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Obituary: Marie Post

Obituary: Marie Post

Marie Post, 90, of Manorville Rd., died Friday, Feb. 20 at the Kingston City Hospital. Born May 24, 1924 in Mt. View, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late William and Ada Gowing Stage. She was an area resident since 1941 when she and her mother relocated from Jersey City to Saugerties. Marie...
Letters (Feb. 19-26)

Letters (Feb. 19-26)

Over-aggressive policing Although I strongly favor law and order and support our military, police forces and other public servants, as a resident and taxpayer in Saugerties, I am concerned about the increasing prevalence of over-aggressive policing nationwide. Every day, it seems, there is another example of police officers betraying their sworn duty to serve and...
Elementary math workshop in Saugerties 2/24

Elementary math workshop in Saugerties 2/24

Parents of students in Grades K-6 in the Saugerties School District are invited to attend a math workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 24 starting at 6 p.m. at the Junior-Senior High School. The workshop will offer an in-depth look into the way math is taught in elementary school with an emphasis on the following topics: Tape...
Saugerties students of note

Saugerties students of note

The following students from Saugerties made the Dean’s List for the fall 2014 semester at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT): Spencer Herzog, fifth-year student in the industrial engineering program in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering; Chase Ward, third-year student in the mechanical engineering technology program in RIT’s College of Applied Science and Technology; and...
Saugerties Junior High to stage "Beauty & the Beast"

Saugerties Junior High to stage “Beauty & the Beast”

The Saugerties Junior High School Drama Club will welcome the community to be its guest and put its magic to the test at two upcoming performances of Beauty & the Beast. The show will be performed Thursday and Friday, Feb. 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. in the Saugerties Junior-Senior High School auditorium. The classic...
Letters (February 12-19)

Letters (February 12-19)

Secret agenda? You be the judge This is in response to Town Supervisor Helsmortel’s Jan. 29 letter to the editor (“Nothing secret about town board agenda”), in which he defended the board’s actions and denied any “secrecy.”  When one intentionally hides resolutions to be voted on at an official board meeting from the public, what else...
Incumbents unopposed in village election

Incumbents unopposed in village election

Feb. 10 was the deadline for petitions for the March 18 election. Four candidates filed, all incumbent members of the New Vision Party. They are (clockwise from top-left): Mayor William Murphy; trustees: Patrick Landewe, Jeannine Mayer, Brian Martin. All seats carry two-year terms.
Letters: Turn your back on fossil fuels

Letters: Turn your back on fossil fuels

Though we appreciate Mr. Bochis taking the time to write to our humble small town newspaper, we find it interesting that it takes the vice president of the Pilgrim Pipeline to come up with the talking points needed to defend their position to the people of our town. The threat of Mr. Bochis’s Pilgrim Pipeline...
Letter: Help save the post office

Letter: Help save the post office

The postmaster general plans to Bulldoze 82 plants from across the country including the Mid-Hudson Processing Facility in Newburgh. The date for this closure is April 18. Since 2006 this postmaster general has bulldozed approximately 353 plants. We have 276 left. The Eagle cannot survive another 82 plant closures. Delayed mail has occurred in alarming...
DEC: Hunting accidents have fallen 75 percent since the '60s

DEC: Hunting accidents have fallen 75 percent since the ’60s

The 2014 New York hunting season closed with the second lowest number of hunting-related shooting incidents on record, according to the state Dept. of Environmental Conservation. New York’s hunting incident rate (per 100,000 hunters) has fallen by more than 75 percent since the 1960s. The past five-year average is down to 4.3 incidents per 100,000 hunters, compared to 19 per 100,000...
K of C Free Throw Contest photos

K of C Free Throw Contest photos

(Photos by Doug Freese)   The Saugerties Knights of Columbus held its annual Free Throw Championship event Sunday, Feb. 1 at the Donlon Auditorium on Partition St. It was open to boys and girls ages nine to 14.
Helsmoortel: Nothing secret about Town Board agenda

Helsmoortel: Nothing secret about Town Board agenda

Last week there was a letter to the editor from Gaetana Ciarlante criticizing the town board and myself for agenda items. She accused us of violating article 103e of the New York State Open Meetings Law. We have checked with the New York State Association of Towns Legal Department and New York State Department of...
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