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County exec gets magazine award

County exec gets magazine award

GOVERNING magazine named Ulster County Executive Mike Hein one of the nation’s top state and local public officials of the year. The list of nine included a governor, mayor and state legislator. Hein was the lone county executive. The magazine cited Hein’s work on homeless veterans’ housing, bringing higher education opportunities to “inner city” youth...
Letters (November 20-27)

Letters (November 20-27)

Highway superintendent’s raise justified I would like to explain the increase in pay to the town of Saugerties superintendent of highways. When Mr. Myer took office in 2012 his salary was $53,258 which at that time was considered low for that position in comparison to others that held the same office in Ulster County. At...
Common Core information night in Saugerties

Common Core information night in Saugerties

The Saugerties School District will host a Common Core Parent Information Night for parents of students in grades K-8 on Monday, Nov. 17 from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Saugerties High School auditorium. From 6:30–7:30 p.m. there will be four breakout sessions running concurrently, covering ELA K-5, ELA 6-8, math K-5, and math 6-8. The same...

Illegal hunting in Saugerties

Deer hunting requires permits and patience. According to police, Michael J. Deangelis, 44, of Emerick Rd., Saugerties, had neither. He was arrested Nov. 13 after a Lauren Tice Rd. resident reported a man trespassing on his property and shooting a deer. The resident blocked the road to prevent Emerick from leaving until police arrived. NYS...
Letters (November 13-20)

Letters (November 13-20)

Hidden spending increases in town budget It’s hard to believe Saugerties has a large budget deficit and a poor credit rating after reviewing the tentative 2015 town budget. The town’s finances have been hurt in recent years due to not budgeting $400,000 in county welfare and election costs and because $200,000 for the Glasco Mini...
Landlords must keep rentals 68 degrees

Landlords must keep rentals 68 degrees

The Ulster County District Attorney’s Division of Consumer Affairs (340-3260) advises that landlords in Ulster County are responsible for furnishing heat unless the rental agreement provides otherwise. Where the landlord furnishes the heat, the temperature shall be maintained at not less than 68 degrees Fahrenheit at a distance of 18 inches above the floor level...
Nobel Prize winner honored at Saugerties Veterans Day ceremony

Nobel Prize winner honored at Saugerties Veterans Day ceremony

Nobel Peace Prize winner and Saugerties High School alumnus Peter Zmiyarch was among more than 40 veterans honored Monday, Nov. 10 during Veterans Day ceremonies at Grant D. Morse Elementary School. Zmiyarch, a 1983 graduate of Saugerties High School, is the assistant head of operations security for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons...
Cyphers and Howe at Cross Contemporary Art gallery

Cyphers and Howe at Cross Contemporary Art gallery

Cross Contemporary Art at 81 Partition Street will hold an opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 5-8 p.m. for a show featuring the prints and paintings of New York City-based artists Peggy Cyphers and Catherine Howe, curated by Ford Crull. The work is done in a modern expressionist technique grounded in classical tradition, with...
Political endorsements: Gibson, Tkaczyk, Riccardi

Political endorsements: Gibson, Tkaczyk, Riccardi

Congress- Chris Gibson Congressman Chris Gibson has been a strong advocate for our region’s interests and should be re-elected. He has devoted much of his time to rural and agricultural issues, helping to shape the federal Farm Bill. He has opposed utility rate increases for our area. Gibson is not an ideologue. He has earned...
Decision 2014: Voter guide

Decision 2014: Voter guide

Congressional race Gibson, Eldridge take their parting shots Heading into the final days of a bitterly fought campaign, incumbent U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson (R-Kinderhook) says he has high hopes to win all 11 counties in the 19th Congressional District — including Ulster, where he lost by 13,000 votes in 2012. Meanwhile, Democrat Sean Eldridge is...
Letters (Oct. 30 - Nov. 6)

Letters (Oct. 30 – Nov. 6)

Sheriffs checking for warrants at social services office I am infrequently compelled to voice my opinion in a letter to the editor, however after reading Mr. Rinaldo and Mr. Rothberg’s letter in your Oct. 23 edition I feel I must speak up. First, let it be known that I fully support “the economic safety net”...
Saugerties Halloween curfew and DWI crackdown

Saugerties Halloween curfew and DWI crackdown

The Saugerties Police Department reminds residents that a curfew will be in effect tonight, Oct. 31. The curfew affects all persons under the age of 17 and begins at 8 p.m. In addition, Police Chief Joseph Sinagra has said extra police will be on patrol over the course of the Halloween Weekend as part of a...