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Feel the Bern in Saugerties

Feel the Bern in Saugerties

Those wishing to meet to support Bernie Sanders’ candidacy for president may do so on Wednesday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Saugerties Senior Center on Market St. The agenda will include a brief introduction with streaming video of Sanders and discussion on organizing Saugerties for Sanders. More information is available at [email protected] or...
Letters (July 23-30)

Letters (July 23-30)

  Freedom, not political opportunism Our founding fathers created the Declaration of Independence and I believe that would be considered “political opportunism.” Many of you are familiar with the statement in the Declaration of Independence, “we hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal.” Do we know the rest? “endowed by...
This week at the Saugerties Farmers Market

This week at the Saugerties Farmers Market

July 25 is Summer Fun Day and a Farm-to-Table demonstration at the Saugerties Farmers Market. This day includes a number of kid-friendly events such as face-painting, giant-bubble making, and performances by the Ivy Pine Puppet Theater, and the Royals, a choir from the Boys and Girls Club. For artistic enjoyment, Fiber Flame will conduct creative...
Poll: $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers in NY State

Poll: $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers in NY State

The New York State Wage Board on Wednesday voted unanimously to increase the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour by the end of 2018 in New York City and 2021 in the rest of the state. The change would affect about 180,000 workers statewide, according to Reuters. The decision is expected to...
Letter: Glaring omissions in complaint about Saugerties Legion baseball heckler

Letter: Glaring omissions in complaint about Saugerties Legion baseball heckler

I’d like to respond to the letter submitted to the Saugerties Times by Schenectady parent and teacher Laura Favata, who took exception to a fan at her son’s American Legion game on July 20. In her letter she gives a verbal spanking to not only the Saugerties fan, but also the Saugerties coaches and parents...
Letter: Saugerties spectator harassed visiting baseball team with impunity

Letter: Saugerties spectator harassed visiting baseball team with impunity

Cantine Memorial Field in Saugerties was an impressive stadium to host the 2015 American Legion Baseball District III Tournament. Four teams competed for the bid into the State Championships to be held next week in Utica. Saugerties played Schenectady County July 20 in an elimination game. Both teams played extremely well, fans supported their teams...
Letters (July 16-23)

Letters (July 16-23)

Volunteers need support Is this an election year? I haven’t yet seen the contentious topics surface so I was wondering. If it is I feel obliged to nominate one: treatment of volunteers. Saugerties has lost sight of the fact that the processes of government are on the shoulders of its unpaid boards and commissions. The...
Saugerties food pantry open house

Saugerties food pantry open house

The Saugerties Area Council of Churches Food Pantry will host an open house on Saturday, July 18 from noon to 3 p.m. at 44 Livingston St.
Letters (July 9-16)

Letters (July 9-16)

Heidcamp's coup, Roberti declares for Town Board, Ciarlante's instinctive conservatism, anti-Italian prejudice, the parade and our pathetic state pols.
Driver in Rt. 212 head-on collision charged with DWI

Driver in Rt. 212 head-on collision charged with DWI

A Woodstock woman faces several charges after the car she was driving struck that of a Saugerties man yesterday afternoon, resulting in minor injuries. Jacqueline M. Manganaro, 56, of Tinker St. Woodstock, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, misdemeanor driving while ability impaired by drugs, and failure to keep right. According to police,...
Saugerties students of note

Saugerties students of note

Local college graduation and dean's list honors.
Sawyer Motors Car Show Sunday, July 12

Sawyer Motors Car Show Sunday, July 12

“The Best Little Car Show in the Northeast” will be held Sunday, July 12 from 1-6 p.m. in the village. Main and Partition streets will be closed to traffic and filled with more than 500 cars. More than 50 trophies will be awarded. Live entertainment all day. Spectator admission is free. Proceeds from registration goes...