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Letter: Saugerties School Board must exercise leadership on testing issue

Letter: Saugerties School Board must exercise leadership on testing issue

For those who may not know, it is legal in New York for a parent to refuse their child’s participation in the state standardized tests (grades 3-8) for any reason. I am not against testing in general. I’m against the current tests for a number of reasons. The English Language Arts test is, by many...
Youth job fair in Kingston April 1

Youth job fair in Kingston April 1

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein announces that the Youth Council of the Ulster County’s Workforce Investment Board (UCWIB) is sponsoring its seventh annual Northern Ulster Young Adult Job Fair on Wednesday, April 1 at the Ulster Works OneStop Center located at 651 Development Court, Ulster Avenue, Kingston from 12-2 p.m.  Businesses from throughout Ulster and...
Letter: Ending "sit & stare" could increase opt-outs, cost Saugerties money

Letter: Ending “sit & stare” could increase opt-outs, cost Saugerties money

I offer the following as a private citizen: A few years ago, Dick Iannuzzi, President of the New York State Union of Teachers (NYSUT), met with Gov. Cuomo and the commissioner of education regarding “Race To the Top” (which included Common Core standards, annual assessments and teacher evaluations), with all parties in agreement. Then, once...
Scholarships for Saugerties students

Scholarships for Saugerties students

Monday Club scholarship The Saugerties Monday Club will award their annual $1,500 Mary E. Pidgeon Gillespy Scholarship to a college-bound graduating senior in Saugerties. Applications are available in the high school’s guidance office and must be returned to the office by Friday, April 10. The award is based on excellence of character, academic standing, financial...
Letters (March 26-April 2)

Letters (March 26-April 2)

School Board: Superintendent responded to freedom of information requests On March 24, 2015, as a result of allegations made on social media accusing Superintendent Turner of refusing to respond to FOIL requests, the Board of Education of the Saugerties Central School District reviewed the allegations. As a result of its review, the board determined, by...
What's it like to be a cop? Police to hold youth open house

What’s it like to be a cop? Police to hold youth open house

The Saugerties Police Department will hold an Explorer Post Program open house (Informational Meeting) at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 30 at Senior Center, 207 Market St. The program is geared toward life, career and leadership development and is open to anyone, male or female, between the ages of 14–21 who wants to explore what...
Saugerties to hold social media safety event

Saugerties to hold social media safety event

The Saugerties Central School District will host a parent education night on youth social media safety on Monday, March 23 at 7 p.m. at the Saugerties High School auditorium. The event will feature professional speaker and “edu-tainer” Robert Hackenson, Jr., who will discuss cyberbullying, social media addiction, the risks of social media and the pros...
Saugerties police chief uses Narcan to save Ulster Ave. overdose

Saugerties police chief uses Narcan to save Ulster Ave. overdose

Saugerties police responded to a 911 call for an overdose at 20 Ulster Ave. at 5:10 p.m. today, March 20. Police found the victim, a 24-year-old woman, on the second floor, unconscious and cyanotic (bluish skin due to oxygen deprivation). Police Chief Joseph Sinagra administered Narcan, which reverses the effects of opiate use, to the victim...
Letters (March 19-26)

Letters (March 19-26)

Take advantage of NYC talent At nearly 50 years of age Henry Barclay in 1825 brought with him to Saugerties a lifetime of accomplishment. Our history has been influenced by the mature talents of those that have settled in this community ever since. Historically, Saugerties has always owed its success to experience honed in the...
Letters (March 12-19)

Letters (March 12-19)

County-wide consolidation In last week’s issue, village Trustee and Republican Committeeman Don Hackett was quoted in a heated article concerning merging the village and town governments. Debates and comments were peppered into the article voicing pros and cons about the seemingly controversial move in which Hackett said, “The only time the town officials want to...
Village energy efficiency project nearly done

Village energy efficiency project nearly done

The village’s $1.5 million energy efficiency project should be completed no later than the beginning of April, say village officials. Last month’s letters to 200 customers who hadn’t yet installed water meters, urging them to make an appointment or face loss of service, seem to have done the trick; there are only 70 left to...
Saugerties Boys’ State candidates selected

Saugerties Boys’ State candidates selected

lan Greczynski, chairman of American Legion Post #72 New York Boys’ State Program, is happy to announce this year’s selections. This year’s delegates, as nominated by the faculty of Saugerties High School and selected by the American Legion Boys’ State Committee, are Nicholas Perpetua, son of Mark and Joanne Perpetua of Saugerties, and Ryan Dudzic,...
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