The Woodstock Smart Meter Forum is sponsoring the Hudson Valley premiere of “Mobilize,” a new documentary on the cell phone industry, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 at the Woodstock Public Library, 5 Library Ln., Woodstock. The film explores the long-term health effects from cell phone radiation and the harsh challenges activists face getting precautionary legislation...

Pilgrim Pipeline opposition meeting in Saugerties

A public meeting organized to rally opposition to the oil pipeline proposed by Pilgrim Pipeline Holdings, LLC, to carry fracked crude oil through the town of Saugerties will be held on Saturday, Jan. 10 at 3 p.m. at the Senior Center on the corner of Robinson and Market streets. The proposed pipeline would carry crude oil...
Letters (January 8-15)

Letters (January 8-15)

Toy store success The Saugerties Area Council of Churches would like to express its heartfelt thanks to the community once again for its overwhelming support of our Christmas Toy Store mission project. Our 23rd year was a huge success! Parents came and shopped for Christmas for their 337 children! If it weren’t for the continued...
Students recognized for raising awareness of cancer

Students recognized for raising awareness of cancer

The Town Board presents members of the Saugerties Junior/Senior High School junior varsity football team, varsity cheerleading squad and two town residents at the Dec. 17 town meeting with certificates of recognition for their efforts to promote cancer awareness.