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Noise ordinance demo tomorrow

Noise ordinance demo tomorrow

Two Barclay Heights residents with noise complaints demanded action again from the Town Board on a town-wide noise ordinance. “Last time you said you thought it was taken care of,” said Cherry Ln. resident Warren Ferine. Supervisor Greg Helsmoortel said he had hoped the situation would resolve itself without a law, but unfortunately it has...
New Year's Ball Drop set for Saugerties

New Year’s Ball Drop set for Saugerties

While the Saugerties Area Chamber of Commerce is still meeting to work out all the details of the event, the start of 2015 will be marked by a ball drop at Reis Parking Lot at midnight on New Year’s Eve. The village decided to set up the event after noticing Kingston had stolen its normal...
Letters (Oct. 23-30)

Letters (Oct. 23-30)

A chilling effect Your story about warrant checks needed for entry into Ulster County’s Department of Social Services building ends by quoting Sheriff VanBlarcum (who I usually strongly support): “You shouldn’t be driving up to DSS for services when your license has been revoked,” said the sheriff. “This is either going to stop you from...
Letters (October 16-23)

Letters (October 16-23)

Eldridge needs to pay his dues What do Sean Eldridge-D and Maurice Hinchey-D have in common other than the “D” after their name? Actually they have very little in common. Mr. Hinchey, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, worked as a laborer in a cement plant before working his way through college as a toll...
Family Court Candidate Forum tonight

Family Court Candidate Forum tonight

The public is encouraged to attend a candidate forum sponsored by the Saugerties League of Women Voters on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Frank Greco Center on Market Street. Speakers are candidates for Ulster County family court judge: Gilda Riccardi (Democratic and Working Families) and Keri Savona (Republican, Independence and Conservative parties)....
Letters (October 9-16)

Letters (October 9-16)

A vote for equality I am voting for Sean Eldridge for Congress in the 19th District. Since Reagan’s nonexistent “Welfare Queen” in the 1980s and Romney’s “47 percent” comments in the last presidential election the Republican Party has sought to unfairly demonize poor people, the unemployed, and the foreign-born despite record levels of income inequality....
Slideshow: Mum Festival

Slideshow: Mum Festival

Photos by Robert Ford and Alen Fetahi
Letters (October 2-9)

Letters (October 2-9)

Be prepared My friend Peter Poccia asks how we plan to heat our homes when the electric grid goes out in January. My answer is that we need to be connected to our neighbors before there’s an emergency situation so that in the event, we will know what resources we all have to share and...
Mum Festival at Seamon Park

Mum Festival at Seamon Park

The 49th annual Mum Festival at Seamon Park will take place on Sunday, Oct. 5 from noon to 4 p.m. with thousands of mums on display at peak color. Admission is free. Enjoy music, craft vendors, a wildlife show, petting zoo, horse-drawn wagon rides and an art show of work by local artists and photographers....
Eldridge and Gibson to debate energy issues at SUNY tonight

Eldridge and Gibson to debate energy issues at SUNY tonight

Congressional candidates Sean Eldridge and Chris Gibson will debate energy issues at SUNY New Paltz tonight, Oct 1, at 7 p.m. in Lecture Center room 100. Free and open to the public. Elridge, the challenger, is a Democrat. Gibson is a Republican. Likely issues include renewable energy and fracking. The forum is hosted by the Center...
Saugerties youth awards

Saugerties youth awards

Four Saugerties young people received community youth awards at the September Town Board meeting. The following informational material was distributed for each.   Natalie TerBush 14 years old, nominated by AnnChris Warren As one of 2014’s Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year participants, Natalie TerBush continues to exceed expectations. This summer, Natalie worked...
Bridge over Esopus opens ahead of schedule

Bridge over Esopus opens ahead of schedule

The Glasco Turnpike bridge over the Esopus Creek opened today with an 11 a.m.  ribbon-cutting by the county. The date is well ahead of the estimate provided by county officials just a few weeks ago. The bridge was closed in mid-February after its deterioration became untenable. The bridge was on the county’s to-do list, but things...