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Saugerties police warn of treasury phone scam

Saugerties police warn of treasury phone scam

The Saugerties Police Department is warning the public about a telephone scam. Local residents have reported receiving phone calls from a person claiming to be an agent with the U.S. Treasury Department. The caller advises the person that they owe money to the Treasury Department and attempts to elicit personal information. In most cases the...
Len Bouren joins Saugerties Planning Board

Len Bouren joins Saugerties Planning Board

Newly appointed member Len Bouren attended his first board meeting of the town planning board last week. He is taking over for Dan Weeks, whose term expired this year. Bouren is retired from the New York Department of Conservation, where he worked in construction and maintenance for 36 years before retiring. He was based in...
Letters (Jan. 21-28)

Letters (Jan. 21-28)

Oppose Pilgrim Pipeline Drivers on the Thruway deal with heavy traffic, reckless drivers, highway construction, lane changes, accidents that can delay for hours and, of course, weather. But a new safety problem looms. The Thruway Authority is considering allowing parallel pipelines to be built in the highway’s right-of-way, and has accepted an application from the...
Two BMWs crash in Saugerties

Two BMWs crash in Saugerties

Saugerties police are investigating a Jan. 23 accident on Pine Ln. According to police, a 2010 BMW driven by Cody J. Valenti, 21, and a 2002 BMW being by Steven M. Costello, 21, both of Saugerties, were involved in a separate motor vehicle accidents at the same location on Pine Ln. around 6:30 p.m. on...
Best of the best: The Saugerties Honor Roll

Best of the best: The Saugerties Honor Roll

Grade 7 High Honor Roll Jefferson Aguirre, McKenna Alberts, Isabella Armstrong, Marie Arrandale, Simon Baker, Donovan Barros, Kimberlee Bartells, Brooke Bode, Mia Bourguignon, Paige Brady, Madeline Bucci, Laurel Burch, Sierra Carlew, Jessica Carter, Liang Chu, Dominic Clark, Eva Cohan, Christie Collins, Isabel Cordero, Carmen Costello, Molly Daggett, Alana DePasquale, Devon Dickson, Robert Drost, John Dumont,...
Letters (January 14-21)

Letters (January 14-21)

Our hearts are overwhelmed So many have been touched by the loss of our beloved son, brother, and uncle. We are humbled by the outpouring of love and support from those near and far: family, friends, neighbors, and the Brotherhood of Fire Fighters, Police and EMS. We cherish each and every gesture, every tribute made...
Grant will fund farmstand and garden at Saugerties schools

Grant will fund farmstand and garden at Saugerties schools

Students with disabilities at Saugerties High School will sow the seeds of career success in the coming years, thanks to a $744,520 state grant. The “Program Grant to Prepare Students with Disabilities to Exit School with Work Readiness Skills” will fund the Saugerties Graduation Requirements through Occupational Work Study (Grows) program from the current school...
Police: Saugerties man threatened grandfather via text

Police: Saugerties man threatened grandfather via text

Joshua M. Tienken, 29, of Blue Mountain Rd., was arrested Jan. 13 and charged with second-degree harassment and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Police said the arrest followed a Jan. 6 call reporting that Tienken had sent text messages to family a member saying he was going to kill his grandfather and a family...
Phoenicia man fabricated child abduction story, according to police

Phoenicia man fabricated child abduction story, according to police

Woodstock Day School was placed on lockdown Thursday, Jan. 14 following a reported child abduction. Police later learned there was no abduction and charged the man who reported it with falsely reporting an arrest, a misdemeanor. Ulster County 911 received the report at 12:55 p.m. The caller reportedly had flagged down a car on Rock...
Letters (January 7-14)

Letters (January 7-14)

The facts about the Pilgrim Pipeline The Dec. 31 issue of the Saugerties Times carried the piece headed “Come On, Pilgrim” as if inviting the construction of the proposed Bakken-crude/gasoline-carrying pipelines into our neighborhood. The text that followed implied that those opposed held a radical view and that more reasonable moderates would agree that “it...
Saugerties year in review

Saugerties year in review

  Some of the major Saugerties stories of 2015 Library turns 100 Throughout 2015, the Saugerties Public Library marked its 1915 founding. It was built as one of more than 2,500 libraries funded by industrialist Andrew Carnegie, a self-made Scottish immigrant who appreciated the potential of the library for autodidacts of any economic position. He...
Letters (Dec. 31-Jan. 7)

Letters (Dec. 31-Jan. 7)

Reflections on Jack Rose’s funeral This presentation of honor is what makes Saugerties. How beautiful was the ceremony, the showing of life and service for Captain Jack Rose. In the book “The Human Condition,” Hannah Arendt wrote of soldier memorials and how memory works to honor them for their valor and for the values that...