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Poll: Heroin use in Saugerties

Poll: Heroin use in Saugerties

A huge increase in heroin use has been reported throughout the Northeast. Anecdotal evidence suggests Saugerties too has seen an increase, but the police chief doesn’t believe it’s worse than surrounding communities. What do you think? Please use the comments section to discuss your answer and possible actions that might be taken. Saugerties Times is...
Councilman: Reconsidering Fallonville

Councilman: Reconsidering Fallonville

I thoroughly enjoyed your April 1 article on the transition of Saugerties to Fallonville. I think it was well researched and your coverage was extensive and concise. Unfortunately, there are some, in fact quite a few, in the community who didn’t take so kindly to the change. While I am well aware that it is...
A summer of construction in village

A summer of construction in village

Village of Saugerties officials have decided to delay an $873,000 business district streetscape improvement project and a portion of a $1.2 million sewer line improvement project until the school year ends in June. The crosswalks in the streetscape project must be completed before the sewer project can begin, and those crosswalks are heavily used by...
Averill and Creen: Top of the class

Averill and Creen: Top of the class

Shannon Averill has been named valedictorian and Meghan Creen salutatorian of the Saugerties Senior High School Class of 2014. Shannon and Meghan will be the featured speakers at the 118th commencement ceremony to be held Saturday, June 28 at 10 a.m. at the high school. Shannon is the daughter of Thomas and Catherine Averill. Shannon’s...
Letters (April 3-10)

Letters (April 3-10)

Plain English I just attended a town hall meeting on the state budget hosted by State Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk at the Frank D. Greco Senior Citizens Center. The senator made a very informative presentation on the intricacies of the budget negotiations, took questions from the audience, and then spoke to audience members on a one-to-one...
State aid yields school budget surplus

State aid yields school budget surplus

After adjustments to both the revenue and expenditure sides, the proposed 2014-2015 school budget now includes a surplus of just over $99,000. The school board had initially anticipated receiving just over $19.3 million in state aid, but when the state budget was issued last week, Saugerties learned it would receive over $19.6 million. Additional savings...
Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse headline Saugerties summer music festival

Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse headline Saugerties summer music festival

  Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, Bassnectar and The Flaming Lips will headline the Hudson Project Music and Art Festival at Winston Farm in Saugerties July 11-13, according to an announcement by promoter MCP Presents. Tickets go on sale April 4 and range from $185-$255. Also on the roster: STS9, Moby, Big Gigantic, Excision, Atmosphere, Matt...
New water meters, higher water bills cause complaints

New water meters, higher water bills cause complaints

Residents of the Glasco Water District who believe their water bills are too high should contact Andy McBride at the district office, 246-8671. McBride said there have been about 30 complaints so far this year. Most have come from residents who received new meters. The meters installed last summer and fall replaced many old meters...
Town mulls striking affordable housing mandate

Town mulls striking affordable housing mandate

The Town Board plans to hold hearings on a revision to the 2009 zoning law that would do away with the requirement that 20 percent of units be affordable in developments of 10 or more lots. Instead, the town would offer a percent density bonus to developers who include affordable housing. The bonus would be...
Boys’ State candidates named

Boys’ State candidates named

This year’s candidates for the American Legion’s New York Boys’ State Program are Nicholas Skalla, son of Dennis Skalla and Jennifer Polcari; Robert Cologero, son of Robert and MaryEllen Cologero; and Curtis Jorgensen, son of John and Kim Jorgensen. The alternate is Emlyn Ellerby, son of Ian and Lisa Ellerby. Boys’ State is a leadership...
Morse students use science to snare leprechauns

Morse students use science to snare leprechauns

  Using recycled materials and enough imagination to fill a pot o’ gold, Grade 4 students at Grant D. Morse Elementary School celebrated National Engineer’s Month and St. Patrick’s Day simultaneously with their annual Leprechaun Trap Museum. The culmination of a month-long science unit on simple machines, the museum offered a colorful display of devices...
Signs of Spring nature walk

Signs of Spring nature walk

The Esopus Creek Conservancy and John Burroughs Natural History Society are co-sponsoring a free guided nature walk to observe early signs of spring on Saturday, March 22. Depending on available time, conditions and participant interest, locations will include the Great Vly Wildlife Management Area, Esopus Bend Nature Preserve, Falling Waters Preserve and/or the Saugerties Lighthouse...